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Nick Abbot occupies the Saturday night into Sunday morning 10pm to 1am slot on LBC radio. Nick started this stint at LBC in early 2006 but it wasn't his first time at LBC. He hosted a show with Carol McGiffin several years ago that lasted only 6 months until returning to the station in 2006. Nick is one of the presenters who often fills in when a regular presenter is off sick or on holiday. He has a unique style of show. Here we give you details about his Nick's career, what you can expect to hear on his show, the people he has on the show and what it's like.
The career of Nick Abbot is one dominated exclusively in radio in various forms. This began as a DJ for the Virgin Megastore's own radio station broadcast in its shops. In 1988 Nick helped launch the BBC London radio station, then called Greater London Radio. Here he hosted the breakfast show with Fiona Foster. He presented this show for a year before moving back to the Virgin Megastore station till 1993. In 1993 Virgin hired Nick for their national station Virgin Radio. The Nick Abbot show was an overnight show and was quite extreme in content which led to a number of complaints to the radio authority. These complaints were upheld and Virgin Radio was fined. Nick was asked to tone down his show and moved to a late evening slot.
During the following years from 1994 Nick Abbot worked at a number of different radio stations the majority of which were talk radio stations. This continued until late 2002 when Nick decided to take a break from radio altogether. For the next 3 years Nick did no work at all and in his own words he "did nothing" and that "those were the happiest of years". It was late 2005 when Nick returned to work. He worked at a variety of stations often just filling in when regular presenters were off sick or on holiday. His LBC show he currently has, started in early 2006. Also in 2006 he joined another station at which he still has a show. The radio station is called Planet Rock and is a digital radio station broadcasting classic rock music. Nick's show is on a Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.
The Nick Abbot LBC show is a lively, comedic style of talk radio show. He has a sarcastic sense of humour and will not pander to his callers. Sometimes when a caller says something he doesn't agree with or he thinks sounds stupid, he doesn't hold back in letting them know. He isn't aggressive but rather uses his wit and timing to disregard their comments in an often amusing and non-spiteful way. He does share an intelligent and thoughtful conversation with alot of callers. But you can always expect a sprinkle of wit and humour thrown in.
Nick Abbot has regular guests on his show. You could even call them co-presenters as they can be heard so much, they are Lucy and Alex. They appear on nearly every show and Lucy especially can play quite a big part. Nick will often not take calls for a period of time, especially when he gets the next days newspapers and will discuss the stories with Lucy. Sometimes Alex joins in. There can be a good half hour discussion about the various news stories as he reads them. Whilst doing this, Nick has pre-recorded sounds he often plays as a response to a particular news story. Sometimes these sounds are of someone being amazed or a shout of "boring" when a news story doesn't deserve to be there.
Overall the Nick Abbot show is a good listen. It is on at an odd time though being late Saturday evening. You'd have thought with all the pre-recorded shows LBC has on over the weekend that a better slot could have been found. However, Nick has a great personality and makes an entertaining show . Some of his comments and responses to his callers are laugh out loud funny. The fact that he's so upfront with his callers is unusual in LBC. Some presenters are too easy going to questionable comments from callers but not Nick. Despite that you still get the impression that Nick is a nice person and his show is good to listen to.
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