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Radio 1: The Jocks


"Loves to party", apparently‘SUNSHINE SHOW’-promising token million-o-clock-in-the-morning reggae jock, who apparently ‘loves to party’, and often the equally token odd choice to present the likes of Number Ones On 1 and sundry assorted Roadshows. Did not elude Bannisterisation for long. See also colourfully (and also just possibly pseudonymously) monickered early eighties counterpart Dixie Peach, and late eighties bigger-upper of raggamuffin The Rankin’ Miss P.



  1. George White

    April 17, 2022 at 7:48 am

    Died last month.
    Weirdly began his career in Ireland, was a pirate radio DJ in Cork, then hosted shows on 96fm in the early 00s.
    Though Jamaican, he lived here, was a sort of Irish reggae equiv of Geno Washington or PJ Proby.

  2. THX 1139

    April 18, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Didn’t Matthew Bannister describe him as “a terrible parody of a black man”? Something like that. I’m sure he wasn’t so bad, just overexcitable. RIP, anyway.

    • Glenn Aylett

      April 18, 2022 at 1:44 pm

      The same Matthew Bannister hired Lisa I Anson, who played up to every urban stereotype going whenever she opened her mouth and was frankly shite. Dat’s a wikkid choon, innit, where’s da party. At least Man Ezeke had a really good knowledge of reggae and, while excitable, was a decent enough presenter and would have been good doing a reggae show on Radio 2.

      • THX 1139

        April 18, 2022 at 11:15 pm

        Actually, it might have been Trevor Dan who said it, I forget. I don’t remember Lisa that well, apart from two things: she was better than Emma Freud, and she got furious on air with Shirley Manson of Garbage for calling a song “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”. Seriously, she was really narked.

  3. Glenn Aylett

    April 19, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    @ THX 1139, Lisa I Anson had the lunchtime show when I was working in a warehouse in 1996, and for all most of the people wanted a local ILR station on, the floor manager insisted on Radio 1 all the time. From what I can remember, her show was heavy with dance music, she spoke like someone off a rave record in the early nineties( wikkid, where’s da party, banging tune) and wasn’t really interested in Britpop or most guitar music. Eventually I Anson was demoted to weekends, where she was sacked predictably for missing her show for being out clubbing.

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