Presenters

Ali Pearce

ali.pearce@kennetradio.com

Having been the 'Her' to a 'Hitman' called Steve working on a mobile 'Laser discoteque' in the late 80s, Ali volunteered to hand out leaflets for Kennet Radio but ended up presenting a show. It's always better to try and fail than to regret not giving it a go!

Arabella Christian

Ashley Pearce

ashley.pearce@kennetradio.com

Charity worker with NCRC ( Community Furniture Project) and part-time HR / L&D consultant ( retired International L&D Manager. ) Not missing the London commute! Hobbies include writing, managing my blog, sort of gardening and reclaiming old furniture. Not a huge fan of root vegetables.

Brad Jennings

brad.jennings@kennetradio.com

A new presenter to the team and looking forward to getting on the air soon.

Brian Harrington

@brizy83

brian.harrington@kennetradio.com

A refugee from 1960's offshore pirate radio (Radio England) I have always loved music. I worked as a mobile DJ for some years in the 80's and 90's and now write music reviews in the local press. My musical tastes cross many genres and I have a particular interest in music that is off the beaten track as opposed to mainstream.

Carol Shipley

Carol presents her Friday Showcase on the 1st Friday of the month with a leaning towards jazz and soul plus an eclectic mix of her favourite music from the 30's right up to now and she always includes a live recording, regularly inviting musical guests to sing and play live too. She grew up with a dad who was an musical arranger so it's in her DNA and likes nothing better than to celebrate the musicians behind the recordings.

Carole Throup

@CaroleThroup

Loving the thought of a radio station for the local area I joined Kennet Radio at the start of the adventure. Radio was the background to my life, I love music (being married to a musician it is a good job that I do). I am an enthusiastic member of Rock Choir and had the amazing expierience of recording at Abbey Road. I produced and presented Weekend Woman on Sunday's for the first few years when we were online. So here we are on FM and Kennet Radio is your voice, your station and I have my own show on Saturday morning when I am Let Loose in the studio to have fun and entertain you with music from all era's and chat about this and that.

Carolyn Luckygirl

Hi I'm Carolyn LuckyGirl I'm an Acupuncturist and Meditation coach and have a passion for all things health and personal development. I have worked with some of the best minds in this field and aim to interview as many of them as possible to bring their wisdom to you to help you – whatever you may be facing in life. You can check out all of my previous interviews as there are two years of replays available! My biggest inspiration for doing this show is Annie Mac from radio 1. So, following in her footsteps, you will hear as much feel good uplifting music as I can get my hands on to give you music and well being for your Friday night!

Chris Boulton

@chris_boulton

I present the Kennet Radio Wednesday morning mid-week breakfast show from 7-10am and sometimes my own Soul music show – Chris' Soul Selection. I have been into Soul music from my teens, helped out various DJ friends in my youth but only got to present my own show on Kennet Radio in 2014 and was hooked! Although I have a broad interest in Soul, Funk and R&B, my main personal interest is Northern Soul – I still collect rare 7 inch vinyl's. My day job is with a local charitable trust and I am also a qualified cycling coach. Live in Hampshire, UK now (via London) but originally made in Staffordshire.

Chris Capel

chris.capel@kennetradio.com

I've been a presenter and general volunteer at Kennet Radio for just over 2 years. My first experience of presenting for Kennet Radio was 'The Chris & Co Show' where I would interview interesting guests and play some of their favourite music, a 'Desert Island Disc' type format. I now present or co present the following shows: 'Friday Afternoon Delight' 'Saturday Sport' and 'A-Z of Rock' every third week of the month. From a personal perspective I took early retirement in 2016 as I was keen to get away from the drudge and stress of 'Corporate Life' and focus on giving something back in the community. With local radio being a passion of mine for some considerable time and it's Kennet Radio I thank for giving me the opportunity to do so. I also dome some voluntary work within the Lambourn Valley where I live, I'm chairman of the local Village Hall, and I also play drums in a covers band primarily playing rock. So basically I'm an extremely busy boy!.

Chris Jay

chris.jay@kennetradio.com

Join me Chris Jay every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Great music, guest artist of the week and my Friday coffee morning, this is when I ask you to ask a neighbour or someone you know to be on their own around for a coffee and chat. Make my day by texting me on 07418310210. I will also be telling you what famous artist is having their birthday and if it is your birthday or your anniversary let me know and I will give you a mention. I look forward to hearing from you.

Claire Burdett

@claireburdett

Claire has worked in the media since university, including stints in television and radio, as well as publishing, advertising and online media. She is an early adopter who has founded two successful online businesses to date, including her current agency, The Media Marketing Co, which specialises in social media marketing, content and SEO to increase visibility online. She has a talent for spotting trends and cultural shifts, which she brings to her monthly programme, Friday Social , where she chats with her guests about issues and trends on social media and how this is impacting life here in West Berkshire.

Colin Wilcock

David Clarke

@DcClarke

david.clarke@kennetradio.com

I work at John Lewis in Newbury now but have had a varied career usual involving music or the gadgets that play it. Conferences, retail and computers have been the main focus. I present the Kennet Radio breakfast show on Monday and Tuesday 7am to 10 am. Included will be a great music, traffic, weather and local events.

David Leadbeater

David Marsh

@davidrmarsh

david.marsh@kennetradio.com

I'm a former national newspaper journalist and the author of a funny – or so I claim – grammar book, For Who the Bell Tolls. I took early retirement from The Guardian to spend more time with my record collection, from which I play stuff on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 9-11pm on my show, The Beat Goes On – a quirky, eclectic selection of great music, popular and unpopular, from the last half century or so.

Dominic Tristram

Garry Poulson

Gilo Giles

Gordon Abbotts

@drunkenmonk36

a.k.a. Shaolin Drunken Monk

Jason Hagerty

@h4gster

Two hours of eclectic tunes where anything goes from blasts from the past to pieces from the present. Good memories shared with good tunes to share.

Jason Palmer

@jasonspalmer

jason.palmer@kennetradio.com

Join Jason for the Curtain up Show every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month between 3 and 5 pm where you can take a front row seat and enjoy musical theatre songs, movie soundtracks and showbiz interviews. You can also wake up with him every Thursday morning from 7am to start your day the KR way.

Jenny Bayliss

Jeremy Sharp

@radiojez

jeremy.sharp@kennetradio.com

Jeremy is a self-confessed geek and a lover of all things feline, and has lived in Newbury for much of his life. He presents Decades on a Saturday at noon, and Friday Drivetime with Tony.

Julian Swift-Hook

@Twitter:

julian@kennetradio.com

Julian is the founder and Chairman of Kennet Community Radio. You can hear him on the air every Monday afternoon at 4pm.

Lee Jackson

lee.jackson@kennetradio.com

Lee lives just outside Newbury and has over 25 years of radio experience in Hospital and Commercial Radio.

Luke Smith

@strafin

luke.smith@kennetradio.com

I was born in Newbury, but to gain life experience went to Manchester for three years. But I missed it so much I have come back and joined Kennet Radio, and will definetly be staying put!

Marcus Riley

@Marcus_RileyDJ

marcus.riley@kennetradio.com

Star sign: Capricorn Last job: Dessert Shop Owner Football team: Gunners (who else!!) Claim to fame (other than being on KR): I have had Tea with Her Majesty…. Most embarrassing on air incident: I was Interviewing Sean Kingston and whilst introducing, I called him… HER My first car: Fiat Punto Called Saffron My favourite place in Newbury / Thatcham: Broadway House – of course Favourite item in my wardrobe: All my Trainers

Mike Day

Neil Hutton

neil.hutton@kennetradio.com

Head of Advertising and Sales

Neil Selby

@NeilSelby

Part of the KOTG clan and the shorter half of the Beat's & Pieces duo. Has a big passion for all things Electronica, especially Indie Dance, Nu Wave Disco and good bit of down tempo chug. Big fan of the mighty Hartnoll Brothers (Orbital) and the Guv Andrew Weatherall among many others.

Nick Carter

@njthec

nick.carter@kennetradio.com

I was bitten by the radio bug at school – actually I won a micro transmitter and used it to broadcast from the clock towen. Since radios were banned in school, I swapped to broadcasting to a wider area from a tree. University Radio folllowed and a passion for Radio Caroline led me to join in 1987 for a great ('sick' perhaps) experience. I work locally and joined the cheery KR clan last July. I'm on monthly each first Monday at 7pm and odd other times. I mix the cream of current and classic tracks, topical guests and various antics.. Talk soon!

Nigel Ferguson

Ray Wilton

@raywilton

ray@kennetradio.com

Ray is quite new to broadcasting compared to some of the old hands, and has a day job in IT project management. He is a self-confessed train nut, and also enjoys photography and growing his own food. He also loves all kinds of music and enjoys finding unusual cover versions to share with Kennet Radio listeners. Originally from London but now a long term resident of Newbury.

Roger Scott

@MTWYLIRadio

roger.scott@kennetradio.com

Retired now but had a wide and varied career. Banking, Record Industry, Fashion & even a Government Quango. Presenter every Wednesday between 1.00 & 4.00pm. ‘Music the Way You Like It' The programme spans decades of music from the Nifty 50s, 60s, 70s & Glorious 80s. It’s time to reminisce with Roger Scott right here on Kennet Radio.

Ronnie Parkin

Russell Shackleton

@kr_shackleton

russell.shackleton@kennetradio.com

Presenter of Political and social/community interest shows on Kennet Radio interspersed with music that tells the tales of political and social struggle or just good tunes. Self employed consultant specialising in Change Management, Fraud Prevention and Corporate Governance and M&A. Interested in life, history, travel, people, and music that tells a story. Love sharing this with all that listen.

Rusty & Bungle

@RustyAndBungle

rustyandbungle@kennetradio.com

Join Rusty & Bungle every Friday morning from 7 – 10am for the greatest show – music to get your day started right, mixed with general mayhem!

Sam C

@sammichael1988

Covering all the local football on Kennet Radio together with playing the best of British from the past and brand new undiscovered acts from across the uk

Stephen Ham

Stephen Ottner

Unlike other Kennet Radio presenters Stephen is very much the "new boy" to radio having got sucked-in after being a guest on Get it on with Garry. Stephen's only previous radio experience was as a student as part of a team running a popup station for rag week (we won't say just how many years ago). Stephen moved to Newbury in 1984 working for a number of years at Norsk Data before working in London for Channel Four and taking up the grind of commuting by train. He has been a steward at Arlington Arts for many years and is a trustee of ACE Space and an instructor at Shalbourne Gliding. Although devoid of any music making ability live music consumes much of his time these days. Stephen presents Folk Ace which covers folk/roots/Americana gigs coming up in and around Newbury and Thatcham (4th Tuesday of the month) and interviews with guests involved with live music (2nd Tuesday of the month).

Stephen West

@stephenjourno

stephen.west@kennetradio.com

Originally from Lincolnshire, Stephen has spent most of his professional career in IT and Telecommunications. He has an interesting background including being in the police and later working for a political party before becoming and elected politician himself. Nowadays he tries to eke out a living as a journalist. Having written for various magazines and online publications, his focus is now on TV and Radio. Stephen is passionate about community media and is excited about joining Kennet Radio.

Steve Groves

steve.groves@kennetradio.com

Steve has been presenting Different Shades of Blues on Kennet Radio since early 2017. He got involved accidentaly after being a guest on Garry Paulson's 'Get it out with Garry' show. Steve's interest in the blues started back in 1960 when he first heard Howling Wolf's 'Smokestack Lightning'. His musical interests encompass most genres although he considers blues, rock, jazz and folk as being at the top. He worked in the technical side of the music and consumer electronics industry for over twenty years. Although born in east Berkshire, Steve has lived in the Newbury area since 1971.

Steve Howe

@crowzoneradio

I started work with Kennet Radio during the early stages of the FM project with a show on Saturday afternoon, nestled between the Saturday Sports show and Keep Off The Grass. My show is an eclectic mix of music, a wander through our music libraries here in "The Crow's Nest". My shows are tightly scheduled (ha ha) and prone to diversion on the spur of the moment, often prompted by a listener comment or request. I hope you'll join me and be part of the madness!

Steve Prout

@radiosteve72

Joined in 2016 originally to add to the Saturday Sport team, Steve soon became a regular presenter on Saturday afternoons from 3-6. Since 2018 he has been the producer for Saturday Sport. He also has his own 80's show every Tuesday evening 9-11. Steve enjoys the lighter side of life, never taking things too seriously, which is very evident if you listen to Back to the 80's!

Tony Hiller

@itsTonyHiller

tony.hiller@kennetradio.com

Tony produces content for various shows on Kennet Radio from Wednesday and Friday Drive time to the dance floor set programmes such as Mind The Gap and The All Day Breakfast. He is also Kennet Radio's Digital and Social Manager

Tony Temple

tony.temple@kennetradio.com

Hi there, I'm Tony, a lover of music from across the decades. I have been involved in music, events and radio in different ways since I was a teenager. I adore, disco, soul, funk, motown, club classics and just music in general. I present the Late Night Love show every Friday from 9pm, it is a live requests and dedications show.

Von Spicer

@vonspicer

Von Spicer's core speciality is mixing and galvanising trance and progressive house beats. Inspired by the magic of Ibiza and a healthy diet of “Above & Beyond” (Anjunabeats), Armin van Buuren, The Thrillseekers, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten and Paul Oakenfold to name but a few… With an ever growing fan base, his monthly mixes & live shows have been receiving an assured reception from fellow clubbers all over the globe, generating further spirited mixes as Von Spicer pursues his passion for the deeper harmony of House & Trance.

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