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Profile: Frank Wappat

Frank Wappat
Frank also presents Inspirational Music on Sunday mornings

Join Frank every Sunday from 7pm for nostalgic music and a walk down memory lane.


Place of birth Hebburn

Favourite view in the north-east of England?

Teesdale. My ancestors lived there from the mid 1400s.

Best thing about working in radio?

An opportunity to share my specialist music knowledge and vast music collection with the listeners.

First record you bought?

Harry Roy's Dance Band with Marjorie Kingsley taking the vocal.

I still have the record and achieved a life-long ambition in tracking her down to America, where she emigrated with her serviceman husband after the war. I was delighted to be able to interview her for one of my programmes.

Happy memories?

My first production work for radio (Radio 390 Pirate) whilst I was in London.

Bad memories?

Boarding the station's ship by breeches buoy - I can't swim!

Most interesting person you've interviewed?

Everybody's favourite - the nostalgia king, Bing Crosby.

Where you are when you get most of your inspiration?

At home in my study, after midnight with a couple of whiskies.

Proudest achievement?

Being voted Britain's Top Radio Presenter by the Daily Mirror, knocking Michael Aspel and Dale Winton into seventh and last place respectively.

Any bad habits?

None whatsoever! Although, if you ask my wife I'm sure she'll have a few for you.

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