There is always a plan, a small outlined plan to every show. I have two shows in one week and amazingly, looking back i have kept that up. There is a feature or theme off some kind, but you always leave it open for more. One of the major parts of the show is introducing bands, solo artists to listeners live on air, either through Skype or in the same room.
People like hearing me on the radio, i love broadcasting on radio. I sort of do it my own way and bringing different content to the audio stream. You mind starts turning and i see at as TV without pictures.
Music World Radio opened up many options. There are rules, thats understandable and you need them in some cases, but they never get in the way of a crazy shows and yes they have been some crazy shows.
My favourites have always been the live performance, two of which have been recorded on film. The first one and a first for me, was local band, Red myst, which was filmed by Mark Adam at the time. This was in 2009( If memory serves me correctly. Next up and without a shadow of doubt me personally favourite was, Dog Food, performing live for their 25th Anniversary in this hoval of a room in March 2010.
The one thing i have always dreamed of is making a liking out of broadcasting. It has never happened, but in all truth, never gave up either. This is also the place i can take advantage of the music i am also involved in.
I am in a band, The Doolallays, really a studio band at the moment. There is also my Solo performance work, which is creative colaboration with American Poem, Gary Cornman. With the band i hooked up with Chris Oakes, who took over on bass of the band and who also goes under The Strummer Room Project. I am always play the songs from any of the projects and you see people instant reactions.
Since 2010 i have been married and the first time me and wife went out to a gig via the station, is when i talked live to Adam Zadel, the guitarist of the American Rock band, Soil. I got VIP passes to see the band in Coventry on their U.K tour and got to meet the band as well...One of the best nights ever.
But it does not stop there...September 2012. Dog Food Return......A possible live performance special from Blackdoghat and there is always something on the horison.....thats what gives you a kick out of radio.
I thank every single artist for submitting music to me direct or when i raid the station cabinet for some ;) At the start i was on decks, but gradually as you put the feelers out and set up e-mails, you get music from all over. You can't play it all at once, where the plans come in. Many a time you let the artists know when you are going to play, but other times you make the playlist as you go, depends how buy i am and of course, this is not paid work.
I broadcast from where i live and it would be nice to broadcast from a seperate location, but, again, costs money. I have thought about moving it more than once to an office space or something like that, but at the end of the day, revenue as to channel through the shows or the website, but obviously thats not happened. If i won the lottery, then yes, otherwise, probably not :)
As someone said on Facebook' Here is to another 4 years....RIGHT ON! :)