Mike Lawrence

The Music Scrap Book
Tuesdays 8pm – 10pm

Hi all,

Mike here.

It was back in 1998 that I actually retired from radio. Who knew that the move from Surrey and the M25 to Devon was going to reignite the spark. So a year or so ago I got back into it through an online hospital radio. From vinyl and decks to computers and USB’s was quite a shock. I have been there and done it all through hospital radio with roles as station manager, programme controller and treasurer, as well as presenter.

Alongside this I was out there as a mobile and club DJ all over the London/Surrey/Kent area for some 3 decades, after a 13 week long hot summer of wedding receptions I retired from that side of the business.

I had also been part of many restricted service licences when in 1993 the best opportunity opened up and suddenly I was broadcasting 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, on Eclipse FM, an ahead of it’s time cable radio station. Unfortunately in 1996 the radio authority didn’t see things our way, however it was the best of times.

This was probably highlighted for me with having the late Dave Cash (Capitol Radio) as programme controller, and working with and learning from him. I interviewed many of those that we love to listen to, and still tell the story of the day Hank Marvin made me a cup of coffee, before we sat down to chat.

So why am I at VYPA Radio? I have a huge knowledge of music, specifically the 60’s and 70’s, and a deep connection to that time which I love to share. I will play tracks you love to sing a long too, and maybe give you a little bit about why I am playing it and then slip in something by a famous name but the memory of it is just lurking there waiting to be recalled.

If you would love to hear a certain track or have something you would like mentioned in a future show then please email me (link below), even if you just want to say hello.

See you Tuesdays at 8pm.

Mike Lawrence


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