London radio is full of slapable presenters. BBC London for example decided to give Vanessa Feltz a phone in show despite being handicapped by an ego so big she never listens to what any caller is saying.
However BBC London's shortcomings are nowhere near the car crash that is the unmissable reactionary babble factory of LBC, a station in which James Whale is one of their more focused reasonable voices.
Nick Ferrari even manages to have a regular city commentator on his show called David Buick who is even more of a cunt than he is. His favourite subject is the amount of spite and jealousy there is against talented high flying city geniuses like himself. They also have another ex-city boy and Apprentice 'star' James Max who is a bit of a prick but does at least doesn't come over as an utterly vile individual.
And for early risers is a depressed hissy old queen called Steve Allen who exudes bile and meaness (which admittedly I can match when talking about LBC). Also a nasty sourfaced bigot is Petrie Hosken; "should we say no to Europe giving child molesters the vote give us call on ...".
They have even found a man who is as thick as Talksport presenters and that Steve Wright sidekick Tim, to delight your evenings-Iain Collins.
Still my mum's radio station of choice I'm sad to say - and as far as I can remember the gay presenter is also the diabetic one who continualy flouts the diet rules perscribed to him by his doctor, even talking openly on air about all the chocolate he loves to eat and has stashed around the office - even leading to his own practice nurse calling up during one of his shows to tell him how irresponsible he was.
Given how much his co-hosts like Ferrari and co. are against people getting free NHS treatment for conditions that they see as "their own fault" or helping those who they think don't help themselves, I wonder what they make of that.
Not very impotant in the grand scheme of LBC awfullness, but as someone who has suffered LBC for a long time, it's one of the least revolting things to wonder about.