Where and when were you
born? - I was born in Dartford. I made the local paper
as I was one of Two baby's born in the same hospital on
the same day 29th Feb 1960.
Where do you live now?
- I still live in Dartford in a little place called Stone
near to Blue Water. I call it the dead centre of Stone as
I live next to a grave yard.
What is your favourite
part of the country? - I would have to say Liverpool
The people are so friendly and the Beatle connection. I
just love it.
How did you get into radio?
- I joined a hospital radio station in 1977 and met like
minded people we had a dabble in Pirate radio.
When did you first join
Caroline? - I was lucky enough to join Radio Caroline
in 1987 on the Ross Revenge with that fantastic 300ft mast.
Have you got any special
memories about your days at sea on the Ross? - The Whole
trip was special for me it was something I had wanted to
do for a long time. I think the guys I worked with Kevin
Turner, Peter Phillips and I even got to meet the big boss,
I never thought that would happen.
What other radio stations
have you been involved with? - The biggest one had to
be EKR But I have done a lot of RSL's and some small pirate
What are your earliest
memories of Caroline? - I remember hearing Caroline
as a school boy but not knowing much about it. The time
that sticks in my mind has to be the 70s We had Caroline
on at home all the time. it was then I understood it came
from a ship out at sea that made it even more special.
What's your favourite
station other than Caroline? - I would have to say Radio1
there is just nothing out there.
Who is the most famous
person that you have met? - I met Pierce Brosnan In
London One lunch time we just shock hands and said hello.
What is the best and worst
thing about radio today? - The best thing is that Caroline
is still there doing it Maybe not a big as it was but I
don't think you can beat it's diversity in it programming
and music. The worst thing about radio today is non of them
are playing anything daring any more it's all the same old
safe pap. In some cases the playlist is only one song apart
from one station to another.
How much music freedom
do you have on Caroline? - With Radio Caroline you can
work it two ways use the playlist and put your choice and
requests around or just go with your heart. There is no
one saying you have to play this or that. I would say that
all of the presenters on Caroline have a complete free choice.
What's your most embarrassing
or funny moments? - I think when I worked for the hospital
radio station. We were out on an OB ( Outside Broadcast
) I turned up late and walked into the tent and said Who's
the big fat bird on the stall? It turned out to be the engineers
What do you do for your
day job and relaxation? - I work as a control room engineer
within the BBC World Service for a communications company.
When I'm at home you will usually find me on the computer
working on something usually for Caroline to sell on the
web shop. I love to go out for a curry and I go to the pub
to do a quiz and have a beer with some friends. I also go
to a fair few gigs with my mate and Caroline presenter Marc
Griffiths, so over the last couple of years we have been
to 11 gigs.
What's your favourite
food? - Any thing from Fish and chips to curry I love
What do you dislike doing
the most? - Any kind of shopping.
Who would you like to
get stuck with on a desert Island?- ' Beyonce' Pamela
Anderson, just send any beautiful woman you can think of.
What's the most important
thing that you learnt about radio?- Radio is very one
to one. Never think about how many are listening as it doesn't
matter if there is only one person listening, at the of
the day you have done your job.
What was the first record
you bought?- I think it was John Lennon Instant Karma
What are your favourite
bands and who is your hero? - Well I think everybody
knows it's the Beatles and my hero has to be Paul McCartney.
Between the Beatles & McCartney some of the worlds best
known songs have been written. I only wish I could have
What are your top 5 favourite
tunes? - Music has become part of my every day life.
I like some Classical, Jazz, Rock, Rap, Dance. I couldn't
Possibly pick five favourite songs. Sorry
When did you last go on
board the Ross Revenge? - I think I was on the Ross
for the listeners top 500 part 2. I love to be on the ship
it's great to catch up with the crew and see what they have
fixed since the last time you were on. We also catch up
on a few beers too
What plans have you for
the future? - I want to get as rich as I can. I'll still
do Caroline and with the technology today I could be anywhere
in the world. Dream on, I'll just carry on working till
I can't anymore and still do Caroline till I can't anymore
and do as many things as I can before it all ends.
Thank you Dave for your interview.
I hope it doesn’t end too soon as we love to hear your programmes
on Caroline. You certainly enjoy a varied range of music
and I guess it would be difficult for you to chose five