We managed to get up early on a Saturday morning and got Dougie to answer these all important questions:
Tell us five things we don’t know about you?
1. I’m currently collecting the fluff from my navel to stuff a small Berber
pouffe I bought on my travels in Morocco… it may take some time to
complete this project. (Only kidding… or am I?)
2. I’ve been fired five times in the radio business… on three occasions by
the same gaffer!
3. I once snogged Billie Piper.
4. I’m in the process of setting up a charity called Primary Concern to help
schoolkids in underprivileged areas of Scotland.
5. Many years ago, as part of a competition, I gave away a round-the-world
trip… to the wrong person! And nobody noticed… noticed… noticed…
What do you love about the Forth Valley?
The open spaces, the hills, the super-friendly people…and the wee Yorkshire Terrier next door called Dougie the dug.
Tell me what I need to know?
1. Radio is art, television is furniture.
2. Live each day like it’s your last… but always plan for tomorrow.
3. Brown sauce – not red!
Do you have any irrational fears?
Polystyrene and The Inland Revenue
What’s your favourite movie?
“Sleepy Hollow” with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. It’s a wee bit weird and
an old classic… like myself.
a certain (Scottish) national radio station based in the East End of Glasgow…
send me cash money and I’ll divulge all.
Do or did you have any nicknames?
My nickname in certain circles was/still is “Ooocha!”
My children call me Father Dougal
My wife calls me Dougal-arse
What has been your most embarrassing on-air moment?
Where to start? There have been so many!
I once started an interview with acclaimed actor/writer/director Simon Callow
(star of “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, “Room with a View” and “Shakespeare
in Love”) with the words, “Welcome to the show, Simon Cowell…”
I have so many!
Come on Dougie… THINK!
Without a doubt, the most wonderful/fabulous/creative thing I’ve
seen and heard over the past decade would have to be "Downtown" by
American hip hop duo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring the truly mental
Eric Nally. Inspired lunacy from super-talented zoomers!
Night in or night out?
Either/or… just so long as it was spent in the company of the long suffering
Mrs J. Now, that should get me a good guy badge… and we all know what they
can be swopped for! (Ooch, away and wash your mind out with Domestos!)
If you didn’t work at Central FM what would be doing?
I don’t consider what I do at Central as “work”. In fact, I don’t consider
anything I do these days as “work”… it’s all great fun and somehow regular
cash turns up in my bank account.
I love 103.1 Central FM because…?
They broadcast in full colour, 3D and Dolby Surround Sound™