Posts Tagged ‘Gem fm’

I accidentally called the Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst. It was in 2002, when I was presenting the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM. One of the things I used to do was call public payphones around the world and chat to whoever answered. One morning I called the payphone next to the toilets in Swingers […]


Even the best on-air promotions can be made better with a small tweak. With Valentines Day coming up soon, I’m reminded of the best Valentine’s Day promotion I’ve ever been involved in. If I ever get the chance to do it again though, I’ll do it slightly differently. The promotion was called “Valentines in Vegas”. […]


Breakfast radio is live, because of that things don’t always go exactly the way you planned. In 2002, I was the host of the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM in the East Midlands. Darren Fletcher was our sports reporter and he was having trouble with his dog. Kobe was a mental chocolate labrador and […]


In 2002, an amazing coincidence occurred at 106 Century FM in the East Midlands that helped me briefly fool most of the staff there. At the time, there was more bed hopping at the radio station than at a 70s key party. The partner of one of the presenters worked in sales and had cheated […]


When you have to move to a new town quickly, there isn’t time to fully research the best and worst areas to live. You can usually tell the rough bits from the nice bits by going there, but we slipped up in 2001. I got a job as Breakfast Show host on 106 Century FM, […]