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Phonic FM is Exeter’s sound alternative — a community radio station for the city and beyond, broadcasting on 106.8FM and online since 2008.

The Eccentric Selection

Playing some tunes you know, some you don’t and some you think what on earth’s that.

Playing some tunes you know, some you don’t and some you think what on earth’s that.

Show name: The Eccentric Selection

Presenters name: Pat Bensberg

Show time and day: Sundays 22:00 – 24:00

What type of music can we expect to hear on the show?
I play some tunes you know, some you don’t and some you think what on earth’s that! This tends to cover all sorts of different music, as many genres as you can think of I’ll probably play each of them at some point.

Why do you like this music?
I like it because it puts a smile on my face and a glow in my heart! And hopefully the listeners enjoy it too.

What is the format of your show?

The show is usually just me bringing in a pile of CDs from my personal collection and playing them.

Why should we listen to your show?
You should listen to my show because it is very likely you will hear something you have never heard of, and you might actually enjoy it!

How did your show come about?
I turned up to a meeting at Vibraphonic a few yeas ago and said I can do that! And I probably can now, I’m not sure I could then though!

What goes on behind the scenes in the studio?
There isn’t a lot going on behind the scenes, usually just me sat in the studio tapping my foot!

What has been your best on air moment?

I just love it! I just really love it! I get to share joyous tunes with other people!

What has been your worst/ most embarrassing on air moment?
One of my most embarrassing moments was putting on a song by the potty mouthed Audio Bullys that I’d neglected to remember was full of swear words! Oops! Then having to apologise profusely to the listeners before we got a barrage of complaints!

Who is your favourite artist?

What? Just one! It’s got to be amongst these: Beefheart , The Fall , Sonic Youth , Misty in Roots , The Clash , The Pogues , The Specials , shall I go on……

What is you all time favourite album?

What? Just one album! Ok, off the top of my head it’d have to be one of the following: Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth , Innervisions by Stevie Wonder , Dragnet by The Fall , Live at Counter Eurovsion by Misty in Roots , Mirrored by Battles , Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield and Safe as Milk by Captain Beefheart .


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