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A look at issues of today: Messing around on radio has been fun

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 May 2018

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For about three years I have been doing a radio show in the afternoons on Time 107.5 and now it sadly comes to an end.

The time pressure got a little too much and other opportunities called, but I’ve spent this week thinking back over some of the good times I have had.

I once spent a whole week pretending on air that I didn’t believe red Bounty bars existed anymore and every time someone sent in a picture of one I claimed it was Photoshopped.

I can now admit the picture I tweeted of an obviously edited picture of blue Bounty bars, made to look red, was done by me, taken in my local shop, right next to the massive pile of red ones.

I’m a little tinker.

I had a sausage named after me for a short time.

Having a constant stream of callers say they liked my sausage made me feel like Sid James circa 1970.

I rapped with Honey G, which you can still hear on my Soundcloud account because her lawyers haven’t asked for it to be taken down yet even though I clearly win that rap battle.

I interviewed a local dog once because he was a big hit on social media. If I’m honest he didn’t answer any questions but it was less painful than the time Michael Parkinson interviewed Meg Ryan.

The best bit has been the callers, people who have said such kind things when I talked about the loss of some family members over the last year, callers who gave their feedback on The Mash Report and one who told me to stop moaning after I burnt my hand once.

It’s been a fun few years and if there’s one take away message it’s this: If you ever get the chance to mess around on radio, do it. It’s fun.


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