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September 13, 2004

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports that a true superstar DJ is coming to our town - Dave Lee Travis!

He's the special guest at the venue's 10th birthday party, at its regular Motown, soul and Starlight revival night in the Paparazzi club above the bar, on Friday.

The Hairy Cornflake then gets to wax nostaligc:

"I'm a huge Motown fan. Who isn't? That's when music was great, when it excited people. Nowadays I couldn't tell you a single record that's in the charts."

But soon, like a fuzzy moth drawn to a glowing pipe bowl, DLT returns to the subject that plagues him day and night:

"I haven't listened to Radio 1 for years - though I turned the dial to it by mistake in the car the other day. I switched it off again straight away.
"I think kids should get what they want to hear on radio. It's not a case of the old fuddy duddy versus the young, hip jocks.
"Radio is better than TV, but it's still going the way of all flesh. It's too easy to make programmes full of farting and crude jokes, instead of something balanced that people actually want to listen to."

The local radio career, the contempt for young BBC DJs, I'm not sure if he's more Alan Partricge or Dave Nice these days ...

Posted by Jonah at September 13, 2004 2:05 PM