Phil answers a few personal questions.
How did you you get into broadcasting?
I saw an advertisement on a radio station website.
I have a broad musical taste but my favourite genre is rock music.
First record ever bought?
Slade – Goodbye T’Jane
The “chosen few” choice records...
Lez Zeppelin – IV
Rory Gallagher – Against the grain
YES – Fragile
Wishbone Ash – Argus
You get the idea! However, I’ll listen to all music.
I have been inseparable from radio and music from as far back as I remember.
When I was young, I would spend many hours on end tuning into crackly short wave radio broadcasts from around the world. Then along came the offshore ‘pirate’ radio stations, like Radio Scotland on 242m and Radio Caroline North on 259m in the mid 1960’s and everything changed.
I was listening to music that I enjoyed and connected with.
Having worked on an online station for a while, I was delighted when this opportunity came up to work with Paisley FM 107.5
I like to think that maybe somewhere in our world there is a kid listening in who may be inspired to take up radio broadcasting.
Phil Smith presents ‘Pop & Rock Show’ on Friday evening at 8.00 – 9.00pm on Paisley FM 107.5 and on DAB digital radio across Glasgow, plus online, Paisley FM App and on your smart speaker. Streaming anytime at Listen Again (click top panel row) for 14 days after broadcast.