Greetings! Thanks for dropping by. My name is Rob Spooner and I was born in Rochford, Essex, in 1960. I live in Penzance and in my day job, I’m a Social Worker in Adult Social Care. I also volunteer at West Cornwall’s Coast FM as a DJ, ‘Rob Noxious’, and present ‘The Spinning Disc Preservation Society’. I am Coast FM’s least technically accomplished DJ – a mantle that I wear with pride.
I’ve written a ‘pop’ novel entitled ‘FM247: Radios In Motion’ – cue this blurb – which is narrated by Lugwin Loggins, a DJ who has been admitted to Speedwell Hospital following an acute psychotic episode. Locked away in the hinterlands of Binfield State, Lugwin is haunted by a childhood dream about the killing of the Albanian Civil Rights leader, Ramiz F. Kreshnik.
His doctor, Dr. Beradi, prescribes radio therapy to help unlock the meaning of this dream and as part treatment of his schizo-affective disorder which causes him to hear voices, including that of his inspirational DJ persona, ‘The Emperor’.
Lugwin resolves to compile a playlist of one hundred songs for his radio therapy. Each song informs his understanding of how his fractured family background has impacted on his brittle mental health as he seeks to transition to ‘community care’ at Pier View Court, a supported housing unit in Binfield-on-Sea.
Will this be sufficient to protect his struggling mental health? Can Lugwin make his dream of public service broadcasting a reality? Tune into ‘FM247: Radios In Motion’ to find out. The blurb ends here.
I’m continuing to write music-related narratives in the FM247 ‘genre’ and I hope to release them in a new collection in 2022.
Please visit our ‘Contact’ page should you have any enquiries about ‘FM247: Radios In Motion’. Thank you.