About three weeks ago I got a phone call from a number I did not recognise. I somewhat reluctantly answered the phone…and then came quite a surprise…
The phone call was from the Programme Director at TLV1, a new English language radio station soon to launch, based in Tel Aviv. Without my knowledge, a friend had put her in touch with me, and we were talking about bringing Kol Cambridge back on the air…something I’d been thinking about ever since I left Cambridge.
There were other attempts; the ill-fated trial of Shalom FM in London (they did not get a full license in the end, sadly); discussions with local radio in Geneva while I was living there; I even was talking to a station based in Jaffa last year which seemed quite concrete. Unfortunately things never worked out, for a variety of reasons.
But things seemed different this time. Two weeks ago I went in to record a pilot show. It was wonderful to be back in the studio, behind the microphone, turning up the volume far too loud while playing the tracks. One week later I was meeting with the management to finalise a contract, and soon I will be going in to present the first show of many more to come!
The format will be the just how it was – we’ll open with some of the hottest contemporary tunes; towards the end of the show we’ll take it retro with some classic hits and will close with a Jewish track or two. As with before, I will want to feature some of the biggest Israeli artists on the show, so you should expect some great interviews, although that will take a bit more time to put together.
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And please do send us all your requests and shout outs for the special comeback first show. It’s going to be huge! I can’t wait…
Peace for now