Dominik has presented a bunch of things on TV and radio in the UK and he likes to think of himself as a 'cheeky chap' in a way that kinda works for breakfast radio - it did for the XFM Scotland radio station. I liked his breakfast show, and then in June we learned that he was leaving the station at the end of the month. Like many people I got in touch with the show on his last day to say good luck and thanks for the show. I got a reply. (It's semi-automated from the look of it)
Thanks for your kind email to me. Sorry it’s taken a while to reply. The last couple of weeks at Xfm were horrific. All kinds of legal letters and insults flying back and forward between Xfm and my agent, I was even locked out of my emails 15 minutes after I came off air last Friday. They treated me appallingly.
As far as my path goes…. since word has spread that I’m available a number of offers have come in. From tomorrow I’m doing a few weeks of guest presenting on Talk 107 FM, a ballsy speech radio station based in Edinburgh and transmitting from the east coast right across to halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
It’s on 107 FM (obviously) or listen online at www.talk107.co.uk
I’m doing two weeks on Drive so you can catch me from 3pm til 7pm. Then week beginning 16th July I move onto breakfast for a week, my old timeslot 6 til 10am. You’ll get the same Dominik Diamond funny banter (I am joined by a very cheeky co-host Heather Dee, who used to present weekend breakfast on Beat 106 so I know her well). Except this time I will be encouraged to be even more naughty.
Please give it a listen if you get the chance – call up and have a chat! The number is 08454 107 107 or text TALK and your message to 8181
I’m staying in Scotland for a while – have had a couple of major radio offers – but legally I can’t talk about them (One of them will be very similar to what I was doing at Xfm). As soon as I do anything else I’ll let you know.
Thanks again for your support, I have been treated like shit by Xfm and the only thing that kept me going the last couple of weeks was support from people like yourself.
So yeah... up until getting that email I was kinda feeling bad for him and interested to see where he'd be going. Now though... well, he can bite me. I'll be sticking with Julyan on XFM now. :)
Now I have to head into work and hope like hell I can take two days off on the 23rd and 24th because Dude!! Steve!! Acoustic in London!!
...and I'm just hearing on the news that a car's undergone a controlled explosion outside a Mosque in Glasgow? What?!
Got into work and checked the news. Apparently the car outside the Mosque wasn't subject to any specific intelligence that it was a threat but they cordoned it off and exploded it anyway. And there's also been controlled explosions at the hospital in Paisley where the guy who rammed the jeep into the Airport is being treated.
(And I've got the 23rd and 24th off on leave, now I just need to find a cheap way of getting to London that I can pay for with cash since I don't have any other way of paying now...)
eta y'know what's a really bad idea? getting a hangover on a Tuesday morning and coming in to find two Sparks fixing the light opposite you that's not worked for years, and for them to fix it and it to be so bloody bright that it feels like your brain's being fried. My eyes! Owww.
eta or maybe not so much with the hangover... Hello low blood sugar, haven't seen you around here for a while...