A bit of background…..
I have always been interested in radio. After about 25 years as a volunteer in both BBC local and commercial radio, my first paid job was with
Premier Radio in London, where I presented and produced a range of programmes from breakfast, to Drivetime, and overnights!
From early beginnings in hospital radio I went on to run two ‘Radio Cracker’ RSLs (short term licenced stations) in Worthing, West Sussex, UK. These were the first ever legal radio stations in Worthing.
Other short term FM radio stations I helped to launch and manage (RSLs)
1996 Hope FM, Eastbourne, 1996
1999 Worthing Millennium FM
2005 Durrington Festival Radio
2008, 2009 Radio Airbourne, Eastbourne.(Presented shows)
2011 Worthing FM (Presented shows)
2012 Ferring Radio, Worthing
2013 Adur FM, Lancing (Presented shows)
I worked in London for Premier Radio for 2 years, and then for a Christian ministry, Revival, based in Eastbourne, East Sussex, until December 2009. My role was producing radio programmes for broadcast worldwide.
For five years till July 2008 I was Sunday breakfast presenter on Worthing’s station Splash FM. For over 7 years, till early 2008, I presented “First Light”, a Sunday breakfast show on Eastbourne’s Sovereign Radio, and also on Arrow FM in Hastings.
Awards and Achievements
In 2005 I was nominated for awards for three stations in the Jerusalem Awards
In 2006 I achieved an MA In Mass Communications from the University of Leicester. My dissertatation was entitled ” Risk and Reward – The Challenges and Triumphs of UK Commercial Radio”. Feel free to download and enjoy. Extracts may be quoted for academic purposes in the normal manner but no other references without prior permission. I would love to hear if it is indeed quoted anywhere else!
In 2012, I produced a six-part series for Premier Radio telling the story of the history of the church in Britain in the 50 years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne.