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Biography

Pirate Pete was born “non-pirate” in the swinging 60’s, but the only swinging he did was in the local park ( still true to this day!).

Music was always a massive influence from the strange metamorphesis of the Beatles, through the sheer excitement of glam and punk, to the jaw dropping discovery you could get whole albums of guitar led rock music not just what appeared in the charts (someone lent him “Physical Graffiti”…what a baptism of fire!).

Rock music became Pete’s first true love as well as mainstream chart stuff, a Saturday job in the local library helped with access to free music on cassette ( a perk of the job ) ….oh joy. Pete began to dabble with the guitar and found AC/DC songs fairly accessible to play along with.

Pete continued recording my fave tracks from the Top 40 every week, and still has a colletion of some 30 C90’s of chart hits which still play well.

The fire still blazes bright with Pete’s 2 hour show on Source FM and a regular slot at the Monday night jam session at the Prince of Wales which he loves….Power to the Pirate !!

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Listeners say

I can only say how much pleasure Source FM has given us over the years! What an amazing radio station! Unbelievably and consistently excellent! Well done and thank you, Best wishes, Jeremy

Jeremy

The music selections are fun, interesting and most important she makes it rock! Love Val's brash, fun, whimsical off the cuff commentaries. keep it coming! Two music fans from California. Big thank you to SourceFM :)

Yyvette, California

Just wanted to say what a lovely surprise it was on Monday morning when I first discovered your channel on my tablet. I am an artist and I love to have music and humour playing in my studio. The programme that I discovered was called the Monday Morning Comedy Collective with a presenter called Colin Leggo . A lovely lively entertaining programme with lots of humour and a good variety of music. I think a big strength of the programme is the warm personality and the professional style of the presenter. Colin Leggo was often using funny voices which I found really funny but he also encouraged the listeners to contribute to the programme. He was also interviewing a comedian which was interesting and entertaining. I will definitely catch the Colin Leggo show again and explore the other Source programmes.

David Hosking