Yan’s Bangers

Yan’s Bangers

1st and 3rd Sundays each month, 12midday-2pm

Presented by myself, it’s a light-hearted trip in the DeLorean through the 80s and 90s, picking only the best (and sometimes worst) music that the two decades had to offer. With a different featured album every time, I talk about the bands, the history of the tracks, and any fun facts that spring to mind. Full of nostalgia, I also cover the most horrific tracks from that time in my “Maximum Cheese” section. I also have a trivia quiz based on popular culture from the 80s and 90s. Anyone who loves a giggle and holds giant shoulder pads in their memory with fondness will love it. The aim? To leave people wanting to rush out, buy a Soda Stream, a Sinclair C-5 and a Remington Fuzz-away, and dig out their neon leg-warmers.

What brought you to Phonic FM?

I always tuned in from time to time, but having broadcast a regular Monday night show at Hospital Radio Exeter for the last couple of years, I really wanted to share my particular brand of silliness with a slightly wider audience, and my old mate James Chamberlain mentioned that it might be a great way to do that.

What does Phonic FM mean to you?

It means diversity, a whole lot of fun, and a really great way to advertise what’s going on in the locality as well. I think it provides a voice for everyone in the community, and opportunity for everyone to listen to the music and chat that they like, when they want to.

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

The list is endless, really. I love spending time with my family, weekends away in the campervan, and I love sport, especially golf and cycling, although after you’ve seen me in lycra, there are some things you can’t un-see. I love writing, am a published author, and a keen musician, playing guitar, drums and piano as well as Les Dawson ever did when he was pretending to be rubbish.

How do radio presenters do it?

Fast, then slow, then fast again.

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