E20 – Up On The Edge (Special Guest: Simon Wood)

Forget that he owns his own restaurants, don’t even bother about him being crowned Masterchef Champion 2015, you know someone has hit the big time when they get their own Wikipedia page! That’s exactly what’s happened to Oldham born and bred Simon Wood. He’s also the best selling author of “At Home With Simon Wood – Fine Dining Made Simple” and he’s also doing his bit for lockdown with #FeedingFamiliesFor30 showing us how we can eat really well each day for a week, for very little money. Add to that the fact that he is so down to Earth it’s ridiculous, he’s also very funny, he enjoys a glass of nice wine and he can hold his own in a conversation with Big Al & Owen. Slowly they were all getting more relaxed, due to the wine. So relaxed in fact, they had to cut the podcast into two episodes! “Hic!” This is going to be fun… 

#SimonWood #WoodManchester #Masterchef #MasterchefChampion #Oldham #Chadderton #Restaurant #Chef #TheRevolution #Radio #TV #OwenSherratt #BigAl #Lockdown

E19 – Up On The Edge (Special Guest: Big Lou)

Al and Owen first met Big Lou at 96.2fm The Revolution, where they all worked as on-air presenters. But Manchester based Big Lou, is also a well known face on the comedy scene, who has a commanding stage presence matched by his punchlines and timing of their delivery. Big Lou has played most of the premier comedy venues in the North West and beyond. This is going to get messy! #BigLou #Comedy #BigAl #OwenSherratt #Revolution #Manchester #City #United

E18 – Up On The Edge (Special Guest: Andy Hoyle)

Andy Hoyle is a broadcasting legend around the north west of the UK. He’s worked on more radio stations in one day, than most other presenters get to do in a career… FACT! He talks about about his career, the up’s and down’s, life on the road and the antics that presenters get up to both on and off the air. He’s one of life’s good guys, has a voice as pure as silk and even though you wouldn’t think that butter would belt in his mouth, well…

#AndyHoyle #TamesideRadio #Revolution #Radio #TV #TheBee #BBC #Granada #ITV #CharlesFoster #StevePenk #MattRamsbottom #BigAl #OwneSherratt

E16 – Up On The Edge (Special Guest: Liam Forrestal – Part2)

Part 2 of an in-depth conversation with the man who dared dream to set up his own radio station. Liam Forrestal tells how a team of dedicated individuals volunteered their way through a number of RSL’s (Restricted Service Licence), to overcome adversity, jump fences and leap through hoops, all for the dream of getting a full licence for the iconic station that was 96.2 The Revolution. #LiamForrestal #Radio #RadioStation #RSL #TheRev #962TheRevolution #OwenSherratt #BigAl #AlanNield #UpOnTheEdge #StevePenk #MattRamsbottom

E15 – Up On The Edge (Special Guest: Liam Forrestal)

The first part of an in-depth conversation with the man who dared dream to set up his own radio station. Liam Forrestal tells how a team of dedicated individuals volunteered their way through a number of RSL’s (Restricted Service Licence), to overcome adversity, jump fences and leap through hoops, all for the dream of getting a full licence for the iconic station that was 96.2 The Revolution. #LiamForrestal #Radio #RadioStation #RSL #TheRev #962TheRevolution #OwenSherratt #BigAl #AlanNield #UpOnTheEdge #StevePenk #MattRamsbottom

E14 – Up On The Edge (Special Guest: Darren Harper)

This is SPECIAL! Star of stage, screen and a brilliant vocalist too… we are delighted to have Darren Harper join us on this New Years Day! They speak about childhood in Oldham, missing out on a recording deal for a holiday, turning down the chance to be in the original line-up of the Backstreet Boys, driving for the NHS during lockdown, having one of your sons starring in Cold Feet and of course, yourself being blessed to be the son of one of the UK’s most loved entertainers, Bobby Ball!

E13 – Up On The Edge (Special Guest: Matt Ramsbottom)

In this episode Al & Owen are joined by none other than the last ever owner of 96.2 The Revolution and the current owner of The Oldham Chronicle, Mom’s Spaghetti and Madchester radio stations, Matt Ramsbottom. They cover a multitude of subjects from radio through to the best local bars, DJing in top night clubs and DJing from the back of a pick-up truck, Jack’s Smoke House to the Old School Bus. 

E12 – Up On The Edge (Special Guest: Barrie McDermott)

Happy Christmas one and all! Yes, we’ve gone and done it. A Christmas Day Podcast just for you and today we are joined by the Rugby Legend that is Barrie McDermott. 

The subjects covered are of course the recent fund raising for his good friend who is suffering from MND, Rob Burrow and the ridiculous effort put in by another local legend Kevin Sinfield. They also talk about life growing up in Oldham, how on Earth he lost an eye at the age of 15, life on and off the rugby playing field, Barrie trying to talk Al into a weekend on the beer in Dublin and of course… that eventful night in 1996 outside Oldham’s Cabaret night spot!

One thing we are certain of, there will be a second part to this Podcast in the not so distant future!

#BarrieMcDermott #Rugby #RugbyLeague #Oldham #LeedsRhinos #KevinSinfield #RobBurrow #Christmas #ChristmasDay 

E11 – Up On The Edge (Special Guest: Kev O’Toole)

N-Trance Christmas Special! – Today the lads are joined by electronic dance music wizard Kevin O’Toole. Having had No1 hits around the world, issued Silver, Gold, Platinum and 2xPlatinum Discs for sales, worked with and produced more artists than Owen has drunk pints of bitter, the three friends get down to business… They talk about growing up in Oldham, living in Rochdale (where the neighbours were convinced he was a drug dealer!), watching the football World Cup with Pete Waterman, recording hit songs in his Dad’s house and using the en-suite bathroom as a vocal booth! If you think the audio is funny, watch the video for it too!

A Podcast for the beautiful people of Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside!