Joe was born in Glasgow (could stop there).
He worked for a musical instrument and PA wholesaler and the thought never occurred to him to actually do anything with the kit until he had to demonstrate it to a customer one day. That was it!
He started DJing private parties and then got into playing in some city centre bars and clubs. Names like "Maxwell Plums", "Napoleons", "The Warehouse", "The Mission" and "The Sub Club" all meant something to Glasgow's punters in the 80's and 90's.
Following an "I'm starting a radio station" discussion with one of the guys who worked at the Sub Club, Joe became embedded in a new emerging radio station in Glasgow on 104.8 Fm. Things like coming straight from the airport from holiday, to an outside broadcast studio in the City's main George Square and then broadcasting for 6 hours straight became the norm.
Fast forward to moving "down South" in 1991 he though that it was all a distant memory, until another "there's a new radio station looking for presenters" conversation. Saying yes to that "to help out for a bit" meant saying yes to stations far and wide:
NBC 705 (St Vincent & The Grenadines)
Bridge FM (Budapest)
Joe was more recently working in London and travelling daily by coach, getting stuck in the London traffic more often than not. The journeys were only made bearable by listening to dozens of on-line radio stations, some great some not so. Then another light-bulb moment happened, and so AccessAll80s was born, we hope you enjoy it.
ps. the pic was only taken 2 years ago