I was born in Huntingdon (near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire) on
Friday 27th September 1985 and was bought up by my Mother (Sally),
until 1987, then in Brampton with both my Mother & Stepfather
(Derek), where we lived in a 3 bedroom house (25 Mandeville Road),
until we moved back to Huntingdon in 1992 (86 Bevan Close). Then in
November 2007, both my Mother and I moved to a 2 bedroom bungalow (Ambury
I attended Hinchingbrooke Secondary School between September 1997
and July 2002 and while at Hinchingbrooke, I took GCSEs in
Chemistry, Biology, English, French, Graphic Products, Mathematics,
Music and Physics and then attended the College of the Royal
National Institute for the Blind in Redhill (Surrey), where I
studied for a BTEC Advanced Diploma in Radio Broadcasting and
Production under the course set by Des Shepherd and Broadcast
Training Limited. While studying there, I made several very good
friends, who I still keep in touch with on a day to day basis.
I have 2 sisters (both on either side of the family), the first is
Wendy, who’s married to Colin (brother-in-law) and they have a son
(my nephew) David. My other sister (Anne-Marie) is young and is on
my Father’s side.
Previous RADIO WORK
I've gained valuable experience at the BBC in both Radio &
Television in Cambridge and I've been involved with several small
groups of people who've set up stations under the temporary license
known as a Restricted Service License (RSL) in Bedfordshire,
Biggleswade, High Wycombe, Peterborough, Redhill & Wolverhampton.
I've also volunteered my time to a lot of internet radio stations
AQH Radio, Banbury Music Radio, Cambridgeshire Internet Radio,
Cityvibe Mix, Cityvibe Radio, CMP Radio, Crystal Sound Radio,
Generation Mix, Heat 106, Hit Music Radio, Hot Mix 108, Kewlistic
Radio, MHM Radio, Q Music Radio, QTFM, Reach OnAir, Sense Radio,
Stream Radio Live, Stream Super Gold, Tyne FM, UKCity Radio Gold,
Variety UK and Venture Radio
Current RADIO WORK
In May 2008 I started at level 1 (Rookie) which meant that I could
present 2 x 1 hour shows a week for the online radio station Reach
OnAir with MWS Media at www.reachonair.com. I would continue to
present these slots until the middle of July when I was promoted to
level 3 (Ace) which meant that I could present up to 2 x 2 hour
shows a week. Then I couldn't believe my luck when in September I
was promoted again to level 5 (Master) which means I can now present
as many show as I like (within reason) and I was made part of the
production team (the team that make all the commercials, jingles and
promotional trailers for other shows etc...
You'll be able to catch me on air every Monday from 12pm, where each
month I'll be giving you the chance to get your house cleaned by
winning £50 worth of vouchers thanks to Molly Maid.
Then on Wednesday's from 12pm, I'll be keeping you company for a
couple of hours playing more of the music you love from with
entertainment thrown in by way of, Our Survey Says, The Brainteaser,
This Day In History & Today's Birthdays...
On Friday's I'll be putting on my full sporting tracksuit and
t-shirt from Samurai Sportswear and grabbing my sporting equipment
from Wild Sports as we get fit on Fridays and giving away some
fantastic sporting prizes.
I enjoy all the shows I presenter of course, but the show I really
enjoy presenting on Reach would have to be the love show on Sunday
mornings from 10am. The reason is that this show is completely
different to all my other shows by way of music and features, plus
I'll be letting a lucky listener win a beautiful bouquet of flowers
thanks to the nice people at Teleflorist.
If that wasn't enough you might even catch a repeat a various hours
through the night, so make sure you keep an eye out for those too!
I've also just started co-presenting a new show called Lifestyle
with friend and fellow broadcaster Gavin Bass (www.gavinbass.co.uk)
on the newly formed online station called Wyrelite Radio
(www.wyrelite.com) every Thursday afternoon from 2pm.
Finally, I'm also presenting and producing various shows, ward
visiting, news gathering and generally helping out (or as some see
it, being a complete an utter pain in the backside) for
Hinchingbrooke Hospital Radio (www.hinchingbrookehospitalradio.com)