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I’m a big radio fan ever since listening to BFBS in Germany in my childhood days. I love:
- BBC Radio 4
- BBC Radio 5
- Radio Tees
- Shetland Islands Broadcasting Company
- Falkland Islands Radio
- Zetland FM (local radio for Redcar)
and many, many more.
Latterly, however, one presenter has been driving me up the wall. I will not name him. He is a serial, recidivist, name-dropper.
That was the magnificent singing voice of Bill Withers. I’ll never forget that evening as he shared a pint and some great conversation with me… at Trimdon Working Men’s Club back in the 80’s.
Wow! What a great track there by Tom Jones. I was so flattered when he thanked me for a fantastic time that we had just had at a gala night of performances… at Eston Labour Club.
Thus, the structure:
- Celeb +
- Fun time description +
- Venue am Arsch der Welt somewhere in the North-East of England (no offence, folks)
One Saturday afternoon last month I could take no more. After the 90th name-drop of the week, my Kindle was starting to beg for mercy. I leapt off my bed and tuned into another station, which I think was probably something like Voice of Albania or University Radio Lagos. Anything! I did not care. I just could not listen to any more name-drops. We all have a limit, I’m afraid.
Finally, enjoy this spoof DJ telling you about all his great work for “charidee.” I don’t know why this clip comes to mind.
Have a star-struck day, won’t you! (As Gary Newman said to me in the bar after a wonderful evening of music and song down Redcar Bowl…)