Welcome to the first if this year's audio advent calendar posts. Each day in the run-up to Christmas I'll be offering a slice of radio from exactly one year ago.
When I last did this kind of thing in 2012 (with shows from December 2011) Chris Moyles had just left his Radio 1 breakfast show. Since then he's played Herod, lost weight, spent time in the radio wilderness and then returned to launch Radio X in September 2015. Listening to this 1 December 2016 breakfast show it's as if we've gone back in time. The Cheesy Song intro, Dom, requests for Dominic the Donkey and even the old Music 4 Advent jingles. It either shows a degree of consistency or a lack of imagination.
When I edit these programmes down I cut out the music and retain most of the speech, but with Chris the first 40 minutes was all speech, this despite him having a cold, so I've edited this quite a bit.
There's nod to Chris's radio pedigree with a mention of Carl Kingston from his Radio Aire days, some seemingly off-the-cuff fun with Jose Mourhino and Whigfield and a big plug for The Grand Tour.