Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Radio Daze

"...that was "We built this city on rock'n'roll" by Starship
and now, to take us up to the news...
...Huey Lewis and the News!
with "The Power of Love".
Don't you dare touch that dial!"

Don't worry kiddies, I haven't been nudging the turps, I am merely using the language of the Disc Jockey. The reason for this is that somebody has been damn fool enough to let me near a radio studio.

For some weeks now, I have been rolling up and playing third fiddle on a show on Newcastle's soaraway kick-ass radio station NE1FM. "Community Radio for Newcastle and Gateshead on 102.5FM!"

Sorry, I have to say that last bit. It's compulsory.

Basically, the current inception of the long-running "Unknown Pleasures" franchise features three well-fed fellows playing records and talking tommyrot to an audience of about five.

Whatever trevor, the three of us enjoy ourselves and it keeps us out of the saloon bars for a few hours. Also, you would not believe the amount of trim that hangs round a radio station, willing to put out for anyone who has been near a microphone. They hang off us like fruitbats and that's the truth, Ruth.

By now, I can tell you are positively salivating at the prospect of this groaning aural smorgasbord. Well, if you pitch up at at 9pm on a Tuesday night you can fill your boots and listen online or via 102.5FM if you're in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.

I know you, though. Yours is a fiery, impulsive nature that cannot wait til no dam Tuesday night. You want it now don't you, you impatient whore?

Very well, you've beaten it out of me. Here is the show from March 11th to listen to or even, if you are truly depraved, to download and listen to time after time.

Have fun with it!

The glamour of radio.

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