Where does the time go?!


Hello, hope all is well!

I was chatting to a friend recently who asked how long I'd been working in TV and Radio… I shocked myself when I realised its been 22 years! I have no idea where those years have gone! It's strange though how some of the most long-ago memories can feel like yesterday and more recent ones can feel like an age ago.

I remember my first day at work when I landed the job at Isle of Wight Radio in 1990. It was a brand new station and was due on-air a few weeks later. I recall arriving at the studios. We were all mingling outside, waiting to be let in, the sun was shining and I was feeling both nervous and excited. My job was to write the travel news for the afternoon show and generally be on hand to help out. I loved every minute of it.

I made it to the airwaves a year or so later. I presented the overnight show and recall the fear (like it was yesterday!) as the 'mic live' light illuminated and I spoke into the microphone for the first time. I could just about make out the weather before me, a trembling piece of paper in my hand! I got through it (only just!) and from there on my love of the media just grew and grew…

But where have those years gone?!

Take care and see you soon.




  1. Deborah Slauenwhite September 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie.
    Welcome back. Hope you had an enjoyable break and you and the family are well. Hope your dad is alot better too. I took Bella to my sister’s yesterday to celebrate my nephews 18th so we missed your first day back. [ she doesn’t know your back yet].
    I have sent a funny photo [ I’ll say no more] hope you enjoy it and I apologise now—but I had to do it.
    Take care.
    Love Debby and a BIG whoof from Bella

  2. Charlie brook September 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    Hello Debby and hello Bella!
    Thank you for the photo…. Very funny! With your permission perhaps I can pop it on my blog some time!
    Thank you and take care

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