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On may 18th the legendary CHRIS THOMPSON visited our studio to promote his new solo album “TOYS & DISHES” (released on Esoteric Antenna). It was fun to have Chris in the studio. We talked about his days in Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and his solo-carreer. Chris also played some songs live together with his newly recruted guitar-player Robby Govarts. Our technician Martijn Paape recorded this on video. Here’s a link to the two live-sessions:



On Thursday, October 3, 1996 Brabants Nieuwsblad announced the visit of Robert Jan Stips (Supersister, Nits) to our show on the coming sunday. The article was read by one of Robert Jan’s biggest fans: Theo Huberts. That sunday he vistited our show with his son Nick and since that time Theo is a dedicated member of the Paperlate-team!

Recently during the 750th show a lot of people who were involved in our show and BRTO-Radio in those day visited us and they all remembered this show. Indeed it was a disaster! Just after the news-bulletin between the first and second hour there was smoke coming out of the mixing console. We got it soon under control but we had to take the transmitter off air. The listeners got a message about technical problems and we were off-air. I’m afraid the smoke was mentioned in that message, so many people came to take a look.
A lot of people now remember that they’ve seen the fire brigade in the studio, they remember a real big fire. One person even seems to remember the studio was completely burned down.
But it wasn’t so bad at all, yes there was smoke and we had to stop the show, but there was no fire-brigade and the studiobuilding wasn’t gone o ashes. Robert Jan didn’t stop laughing, it remebered him to the eary days of Supersister.


A picture from this remarkable show with Robert Jan Stips (where’s the smoke and the fire brigade?) From left to right: André (with moustache, remember this was 1996) Robert Jan Stips and technician Helmuth.


Early 1995 RICHARD SINCLAIR openend his Holland tour with a gig in our studio. Recently during our 750th show we had Richard, who now lives in Italy with his wife Heather, and we repeated a piece of this historic show.

The latest CD release from Richard can be found on the various artists album “THE ROME PRO(G)JECT – A MUSICAL WALK THROUGH THE HISTORY & THE PLACES, THE GREATNESS & THE BEAUTY OF THE ETERNAL CITY”

from our archive: THE GANG


Just found this picture with the title “The Gang” on an archive-disc from 10 years ago. From left to right: Louis Rentrop, Theo Huberts, Jan Franken, André Steijns and Michel Breuker.


Another article written by Jean-Paul Heck, published in Brabants Nieuwsblad on July 15th, 1997, including a picture that was shot during our show the night before. We had two guests in the studio Peter Tetterroo and Ray Fenwick. Both were once members of the Dutch cult-band the Tee Set who had a number one hit all over the world with Ma Belle Ami. Ray also joined the Dutch psych/prog band After Tea. When he had to leave our country he joined the Spencer Davis Group and the Ian Gillan Band. Ray returned several times to our show and even played a few times live. Peter unfortunately died in 2002, we dedicated a song to him that year when Focus payed live in our studio.

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NIC POTTER was best known for his memberhip of VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, but he also made some terrific solo-albums such as The Blue Zone and Dreamworld Besides that he contributed to a lot of solo-albums from Peter Hammill. Nic died on January 17 from this year, a great loss.
We did a special on Nic’s carreer back in 2010 (check out playlist no 649) During that special we interviewed Nic. Our technician Martijn went through his personal archive and found the recording of the interview! We will repeat this interview this sunday!

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ScanbnAnother newspaper article from the early days. This one was published in Brabants Nieuwsblad on February 24, 1997. The article was written by Jean-Paul Heck, in those days a freelance reporter and now owner the musicmagazine

DSC01178AOn January 3 this year BN De Stem published an article from Willem Jongeneelen about our 750th show. Almost 17 years ago Willem Jongeneelen also wrote about Paperlate. It was the first big article about our show, it appeared in Brabants Nieuwsblad on January 27, 1996.  Our program was described as a show for sentimental people above 30 years! It´s fun to read this back. Look at the picture, it was the time of the hairy faces!