Where and when were you
born? - November 1973 in Liverpool
Where do you live now?
- For the past 11 years I've lived in Kent
What is your favourite part
of the Country? - I love the south of England
and London is a fascinating place but there's something
magical about going home north.
How did you get into Radio?
- When new to the area I joined VPR a great hospital
radio organisation in Dartford, Kent
When did you first join
Caroline? - In 2003 Dave foster and Mark
Stafford the then programme controllers approached me, I
was humbled and obviously accepted..... If you love my show
kudos to them if you don't please sent your complaints to
What other Radio stations
have you been involved with? - I have had
interest from various local commercial stations but nothing
has ever made me consider leaving Caroline
What are your earliest memories
of Caroline? - Some of my family listened
back in the day but I think it would be my friends. Dad
who had a Radio Caroline LP. I remember this from my school
Who is the most famous person
that you have met? - In radio - Tony Blackburn
I guess. Non radio- HRH Queen Elizabeth ll
What's your favourite station
other than Caroline? - BBC 6 music. They play what
Who influenced you the most?
- John Peel- the best ever. I also respect Terry Wogans
ability to talk to an audience on a one to one basis
Who are your favourite Caroline
Djs- Alan watts and Doug Wood
What is the best and worst
thing about radio today? - The best thing is the
amount of platforms to broadcast on. The worst thing is
not evolving. I like to think I do's show that I would personally
enjoy listening to and I move with the times......Caroline
is an institution, an icon and no one person is bigger than
the station. I see it as my responsibility to help carry
the Caroline torch to the next generation.
How much freedom do you
get on Caroline - Great thing about Caroline is
the management know what we are all capable of so freedom
is fantastic. We don't have this 15 songs played over 2
hours constantly format..... Thank goodness. I ensure that
boxes are ticked and there are equal amounts of songs played
from 60s to 00s
What's the most embarrassing
or funny thing that's happened to you? - I covered
morning show back in Maidstone days, twiggy was covering
breakfast. I met Eric Clapton in security and was really
excited.... But it was April 1st and nobody believed me......
But I promise it's true
What do you do for your
day job? - A teacher. I teach painting and decorating
What's your favourite food?
What do you dislike the
most? - Self important people
What's the most important
thing that you learnt about Radio?- To read and
get to know your audience. Do not self indulge by playing
what you want .... Listeners are punters and without them
we might as well stay at home
What was the first record
you bought?- Hmmm let me think
What are your favourite
bands? - Hard to answer, it varies through
Beatles and who
T-Rex and Bowie
U2 and Deacon Blue
Foos and Strokes
Killers and Kings of Leon
Who is your hero?
- Has to be McCartney.....
What are your 5 most iconic
tunes? - OH COME ON!!!
Have you been on board the
Ross Revenge? - Yes. I did an RSL in 2004 and numbers
30-1 on the album countdown chart in 2007. Usually it's
veterans broadcasting from the Ross
What plans have you for
the future? - Carry on discovering new bands and
sharing with the world and doing gigs. Help Caroline move
towards the next 5 decades.
Good luck Marc with your search
for new bands and thank you for the interview.