Following my run of programmes on the network during Christmas 1996, I began a series of regular shows on 29th March 1997. I broadcast every Sunday morning for three hours from 3am until 6am, now working with Mark Simpson, a friend and colleague from the GLR days.
I build my programmes at home. I produce a running order and it and the corresponding CD's go into a programme box which I take into the studio with me, so I play all my own CD's and records. I like the programme to have a musical flow (the American 'wave' idea is my template) with segues of maybe two, three or four tracks together. I try to play a lot of different styles and blend each track as seamlessly as possible. I find programme building fabulously enjoyable and rewardingly creative. I spend a lot of time trying to get it right. I don't 'format' the show at all but I do use the Rockdate diary to inject familiarity.
The music is contempory and as diverse and interesting as I can make it. A 'no boundaries' music mix. If you want details of the tracks I'm playing, look up the playlist section on the web site.
Radio 2 is available in stereo to anyone in the UK with Freeview on channel 72, Sky Digital on channel 0102 or Virgin TV on channel 860 or 902