When I first joined the board, I was very taken with the bravery and courage of Stay Puft who appeared on LBC, speaking on the Katie Hopkins Sunday show and Iain ‘Old Mother’ Dale. Listening out for ‘James from Haringey’ was always something to look forward to and enjoy. Stay Puft’s tales of ringing LBC to be put on hold and get on air, or to never be called back seemed like a precarious lottery but worth it just to get your point across.
One day in April 2017, whilst tuned to the Nigel Farage show, I listened to comments about Trump and just felt compelled to ring in. I was terrified but rang and was surprised to be put on hold and told that I could speak to The Guvnor directly. I didn’t think it would be that easy and, having got on, I was a little star struck and sounded like an absolute gibbering idiot.
It then became rather addictive. I listened to topics, called and was generally put through the first 2 or 3 times. The Guvnor was great, I was starting to get the hang of putting my point across and it was nice to make him laugh at some of my comments.
After appearing on The Guvnor’s first Sunday show, I tried a few times to get back on but it appeared that, as with Stay Puft, no-one rang back or my appearances have got shorter and shorter. Very disappointing really considering the absolute mong fest that the Guvnor’s show has been turning into of late.
I moved on to the John Gaunt show a few months back and found the reception there to be much better. Gaunty is pretty fair and, to be honest, he doesn’t get that many callers. Some of my appearances have been OK, some not so OK but it is all a learning process.