5 Minute Interview with Jack Bennie

How and why did you get involved with Irvine Beat FM? : I started a part-time radio station in Dumbarton, which became Castle Rock FM on a full-time license. I then worked for West Sound in Ayr for 5 years. In 2010 I was asked to join Irvine Beat FM as a presenter, and here I am.

What are your favourite types of music? : Anything from the sixties to todays music

Name your favourite artist(s) : Beatles, Paul McCartney, Black Eyed Peas

Name your favourite album(s) : I can’t pin point one album as I have so many.

Name a song that makes you hit “Repeat” when you listen to it : Any Beatles

Name a song you can’t help singing along to : Paul McCartney – Sally G. I have been known to sing along with it.

Can you sing? If so, what’s your Karaoke favourite? : I can’t sing now, but if I did, it would be Livin’ Doll by Cliff Richard

What do you love about Irvine? : Irvine Beat FM

Best view(point) in Irvine? : Top of the high flats

If someone visits Irvine for the first time, where MUST they go? : The pub

What’s your favourite breakfast? : Cornflakes

What’s your favourite dinner? : Chicken Curry

What’s your favourite biscuit? : Jaffa Cakes

If it’s my round, what drink should I get you? : Whisky and Coke – a large one

If you have a day off and some cash in your pocket, what would you do? : Count the money

When did you last have a lie-in? : I can’t lie-in bed. I’m usually up by 7am

What are the last three things you bought? : Trousers, Jacket and Petrol

Do you play any sport? : Not now but I have on occasion played Tennis

Do you have a hero? : Paul McCartney

Have you met anybody famous? : Loads – too many to mention

Who was your favourite interviewee? : Gabrielle

Who would you most like to interview? : Paul McCartney

Favourite film? : All Bond movies and Carry on films

Do you look like any celebrities? : No! Thank goodness.

Any other questions and answers you would like to add? :Q. When is it David Black’s round?  A. Still to be decided.

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