Author Archives: Mike Jones

About Mike Jones

I joined the pioneering community cable station Radio Basildon in 1979 after spells with Orsett and Basildon Hospital Radio. I mover swiftly on to regular shows on Breeze AM and Essex Radio throughout the 90s and I had further spells at Link FM and Time 107.5 FM before joining Phoenix in August 2010. Since February 2013 I've presented Friday's One 2 Three covering every political, art and sport topic going. I'm currently the stadium announcer at Dagenham and Redbridge FC and work for Aston Martin/Jaguar in Brentwood. I'm also a professional voiceover artist and secretary of Thurrock Courts Players where I have won national awards for Directing and Acting. When not doing any of the above I can be found on the golf course or with my granddaughter Ivy.

Jordan Gray and Colin Wade launch new singles on 123

Voice star and regular guest to 123 Jordan Gray came into the studio to talk about the release of her new single Platinum which releases in November

You can hear the interview again here

Colin Wade and friends have put together a fabulous sinle to promote and gain awareness of Brentwood Mind which has sufferd badly under budget cuts recently

You can hear the single and Mike’s chat with Colin again here

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The Ghost Train and Wing Walking

We cover all sorts of subjects here on 123 and today was no different. Martyn Williams the director of the latest production from Thurrock Courts Players came into the studio to chat to Mike about The Ghost Train which is on at the Thameside Theatre in September

You can here the interview again here

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Stuart Smith is raising money for St Lukes Hospice. How? By walking on the wings of an aircraft . Why? He explains all to Mike

You can here the interview again here

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Promoting Young Talent

We are proud of the fact that we are constantly trying to further the career of young raw local talent and today was no exception. 15 year old Anna Marie Childs hails from Grays and has been singing since she was 11. She visited the studio today with Mike and played 3 songs of her own material

You can hear the interview again here

There is also a youtube link


The Odd Couple

Mike was delighted to welcome three lovely ladies into the studio from Ad Hoc the local theatre group. One didnt say much as she was only 2 and half years old. Ad Hoc were in to talk about their latest piece which is Neil Simons the Odd Couple which runs from Thurs 26 May at the Brentwood theatre

You can hear the interview again here


Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hyde comes to Brentwood

The award winning but rarely produced musical Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hyde comes to the Brentwood Theatre courtesy of Shenfield Operatic Society. Suzanne Gunn and the good doctor David Predegia himself popped in to tell Mike Jones all about it

You can hear the interview again here

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It was also the morning after the night before and Mike has spenthalf the night at the elections

You can here his report here

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Thames Crossing Kiss me Kate and Tzu Kingdom

Wow . Uber busy programme today
First up on the phone with Mike was Adam Small whos just about to open at the Queens Theatre in Kiss me Kate

You can hear the interview again here

Option C is on the cards and Mike spoke to John Kent leader of Thurrock Borough Council about the plans

You can hear the interview again here

Karen Chilvers and Gill Eastgate have written their first book all about Shitzu’S

You can hear the interview again here

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Neil Speight. The Straight Talking Newspaper man

Editor in chief of the Enquirer group of newspapers Neil Speight visited the programme today and enjoyed a long chat with Mike.

Neil has been involved in the newspaper business for a very long time and discussed his background and the future of the local and national press

You can here the interview again here

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A packed studio discussing the Shenfield by-election

The Shenfield by-election takes place on October 29th and Mike invited all the parties taking part in for a debate.

In the studio with Mike was Cameron Ball (Labour), John Hamilton (Green), Alison Fulcher (Lib Dem), Jan Pound (Con) and Peter Sceats (UKIP).

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You can hear the whole interview again here:

In the second hour Mike was joined by David Platten talking about Positive Health

You can that interview here:

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Emoov – The Brentwood-Based Online Estate Agent That’s Moving Forward

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eMoov have been expanding since Russell Quirk started his on line estate business not very long ago. So much so that today they were hoping to raise over £1m in investments. Office manager Paula and Financial chief Nicole came into talk to Mike about the business.

You can hear the interview again here


Jon Ouin from Stornoway and Shenfields Nuns in the studio

In a packed programme today Mike welcomed Jon Ouin who is the keyboard player with Stornaway to talk about the new album and tour

You can hear that interview here

The lovely ladies from Shenfield Operatic Society came in to the studio to talk about their massive upcoming production of Sister Act

You can hear the conversation again here

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Tall Dark Friend Plays live in the studio

One of the most unique and interesting artists Jordan Gray joins Mike in the studio for a chat and to play some new some old and actually quite brilliant music. This artist’s big break is not very far away

You can hear the whole interview here

you can also watch a video of one of the songs right here