Dominic Forbes Does Two Shows For Us The Timesweep Show And The Brit Rock Show Keep a Look Out On Our Scedule For His Great Shows
I started as we all did in hospital radio, playing weird stuff like country music and Frank Sinatra ?? never knew anything about them at the time, but managed to wing it with the help of sleeve notes on the album covers. Then well still doing radio became a mobile dj did that for almost 25 years loved it. Then got my big break breakfast on a big proper FM radio station (did over sleep 1 day and got demoted to drive time, walked out the office with a massive smile on my face I am, not a morning person. As well as my weekly shows Vinyl Days and the Love zone that can be heard on FM AM DAB and Internet radio worldwide I run a web hosting company like to be busy.
Like many radio presenters of a 'certain age', I caught the radio ‘bug’ when I listened to the British ‘pirate’ sations in the 1960s on my transistor radio. The jingles were my favourite part and ‘Big L’ had the best ones (and I’m now proud to say that I have some personalized versions on my show!). In the seventies, I started broadcasting on a hospital radio station in Surrey and one of my shows won a national competition for best hospital radio programme. Noel Edmonds was one of the judges! In 1976, I became a Butlin's redcoat entertainer presenting music and chat from their Radio Butlin studios at Clacton in Essex. Great fun, but very hard work. In the 1990's, I did the weekday morning show on Eclipse FM which broadcast on cable and FM. One of our directors was the legendary Dave Cash. A couple of years ago, I did a spell on the weekday afternoon show of a commercial station at the seaside in East Sussex. My most embarrassing moments in radio were interviewing Bo Didley who insisted I call him ‘Mr. Didley’, and when I interviewed the comedian Richard Digance and I got a nose-bleed halfway through!
I now really enjoy presenting my weekly Happy Hour show – and I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it!
Hi Chris Tucker here but everyone calls me Tuc.
I started in Hospital Radio over 40 years ago and now,after following a career in entertainment, I am settled on the East Coast of England with my Rose,2 grown up children and 3 amazing grandchildren. I returned to my radio roots some 4 years ago and enjoy producing and presenting various genre of music,mixed with jovial banter.
Titus Jennings – a child of the 60s, and of suburban London - has been involved in radio and the music industry, in one form or another, for most of his working life.He's been waffling away and playing his always-eclectic blend of music since the late 70s on stations such as London Hospitals Broadcasting and Kingston Hospital Radio (as well as an appearance at the tender age of 13 on Capital Radio’s “junior DJ” spot, but he asked us to keep that quiet), University Radio Bath, and also presented the Breakfast Shows on Bath’s Torch FM and Bristol's Caroline Rocks, as well as working as a presenter / producer & programme controller on a number of internet stations since 2005. Titus managed a couple of Bristol record stores in the late 80s, was one of the local Pinnacle Records reps for a decade, and has also written CD, DVD and book reviews for Record Collector and other publications. He did ask us to mention that he is available for further voiceover and audio production work, please send offers via his twitter or facebook accounts (which he plugs relentlessly).
Favourite Band: Pink Floyd
Favourite Solo Artist: Robyn Hitchcock
Favourite Song: Impossible to answer - there are too many without which life would be less worthwhile
Born in Portsmouth, England. Chris started his radio career with Portsmouth hospital radio in 1976, where he read the news and sports results, as well as presenting the occasional music programme. In 1979 Chris moved to live in Ireland where he got heavily involved in the pirate radio scene there, working on a number of stations based in the Irish midlands, going on to own or part own 4 pirate radio stations, the first of which opened in 1983 and the last of which, a short-wave station which was heard throughout northern Europe, closed in 2008 at which time Chris Jensen retired completely from radio. Chris and his wife are both avid music lovers, particularly oldies, with a large collection of oldies cd's, so it was only natural that Chris would make his radio comeback producing and presenting a golden oldies programme. Chris' other interests include reading, web design, motor sport (as a spectator), Chris has a massive collection of 850 recordings from the Irish pirate radio era, he also likes walking and brewing his own beer hic!
Favourite band: Thin Lizzy
Favourite solo artist: Jimi Hendrix
Favourite song: You ain't seen nothing yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive.
Dave Edwards has been associated with the world of Radio Broadcasting for over 40 years, having started as many do, in Hospital Radio. He was one of the driving forces behind the formation of The Loughborogh Hospitals Broacasting Service (LHBS) back in 1975. In fact Dave was the Station Manager for several years. He was also associated with Radio Fox, in his home city of Leicester, in the early 1990's. He produced and presented the Sunday Breakfast Show. Dave has, over the years, worked for both Commercial and Publicly funded radio stations both here in the UK, as well world-wide. He started as a Studio Assistant at BBC Radio Leicester in 1976. He was used as a Commercial 'Voice Over' talent on Radio Trent in Nottingham and Mercia Sound in Coventry in the eighties. Dave spent several years producing and presenting shows for local stations here in the UK. He also spent some time broadcasting in Indonesia. Dave returned to live in the UK again in 2010. He has spent the past few years providing 'Voice Overs' for several radio Stations, producing them in the Broadcast Studio that he has set up at his home. He has also been very busy running his own Internet Radio Station, Classic Hits Uk, which showcases the hits of the 60's & 70's. The station is heard in over 95 countries worldwide. Having grown up in the Sixties, and having experienced the Seventies, he has a genuine love for the popular music of those two decades. His special love of the 70's is reflected in his show called 'That Seventies Sound' which he produces and presents each and every week. The show is not only heard on Classic Hits Uk, but on other quality radio station's around the globe.
Steve Chelmsford is the host of "The Mop Tops & The King" and has been a fan of The Beatles and Elvis Presley since he was three years old. Steve got his start in radio when he met Dusty Fenders, a local radio personality on "Radio Goldfield", a small community radio station in the middle of the Nevada desert. Steve developed a friendship with Dusty and his radio partner Carl Brownfield and soon became a member of "The Carl & Dusty Radio Boogie" writing jingles and other musical pieces. About a year later, Radio Goldfield (KGFN 89.1FM) asked Steve if he would be interested in having his own show. The Mop Tops & The King made its debut on December 4, 2011 and is currently heard in The USA, The UK & Australia on over 45 community radio stations.
In a previous life, Steve was a research engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory for nearly 30 years. He is a life-long resident of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Geoff started his career at the age of 13 and within five years was one of the Mecca Group's top DJs, being used as their opening act for their new venues nationwide. During the '60s when package tours were at the height of their popularity, Geoff could be found compering shows with Animals, Kinks, Spencer Davis, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, and for the second-ever Led Zeppelin show.
In 1974 became one of Radio Hallam first voices when the station launched, being the new commercial station for Sheffield. In the '70s, Geoff also worked on Q102 in Florida, USA and KZUN in Dallas. In the '80s, you'd have heard him on the legendary pirate radio station, Sunshine Radio.
Geoff is now working on a number of specialist radio shows and can currently be heard on several stations internationally, with special mention of his work with Express FM who carry the twice-award-winning Soft Rock Show. This live show has reached a cult status and Geoff has performed over 2100 interviews over the last few years, including members of Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, The Wrecking Crew, Eagles, Chicago, Sir Cliff Richard, Genesis, Status Quo, Blondie, The Searchers, Slade, Toto, Rick Astley, Foreigner and Jethro Tull... and that's just the start of the list! The show has carried a unique live link with Mix 94.1 in Las Vegas in the past, and now each month features a live link to The Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas for all the hottest entertainment news from Sin City! The show continues to draw huge names to be interviewed both live on the telephone and in the studio.
Geoff also works for Forest FM, presenting a Soul and R&B show on Saturday in addition to All Our Yesterplays each weekday morning. He has also completed the Route to Radio broadcasting course, with credits. He now also records three unique shows - Solid Gold '60s, Supersonic '70s and Kick Up the '80s... all three of which are currently syndicated to 62 radio stations in 21 countries across the world. Of note, in 2013, 2014 and 2016 Geoff received the acclaimed GEO Award in Chicago for ‘Outstanding Contributing Programme’ for his Solid Gold ‘60s show and Supersonic ‘70s. Recently Kick up the 80/s won the prestigious international SOLA award.
In May 2016, Geoff and co-host Adrian Collis won another award for The Soft Rock Show, this time being honoured as ‘Best On-Air Team’.
“The Wild Bill Show” has been heard on stations throughout Southern Ontario Canada since the late 70s including 10 years at the fabulous nostalgia station FM108 in Burlington Ontario Canada. The show was also syndicated to other stations in the days of reel to reel tape and recorded in the FM108 studios live with albums and 45s.. Bill had been a working live DJ at many venues during the 70s and enlarged his company Goodtyme Disc Jockey Service to ten DJs through the eighties and nineties serving weddings, stags, fundraisers and Bill's specialty 50s & 60s sock hops. He also had a very successful acting career and has appeared in over 700 Canadian & US feature films, TV series and commercials. He eventually jumped to the other side of the camera and wrote, produced and directed four feature films including the International Superior Film Making Award winner ”Billyboy” which is now available on DVD. He has hosted a Sat & Sun night oldies show, and the morning show five days a week for a major National Internet station, and now brings all the fun and great tunes to you.
“The Wild Bill Show” is produced weekly in a three hour segment in mp3 at 89.0 db, with space for local commercials or station promo's, and usually delivered mid week by ….firstname.lastname@example.org.... It consists of charted classic hits, B-sides, concert tracks, rarities covering pop, doowop, blues, soul, country gold, northern soul and rockabilly from the early fifties to the eighties with chatter and info as required, plus some humor and delivered like the old radio shows of the fifties, plus a cast of “studio” characters who jump in occassionally. Bills very extensive career has allowed him to interview many of the stars from the 50s to now, so he has intimate knowledge about much of the music and it's origins. The show is generic yet interesting enough to play in any market and is unique in structure and flow. Primarily it is designed to play for the Sat & Sun crowd either in a 6-9pm or 9-mid slot and appeals to all ages. The current library is approx 85,000 titles from all genres and come primarily from Bill's personal collection.......for more info and sample show demo check out:.....
www.thewildbillshow.ca or www.supatrax.ca or you can email email@example.com.
Favorite Band: dead heat between Beatles & Stones
Favorite Song: The Chantels - Maybe
Favorite Solo Artist: Etta James
Hi, I'm Iain Swanston. I played my first tune on the radio way back in 1977 on an Edinburgh pirate station. Since then I've always been in or around radio. I present Ultimate Gold here on Variety Oldies Radio every Friday evening from 9pm. I'll be playing you only the very best hits from the 50's right through to the 80's together with all your favourite features, the Top10, In the spotlight, It should have sold a million and much more.
I hope you can join me for a terrific walk down musical memory lane
Ali Donowho & Country In My Veins
Ali has been a radio presenter for nearly eight years and has been involved in many different formats of radio shows but always returns to his main music genre
of Country. Having been a fan since his early teens, he has grown a love and knowledge of the artists and the scene, sometimes being described as 'geeky' with his
almost eidetic memory of facts. Always entertaining and very much off the cuff with his thoughts on the music, Ali plays the best in Classic, Contemporary and
Emerging Country music so that there really is something for everyone.
In 2018 Country In My Veins and Ali were awarded the Bronze award in the Best Specialist Radio Show category at the Community Radio Awards.
Peter was born on 7th December 1974. His mother has sadly never got her figure back.
The number one that day was You're the First, the Last, My Everything by Barry White.
Peter grew up in Kingston Upon Hull - the City of Culture!
He's worked on the radio for 25+ years and is still getting away with it as he's lolling about here.
Peter is married to Megan and they are proud parents to Isla and Isaac (who you can hear on the air sometimes). He also has a Cockapoo called Ozzy, a rabbit called Lola and three goldfish called Peppa, George and Mickey!
Make sure you have the talc and lino down ready for our Northern Soul Show with Peter - playing some classic, rare and special versions of those marvellous songs for fans old and new.
And if you enjoy 70s and 80s disco music then listen to The Groove Line show with Peter too.
Gary started his DJ career back in the days when half a dozen singles from Saturday Night Fever were guaranteed to fill the dance floor. Hospital radio beckoned in the early 1990s and he now finds himself on a Spanish station, surprised that it's the English speaking population that listens, having always thought the most suitable audience would be those who hadn't a clue what he was on about.
He fell in love with beat music in the 60s, and in 1997 he was approached by The Searchers to publish their official website which he does to this day.
The Gary Jackson Show is packed with special features - not for the audience's benefit, but because at his age just staying awake for two hours is tough enough, and every little helps!
Clive is one of the original 1980’s London Pirate Radio DJ’s having been a regular voice on LWR 92.5 FM, the legendary soul station. Clive went on to present shows on several UK commercial FM stations and community radio. He originally started DJing in 1976 with over 4 decades experience he now brings his 70s and 80s funk and soul show to variety oldies radio.
DAVID J CLARK
Currently presenting a 2 hour show on The David J Clark Pop Quiz Hot Showcase which features Music and artists featured in Movies TV & Video Games. Whilst also being a Father,Husband,Son,Fighter,Eater, Writer,Internet Radio Presenter,Gamer & man who likes paranormal & sport & Living life to the full (Not always in that order)
Chris Clark thought he'd retired in 2011 and rewrote his Twitter profile to read: "Former radio presenter, record shop owner, journalist... it's all in the past." Guess he spoke too soon! Chris says: "I have loved 45rpm vinyl records since 1954 when my mum and dad bought a Guy Mitchell EP, and pop music radio since I discovered Saturday Club on the Light Programme." His other likes include reading, movies and television - anything that involves sitting about doing nothing really. Chris asked us not to include that he is a big fan of Dr Who, comic books and professional wrestling as it makes him look like a geek... so we won't... oops!
The “Revenge of the 80s” Radio Show is hosted by Chris Cordani. The mission is to bring back classic music from the 1980s to its fans, who are greatly underserved by the genericness of today’s mainstream radio. Chris remembers when radio was still cutting edge and ahead of the curve when it came to new music. It is an element that is sadly missing in the industry today — until now. The next purpose of this site is to highlight information on what some of our favorite band members from the New Wave are doing today, including tour information, new projects and interviews on the show. We will also direct you to where to find great 80s music, movies, clothes and more. Chris will be happy to take requests as well. If you want to hear a song on “Revenge of the 80s Radio,” e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave is a self confessed music anorak and record collector who loves his music trivia and stats around the UK charts. This also makes him a handy man to have on your pub quiz team! A huge music lover, Dave started out as a DJ in his home town of Falkirk, Scotland in 1994 before progressing to radio and becoming a professional FM jock on many commercial stations across Scotland. The Retro Chart Show was born from an oldies chart show Dave presented on Hospital Radio in the late 90’s and after interest from English speaking ex-pat radio stations in Spain and Malta, Dave decided to launch the show to a worldwide audience. The Retro Chart Show can now be heard every week on radio stations all over the UK, Europe, America and Asia.