Presenting: Saturday Jazz
I’m an average bloke, originally from the UK, sometimes described as being a bit temperamental. I enjoy (along with my partner Janette) good food and wine, a good book and I have a particular interest in nuclear and environmental issues, doing my best, albeit in a small way to help rectify the wrongs in the world! I seldom watch television preferring to spend time in my workshop making or fixing something! If I ever win lotto, I want a second home in the Antarctic where I can opt to become a recluse from time to time.
How did you become involved in the station?
I tuned into RTR whilst driving into the city and first heard Saturday Jazz and then I heard a sample of Giant Steps and as a result contacted the station to see if I could have a slot. As they say the rest is history!
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Bill Evans – Explorations
- Led Zeppelin – Album II
- Stan Getz – Sweet Rain
- Joni Mitchell – The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
- Soft Machine – Softs
What is the best thing about being involved with the station?
RTR has some excellent trainers and some great training opportunities.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you in the RTRFM studio?
I once took a call from a listener who wanted to tell me how much he was enjoying the show. After finishing the conversation, I put the phone down and swung around in my swivel chair back towards the desk hitting my knee along the way, also simultaneously killing the show due to a plug having fallen out from beneath the studio desk!…Sheer panic ensued within but I held it together whilst racing into the other studio armed with a CD acting as if everything was fine…Phew!!!
If you could present a show that is not your own, which show would it be? Why?
Giant Steps, because I could include other jazz music styles that I wouldn’t normally play on Saturday Jazz.
What do you do in real life?
I’m a technician, repairing electronic equipment, with a passion for early audiophile stereo amplifiers, CD players, turntables, etc. I guess I’m old school who enjoys the odd pop and click, with a bit of wow and flutter thrown in for good measure. I’ve just recently succeeded in gaining entry to Uni as a mature student and I’m rapidly getting used to riding my bike and climbing lots of steps as part of my education.