Phonic FM - A Sound Alternative

Phonic FM
Bradninch Place
Gandy Street

01392 434577



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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.

Pat Bensberg

Playing some tunes you know, some you don’t and some you think what the hell is that.

Playing some tunes you know, some you don’t and some you think what the hell is that.

Name: Pat Bensberg

Show: The Eccentric Selection

When are you on?
My show is on every Monday from 12 noon to 2pm.

What type of music can we expect to hear on your show?
I play all sorts of different music, as many genres as you can think of I’ll probably play each of them at some point.

How did you get into this type of music?
I discovered a lot of the music I play through a lifetime of listening to and enjoying music.

How long have you been DJing?
I’ve been doing this for about four years now.

How did you start DJing?
I was asked to DJ at a birthday party. The tunes I played went down well and it took off from there.

Can we find you DJing anywhere other than on Phonic FM?
I also DJ on Exmouth’s Bay FM.

What has been your most embarrassing DJing moment?

One of my most embarrassing moments was putting on a song 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!

What has been your best DJing moment?
One of my best moments was playing a sequence featuring Captain Beefheart , Benny Goodman and The Fall , it shouldn’t work but it did!

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 your 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 .

Where do you shop for music?
In Exeter I usually shop in Rooster Records, Martian or I look for some of my more random stuff in the charity shops.


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