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Alex Cann

Alex presents the Tameside Radio morning show.

He's partial to a bubble bath, a lot of trips to the cinema, and is also a bit of a politics geek.

He's a great knowledge of chart music from across the decades, and presented on many different UK radio stations for the last 21 years, but most of all loves being a big part of the Tameside Radio team.

His favourite dessert is tiramisu, and his wife has the same birthday as him, a fact she is not a fan of.

You can hear Alex on Tameside Radio every weekday between 6am and 11am.

You can also follow Alex on twitter @alexbcann



  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 23rd April

    Driving can be a pretty stressful experience at the best of times. From middle lane hogging to people distracted by their phones, from people who adopt one driving speed, paying no regard to the limit or driving conditions, to roads that have more bunkers than a golf course, it can certain raise one's blood pressure. Not to mention profiteering on fuel prices which is milking drivers dry, lack of patience, and the tiresome 'war' between motorists and cyclists. Two words are worse than all of this...smart motorways.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 16th April

    "You must be completely mad". "Oh no, I definitely couldn't do that". "Why?!" Common responses I've been getting since revealing I'm planning to go on holiday next week with Mrs C and leave my mobile switched off at home. Admittedly, my wife will be bringing hers for any emergencies, which we'll check once or twice a day. But the last thing I want when I'm lying by the pool sipping a mojito with extra crushed ice is the ping of an email, revealing I've forgotten to do something important at work, omitted to pay a bill, or something equally mundane.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 9th April

    This week, I watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix, and I would highly recommend that you give it a whirl. As one of the quotes at the beginning says: "Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse" (Sophocles), and if you're anything like me, you'll be left questioning how much information you've given away to social media platforms over the years

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 2nd April

    Not a lot makes the headlines from Belgium, but this week, a collection of cassette tapes was unearthed in the city of Ostend containing unreleased Marvin Gaye songs. The BBC reports it has potentially been there for over 40 years, and there are thought to be 66 demo songs.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 23rd April

    "I hate ballet". I missed out the expletive, but that's one memorable quote from the rather excellent Abigail, which I enjoyed far more than I expected to.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 16th April

    As I'm only a few days away from my first trip abroad since before the pandemic, I've not actually made it to the cinema in the last seven days. Since life has got in the way this week, I thought we'd take a quick look this week at the top ten highest grossing movies of all time in the UK, and see how many you'd seen. The data is thanks to a website called "Salty Popcorn"...definitely the best kind of popcorn, incidentally.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 9th April

    The first of two films based on that Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew hit Netfllix this week, and Scoop was a five star treat in my book. Based on three chapters of a book by producer Sam McAlister, who arranged te interview at Buckingham Palace and has since said it was "hard to keep a poker face" while he was speakin

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 2nd April

    In a strange twist of fate, I've written in my other column this week about the troubles facing the Royal Mail in hitting delivery targets and turning a profit, as parcels take over and letters fade into the background.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 26th March

    If you're a John Wick fan, there will inevitably be comparisons with pulpy new action film Monkey Man, which is out this weekend. Armed with little more than a monkey mask and a shedload of grit and determination, Dev Patel's Kid won't rest until the men who took everything from him get what's coming to them.



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