Dave Thomas shows
My earliest recollection of music was when my mum gave me three cassette tapes of Duke Ellington, Beethoven and Slade when I was about 7. I loved them all, but it was Slade that jumped out at me the most. The power, the misspellings, the hair and THAT voice…..
Then I found AC/DC, Queen, Status Quo, Rainbow and the journey began. Although my tastes have always remained eclectic since Duke and Ludwig, I like what I like. But Rock will always be my baby.
I joined Black Cat Radio in 2012 accidentally, when I wandered into what I thought was a salsa class in St Neots….
I had always wanted to try radio. As my friends have always said, I have a good face for it. So, when the opportunity came when a station was in my own town, I grabbed the chance.
I was given the Monday night 9pm until 11pm slot, presenting my first live show on October 31st, 2012. What a terrifying experience, but what a rush! It was a show with all types of music.
Three weeks later, I played a new Van Halen track “Tattoo” on the show on a feature I called the “Rock Double”, and as I listened to it through my headphones, I thought “Why not just do a Rock Show and play and talk about what I know and love”?
So since then, I have had the same Monday night slot presenting The Rock Show from 9pm to 11pm – 2 hours of the best rock tunes from the 1960s to the present day, covering every rock genre we can, plus the #NewRockEvolution, playing 4-6 new bands from all around the world each week. The show also includes, “Mine’s A Double” in which two tracks from a legendary artist are played back-to-back, the punk double, musician birthdays, listener requests and tour news each week.
Since 2018 I have also presented The Saturday Hangover from 10am, to 2pm. The show has morphed pretty much into a dedications show for people all over the world, plus the “FamDango” where we get families to dance to a couple of songs each week, a Thought For The Day from a local church, #AskAng where I talk to qualified Hypnotherapist and performance coach Angela Browne about various subjects each week, local musician features, local gigs and great music of course.
You may also like
The Pirates, Radio London, Radio Caroline and Radio England all sparked my interest as a young lad. I spent many hours in my bedroom with a big old wooden-cased valve radio which had a tuning needle that would scroll across a dial telling of such exciting and exotic far off places as Hilversum, Athlone and Luxembourg. Apart […]
I was one of the few UK DJs to be on the Motown freebies list, and worked in the California Ballroom in Dunstable on Friday and Saturday nights as well as their nightclub The Devil’s Den/Didoz where I found my love of soul music. As one of the stalwarts of the Cali in the early […]
Hi thanks for checking out my page here at Black Cat Radio. If you are thinking you recognise those dulcet tones or maybe that face is familiar, it’s because I’ve been on radio and television for the past forty years. Thing was, I was searching for a radio station that cared about its listeners and […]