Actually I’ve had a thought…. And yes, that is a rare occurence for someone who does my job…. Ha! Beat you to it!
You might think that radio shows fall fully formed from our bonces like biographies from Jordan but alas no. Here I am, 8 weeks from the beginning of something brand new that I’ve never attempted before and have I got a bogs notion of where I should be starting….? Non.
That’s a bit of a lie to be fair. I have loads of crap that I’ve written down in a notebook over the years and never used and some of it is bound to be servicable if I shine it up a bit and give it a reality TV generation angle… Actually that’d be reality radio…. which would be Liveline… Maybe I haven’t thought all this through…
Anyhew, here’s my idea. You lot that read here seem to be fairly intelligent (and I include the hundreds of you who’ve surfed by over the last couple of days from search engines in search of “Lordi without masks”, perverts the lot of you. I’m glad they turned out to be fakes!) and I’m sure there are many of you who’ve yelled at the wireless in frustration over the years because it simply wasn’t doing exactly what you wanted it to… or was doing what you wanted to but just not in the right way…. or just because you didn’t like Gaybo’s tone of voice…..I digress (what’s new!)
We have a blank slate for this show and a team of people chomping at the bit (I know, me with a programme TEAM! Has the world gone mad!) but nary a whit of an idea as to what the show should be like. Should we interview bands, talk about movies, probe your brains. solve your love lives, cover games, play rock, dance, pop, Armenian nose flute music….?
So here’s my idea:
Send me your ideas.
Simple as that. Either comment below or mail them HERE if you’re shy. Everything will be taken seriously and maybe, just maybe one of you will suggest something that will one day make me rich and famous. I’ll send you a postcard from the Bahamas….
Or I’ll get one of my programme team to… whatever.
PS Huge big-ups to my friends Barry & Martin – found out on Friday night that they’re both getting step ups in their jobs and, given that we were all in college together it seems only the right thing to do.