Author Archives: Karin Ridgers

About 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.

House of Fun with Special Guest Heather Small

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My special guest in the studio this week was the wonderful HEATHER SMALL from M PEOPLE! Chatting before her performance at The Brentwood Festival.

We also chat about your brilliant dates as well as your dating disasters!

Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – Driving In My Car
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Leona Lewis – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Level 42 – Something About You
Levellers – Hope Street
M People – Search For The Hero
Madonna – Ray of Light
Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Felix – Don’t You Want Me
Garbage – Stupid Girl
Fat Boy Slim – Praise You
Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom
Heaven 17 – Temptation
Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
Sugar Bear – Don’t Scandalize Mine
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – She
Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)
Heather Small – Proud


House of Fun with Special Guests Richard Buckley and Roddy McDonald

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I had two super guests on the phone this week as well as plenty of chats with Mr Drivetime Charlie Davy.

First I spoke to Richard Buckley – chef and proprietor of the award-winning and Good Food Guide listed Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen in Bath.

My second interview was with Roddy McDonald, the founder of Water For Health.

Giggling and FAB music 😀

Gepostet von Karin Ridgers am Freitag, 6. Juli 2018

 

Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – The Return Of The Los Palmas 7
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Portishead – Glory Box
10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime
Paul Weller – You Do Something To Me
Jam – Start!
Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Duran Duran – Rio
Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze
Style Council – Long Hot Summer
Tears For Fears – Pale Shelter


House of Fun with Special Guests Angela Langford and Rick Hay

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My special guest on the phone this week was the wonderful Angela Langford who spoke to us about her cruelty-free skincare products and gave her advice for top tips for skincare.

AND we had the amazing Rick Hay chatting,  just before he went live on TV, about his expert advice about having the best skin, what we should be eating to achieve this.

Also lots of super advice was tweeted in and send by Facebook from YOU my super listener 😀

Thanks everyone! A summer theme tonight until 8pm … with some flipping AWESOME music…. and chatting about your natural and vegan skincare advice 😀 😀 xxx Tune in!!

Gepostet von Karin Ridgers am Freitag, 29. Juni 2018

 

Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – One Step Beyond
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Squeeze – This Summer
Style Council – Long Hot Summer
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach
Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff – Summertime
Portishead – Glory Box
Billy Idol – Hot In The City
Steps – Summer Of Love
Soft Cell – Torch
Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer
Sam Cooke – Summertime
Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
Police – Roxanne


House of Fun with Special Guest Sylvia Milton

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Tonight’s show was all about love and relationships and my special guest this week was super therapist Sylvia Milton!

 

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Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – Michael Caine
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Fine Young Cannibals – Suspicious Minds
Duran Duran – Rio
Emma Bunton – What Took You So Long
Abba – Take A Chance On Me
George Michael – Jesus To A Child
Style Council – My Ever Changing Moods
George Michael – Faith
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Blur – Parkife
A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV


House of Fun – Chatting about YOUR Embarrassing Moments

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No special guest this week so just me and some brilliant tunes!

It's Friday! I'm LIVE again – have a listen… awesome music AND YOUR embarrassing moments – I am CRACKING up at some of them – and SOME are NOT being read out on air!!! Good job you can't hear me now – singing at the top of my voice! 😀 😀

Gepostet von Karin Ridgers am Freitag, 15. Juni 2018

Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – It Must Be Love
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Aztec Camera – Oblivious
Cure – The Walk
Animotion – Obsession
Bananarama and Fun Boy Three – Really Saying Something
Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It
Blur – Girls & Boys
Air – Sexy Boy
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Adamski feat Seal – Killer
Cameo – She’s Strange
David Bowie – Life on Mars
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Stranglers – Peaches
Supertramp – Breakfast In America
Style Council – My Ever Changing Moods
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime

See you next Friday at 6pm for more great music and chat!


House of Fun – Chilling and Great Music with Karin Ridgers

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No special guest this week so just me and some brilliant tunes!

 

Whoop whoop! Its FRIDAY! I'm LIVE NOW! Have a listen!! :DJUST ME N YOU tonight!!! 😀 xxxAnd lots of OLD SKOOL music!! xxx

Gepostet von Karin Ridgers am Freitag, 8. Juni 2018

Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – Baggy Trousers
Stranglers – Peaches
Style Council – Speak Like A Child
Suede – Beautiful Ones
Sugar Bear – Don’t Scandalize Mine
Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Republica – Ready To Go – Radio Mix
Adamski feat Seal – Killer
Supertramp – Breakfast In America
George Michael – Faith
Style Council – Long Hot Summer
Stevie Wonder – Lately
Beat – Can’t Get Used To Losing You
Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
Prodigy – Out Of Space
Level 42 – Hot Water
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend The Night Together
Specials – A Message To You Rudy
Soft Cell – Torch
Queen – You’re My Best Friend
Squeeze – Up The Junction
Soul II Soul – Keep On Movin’
Shamen – Move Any Mountain (Beat Edit)
Robin S – Show Me Love
Radiohead – Creep

See you next Friday at 6pm for more great music and chat!


House of Fun – 01 Jun 2018 with Fiona Oakes

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My special guest this week was FIONA OAKES.

Fiona is a marathon runner who currently holds three world records.

In 2013, she won both the Antarctic Ice Marathon and the North Pole Marathon. She runs despite losing a knee cap from an illness when she was 17.

Fiona has been vegan since she was 6 years old. She also runs Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary and is a patron of the Captive Animals Protection Society.

Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – Our House
Prince – Raspberry Beret
Queen – Sombody To Love
Men at Work – Down Under
A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
Aztec Camera – Oblivious
Freeez – IOU
George Michael – Jesus To A Child
Maroon 5 – This Love
Jamiroquai – Cosmic Girl
George Michael – A Different Corner
Michael Jackson & Paul MCcartney – The Girl Is Mine
Radiohead – Creep
Pink Floyd – Money

See you next Friday at 6pm for more great music and chat!


House of Fun with Tim Barford

This week I was joined by the always fantastic Tim Barford, manager of Vegfest UK as well as chatting about National Vegetarian Week!

    This week’s playlist

Big Audio Dynamite – E=Mc2,
Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin,
Four Tops – Loco In Acapulco,
Mis-Teeq – Style,
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up,
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy,
Elton John – Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time),
Muse – New Born,
Prodigy – Breathe,
Portishead – Glory Box,
45 King – The 900 Number,
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy,
Soul II Soul feat Caron Wheeler – Back To Life,
Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar,
Sonique – It Feels So Good,
Nomad – (I Wanna Give You) Devotion,
Rozalla – Everybody’s free (to feel good),
Yazz And The Plastic Population – The Only Way Is Up,
Spin Doctors – Two Princes,
Ordinary Boys – Boys Will Be Boys,
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam


House of Fun with Callum

Hi to all my lovely listeners!

This week it was me, myself and my lovely son Callum- talking about what makes you happy! As usual with an awesome playlist!!

    This week’s playlist

Madness – Embarassment
KC Sunshine Band – Give it up
10cc – Life Is A Minestrone
A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It
Cure – Let’s Go To Bed
Curiosity Killed The Cat – Down To Earth
Damned – Eloise
Chas and Dave – Ain’t No Pleasing You
Duran Duran – Planet Earth
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
David Bowie – Life on Mars
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Muse – Plug In Baby
Radiohead – Creep (clean)
Prodigy – Breathe
Style Council – Long Hot Summer
Sonique – It Feels So Good
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar


House of Fun with Danielle Fearon and Chris Benn

My guests this week were the Lovely Danielle Fearon (Daughter of Baby D and Phil Fearon) hair model, make up artist and wellness retreat owner as well as her fantastic personal trainer Guru Fiance, Chris Benn! An amazing vegan power couple so lots of giggles guaranteed!

Click here for Danielle’s official Instagram

Click here for Chris’s official Instagram

This week’s Tracklist

Madness – Driving In My Car
Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Stereophonics – Maybe Tomorrow
DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts (Clean Version)
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Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine
Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee)
Earth Wind and Fire – September
Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon – Dancing tight
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Stevie Wonder – Do I Do

 


House of Fun with Jo Roberts CEO of The Wilderness Foundation

This week I was joined by the inspirational Jo Roberts, CEO of The Wilderness Foundation and Jenna Cains, Education Officer of The Wilderness Foundation!

The Wilderness Foundation is one of just seven worldwide charities that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have personally chosen in connection with their wedding… and the ONLY Essex based charity too! You can see more about this here!

“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill shown to them since the announcement of their engagement and are keen that as many people as possible benefit from this generosity of spirit.  The couple have therefore asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion considers making a donation to charity, rather than sending a wedding gift.”

Click here for the Official Wilderness Foundation Website!

This week’s playlist

Madness – Mr. Apples 1
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
Japan – I Second That Emotion
KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s The Way
Kaiser Chiefs – Every Day I Love You Less and Less
Michael Jackson – Earth Song
Mr Probz – Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)
Boy George – My Sweet Lord
Bob Marley, Funkstar De Luxe – Sun Is Shining
Toto – Africa
Shakira – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
Kodaline – Brand New Day
Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy


House of Fun with Baby D and Phil Fearon

I am thrilled to be joined this week by the amazing Baby D, singer of the 90’s anthem tune ‘Let me be your fantasy’ and Phil Fearon from old school disco band, Galaxy!! What an amazing show!

This week’s playlist was mainly chosen by Baby…

Madness – Wings Of A Dove
Teena Marie – Behind The Groove
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up
10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
Sonique – Sky
Nomad – (I Wanna Give You) Devotion
Carl Anderson – Buttercup
Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon – Dancing tight
Sonique – It feels so good
Pendulum – Tarantula
Faithless – Insomnia
Prodigy – Out Of Space
James Morrison – You Give Me Something
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love

Baby D and Phil came with her super daughter and her fiancé…. And it turns out they are absolutely lovely… both super fellow vegans and putting the finishing touches to their all vegan wedding later this year…. in Essex! They will be joining me another time soon on the show too!


House of Fun with Sue Peckham Karen Gee and Kim Wymer

This week I was joined by renowned lifecoach speaker and author, Kim Wymer as well as another amazing author, Karen Gee!!

Super hypnotherapist and weight loss specialist Sue Peckham joins us on the phone too from 12 Weeks to WOW!

Click here to visit the website for Karen Gee’s books ‘Dodger Dog’

Click here to see more about super life coach Kim Wymer.

    This week’s playlist

Madness – Baggy Trousers
Altered Images – Happy Birthday
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Gary Numan – Cars
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Aztec Camera – Oblivious
Prince – Purple Rain (single edit)
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings
Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains
James – She’s A Star
George Michael – Father Figure
Jam – The Modern World
Journey-Dont Stop Believing

 


House of Fun with Drive Time Presenter Charlie Davy

Tonight I was joined by the fantastic Charlie Davy, our very own Phoenix FM Drive Time Presenter! Laughs galore in the studio this week!

This week’s playlist

Madness – Driving In My Car
Aztec Camera – Oblivious
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
D-Ream – Things Can Only Get Better
Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Chaka Demus And Pliers – Tease Me
Fatboy Slim – Praise You
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – She
Felix – Don’t You Want Me
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
House Of Pain – Jump Around
Duran Duran – Wild Boys
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
De La Soul – Me Myself & I
Supergrass – Alright
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up
Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) (Radio edit)


House of Fun with Annie Connolly

My guest tonight was the lovely Annie Connolly, talking about the most important things in her life and finding out she has been nominated for an award!

We find out more about Dan and Annie’s challenge for 2018 and chat about Annie’s support for the Born Free Foundation. She is also an ambassador for Angels for The innocent and IAPWA.

    This week’s playlist

Madness – Wings Of A Dove
Style Council – Shout To The Top
Prince – The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Sugababes – Freak Like Me
Supertramp – Breakfast In America
Talk Talk – It’s My Life
Take That – How Deep is Your Love
Tears for Fears – Mad World
Altered Images – Don’t Talk To Me About Love
Adamski feat Seal – Killer
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Alexander O’Neal – Criticise
Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up
Basement Jaxx – Plug It In


House of Fun with Christopher Sebastian, Mike Kelson and Jasmine Harman

My guests tonight were the lovely Christopher Sebastian, one of the best Vegan speakers in the world who was able to fit in a quick chat before his talks at Vegfest UK, after flying in from Prague and the amazing Jasmine Harman, TV Presenter, who spoke to us for some great laughs! I look forward to welcoming Jasmine into the studio soon!

Click here for Christopher Sebastian’s official website!

Click here to see more about comedian Mike Kelson! 

Click here for Jasmine Harman’s official website!

 

    This week’s playlist

 

Madness – Night Boat To Cairo
Japan – I Second That Emotion
Specials – Gangsters
Spandau Ballet – The Freeze
Squeeze – Take Me I’m Yours
Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us
Simple Minds – Glittering Prize
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
Sade – Your Love Is King
K-9 Angels – Let’s Go Home
Moby – We Are All Made Of Stars
George Michael – Too Funky
Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
Style Council – Long Hot Summer
Pigbag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag
Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) (Radio edit)


House of Fun with Tim Barford, Peter Egan and ‘Free From’ Desserts

Tonight I was joined by Tim Barford, founder and manager of VegFest UK, amazing actor Peter Egan and Danielle Maupertuis ‘Free From Desserts’ talking about their fantastic range of desserts which are gluten free, dairy free, egg free and vegan!

Click here for the official Vegfest UK website.

Click here for the official ‘Free From’ Desserts website.

Click here for Peter Egan’s Facebook Page. 

This week’s tracklist

Madness – My Girl
Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t It Be Good
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Pretenders – Talk Of The Town
Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
Drake – Hotline Bling
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend The Night Together
K-9 Angels – Let’s Go Home
Rozalla – This Time I Found Love (Ollie J 7 inch mix)
Rose Royce – Car Wash
Prodigy – Breathe
Radiohead – Creep (clean)

 

 

 


House of Fun with Mike Molloy, Adele Cliff and Shambhu’s

This week I was joined by fantastic author Mike Molloy, the amazingly funny Adele Cliff and we were treated to some out of this world vegan delights by Shambhu’s caterers!

Click here for Mike Molloy’s official website.

Click here for Adele Cliff’s official Twitter account.

Click here for Shambu’s official website.

    This week’s tracklist

    Madness – Driving In My Car
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
    DOORS – LIGHT MY FIRE
    10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
    Air Supply – All Out Of Love
    Alison Moyet – All Cried Out
    A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It
    Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
    Aztec Camera – Oblivious
    Belle Stars – Sign Of The Times
    Bryan Adams – Run To You
    Pink – Trouble
    Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
    George Michael – Careless Whisper


House of Fun with Andrea Gamby-Boulger, Anthony Mullally and Kim Wymer

This weeks show had 3 fantastic guests! I was joined by Andrea Gamby-Boulger, founder of Wetnose Animal Aid talking about their upcoming events. Next up was Leeds Rhinos Anthony Mullally, talking about his amazing rugby career and his veganism. Finally, live in the studio I was joined by renowned author and life speaker, Kim Wymer!

Click here for the official Wetnose Animal Aid website

Click here for Anthony Mullally’s official Instagram page

Click here for Kim Wymer’s official website

    This week’s tracklist

Madness – My Girl
DeBarge – Rhythm of the night
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Animotion – Obsession
Cure – Friday I’m In Love
K-9 Angels – Let’s Go Home
23 Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Queen – You’re My Best Friend
Shannon – Let The Music Play
Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It
Rozalla – Everybody’s free (to feel good)
Nomad – (I Wanna Give You) Devotion
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Blur – Girls & Boys

CLICK HERE FOR MY FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO FILMED IN THE STUDIO


House of Fun with Dan Richardson

Tonight I was joined by the amazing, highly acclaimed actor Dan Richardson. Dan joined us talking about his fundraising as patron of animal charity ‘Born Free’. He also had a huge announcement (no sneak previews but all revealed on the listen again link)!

Click here for Dan’s official Facebook page

    This week’s tracklist

Madness – Night Boat To Cairo
Simple Minds – Glittering Prize
Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Adeva – Respect
Sugar Bear – Don’t Scandalize Mine
Joe Smooth – Promised Land
Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock – Get On The Dance Floor
Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
De La Soul – Me Myself & I
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It
Inner City – Big Fun

A BRAND NEW FEATURE FROM THIS WEEK!! Click here to see my Facebook live filmed during the show!