I was slightly offended when I turned on the radio and heard, “Gold 90 FM, Home of Elvis Presley”. It was read out by Brian Richmond, the doyen of radio presenters.
Then I realised that they really should have a promo/announcement that says something to the effect of “Radio Singapore – Home of Brian Richmond”, for he is nothing less than a living legend, an institution, and a life story that mirrors this country’s own history – an Englishman, an orphan of Empire, adapting to local climes, flourishing, maturing and evolving into the voice of Oldie Goldie Radio, with his slow, deliberate sentences and flat vowels that bely his enthusiasm when he introduces Glenn Campbell’s and other country songs.
If I had a hat, I’d tip it to you, Uncle Brian.
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From miyagi.sg: Gold 90 FM, Home of Brian Richmond https://www.miyagi.sg/2010/01/gold-90-fm-home-of-brian-richmond/
Hi Brian, I’m trying to help a guy from germany to get in touch with you, a former flybaits, Thubten (Victor) Kway. Pls call him @85151733:disqus
Tis last two wks did not hear your voice over the air wave. You on holiday?
I am a retiree and wondering whether you need any help in your Vintage Sunday programme like playing and selecting oldies, etc. I can identify with good oldies and I am more than happy to do the job on a voluntary basis, just to keep my sanity in check. Cheers!