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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.

Edge of Jazz

Playing everything you could call jazz and then some.

Playing everything you could call jazz and then some.

Show Name: Edge Of Jazz

Presenters name: David Treharne

Show time and day: Tuesday’s from 2pm to 4pm.

What kind of music can we expect to hear on your show?

Anything that you could call jazz, but I have a sneaking love of what used to be called soul.

Why do you like this music?
I like the symmetry of jazz, the ability to improvise and the techniques of most of those who play jazz well.

What is the format of your show?
A lot of jazz! I’m trying to increase the amount of gig news and information about the local jazz scene, but it all takes time.

Why should we listen to your show?
No compulsion! It’s a good way to hear a wide selection of music that I think stacks up against other stuff that you might hear at the same time on other stations.

How did your show come abou
If you remember the Remington Razor advert from the eighties, you’ll know how it came about!

What goes on behind the scenes in the studio?
Very little. I’m a sit there with headphones turned right up sort of presenter.

What has been your best on-air moment?
With Phonic FM it was doing the fifth show, and knowing that it wasn’t all coming to an end after 28 days like it had with Vibraphonic

What has been you worst/most embarrassing on air moment?

Mercifully, at the time of writing there hasn’t been one. However, rest assured that there will be one.

Who is your favourite artist?

If I’m not allowed to choose James Carter again, then it has to be Richie Havens. He’s still an amazing performer, and if you watch the Woodstock film you’ll appreciate why.

What is your all time favourite album?
Since I presume Jimmy Buffett’s Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes album isn’t possible then it’s either No Regrets by Tom Rush or In the Jungle by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’

Why? The best music always transports you to a time and a place, and both of these do it for me. I’d like to have chosen a favourite single as well, and for me it would be Saturday Night Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees by the Leyton Buzzards. I was that man!


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