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Radio Music Me
This project started as something to do during lockdown and a chance to document some memories for my immediate family. I had lots of time on my hands so it grew legs as they say,

As I started writing, I intended only to include speech, but it became clear it would be a more interesting listen if I added some relevant music. I started to think about other ways to produce it. My idea was to try and relate all the music, to the year I first broadcast. (To an audience of 2500 on board the Aircraft Carrier, HMS Ark Royal)

The first programme is the result. Random memories from a life in radio but all linked in some way to 1970. So while the stories stretch across 40 years, all the music is from just that one year.

When I got to the end, I realised I had done so much more and consequently (With more time on my hands) the work started all over again, but this time associating the stories with the music of the period.

The 1970 SHOW
(1 Hour 27 minutes)

Including a wander through my life in Radio in no particular order.

Meeting a Pirate Radio DJ, my first taste of Radio Two, in trouble by broadcasting the wrong type of material on HMS Ark Royal, gigging at the Top Rank Suite in Plymouth, my favourite song from the 70',

The 1972 -1986 SHOW
(57 minutes)

From the Royal Navy to Commercial Radio

Broadcasting on a submarine, my first programme on commercial radio, the problems with being English on a Scottish Radio station, swimming the River Tay and creating an "Escape tape"

The 1986 SHOW
(1 Hour 16 minutes)
The BBC and the other bits

The first song I played at Radio Two, a move from Scotland to Lincolnshire, voice over for a popular BBC quiz show, a Royal death.

Originally these programmes were intended only for my family but I am happy to share them with a bigger audience. I hope you find them interesting and entertaining. Please email me if you would like an MP3 of any of the programmes.