Playtime

Playtime

With Andy Sinclair.

I play funk and soul primarily, but also some jazz, acid jazz, house and reggae as the mood suits. Basically, anything with a groove. And if there is outstanding local or world news, I’ve been known to slip in some thematic tunes to mark the occasion.

I hope my audience loves funk as much as I do, and that it gives them a lift on a Saturday lunchtime (or perhaps listening through Mixcloud later).

I’m no musical evangelist, so there’s nothing too obscure that, like the king’s new clothes, you think you should like (but don’t really) but neither is it an off-the-peg commercial type show either.

Views* expressed are my own, and mostly tongue in cheek (*for which read ‘ramblings and occasional rants’). I love to get emails from listeners (studio@phonic.fm).

What brought you to Phonic FM?

Believe it or not, for two brief years (1988–1990), I actually got paid to do this on a local radio station – long since deceased – called DevonAir, and before that I was on university radio. I DJ’d clubs and events for years too. I have always loved broadcasting, and when Phonic FM arrived, I seized the chance to return to something I never thought I’d get the chance to do again.

What does Phonic FM mean to you?

It’s an amazing opportunity for me and people older and younger to get involved in radio, not the easiest industry to break into. It’s also a true community resource and, above all, it is an amazing antidote to all the playlisted, voice tracked, homogenous, sound-the-same ‘radio’ in the UK. You may not like all the music, but you’ll know that a human, not an algorithm or marketing plan, chose it.

What do you do when you’re not on Phonic FM?

I am a communications (PR, media relations) officer for a public sector organisation.

How do radio presenters do it?

One-on-one with the listener.

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