Media Madness!

Media Madness! – This Week – Radio Stations

Due to the popularity of Question Roulette the past few years, I thought it was time to jump to another book with lots of questions. This time the book is called Music Madness Mayhem – the book covers everything from film, television, music, and much more! So every week we will be covering questions from the book until we run out! I am not going to number them this time as I am going to be doing the book in a random order!

Topic of the week – Radio Stations


Top 3 For Music

Capital FM – When I was a kid, this used to be a radio station that I listened to quite a lot – I loved pop music and it was the perfect place to listen to it. Also when I was growing up in the late 90’s and early noughties, you used to record songs off the radio onto cassettes so you always had the newest songs on your cassette player to listen to on the way to school. The best thing about Capital is that they would always repeat songs so you could always get a track eventually.

Kerrang – I don’t listen to the radio that much these days but if I do a lot of the tine it will be tuned into this. Growing up as a kid I was so jealous we didn’t get this station in London very easily and it only because available to listen to when it turned digital and it was easier to tune in.  A great source for finding new music and listening to classic rock

Radio X – Radio X or XFM has always been a good radio station for music, it is predominantly aimed around Indie music but it was always nice to have access to that to escape all the commercial pop music.



Top 3 For Chat 

Radio X – Even back in the days of XFM, this radio channel has the best chats because it is the home of some of the best presenters – I mean The Ricky Gervais Show – need I say more!? There have been some fantastic shows that have come from this channel and I do enjoy listening to it even now.

Radio 1 – The Zane Lowe Rock Show – Growing up as a kid I would make sure that I would listen to this whenever I could remember it was on or found the time. It was a great source of listening to Rock Bands talk about their newest albums and latest songs and I adored it. (Also was a great place to record new music from.)

Capital FM –  I know you are going to completely judge me for this one but before you do hear me out. Back in the day, many many many many years ago (around early noughties) Jeremy Kyle used to work on Capital FM and around 9 or 10pm at night he used to hold a call in show where people would call in and ask for help with their problems. This is not the man that is annoying as hell on TV and shouts at everything left right and centre, this was a time when he wasn’t like that and co-presented with a woman, it was insanely calm. Also the people phoning in their problems were fascinating to a kid and it seemed a very grown up thing for me to do. Also it used to be calming as it put me to sleep. Yes that is shouty Jeremy Kyle I am talking about, told you it was different.



Top 3 For Shows

Radio X /XFM – I really enjoy Radio X /XFM content and over the years there has been so many great shows that have come from this radio channel and my favourites include Ricky Gervais Show, Josh Widdicombe show and Elis James and John Robins. I have discovered so many comedians from this and also the podcasts that came from these have created many years of laughter.

Radio 1 – I don’t listen to Radio 1 very much but when I was a kid I used to listen to the Chris Moyles show a lot on the way to school (or just how well my cassette radio would allow me). It was a really fun show and you can understand why it was so popular. Also Radio 1 has a lot of fun radio shows that are full of lots of different games that I may not listen to now, but I do watch them ever so often online such as Innuendo Bingo, Unpopular Opinion and many more.

Kerrang! – I can’t think off the top of my head the name of the shows but I did enjoy listening to the shows, there is one that was with Katie from Big Brother three and they would always talk about new music in the charts.

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