Ask @OnTheRadioWithJamesMurphy:

Just noticed the 'Ask anonymously' button was ticked. It's me in SUINNY - South West Wales :)

Alan Walker
I knew that! Only you would be asking me a question when you should be doing something else! Have a great day!

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Hi James, Cannot seem to download an old podcast I.E. PURE GROOVES 290 (11-09-14) Could you advise. Thanks Spencer.

Unfortunately they don't stay available indefinitely. Inbox me your email via facebook or twitter and I'll see what I can do

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What is your favorite movie soundtrack?

This is a hard one to answer as there are so many over the years that I've liked. 'American Graffiti' and 'That'll Be The Day' are right up there, but as an original soundtrack, I would probably say 'Cinema Paradiso'. Not only is the film superb, the music is top notch.

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If I were a carpenter was done by "Swanee" from Australia as well :) just letting you know. I have the single! :)

Thanks for that - I'll have to have a listen!

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When you go to amusement parks, what do you like to do most?

Coming from a fairground family, I always look to make sure everything looks in tip top condition,
It's a bit like a busman's holiday for me. I think it's the because of my background that makes me want to see everything looking good. Unlike most people, the first thing I'll notice is flaking paint or lights not working (how sad is that?)
However, the thing I like to do most is eat and drink at a park!

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What is one thing that many people don't know about you?

I've been partly deaf since I was born.
I can hear the lower and top end of sounds well, but struggle with the middle range, which consequently means that if I'm in a group of people I struggle to hear what's going on around me.
It means that sometimes I can appear aloof, as though I'm not really taking part in the conversation, when in actual fact I can't actually hear it properly because I can't pick up on the speaker's voice.
I have a hearing aid, but don't wear it as it picks up all the ambient sound and makes the problem even worse!

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Do you find happiness in your music? Is music the answer? lol.....xxxx

Absolutely! I've loved music since I was a kid and still do. So yes it is the answer!

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What is the meaning of life ?

I've been told it's 42! But for me it's about playing good music and enjoying yourself! Finding contentment helps too!

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Okay,, what did you want to be when you grew up?

From the time I was about 10, I wanted to do radio. I loved to record the shows on my reel to reel tape recorder. However, I didn't know how to go about it and it wasn't until I was 49 that I got the opportunity. I did get involved in Hospital Radio, but ended up more involved in the running of the station. So I got there in the end!

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If you had the chance to work on any radio station in the UK.....which would it be. (Apart from Rewind Central) ?

It would have to be Radio 2 - I don't think I fit into a commercial radio format playing Top 40 music. And I'm waaaaay to old to be on Radio 1!

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What is your favorite month of the year?

Gotta be July - not only because it's my birthday, but it's the month we're most likely to see a bit of sun!

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What do you like to do on the weekends?

On Saturdays I like to get out and about if I can, Sundays are usually spent in the studio uploading my radio shows to various stations around the world.

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Which celebrity would you like to meet?

I'm not a huge celebrity 'fan' type person. I don't tend to get overawed, as in my mind, they're only people. Although I would love to sit down and have a chat with James Taylor the singer/songwriter who comes across as a thoroughly nice man.
I was lucky enough to meet one of musical heroes, Lonnie Donegan just a few weeks before he passed away.

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