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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.

My Little Packets of Three

Some stuff you've never heard before, some you have but not for a while.

Some stuff you've never heard before, some you have but not for a while.

Show name: My Little Packets of 3

Presenter/s names: Stuart Smith

Show time and day: Alternate Saturday from 12 till 2pm

What type of music can we expect to hear on your show?
Americana, blues, rock, singer-songwriter, old soul, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90,s, new, prog, folk, punk, new wave, country…

Why do you like this music?
I just love the power that music has, to stir the emotions, to create the mood, to bring back the memories, to get lost in and to tap your foot, nod your head or jut your chin to.

What is the format of your show?
3 tracks in a row from each artist. It gives you the chance to have a good listen to a bit more than just the usual singles that get airplay, and I get a chance to work out which buttons I need to press and which faders I need to slide without breaking out in a cold sweat.

Why should we listen to your show?
I’ll be very sad and lonely if you don’t.

How did your show come about?
Got chatting about music to Rich (of Playtime fame) and he invited me to join him and Andy in the Phonic studio to see how it all worked. Then after much begging, pleading, bribery and corruption they forced me to do a show.

What goes on behind the scenes in the studio
Generally blind panic as a song comes to an end and I realise that there’s something I have to do next.

What has been you best on air moment?
Getting an email through from someone who said they were enjoying the music. What more could a man ask for?

What has been your worst/ most embarrassing on air moment?
Still working on it and I’m sure it can’t be far away

Who is your favourite artist? Why?
It changes from week to week but overall I have been a massive fan of Squeeze since I first saw them on Top of the Pops in about 1978. Great melodies, brilliant lyrics and a slightly contrary approach that always seems a bit at odds with the mainstream.

What is your all time favourite album? Why?
Impossible to answer as it changes all the time but if I was to be forced to listen to just one album for the rest of my days it would probably be Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.


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