Like many radio presenters, I started as a mobile DJ. From there I went on to hospital radio, and when the FM frequency beckoned I jumped at the chance to join Skyline Gold in Southampton.
It soon became apparent that other stations were sometimes short of presenters, and the norm in those days was to play automated music. I offered a show to Forest FM – Sounds Of The 70s – which I still present there to date, and I soon realised that here were gaps that needed filling elsewhere.
Other stations followed including the legendary 1260KYA in San Francisco, The Bay Area’s equivalent of 1970s Radio 1, Las Vegas’ Radio Vegas Rocks, and the Bigl, today’s equivalent of 60s pirate station Radio London. I am now broadcasting live on the BigL from my south coast studio.
In 2019 I set up my own little online station, My Generation Radio UK and two shows a week are now available to FM or DAB stations for relaying live, Both at 8-10pm UK time – Fridays My Generation, Sundays Dark Side Of The Moon.
Many people have asked who was my favourite interviewee, and the answer has to be Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Not only did Stu give me around twenty minutes, he was happy to talk about the days when things weren’t good, and after all, Creedence was my all time favourite band in the 70s. For the 60s, it has to be The Searchers who are now friends, and he has published their official website since 1997. As I have often said “On the rare occasions when things were hard going I would go see The Searchers. Their sheer hard work and professionalism put me to shame and give me the kick up the backside I need”.
My live radio work has taken me to California, and my shows now air from Tenerife to Tasmania!