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When are you on air?

Weekdays 2.00pm - 6.00pm

Starsign?

Sagittarius

What was your first job?

I had a Saturday job at Dixons, back in the days of 35mm camera's and 8mm projectors.

What was the first song you bought?

Sugar Sugar by The Archies... I used to play it on small plastic handheld record player with the needle fixed in the
lid!

What was your nickname at school?

Hoops

What has been your best radio moment?
Chatting with the Chatty Man... Alan Carr. He's exactly the same character in real life.

... and the worst?

Back in my Student Radio days I was deliberately locked outside the studios holding a live microphone. The students inside wouldn't play any music, so I had to keep talking.... firstly through the letter box, and then I went to my car and started introducing songs from my cassette collection.

What are the things that really wind you up?

Drivers that give no thought to other road users, and being forced to pay a surcharge in restaurants. What incentive do they have to serve you well if they are already guaranteed a tip?

Who would you most like to interview?
Tony Blackburn. We could share our excellent collection of jokes!

Favourite film:

I love classic disaster movies... such as the Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure.

Favourite TV show as a child:

Pipkins, with Hartley Hare and Pig.

Favourite TV show as an adult:

Doctor Who, though not so keen on the new Matt Smith. I also love a good Columbo movie (just one more thing...)

Favourite song:

I enjoy any feel good song you can sing along to.

Favourite food:

Love Chinese and Indian - and it has to be fish, chips, mushy peas and a curry sauce on a Friday!

Favourite place on the Yorkshire Coast:

Filey promenade when the sea is crashing against the defences, and looking down on the harbour while sat on the grass on Whitby’s West Cliff.

Favourite item of clothing:

My new lightweight ‘hoodie’ jacket... great if there’s a bit of a chill in the air, and with the hood up it keeps my
ears warm at the Outdoor Theatre!

Favourite holiday destination:

Bodrum in Turkey... a lovely mix of castles, marina’s and coastline restaurants.

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