Old Gits & Hits: a weekly radio-show-made-podcast broadcast on several stations in the West Country including Bristol, Swindon, parts of Somerset, and in Spain on the Costa Blanca and Malta.
The show is simple. They turn up, don’t tell each other what they are going to say until they say it – and the rest – pure improvisation, designed to put a smile on your face.
They've been around and you'll benefit!
They’ve broadcast on commercial radio, BBC radio, community radio and hospital radio. The tag line for the show is “more chat less music” - and chat they do!
Each month, they compile the best of the worst bits (or is it the worst of the best bits?) which is available on most outlets, or as they say “wherever you get your podcasts from”.
John has been “doing radio stuff” since he was 18, starting with Hospital radio in Bristol before joining Bristol’s first commercial station, Radio West. From there he’s been on GWR, Classic Gold, the Eagle, Star Radio and BBC Radio in the West where he still appears now and then. John has presented all genres of music as well as speech formats from phone-ins to sport. He’s also a live event commentator where his dulcet tones are heard at the Bristol Harbour Festival, The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and other major events across the country. He also likes to put a dress on each year to appear in pantomime!
David started his radio career when the BBC launched Radio Bristol. He was one of the first 'Disc Jockeys' (as opposed to radio presenters) before working as a current affairs producer. He’s also worked for GWR, Classic Gold, WFM, Star Radio and Pulse Radio. Like John he also worked for Hospital Radio in Bristol as well as Radio Lollipop where he was programme controller for the station which was broadcast purely to and by the patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital. A keen writer, David has written self help books and is currently working on his autobiography.
Chris started broadcasting on Hospital Radio in Bristol before getting his first job in commercial radio at Radio West. He went on to work for GWRClassic Gold and Orchard FM. In 1999 he was part of the launch team for WFM in Weston Super Mare. In 2003 he moved on to launch Ivel FM in Yeovil and then Original 106 (now Sam FM) in Bristol. He is a director of Bradley Stoke Radio and is a member of a team that has recently been awarded a broadcast licence to for Thornbury Radio. A true radio geek, he even has three radio studios in his own house!