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PODCASTS WILL BE THE SAVIOUR OF RADIO. BUT DON’T CALL THEM PODCASTS.

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In 1997 Kiss 105 started their test transmissions across Yorkshire. 24 hours a day of classic New York disco, unreleased white-label house music from Berlin, early drum & bass and trance, hip hop and soul. As a 15 year old normal kid at a normal school in a normal, northern, suburban town, the music that suddenly filled my bedroom was utterly mind blowing. Like aliens had landed in Leeds and brought with them a bag of music from outer space. A proper life-changing moment for a teenager, and after much hard work, persistence (and lots of luck), I ended up joining the station as a tech op, and going on to forge a career on air. I’ve spent my entire working life living and breathing music radio, and have always been a die-hard defender of the medium.

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