I present two shows on Coastway, one on a Wednesday called Hits and Headlines, that I co-present with Rosemary Allix. The show is a mix of a wide selection of music, trivia, time to get the grey cells working, a look at what happened on this particular day in the past, and a contribution from a nonagenarian (she’s 95) who plays a well known TV theme on her Casio organ for her local radio station on the Costa Blanca.
The other show is called Time Tunnel, where we go back to a year gone by with news trivia sound bites and of course the music of the year, and we promise to tell you the year at the end if you haven’t already guessed it.
What made you want to join Coastway Hospital Radio For Brighton?
I joined Coastway as it is a great organization, and I hope provides some pleasure for those who are in hospital, and a wider audience via the world wide web, and also it is a great platform for people to expand their broadcasting knowledge – most of today’s top DJ’s started in hospital radio.
How did you get into presenting?
I first got into broadcasting over a very late night drink with then Southern FM DJ’s Bob James and Dougie Mack, which led to us bidding for a commercial radio license.
What have been your biggest achievements?
My biggest achievements? Well not sure? When I had my catering company I was honored to be invited to provide food and drink for over a thousand Burma Star Veterans, and cater for a buffet for a political party, plus numerous events for Harvey’s Brewery.In broadcasting; being one of the production team for the first Robert Eaton Memorial Fund football match (he was killed in 9/11), and for the first memorial concert for Sara Payne.
Name a key tune that you love or inspired you
As to music my tastes – they are varied from Handle to Sinatra, Michael Buble, and anything I like at the time, One track that I do like, but has got to be played loud on a summers night in an open top car is the live version of Led Zepplins Stairway to Heaven.
What do you do when you are not broadcasting?
When I am not on air I keep my free time for friends, cooking good food, enjoying nice wines – any wine is nice if you like it! And making sure the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, and other outlets within the RSCH have enough free teddy bears so they comfort the patient and the doctors can explain on the bear what they are going to do.