KL.FM Off-Air, by Charles Dennett, January 27, 2015

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Well, we’ve all just about settled in after our mega Christmas and New Year period in the KL.FM office.

Our New Year’s resolutions are in tatters.

Simon Rowe’s dream of a six pack for 2015 is disappearing with every pack of biscuits he demolishes, and my own pledge to get myself into the gym more often hasn’t yet happened. Maybe tomorrow.

One thing we have managed to keep to though, is our own plan to change things up a bit this year in a bid to keep on creating award winning radio.

That leads me on to announcing a couple of exciting changes here, and a hugely exciting change for me. In the next couple of months, I’m going to be moving away from reading the news every day to host a new daytime show!

A move into presenting has been something I’ve been hoping to do for a year or so now, and the guys at KL.FM are showing a really big vote of confidence in me in giving me the job.

For those of you who love your rock music, you’ll know that on Sunday nights between 7pm and 9pm I present KL.FM Rocks, so the whole presenting thing isn’t completely alien to me.

That said, KL.FM Rocks is my own show, where I set the tone and format. It’s all on my terms. If you haven’t tuned in yet and you love your rock music, then you really should.

For the first hour we profile some very exciting up and coming local bands with Twisted Melon Promotions, and then we try and play some new bands that are doing well, but that you maybe haven’t heard before. The second hour is all about classic rock music, where we play absolute belters. It really is very good, but I am biased.

So yeah, I present the Rock show hidden away on a Sunday night, but that’s not really the same as a regular daytime slot on KL.FM. I’m quite nervous about taking it on, but really very excited too. I first got involved in radio when I was 17 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Since then I have done two lots of student radio, and a stint at a community radio station too.

It’s a long time since I walked around the wards asking people if they had requests, but I feel that the whole journey has a nice circular feel to it.

Seven years later, I’ll be doing the presenting thing for a living, which is awesome, in the same place I first started out… All be it just up the road.

In terms of the show itself, the plan is just to keep on cranking out brilliant music.

I think I would be pre-empting a few ideas that are still kicking around in the office here about a couple more changes, but safe to say that we aren’t quite finished making things better yet. Watch this space!