Stragely Strange but Oddly Normal

Stragely Strange but Oddly Normal

With Mark Armitage. The programme features a wide variety of music, well known and sometimes more neglected music from the 70s but also more recent releases and contemporary rock, jazz and folk. Occasionally I will indulge in some ancient prog-rock. I often invite friends to help on the show and have sometimes featured guest musicians playing live. I think our audience must be very discerning listeners!

What brought you to Phonic FM?

It all stared over 10 years ago, sharing a program as part of the Vibraphonic Festival. When Phonic FM was created, I was lucky enough to get a regular slot.

What does Phonic FM mean to you?

I like the fact it is run and presented by volunteer enthusiasts who share the music they love.

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

When not working at the university I might be at home with some vinyl but do get out cycling, walking dogs, taking pictures, and I even ring the local church bells. After-show beers are always welcome too.

How do radio presenters do it?

There can be stressful moments pressing the wrong button or shifting the wrong fader, but the important thing is the music and Phonic FM audience.