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Karin Ridgers

Well, I still have the recordings somewhere from when I was about 5 of me interviewing my sister who was about 3. I wouldn't let her get a word in really and I really believed I was making radio programmes.

When I was a teenager I used to love listening to Annie Nightingale and Janice Long who played such cool music. The chart show was on a Sunday evening and this was followed by Essex Radio playing their late-night problems show and I used to try to keep awake and secretly listening to problems that didn't really even make sense to me. But it was exciting to hear!

For many years I enjoyed being one of Sadie Nine's Loud Women on BBC Essex, so I had my radio fix without the stress of planning the show and operating the desk. I love Sadie and learnt a lot. She is a brilliant natural presenter who makes it all looks easy!

I'm back on Phoenix FM which is quite surreal at times as I was one of the founder members when the station launched in 1996. As a huge 80s fan I am playing some of the same music too! I feel more confident with myself as most people do from their 20s to their 40s, so my show is different now to then. I have some incredible friends, clients, celebrities and experts who have come onto my show, including Rozalla, Baby D and Phil Fearon, Vicki Michelle, Wendy Turner Webster, Rick Hay and many more.

I am so excited as I get to chat to these wonderful guests and they have the opportunity to tell their story too.

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Recent posts from Karin



House Of Fun – Old Skool Clubby Music and Your Party and Club Memories

Thanks for listening to my latest show. If you missed it you can hear it again here.



House of Fun – With Karin Ridgers and a Vegan Month Special!

Super thanks to star chefs Brett Cobley and Danielle Maupertuis for joining me on the House of Fun tonight.



House of Fun – Spooky Music and What’s The Best Concert You Have Been to?

Giggles and a mix of spooky music on tonight’s House of Fun with Karin Ridgers…. and after having such a read more



House of Fun with Comedian Mike Kelson, VegfestUK Manager Tim Barford and The Legendary TV and Radio Star Jayne Middlemiss

My special guests on this week’s show were Mike Kelson in the studio and Jayne Middlemiss on the phone.



House of Fun – with Expert Psychotherapist Jane Barnfield Jules Founder of The Practice and Gemma Harrington from Food For Vitality

My guests on this week’s show were psychotherapist Jane Barnfield Jukes and Gemma, organiser of the Food For Vitality vegan festival.



House Of Fun – With Karin Ridgers and the Directors of 12 Weeks to WOW

My special guests on tonight’s show were healthy eating experts Sue Peckham and James Holme from 12 Weeks To Wow.



House Of Fun – VegfestUK Comedian Special with Sarah Benetto, Ishi Kahn , Matt Hoss and Kahn Johnson

Tonight’s show is a comedy special with Sarah Benetto, Ishi Kahn Jackson amd Matt Hoss.



House of Fun – 14 Sep 2018

Karin chats about what makes us feel happy on this weeks show! Hear top tips from Karin, the listeners as read more



House of Fun – Wetnose Day special with Andrea Gamby-Boulger, Karen Chamberlain and Rik Moran

Tonight’s show was a Wetnose Day special with my special guests Andrea, Karen and Rik.



House of Fun with Fiona Oakes, Dave Sheahan and Doug Maw

On tonight’s show I chatted to extreme marathon runner Fiona Oakes, triathlete Dave Sheahan and nutritional therapist Doug Maw.



House of Fun – top 20 greatest rock bands special

Tonight’s show featured the 20 best UK rock bands of all time!



House of Fun with Victoria Prince and Juliette Bryant

On tonight’s show I chatted to Victoria Prince about being a woman in business and healthy eating. You can find read more



House of Fun with Michelle Margaret Marques and Mary McGuire

Michelle Marques and Mary McGuire join Karin on tonight’s show.



House of Fun with Tom Odell, Andrea Harvey, Richie Perera and Sona Thakerar

We chat on the phone with the chart-topping singer/songwriter.



House of Fun with Special Guest Heather Small

Click here to hear the show again: My special guest in the studio this week was the wonderful HEATHER SMALL read more



House of Fun with Special Guests Richard Buckley and Roddy McDonald

Click here to hear the show again: I had two super guests on the phone this week as well as read more



House of Fun with Special Guests Angela Langford and Rick Hay

My special guest on the phone this week was Angela Langford who spoke to us about her cruelty-free skincare products.



House of Fun with Special Guest Sylvia Milton

Click here to hear the show again: Tonight’s show was all about love and relationships and my special guest this read more



House of Fun – Chatting about YOUR Embarrassing Moments

Click here to hear the show again: No special guest this week so just me and some brilliant tunes! It's read more

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