Mike Watkins presents a weekly hour long rock show on WRFN 1025. He also presents a weekly investigative show that covers everything from politics and conspiracy theories to the bizarre and the supernatural. There are also the occasional music and comedy documentaries thrown in for good measure. His alter ego is the comedian Chad Wornfoot, who occasionally writes and performs comedy sketches, provides voiceovers, produces jingles and generally acts like a complete maniac on The Paul Farrar Show.
The pilot episode of ‘Mike Watkins Investigates’ featured an in-depth investigation into the conspiracy theory about chemtrails and geo-engineering. Many controversial topics have since been covered, including UFO sightings, crop circles, the moon landing hoax, big cat sightings in Gloucestershire, David Icke, Illuminati, problem reaction solution, moon matrix, the Mayan calendar, 2012 phenomenon, the rise of modern Marxism, the hip-hop prison theory, the Cult of Saturn, the Denver International Airport controversy, ancient aliens, Erich Von Daniken, the dangers of social media, vegetarianism, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, global warming, fracking, tarsands, genetically modified crops, alternative healing, autism, music plagiarism and a 12 part series about the paranormal..
Investigations are not restricted to purely controversial issues. Comedians Jon Wagstaffe, Cerys Nelmes, Paul Farrar and Chad Wornfoot have all appeared on the show, as well as actor and artistic director Mike Greenman, Stroud based artist and actress Claire Rees-Jones, Cheltenham and Stroud based rock band Strange Things Frighten Us, American ‘Green Rock’ duo Sassafrass and independent local record label Red Zebra Records. Other investigations have included documentaries on the classic TV show Doctor Who, the history of Forest Green Rovers football club plus musical histories of the folk/rock band Lindisfarne and rock legends Led Zeppelin.
Excerpts from the Chemtrails, UFOs, 1984 And All That and The Day It Rained Pink Frogs In Stroud shows have been used as part of Lee Stone’s Community Radio Show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Bristol. The programme also has its own online newspaper covering subjects investigated in each of the shows. Two Archives Channels were launched on MyRadioStream and Listen2MyRadio in March 2014. For copyright reasons, no music from the original shows is included on the streams, simply a selection of the most popular interviews since the show began.
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