In case you missed it, I took over the studio at Phoenix FM last Friday and had a proper good time. I used to spend hours as a kid creating mixtapes so I was pretty excited to have a go at the grownup equivalent.
The boss was in the studio with me to make sure that I didn’t break anything and at one point, I even got him cued up on the guest mic, live, for the most public appraisal anyone’s ever had! I was playing some belting tunes, sharing some of your most embarrassing workplace blunders and I even told some of mine. (Yeah, with my new boss in the room. Weirdest induction ever.)
Luckily, I managed to press most of the right buttons at roughly the right times and kept you all so well entertained that the boss asked me to stay on with a regular slot. So, I’m proud to be Phoenix FM’s new Friday afternoon guy! I’ll be presenting the One2Three show every Friday from 1pm-3pm.
I’ve got my own section on the Phoenix FM website where you can see my radio blogs and listen back to the audio from my first show if you missed it. I’ll keep it updated with a summary of each show, links to the stuff I’ve talked about, pictures and details of the guests I’ve interviewed.
I hope you can join me this week and every Friday afternoon from 1pm-3pm. You can listen online, download the Phoenix FM app or tune in to 98FM in Essex. If you’re listening, you can contact me via social media in all the usual ways and maybe you’ll get a mention!
Back in February, I was lucky enough to have a friend in radio and popped into the Phoenix FM studios to chat with Gareth Williams on his Sunday morning breakfast show. I had a great time chatting about comedy, picking some songs and lots of lovely people got in touch to say that they enjoyed the show.
Since then, I’ve been working with the stars of Phoenix FM a little closer and even had the chance to come back to the studio for a few days. I spent some time alongside Michelle Ward, Bob Simpson, Chris Stagg and Mike Jones learning how a radio show is put together, got back behind the mic for a chat and I even had a bash at “co-hosting” Drive with Ian Leigh!
Getting to know some of the people at Phoenix FM has been great and learning the art of radio has been seriously cool. But – here’s the best bit – I’m massively excited to be JOINING THE TEAM AS A PRESENTER!
I don’t have a regular slot yet but I’m on the subs bench and covering for the first time on Friday 29th March. I’ll be in the hot seat from 1pm-3pm and you can listen online, download the Phoenix FM app or tune in to 98FM in Essex. If you’re listening, you can contact me via social media in all the usual ways and maybe you’ll get a mention!
I hope you can join me for my first radio rodeo and with any luck, I’ll be able to tell you more about a permanent fixture in the schedule soon. Keep your ears to the ground… or perhaps pointing them in the general direction of the radio might be a better plan.
Over and out.
P.S. I’ll be adding a “Radio page” to my website where you can quickly find all the links to my latest radio-related stuff – currently under construction!