Good Morning Nantwich: Adventures in Breakfast Radio

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Why exactly would a nationally successful stand up comedian chuck in the exhilaration and freedom of life on the road for endless Coldplay singles, arguments with BBC management, incredibly expensive coffee, and an alarm clock set to 4:30am, five days a week? When the BBC decided to launch a brand new digital radio station that would play alternative music for truly passionate music fans, their first port of call was to elicit the services of Phill Jupitus. With a record collection that ran the gamut from calypso to techno, and a love of radio inspired by his childhood hero John Peel, Phill seemed the perfect choice to launch 6 Music. Phill readily accepted, determined to do something different with such an unexpected yet brilliant opportunity. Little did he know what lay ahead. With the weighty advice of such broadcasting behemoths as Terry Wogan, Steve Wright and Tony Blackburn ringing in his ears, Jupitus tried to shake up the world of breakfast radio for the better one tune at a time. Were the public ready for something new? But more importantly, did they even want it? In Good Morning Nantwich, Phill Jupitus not only discovers the answer but finds out what really makes the listening nation tick first thing in the morning.

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Phill Jupitus was born in 1962 and grew up above a pub in Essex with a free-spirited mother (who always remained close to the A13) and an extended noisy family. After realizing work was not his strong suit, he carved out a career in stand up comedy and radio.

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`No one knows or cares more about radio or can write about it with such wit, love and grace' Stephen Fry 'Very funny' Lauren Laverne, Grazia 'As interesting as it is timely ... what shines through is his affection for a medium he flourished in' Shortlist

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