I wasn’t sure whether to do a radio show on GlossFM this time around. I’ve done every broadcast since 2007, it takes up a lot of my time (no, really!), and May is actually turning out to be a pretty busy month for me.
I was spurred on a little bit by the fact that there’s a listener who really doesn’t like me, and rather than give him the satisfaction of thinking that his complaining has resulted in me not doing a show (as he’s got the wrong end of the stick in the past, like that), I worked out a way around it. It’s a bit like the film Private Parts. The haters listen to Howard Stern for even longer than the people who like him. I wouldn’t want to disappoint our most devoted listeners.
My usual co-presenter Stephen Gardner really wanted to do a show, so he’s doing a solo show every Saturday 1-4pm throughout May, on which I occasionally pop up. One week I might be there, one week I might not. I’ll still be helping on the production of the show, but I might not be there for all the live stuff. You’ll hardly even notice I’m missing. Probably.
If you’ve never heard Stephen, he has an impressive voice that is popular with the ladies, and some people mistake for Australian. He sounds like he’s putting it on, but I’ve known him for 10 years, and he always talks like that – so if it’s not his real voice, I think the joke’s on him by this point.
GlossFM, which has been broadcasting online for ages, returned to FM this week. If you’re in the South Gloucestershire area, you can listen on 87.7FM. If you’re not, for this whole month, you can listen from anywhere in the world, at glossfm.org. When they stop broadcasting on FM, you can still listen online as they now broadcast all-year round (although the rest-of-year broadcast is UK-only).
So, that’s: Stephen Gardner – 1-4pm GMT – GlossFm – every Saturday (throughout May).