Original YT playout date: 7 January 2010
It’s 23rd March 2009, Tommy and Fiona are in the studio, but it’s not long before the listeners take over the agenda – first off is Tom off Tots TV, asking why PRUK doesn’t do “”Listen with Mother””. But Fiona and Tommy are having none of this blatant sexism from the now extinct children’s TV puppet. But their tactics are not strictly ballroom! When Tom Ragdoll cites the research of Jean Piaget, Tommy tries to discredit Piaget’s findings and trick Tom off Tots TV into thinking the celebrated Swiss psychologist was a woman, and then to cap that he asks the blue-haired Tot to hold the line – at which point he dumps the call!
This is followed by a two-seconder from everyone’s favorite radio Spaniard, and then Alan Caddick takes up the cudgels to introduce the listening public to the phenomenon of Jade Goody. Which soon brings the subject back to maternal deprivation again, and Tommy voices his Theory on Marginally Improving Parenthood.
Continue reading “Tom off Tots TV talks about Listening with PMS, and Alan does his Jade Goody reportage.”
Original YT playout date: 28 September 2009
“Pij mleko! Bedziesz wielki” so says the sign as the two modern day milk bar Tom Cruises go into action wielding bottles and tetrapacks of milk in an impromptu barman’s routine, here in the Real hipermarket lobby in Okecie. The milky bar is on them.
Continue reading “A Dair(y)ing Feat by two Curdish Separatists”
Original YT playout date: 19 September 2009
“Twas the night before Anti-Christmas, and all through the net
Play radio was broadcasting the usual shhh…stuff.
The listeners were opening their skypes and their feeds
In the hopes that the Boydster would fill their talkradio needs
So on the night before the day when Barack Obama
Was due to take over from a Texan cattle farmer
Old Tommy was exploring a brand new idea
That with Barack the end of US power was near
More vapid than beagles his callers they came
And seeing them on Skype he called them by name
“On Eduardo! On Viktor! On Steve from Atlanta!
Just give us a bit of talk radio banter”
When all is done and the stories are told
We will look back and say “that was radio gold”
Continue reading “The End of US Hegemony? Tommy Boyd and Callers”
Original YT playout date: 3 September 2009
The show that put the “”ear”” back into “”end of an era””. Featuring the vocal talents of Stu, Matt, Jo and Arron in the playradiouk.com studio (courtesy of Lee), and the usual contributors outside the studio (well, also inside, as there was the traditional studio invasion). The Jason-Mason posse did the invasion, while on the phones and skypes we heard gems from such seasoned contributors as Leslie Grufford, Gary Redbeard of Kattfjord, Fat Steve from Atlanta, Paddy O’Donahue and Viktor Huliganov of this channel, CfWW, Alan Caddick, Brummie Chris, Johnny Harzenfarzen and Eduardo too, all having fun for the last time. Sniff sniff.
My thanks to Mick of http://www.mickynwa.com for the captured files for this.
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Original YT playout date: 31 March 2009
This was from 7th Oct 2008. There had been some interesting calls already from Eduardo, and also a telephone interview with the pro lap dancing lobbyist society’s propaganda chief, and then I came on as Paddy O’Donahue making quite a serious point despite the humoroustick manner, which was followed up by Eduardo calling to state that my Irish accent was no good. This stung me into action, resulting in one of the most pleasant and entertaining conversations I’ve had with Tommy Boyd, in which I do about six or seven different accents, offer a remarkably unfunny joke, and we get to hear a very amusing prank call involving two Indian restaurants. In other words, radio gold! Happy to say some of these radio friendships have lasted, and even today, in October 2020, as I transfer this across to HTV, I had an entirely unscheduled interraction on Facebook with Eduardo. Radio brings people together.
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