By Yasmine Peru
chatychaty.com: – Barry G is back.
In fact, Uncle Barry, as his younger listeners call him, has been back for quite a while. And although he says he is no longer the “Boogie Man”, he has gradually taken hold of afternoon radio, just as he did in the days when the Boogie Man was synonymous with radio.
Listeners are hearing a more mature Barry G, who, having recovered from a stroke in 2007, is extremely health conscious. He talks and walks the health road — belly fat, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, the need for exercise — all come under his microscope. He talks relationships and he also talks sex. And, of course, he plays games — mind games, head games, text games and win-phone-credit games. It’s called the “Brainstorm”.
He takes listeners around the world as he catches up on the latest news; Barry G takes numbers to call listeners after the show to discuss their health related problems and refers them to his Foundation. His community of listeners share their sorrows and their joys and they all cried when a mother whose son had a rare eating disorder died a few weeks after sharing her story with Barry G.
Oh yes, he also plays music. Real music. Barry G plays and double-plays. His songs are educational, relevant, provocative, incisive and cutting edge — just like the Barry G show on Mello. And Barry G isn’t afraid to show off his knowledge. “Who else on radio can play this Dennis Brown song and then play a Gregory Isaacs followed by a Freddie McGregor and then an I-Octane? I am going to teach all those selectors who call themselves disc jocks how to really play music,” Barry G will say “with no apologies”.
Barrington Seymour “Barry G” Gordon (OD) is back and listeners are tuning in to and loving his “wholesome, family-oriented” programme.
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