Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer 20 February 2012 with comic Ivor Dembina, & Nunhead restaurant Folk Gion Leka and Bobby Dowler!!

20 Feb '12 Ivor Dembina, Gion Leka. Listen to the Voice of Americans from Nunhead. The only Radio program for Americans living in Nunhead. Our best show, ever!  English comic Ivor Dembina on fine form as he sits in with Frog on the Green proprietor, Nunhead resident and former Albanian, Gion Leka. He brought along Bobby Dowler, an artist and restauranter-in-arms (with Gion) at the Provisional Soup Kitchen on Copeland Road. Bobby's from the oppressed nation of Croydon, south east London.  It just happened an hour ago and I can't remember a thing - that is the mark of a great, great show. Oh, Ivor was trying out jokes!


Gion and I had met perhaps eight years ago at the Father's Baby and Toddler Group at the Townley Road Clinic, run by lovely Penny in East Dulwich. I hadnt remembered him when I called him on the phone to arrange for him to come on the show - such a small small world Nunhead is! He told me how I was laid low at the time and was a very attentive father, going often, for instance, to wipe my son's nose.

Lisa Moyle was wonderful again as co-host. Hannah Brown was expertly manning the tech desk. Enjoy!

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Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer 13 February 2012 with Malcolm Collins of Friends of Nunhead Cemetery and ex-Nunhead American Robin Schacht!!

13 Feb '12 Cemetery, Robin Schacht.  The Voice of Americans with Lewis Schaffer and Lisa Moyle. Our best show ever! Every day our show becomes more and more about our beloved Nunhead. This week we learned that Charles Dickens might have actually died in Nunhead. (Yes, Wikipedia that!) "Satheast" Londoner Malcolm Collins gives us the inside dope on the treasure of Nunhead, Nunhead Cemetery, as a representative of Friends of Nunhead Cemetery (FONC). "Why does a cemetery need friends?" is one question we asked.

It has only taken us two and half years to have someone from his organization in the studio.  His daughter, Anita, couldn't make it and I was pleasantly surprised when Malcolm was able to hold the show on his own.  

As always, Robin Schacht from Washington DC and Nunhead added good, wholesome American spirit to the proceedings.  Not that co-host Lisa Moyle isn't wholesome, she is, but in a very New York way. It struck me who Robin reminds me of: a very young, and perhaps even prettier Meryl Streep! Lovely Leanne Bower has flown the coop - sadly. A shout out to her Mom and her Dad up there in Barnsley or Burnley or Blackburn or Blackpool. It begins with a "B", that is all I know.  Lovely Charlotte ran the soundboard for the first time, under able direction of Chris Dixon, who also added a very funny joke to the show.  And Lisa Moyle was particularly pleasant! Enjoy. 

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Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer 23rd January 2012 with Nunhead Councillor Athea Smith and from Nunhead's Aquarius Golf Course, Jim Halliday.

23 Jan 12 with Cllr Althea Smtih. Our best show ever!  Nunhead Councillor Althea Smith, maybe Nunhead's most sparkly and enthusiastic supporter (and Southwark's Deputy Mayor!) and Jim Halliday from the fabulous Aquarius Golf Course on top of Nunhead's main water reservoir. Join, me, Lewis Schaffer, co-host Lisa Moyle, and Leanne Bower, our tech person. Enjoy!!!

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Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer 7th November 2011 with Nunhead Councillor Renata Hamvas and Nunhead Comic Sion James!

7 Nov '11 w/ Cllr Renata Hamvas and comic Sion James. The Voice of Americans returns to politics with Southwark Councillor Renata Hamvas, who impressed Lisa Moyle, the co-host and Lewis Schaffer, the host, with her knowledge of the minutia of Nunhead life - though nothing is minute in Nunhead to us. Also on board is comedian and Nunhead comedy show promoter (at the Ivy House) Sion James, who is very very VERY dry in comedic approach. I guess when you come from Wet Wales you need something to be dry!  With Leanne Bower on the desk.

This was the best program we have done so far. Enjoy!

Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer 16th May 2011 with Nunhead American Ivan Dedek and Scottish Photographer Peter Cattrell!

16 May '11 Peter Cattrell, Ivan Dedek - Voice of Americans with Lewis Schaffer of Nunhead!

Ivan Dedek of Nunhead and Upstate New York, has reported that he found three more Americans in Nunhead, bringing the Known Number of American Nunheaders at 11! How brilliant is that!

Professional photographer Peter Cattrell of Nunhead Borders and the official photographer of Lewis Schaffer, makes his first appearance on our show. 

Lisa Moyle is at her funniest and in the absence of Chris Dixon and Leanne Bower, tech man Lee Stapleford ably takes over the deck.