First #UKGospelLegacy entry for 2020. I MUST make it AWESOME 💪 Shout out to an unwavering #UKGospel champion, especially for your amazing work on radio Stand tall Dave P From Station FM, to Choice FM, to Premier Gospel, to owning your own station, Urban Gospelnetwork Thank you so much for your service❤️ (By the way: that incredible black & white picture 📸 of Dave is by … Continue reading #UKGospelLegacy – 2 January 2020
So, I didn’t really realise the importance of this interview until I started the final prep for it this week… After all, it’s only Dave. I’ve been listening to the guy on radio for near enough 20 years. For the first 5 or so years of that I was – like many people – a distant fan, listening to his popular radio shows with … Continue reading The Dave P Interview – 28 Years in UK Gospel
Sometime in September Miss Tobi sent me the tweet congratulating me on the nomination.
It was the first I heard of it. As it turned out, I’d been nominated in the ‘Best Radio Personality’ category for the 2012 Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts Awards (BEFFTAs).
I was shocked. As in ‘stunned, but very pleasantly surprised’. Pretty much the very same reaction I had when my first-ever nomination came in for the same category in last year’s BEFFTAs.
I didn’t win of course, but – cliché time – it felt fantastic just to be nominated.
To put this into some sort of context, I’d only been doing radio for about two years when that first nomination came in…
What makes this whole thing special for me is the fact that I’m nominated in an ‘open’ category, not a ‘Gospel’ one…
And yes, while that might (possibly) sound like a contradiction in evangelical terms to some people (do refrain from hurling your stones of righteous indignation, and leave them in their pouches a minute longer), from my point of view it means I’m being assessed via the same yardstick as people in mainstream radio – from places like the BBC and Choice FM, to mention just two.
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(Dave P – photo © Choice FM)
It’s almost as inevitable as night following day.
Given time, most gospel shows on mainstream radio stations will almost certainly end up being shunted to the nether reaches of the station schedule, as programme directors sacrifice niche – if deeply loved – shows on the altar of profitability and/or popularity.
Continue reading “Switch on or Shut Up – Choice FM Give Dave P Early Start”