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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.

Never Never Land

Never Never Land

Never Never Land

Show name: Never Never Land

Presenter/s names: John Allegri

Show time and day:
Bi weekly on Tuesdays 10.00 – 12.00 pm

Describe your show in one short sentence:

What type of music can we expect to hear on your show?
An eclectic mix of Classic Rock, Prog, Psych, Folk, Modern Jazz, Krautrock, World Music, Medieval Music and anything that I think people might find interesting!

Why do you like this music?
It turns me on!

What is the format of your show?
Basically me playing the music I love and trying to be as informative as possible, including info on gigs and festivals, with occasional interviews with artists and specials.

Why should we listen to your show?
To hear a mix of old favourites, the more interesting new releases (In my view now is the best time for Prog/Psych since the early 1970’s) and to hear great music that you may not get to hear anywhere else.

How did your show come about?
I have been a co-presenter on the FSOE show with Paul and Gordon for the last three years and very much enjoy doing it, so when the chance came to do a bit more I went for it!

What goes on behind the scenes in the studio?
That would be telling!

What has been you best on air moment?
It’s always a boost when people that you don’t know write in and complement me on the show, or say how much they’ve enjoyed something that I’ve played.

What has been your worst/ most embarrassing on air moment?
The usual boobs when a CD sticks or a mic plays up, nothing too awful!

Who is your favourite artist?
There is so much good music, it would be much easier for me to name my top 100 artists rather than just one (a list is available on request!)

What is your all time favourite album?
The answer would be similar to the above, however, somebody once asked me to name an album that represented all that was best in prog and the one that springs to mind is the lone album from the band Quartermass released In 1970 on the Harvest label it fused elements of Rock, Jazz, Blues and Classical music, with imaginative arrangements and virtuoso musicianship, it also came with a terrific cover designed by Hipgnosis showing Pterodactyls flying between two skyscrapers, a stunner!


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