Where were you born? – I was born in Ipswich
Where do you live now? – Home of this years Golf
Open. Sandwich, Kent
What is your favourite part of the Country? - East
Kent we are so lucky where i live. it's in the country and
near the sea.We also have some lovely village pubs selling
great local real als. mind you i do like Cornwall
How did you get into radio? – Going out on boat
trips to the Mi Amigo with Albert and Georgina Hood. Went'
on the ship to help out for 2 weeks and the rest is history!
When and why did you first join Caroline? – I'd
always had an interest in Music and Radio. hen the
opportunity came to help out on the Mi Amigo in 1978 i took
it. My first show was 8 to 10pm on april 17th 1979
What other radio stations have you been involved with?
– Lots' Laser, Voice of Peace, Sunshine Radio, Radio Nova
Dublin. ABC Radio Waterford, South Coast Radio Cork, Local
ILR, Radio Wyvern, Invicta Radio Kent, Essex and Breeze AM.
Now on kmfm in Kent on Breakfast
What are your earliest memories of Caroline? –
Roger Day on Breakfast in 1967, he was and still is great.
What's your favourite station other than Caroline?
– kmfm and Radio 2
Famous people that you have met? – Lots. Best
one's Paul Simon, and Ronan Keating. Both took me out for a
beer after the interview!
What is the best and worst thing about radio today?
– Best thing about radio. I can only talk here about what I
do on kmfm and Caroline. I can be myself and communicate 1
to 1. worst LINER CARDS and False people.
How much music freedom do you have on Caroline
compared with other stations? – Total free choice
within our format which i totally agree with.
What's the most embarrassing or funny thing that's
happened to you? – I got an award last year for
services to local Radio from a brance of rotary. I knew
nothing about it until they presented it to me live on air.
first time ever i have been lost for words. I did once
interview a streaker about why she had done it at a local
football match, and she did much the same in the studio for
me. Very nice. Sadly no one else could see anything as it
was before the days of web cam
What do you do for your day job and relaxation? –
Day job is Radio Presenter, I play golf to relax, and
enjoy a nice real ale
What's your favourite food? – Salads and Curry,
What do you dislike doing the most? - Paper
work. Yes we do still have it
Who would you like to get stuck with on a desert
Island?- . My Wife Judy.
What's the most important thing that you have learnt
about radio?- Be engaging and yourself
What was the first record you bought?- You'll
love this. Mary Hopkins Those were the days. Wanted to get
value for money as it was about 5mins long
What are your favourite bands and who is your hero?
– To many to mention, But i do like Coldplay. and the
Coral Hero, that's My Late Dad for never getting in my way
when i first got into radio.
What are your favourite tunes? Depends what mood
I'm in. I can listen to Rock, pop, soul, Classical. Only
thing i don't like is opera –
When did you last go on board the Ross Revenge? –
May this year
What are your plans for the future? - To have fun
and try to stay fit. As for Radio i've been blessed. I only
went out to the Mi Amigo for 2 weeks and 33 years later I'm
still doing something i enjoy. If it ends tomorrow i have
some great memories and made friends with some wonderful