October 23, 2005

The end of an ear

(or 'era' if you prefer)
It's over! The last Christian O'Connell Breakfast show on Xfm has been and gone. Always the highlight of any uni holiday, daytrip down south (like early morning starts for uni championship karting) and more recently commutes to work, it was a brilliant show for 5 years.

There are a couple of mp3s available online, not great quality but well worth having a listen to if you're an Xfm fan:

The latter includes all the classics, just a few of these being the culmination of the Hasselhof campaign, Brian Blessed, Damon from Oval and a reminder of earlier in the week when Stephen Fry phoned the show to hear the Fry vs. Blessed mash-up. The funniest moment on the compilation is when Christian encourages a listener to propose to his girlfriend on air to win tickets to the Reading Festival – the listener goes off to do it and Christian is left floundering "I'm not ready! No! What've I done?!"

Lauren Laverne takes over Breakfast soon and Christian is starting at Virgin (booo) in late January. Luckily Lauren is completely nuts too, so getting up in the mornings should be no less pleasant despite the dark and the rain and the traffic and the…


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  1. Yay puma attack!

    23 Oct 2005, 15:52

  2. Shall

    Which bit? I need to learn London radio, difficult when we're not allowed to listen to radio at work!

    24 Oct 2005, 00:57

  3. All of it really! Although the audio clips won't mean much if you never came across Xfm before. Just have a listen – 104.9, or it's on DAB/Sky Digital/their website.

    24 Oct 2005, 09:07


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