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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.

Jurassic Rock

Jurassic Rock

Jurassic Rock

Show name:
“Jurassic Rock”. Every first and fifth Monday of the month: 20:00-22:00.

Presenter/s names:
Dave Stevens

What type of music can we expect to hear on your show?
Multifarious Deep 60’s, ’70’s and early ’80’s Rock.

What is the format of your show?
To let the music do most of the talking, but to talk occasionally.

Why should we listen to your show?
The music: predominantly overlooked but rocking, groovy, diverse and hopefully good enough to induce expansions of personal musical horizons.

How did your show come about?
Through being the proud owner of part of a collection that subliminally cried out it needed the oxygen of publicity to spread the word of the historically rocking downtrodden.

What goes on behind the scenes in the studio?
Air guitar, foot-tapping, childlike wonderment and frantic, sweaty, adult-like, decision-making.

Who is your favourite artist? Why?
Deep Purple. They remind me of my mum (she loved the live version of “Strange Kind of Woman” on “Made in Japan”) who bought me “Made in Europe” and “The Song Remains the Same”, by Led Zeppelin, for Xmas ’77. My very impressionable, adolescent psyche gravitated towards “Made in Europe”; probably due to a then-latent but now utterly unabashed predilection for Hammond Organs. Zep aren’t too shabby, mind.

What is your all time favourite album? Why?
There are 3 (it’s a magic number): “Deep Purple In Rock” – it’s by Deep Purple and it’s their best album; ’nuff said. “Chango” by Chango – it’s like Santana at their most heavy and intoxicating but devoid of ephemeral Santana-like noodling. And “Secret Treaties” by Blue Oyster Cult – it’s dark and heavy with great songs and lyrics, and garnished with sprinklings of Hammond Organ! Hooray!


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