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A love letter to Newport’s nightlife – 1997

Curry and laughs Its 1997, I’m still studying in Falmouth and running ‘Flavour’ Falmouth College Radio. I’m about to have my first curry, hand in one 5,000 and one 10,000 document and pull the mother of all practical jokes on my best mate. In music, dance was about to dominate the charts and my life.On completing my major dissertation of 10,000 words, and after a radio show for Flavour it was party time. After a few lagers, we rolled into […]

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A love letter to Newport’s nightlife – 2008

A year of massive change As I reflect on the tumultuous journey of 2008, a year marked by both professional milestones and personal challenges, I invite you to join me on a rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of this unforgettable chapter. Six Nations rugby remained a steadfast passion amidst the chaos, as I continued my role at BRfm in Brynmawr, selling radio advertising and presenting shows. Inspired by the fervour for Welsh rugby, I pioneered the concept of […]

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A love letter to Newport’s nightlife – 1996

When the worst thing happpens As I reminisce about my DJ journey spanning 25 years, Newport remains a distant memory as I return to Falmouth College of Arts in 1996 to continue my Broadcasting Studies degree. However, life took an unexpected turn with the sudden loss of my father. 1996 began with the harsh reality of grief, as I grappled with a range of emotions following my father's passing. Despite the turmoil, my resolve to return to Falmouth was met […]

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A love letter to Newport’s nightlife – 1995

Cubbing mirrored 1995 marked my first year at Falmouth College of Arts, where I pursued Broadcasting Studies. Despite my aspirations for a glamorous job, reality led me to Nimbus Records in Cwmbran. My days were spent assembling CD albums, including the monumental Oasis record "What's the Story, Morning Glory." While I never met Liam or Noel Gallagher, I forged friendships and funded my university journey through this job.In Falmouth, nightlife mirrored that of Newport, with familiar haunts like Heights 2000 […]

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A love letter to Newport’s nightlife – 1994

Goodbye Newport. 1994 unfolded without a clear plan. In January, I submitted my UCAS form, hoping for a spot in university. A trip to Falmouth in April with a fellow photography enthusiast, Gerwyn, sparked the idea of a fresh start. After completing my BTEC ND Media in May, I found myself in Cornwall come September—quite the leap from my Newport roots. Bid farewell to my trusty tangomobile; it wasn't fit for the journey.Settling into a shared house, my humble abode […]

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A love letter to Newport’s nightlife – 1993

Memories and music of a Newport DJ – 1993 1993 marked a tumultuous year academically, as I found myself more engrossed in nurturing Lliswerry High School Radio than focusing on my A Levels. With dismal grades in Drama, Computing, and English Language, I was at a crossroads. However, a push from family led me to Crosskeys College, where I pursued a BTEC ND in Media, excelling when the radio module finally came around. On the professional front, I juggled jobs […]

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Why I’ve stayed away, ahead of the opening night at the Corn Exchange music venue

Newport City Radio has been based here at on the upper floor at the Corn Exchange project since the start of January. I've tried (and failed) to keep clear of the building work being completed on what promises to be the most thrilling new music venue in a generation. I’ve been proud to witness its development. A quick personal history. I’ve been here before. Chicago Rock, as a customer, back in the day. Charter Housing in the 2010s setting up […]

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A love letter to Newport’s nightlife – 1992

In 2017 I proudly wrote a blog series which tied up my love of Newport, clubbing and radio. Now let's revisit it.At that point I'd been dj-ing for 25 years mainly in Newport. Whilst it’s not in my nature to look back, as I arrive at my quarter century I’m feeling that I want to re-ignite some cool memories and celebrate my successes with you.Each week, I’m going to take each year in order from 1992-2017.  I’ll be selecting five […]

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