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Well, this is me. Michael Wilkins
Merseyside born and bred. Do I really have to give more information than that?
September 1975 I was born.. a fat little kid who could not sit up straight. But within the year I was bigger and able to hold my own weight (and a lot of it there was).
Being the youngest of 4 had it's moments - especially being the only lad. As the years went on my life took it's tosses and turns - being a pacifict never helped - but I came through it alright.
Lived in Kirkby - Seaforth - Waterloo and Liverpool over the years. Went to high school in Netherton, college in Aigburth and Liverpool city centre and college in St. Helens. I got around a fair bit.
Eventually grew up - worked around Liverpool from being a Strip-a-gram to Mobile D.J. to Television cameraman. Some stories I can tell you. Eventually settled within television, which is my enjoyment but always miss the D.J. years.
But during my D.J. years I was introduced to Mr. Kevin Gurney and Mr. Roy Basnett which is where my life took a bizarre turn and never returned. From some of the exploits, that usually involved me becoming naked, it brings us to 2007 where Kevin and Roy asked me send back the best that New York City has to offer a Scouser. How could I refuse, especially when they offered to pay (sort of). So there I was.. stuck in New York with places to go and people to meet.
Now we fast-forward to 2013 with hundreds of interviews, segments and live-reports under my belt. I now find myself taking a 2000 mile leap further away from my homeland landing in California.
Surprisingly, there is opportunity for my being the radio hunter-gatherer again- so I shall be donning the microphone and finding places to go, people to meet.
Growing up a shy lad didn't work for me.. so in these years I decided that "why not" would be a great mantra to have. From being a long-haired hippy to shaving my head bald, to blonde and back - I seen some strange things in my time and look forward to reporting on them for you.
If I can think of anything more about me.. I'll be sure to put it in here.. and if you recognise me don't be afraid to drop me a line.