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I really didn't want my picture here, but I'm bowing to pressure.
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And for the first 5 or so years of that I was a distant fan, listening to his popular radio shows with great music, industry news, plus his bad jokes and wisecracks.
Dave worked across all sorts of radio stations, mainly on mainstream channels, because back in the early 90s our choice of gospel radio was severely limited.
Then it dawned on me: this is not just Dave, the man who over the years has become not just a good friend, but someone who’s been in gospel radio for 28 years…
Pause and think: TWENTY EIGHT YEARS! So many projects in UK gospel do not last 28 months, talk less of 28 years. Harsh but fair. And true.
In that time I’ve seen many people with hugely impressive ideas and enthusiasm come and go, countless false starts for the expected (and promised) explosion of the UK gospel scene, and far too many deserving people give up because - let me be blunt here - this gospel path is a tough one to walk…
So how has Dave P lasted this long? And while the photo is a fun above is a playful one, where does the strength to keep doing what he has for almost three decades come from?
And what’s his secret of fortitude in a sector where so many have (usually through no fault of their own) given up?
Plus: what exactly did he share in this no-holds-barred, emotionally-charged interview..?
I was joined by the immensely talented
Faith Jegede in what was lone of her final
interviews here in the UK (before the UK gospel
scene lost one of its best new-generation media
personalities to the US).
For many years I was - like many people - a Dave P fan, listening to him on FM radio.
Published 1 September 2013
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