Tag: Radio City

Ramblings

William MacKenzie

One day in the late 1990s, I was sitting in work in Kirkdale, Liverpool when my boss asked if I could run a job down to a printers in Liverpool City Centre. It was a nice, sunny day outside so I jumped at the opportunity of getting out of the stuffy office I was sitting in. I got in my car and set off for the city centre. During the journey I had the radio on and I was listening to Radio City who had an author in the studio by the name of Tom Slemen. Tom had just released a book about ghosts who haunt Liverpool and he was regaling the tale of William MacKenzie.

Music

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Back in 1976, as a teenager, I used to lie in bed on Sunday nights and listen to Arthur Murphy on Radio City. I think it was between midnight and 1am he would present, as part of his show, what he called “the peaceful hour”. I would lie awake listening, dreading the start of another week in school that the morning would bring. He would play slow-tempo pop tunes and chat away with the most wonderful Irish accent that was just designed for bedtime listening. The word “mellow” would probably best describe this hour of his show.

Then one night he played a Gordon Lightfoot song called “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”.