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BBC Radio West Midlands (WM) really is a fantastic ambassador for Birmingham and the West Midlands in general (UK). It is very supportive of the region and the people within it and of course carries the significant branding and endorsement of the BBC.

My own story with them spans over 20 years (of course my love affair with them started when I was very young lol).

In very recent times I have been interviewed by no less than 3 of the Radio Network’s presenters to showcase my vampire/football novel Beneath the Floodlights. The gentlemen who assisted in raising awareness of my novel were Mark Regan, Paul Franks and the legendary Brummie Carl Chinn.

When I wrote the song Raging Bull in 1990 , which can be found on Old Gold Anthems the songs of Wolves, myself and co-performer Gary were asked to attend Molineux (home of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club) one cold December Saturday. We had a great interview with Jenny Wilkes about the song’s subject Steve Bull: Wolves’ record breaking goal-scoring legend and about our music in general. The radio station also played it on air a few times.

Then if we jump a few years to 2005 BBC Radio WM ran a competition for a local band to join Roland Gift and The Fine Young Cannibals on stage at a forthcoming gig at Birmingham’s Alexander Theatre. The song I wrote Saturn Rising was entered and it won a unanimous phone vote from the Midlands’ public which indeed resulted in the band I was playing in at the time, Entity Fair (aka me and a great singer called Scott Stackhouse), supporting FYC and getting smashed at the pub next door to the theatre after the memorable event.

My story is just one of many who have been supported by this great radio station who work tirelessly to represent their community.

I would like to finish with a big thank you and I know my love affair with BBC Radio WM will continue….

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In addition to a string of BBC Radio Interviews I recently gave an interview to Candid Conversations:-

http://1on1candidconversations.blogspot.com/

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