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Did you miss me?

Hi Gang,

I know it has been a long time, so put the kettle on and hit the link BBR And let’s have a bit of a catch up.

First, I want to that everyone for all the support that you have given to both myself, and the Radio Station.  Not only tuning in, in your droves, but by supporting the events which we put on around the country, and in other countries.  I would like to also thank you on behalf of the team.  Who have seen an increase in subscribers/listeners to podcasts, So thank you for that.. We would also like to say a special thank you to everyone who has supported ‘Soulful Sundaes’.  You have come down to Herne Bay in your 100’s and we thank you for all the positive feedback, and look forward to seeing you down at the Bandstand, as the Summer continues.

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This weekend 11th-12th August 2018, We have Herne Bay Carnival 2018, and we have brought some special guests over from BBR Tenerife.  David Manso & Le Canarien!

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We look forward to seeing you all down in Herne Bay, on Saturday.  If your in Reading on Saturday night you can catch the Duo from Tenerife, alongside BBR’s Rob Randell!! At the ‘Purple Turtle‘ (Yep.. I said it).

ONWARDS!!

I have been known to use these pages to have the odd rant, bit of politic’s, I steer well clear of religion.  But I have seen some weird thing going on with other stations.  I always say we are in a business, which is full of competition, and that means that you have to either be very niche, or very broad in terms of what you do.  At the same time it’s a business, and the minute you go on air, you have a responsibility to your listeners!  Take what you do seriously, and have a plan to be broadcasting in 10 years time.  I took a financial punt, but at the same time their was, and is a long-term plan.  Kind of build it, they will come!!  And I am grateful that you all share the enjoyment,ent we hope to bring with BBR.

With that in mind, it has alway been our strategy to expand our operation in Tenerife (Canary Islands), and we shall start broadcasting on FM in Tenerife in 2019.  This will run alongside our current online programming, and will offer the not only our online users, but our FM & Online Listeners the opportunity to experience a new schedule of dual programming, with live shows from both the UK & Tenerife.  This has been something we have been working on for some time, and look forward to our launch in January 2019.

THERE’S MORE!!

Fun in the Sun 2019‘ Someone booked today, and paid £398.00pp flights & Accommodation.  So don’t take my word for it! book for yourself, and buy your BBR Wristband, and you will be in store for one hell of a week!!  We will be bringing to Tenerife, from Italy ‘Camera Soul‘  for two Amazing shows at the Legendary ‘Hard Rock Cafe’ Los Americas, Tenerife. In January 2019 as part of FITS 2019.

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‘FITS 2019’ Just got bigger, so why not be a part of it.. Book your trip & get yourself a BBR Wristband, and be a part of Fun in the Sun 2019, in Tenerife. for more info: boogiebunkerradio@gmail.com

For all you need to know about Tenerife, follow our Partners Tenerife Buzz (www.tenerife.buzz)

FINALLY!!

It’s been a hectic few weeks with all the project’s me and the team are trying to juggle.  The Wife has been back and forth to hospital with her mother, so it has been all hands to the pump.  Hence the delay in the update!  Lot’s of exciting stuff in the pipeline, so follow this blog, or subscribe to BBR..

Have a great weekend, and if you can’t be good? Be careful!

YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO?

 

HOLLA AT ME!

 

JJ

 

 

He’s got my vote? Danny for Prime Minister!

Hi Gang,

I know it’s been a while… So lot’s to catch up on! So kettle on and click the link for some tunes BBR

World Cup, Brexit, Soulful Sundaes, to name but a few are the topic, we are going to cover.  First up Brexit.. I saw my old mate Danny Dyer on Television, giving his opinion on Brexit, which went viral, and basically, I can’t help but agree with him at every turn.  No matter what side of the argument you are on? Leave or Remain! Your not going to get what you want, and in the mist of it all is a great big mess? And Danny is right? Where is David Cameron! In France, with his trotters up! Darn right! but he is right… What a twat!  David Cameron had the opportunity, as Prime Minister to go to Europe, and said.. We want, and if you don’t give us.. We will leave! And on the result of the Referendum, I have a feeling, he would have got us a great deal, and we would be having our cake and eat it! Instead, and I am going to say it, because Danny couldn’t on National Telly! We are Fucked!! Let’s not make any bones about it, we are in deep shit!

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In the last 2 years since the referendum, We as a country have spent Billions, working out how we are going to get out? Without making the country bankrupt? Good luck with that.. Teresa!  Now we all remember that famous £350 Million!  Let’s for a minute, say it exists? The cheapest solution to the Irish Boarder Situation? Would Cost £25 Billion, Yep £25 Billion.. for a £350 million a year saving! You do the math!  Some of the issue’s prior to the referendum was immigration.. That has dropped, mainly from Non-Europeans! and Europeans, has not only dropped, but people leaving the country has increased! mainly Europeans.  One of the concerns of Brexit, is that immigrants, have been the backbone of the country for so many years, that the lack off, or the loss of, does not in-fact create more jobs for British people, because they were the jobs, that Brit’s didn’t want to do! Anyone fancy working 10 hours on a chicken farm, or picking fields in Kent, for 10 hours, on your hands and knees.. Hell No!

Everyone keeps telling me, about getting our boarders back, and control of trade! Sounds good.. But let’s take a look at that.. President Trump, is in the middle of a trade war, and We think that he will do us a favour, by giving us Tariff free access to his US Market? Is that ‘Putting America first‘? I think not, so I can’t see any sweet deals for us? And if there is… What does America have, that we can’t get cheaper, and quicker from Europe? Even with a new Tariff agreement.. After all we are going to get a good deal?

Our Boarders.. Like America, we can dictate, who we let into the country… Even with freedom of movement rules! I will explain…  AT EVERY UK BOARDER THERE IS A SIGN! “We have the right to refuse entry into the UK… TO ANYONE”!  We have control of our Boarders! WE CHOOSE NOT TO!! FACT!!

The final point from the referendum, was our Parliament being in control, and not a bunch of bureaucrats in Brussels.. Fair and interesting point!  Have you ever watched our parliament?  Nuff Said! And let look at some of those rules.. We know the bent Bananas was a joke! So how bad are these rules? And some of the counties having to suffer these rules! I can only talk from personal experience, but I am sure you will see my point, if you have travelled round Europe. Holland, Rotterdam, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, to name a few, each have their problems, but as far as I can see the laws, and rules that those Bureaucrats have put in place, seem to have done each of those countries as service, and each of them, have managed to negotiate favourable terms, while inside the EU!

I am going to leave this topic, for now, and I am sure over coming weeks we will no doubt have to revisit it, but I am praying that Prime Minister Dyer, get’s in and sorts this mess out.. and in his words.. ‘Soon As‘.

Onwards!

World Cup fever is upon us.. And I for one am loving every minute, it have been the only thing that has keep my eye off the Premier League transfer market.. (Come on West Ham, few more players in).  But this World Cup, in Russia has been the first time I have been able to truly believe, we could actually win the thing! Fingers crossed, and not wanting to ‘jinx’ things I will leave the subject there for now… Save to say.. Come on England!!

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Summer is here!

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Last weekend we launched ‘Soulful Sundaes’, Boogie Bunker Radio’s Summer Event.  Held in the Glorious Seaside town of Herne Bay, Kent.  We Take over the Central Bandstand, with our partners Makcaris Ice Cream Parlour!  We bring an afternoon of across the board Soul & Dance music, with a hint of Reggae!  We had great weather, and a great crowd throughout the day.  We shall be back every Sunday, as Well as Saturday 11th August for the Famous Herne Bay Carnival, when we will have some extra special guest joining us.

So why not come and join us for a day at the seaside, and some great music. Free entry throughout the Summer!

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This week on the family front, hasn’t been great, NO! The wife is very much alive... But her Mother has been unwell, and it has put a strain on the family, as a whole.  My wife is a little bundle of energy, as many of you know? But with hospital visits, and the worry, it does have its effect all round.  I unlike most am very pragmatic, and to some very strong and capable.  Which to a degree I am, I am a good businessman, and run a successful business, which I built from scratch.  But there are days, that my wife puts me to shame!  She has been exhausted, but each day, she gets up, and brushes her teeth, and gets ready for another day, of more unknown.  Yes, there have been tears, and couple of nights of waking up, in her clothes.. Where I have pulled the covers, over her corpse!  I have had to cope with a couple of ‘Bitch‘ moments, but I can take all that, because I look at my wife, with great pride.  My admiration for how she has coped is immense, and I hate to say it… I am a lucky guy, to have such a loving & caring person by my side.. And if anyone tells her, they are a dead person!

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You know what to do?

 

HOLLA AT ME!

JJ.

 

It’s Been a while! Let’s catch up?

Hi Gang,

It has been a while, but plenty to catch up on… So kettle on! Hit the link, and lock into the station Boogie Bunker Radio

First, I want to take about my wife.  Anyone who knows my wife, will know that she is a little bundle of energy! In her head she’s 15, and still thinks that she is capable of doing the same things now, as she did then.  This weekend, we had the Spring BBQ, my wife always hostess with the mostest.. Worked like a trooper! granted she was no good, to man, nor beast for a few days afterwards, but I want to say how much, I love and enjoy having her by my side. I just wanted to let her know how important she is too me, and my day-to-day life, and I would be lost without her.

Onward!

Well, I am a few days away from arriving in Tenerife for some LIVE broadcasts with a few of the UK & Tenerife BBR Radio DJ’s.  Which is always fun, and we get a chance to have some down time together which can always be messy, one of our presenters is part of a Stag crew who will join us for the finale! Which see’s us all at the ‘Lagoon Party‘ at the Hard Rock Hotel… Very messy.. Will report on that on my return! For details on the Shows & LIVE Broadcasts, visit the BBR Website

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And there’s more!

Sometime’s as a parent your torn between hugs, or strangulation. As father of 5, I find it always a surprise to find that my children have a belief that I as an adult, have not lived a life! And that I haven’t either pulled the same if not similar strokes myself, or know someone who has? Further than that.. Any advice we give them, is all just our way of in some way spoiling their fun, or bursting that ever inflated bubble.  Of all my children I have a deep-seated love for, some days they piss me off, some days I burst with pride for their achievements.  I have 4 girls, and each is a survivor in their own way, one is a mother, and is getting used to being a parent, and the new perspective on life that she has to adapt too making rules for her own.. She has my support and I will do all I can help.  I have a daughter, that is so much like me that it would shock her, if she was to admit the truth. at times all of my children have clashed with me, or their mothers, and my philosophy, has a will always be… We are parent and child, no matter how old you are, we are note mates.. We can be close, but we are not mates!  If we become mates, then you will be able to call me a C**t, like you do your mates, I will become less important over the years, like your mates! I am forever, and I am the person that you should turn to when in need.

Note I haven’t mentioned my son, this isn’t for any specific reason.  I am not going to lie, he recently let me down, which in turn let himself down, another story, and not for this blog.  But my point is this, our children have no idea how much we worry about them.. No we don’t always show our concern, and that is another parenting trait! we much be brave for them.  But I have sat a watched my wife having a restless night, because one of the kids has a cold, and that will never stop.  And who as a parent would want to have that trait programmed out of them? Not me!

I liken my job as a parent to that of a priest!! No I can’t wed you, but I give out more ‘forgiveness’ than the pope! As a parent, we are either blessing, or taking confession!  Point being this, our kids will make mistakes, and it is my hope that they learn from them, and in turn become better people.  It’s my hope, but DNA isn’t something which should define us as parents.. It’s what should define our children? As it’s our DNA that they are made from!

Just Saying… Moving On!

I would like to thank everyone who came down for the BBQ, we had great weather, and the Punch went down a treat, and half a pig was well and truly consumed, and the dog made whoopee to the bones. Now, we have had requests to do it again, as a great summer is promised… But at BBR we have something planned to the 12 weeks of Summer, check the website for info.

I have said some time ago that for me, the Radio Station was a progression, of my love for music, and although owning a station was never part of the plan.  I have picked up the gauntlet, and run with it, and I owe to those that work for me, to make the station as best as it can be. Without financial backing no Radio station can survive in this world of podcasts, and Spotify.  I have a plan, and to some it’s a dream, but BBR was a dream to some, and it’s success is a formula, which has been tested before! But that’s my secret.

In the coming month or to we will be making some brand changes, and the station will change in the way we do things, and these are busy, but exciting times for me, and my family. I will do my best to cover some of the goings on in my blog, but all will possible be revealed soon.

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Another 4 day weekend is upon us, and it’s my hope to spend as much of it relaxing, as I am Knackered! But looking forward to some Sun & Cocktails in Tenerife next week.

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Have a great weekend, and be nice to each other.

You know what to do?

 

HOLLA AT ME!

JJ.  

 

Holiday Weekend Ahoy!!

Hi Gang,

As you can see from the title, we are gearing up for a holiday weekend.  The blog recently has focused on some of the issues, which effect our day to day live’s in the UK.  I wanted to talk about my day to day life, and running a Radio Station, and DJ, as well as an insight into my family life!  However, I have to save something for the book! So you will have to make do with, all the boring stuff!!

It’s Festival Season in the UK, and most of those which are held outside! You buy a ticket in the hope of good weather.  Now that may seem a risky prospect in the UK, with our inclement weather conditions, but those are the risks.  Now this can become a double edged sword, as you try and play safe, and opt for events which have both inside and outside facilities?  I this year am taking a risk by announcing the day of our annual BBQ!

I figured if we used the Royal wedding day! They would of at least check the long range forecast, from sources better than the BBC? We are talking Royalty! And they have an open Carriage bit, so they must know something we don’t!! Well fingers crossed, to anyone who is planning to take in a festival this year.  I will be attending one or two, although not trying to sound like a snob, I only try and attend those that offer VIP facilities! Brother has to have some standards.

I am just over 3 weeks away from returning to Tenerife (Spain), for a few show’s with the team from BBR, from the UK & Tenerife.  I have been going to Tenerife for around 30 years on and off, and my wife and I have made some great friends on the island over the years.  I have made it no secret of my intention to settle on the island, and see out my days, drinking cocktails with the wife.  Who doesn’t? But you have to look at things, that you never previously considered. Be assured our decision making isn’t on a whim!  We have no children, that live at home! They have lives, and make their own choices, we are just here to support, and offer an alternative perspective, to our children’s nonsense?

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The issue for us… Is time! We both work, and have busy lives!  West Ham at a weekends, and family & friends in-between.  And then their is our dog!  Granted she is pushing on, but it’s like having a child, she needs to be fed and watered! and even she has here ways, and routines!  Granted we look at a lot of property online, but that doesn’t really cut it.  And after a few trip’s which saw very little new come to the market, we went to plan B!!

Why not find a bit of land, and build what we want! Which solves all our problems, but going to find a ideal piece of land, has proved equally as difficult as our property search, so Plan C, has come into effect! I will let you know what that is in the coming weeks… When the wife, tells me!

Onward!

It is expected that we shall have great weather for the holiday weekend? I have already given you my thoughts on the weather in the UK.  Now anyone who doesn’t hold with the theory of global warming, come and live here! Beast from the East will soon have you changing your mind?  We name weather fronts, in the UK!

I am hoping that I will be able to wear a pair of shorts, before I return to Tenerife?  I am savourily lacking in vitamin D, or B, or Both!

Have a great weekend!

HOLLA AT ME!

 

JJ

It’s a ‘Good Friday!’

Hi Gang,

It’s that time again, so grab a coffee, and hit the link… Boogie Bunker Radio May as well tune into the station, while you have a read!

It’s Good Friday, and a day of contemplation for most? Me included, yes even me too! I am human, and although not overtly religious these days, I have an a very good understanding about the background of today’s feast.. I even know how ‘Fish’ became the meal of the day!  My Genius has no bounds.. I hope that those who look at today, as one of contemplation, take a moment to consider others.  More over those less fortunate!

I celebrate my Birthday on Easter Sunday, and no I am not saying how old! I have decided that I can do without recycling, cards the next day, so I have set up a donation page which will make donations to Prostate Cancer Donate I would be grateful if you would donate at least £1 to a great cause.  I would like to thank all those who have donated, thus far.

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Onward!

Sometimes in life, people can surprise you? I will explain.  At the Radio Station, we hosted a competition to give away a trip for 2, to Tenerife! Great, and all you had to do was send, in a photo! Easy… Not so.. We got more emails to donate the prize to someone, who worked on the trip, this year, and to back that we received, just 11 entries.

Here’s where the story get even more ironic! We had already recognised the fact that this person, would indeed make a valid member of the Station Team, and therefore would be travelling anyway! For me it was the gesture, from the public, and those who travelled this year, who had, like us seen his contribution.  Be assured, we do recognise those within, and around the team, and we try our best to do something to reward those.

Which still left us with 2 ticket’s for Tenerife! After a meeting with the Sponsor’s, we feel that we have found a solution! Mega Competition Why not have a go?

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Onwards!

My Birthday weekend starts with a return to the London Stadium, for West Ham’s game against Southampton. Known as a 6 pointer, to us football fans, it will also be start of the new security measures, after the last game, and the well publicised pitch invasion. I think for now, I have said more than enough with regards to the whole issue, and my feelings with regarding how things are going, at the Club.  I will therefore, forget what has happened in previous weeks, and return with a clean slate, and see if there has been any movement on some of the issues which, in my opinion, could be easily solved, and would be seen as a positive step forward, in the eyes of many fans… Please note, as I write, I am not holding my breath (even as I wrote the last sentence!).

Finally… 

I spoke some weeks ago, about adding an FM/DAB stream to our station, and the regulations for such.  We finally completed the criteria for the Station to broadcast in Spain.  Which we see as an opportunity to increase our reach, across another platform, and opening up to us a new audience.  We would like to thank all those involved in assisting us in obtaining the necessary permissions.  This will also expand our reach during FITS 2019, where we will be able to broadcast to listeners across Spain, on Dual Networks.  Some new branding will be forthcoming, which is very exciting, and will finally take the responsibility of Marketing out of my hands, to which I am eternally gratefully.  It will also mean a base in Spain (Tenerife), which I would be happy to accommodate! If anyone is asking??

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It’s that time!! You know what to do!!

 

HOLLA AT ME!

 

 

JJ.