I have heard this station on the Internet before, but they were doing a music show which was rotating throughout the day, possibly only 45 minutes long in total. Today I decided to give them another listen, and heard some original light humorous drama. It reminded me of a cross between Thameside Radio’s sketches in the 80s and a radio show that crossed from pirate radio in the 80s to Radio 1.
The fact that the actors who are in the sketches come from Sheffield makes the programmes seem different, and things are done professionally with sound effects as well.
Kenny Everett may have influenced this style of programme -who knows?
This is the link to live streaming and podcasts of their output.
I have just remembered that the station that was similar to Cornucopia was Radio Tip Top,
Here is what Wikipedia has to say
Radio Tip Top was a BBC Radio One comedy programme broadcast from 1995-1996. Produced by the Tip Top Organisation (co-founded by Nigel Proktor), the show was aretro take on 1960s broadcasting, presented by The Ginger Prince and Kid Tempo. The program encouraged listener interaction, and offered free membership to Club Tip Top, which also sold numerous items of merchandise.
The tag line to the show was “If it’s not tiptop, then it isn’t Tip Top”
One of the features of the show was a live performance from the Starlight Rooms hosted by The Ginger Prince which featured a band called Blinder whose lead singer was called Knocker. They performed various covers of songs around at the time.
The show raised money for a guide dog from listeners contributions. It was named ‘Technotronic’ and a party was held in London which listeners could attend.
I have found a small clip of Radio Tip top on Radio 1 – click on the player and enjoy!