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Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the DJs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear.

After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night.

One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you.

I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital Radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts.

Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics including faith and social action. There are also some live music performances. This little boy's dream has come true!

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Friday Night Extra 12.10.18 Just great music

    Tonight the music ranged from local band The Goodbye Look to Nashville’s Will Hoge (picture) with lots of read more



Friday Night Extra 5.10.18 with guest Brentwood School chaplain Adrian.

Brentwood School Chaplain Adrian talked about the conference he is organizing for chaplains across different sectors, education, hospitals, military and read more



Friday Night Extra 28.9.18 Great TV themes…and more.

Today was Mike Post’s birthday. He is a multi Grammy and Emmy winning composer, best know for come classic American read more



Friday Night Extra 21.9.18 with studio guest author Phil Steer.

  Phil Steer, author of ‘As a child – God’s call to Littleness’  talked about the inspiration for writing the read more



Friday Night Extra 14.9.18 with Rob Saggs from CHESS homeless.

Rob talked about the work of CHESS supporting people in Chelmsford, Maldon and Epping Forest. There appears to be an read more



Friday Night Extra 7.9. 18 with Freddie & Sarah Fortune and Rev Dan Pierce

  Sarah and Freddie talked about Ride & Stride and how they will be charity cycle riding. Dan talked about read more



Friday Night Extra 31.8.18 Happy birthday Van the man.

We celebrated the 73rd birthday of Van Morrison tonight.  We played tracks from across his 50+ years career, showing the read more



Friday Night Extra 24.8.18 Add some music to your day

Tonight we celebrated Eddie Willis, guitarist in The Funk Brothers, the Motown house band from 1959-1972. His playing on The read more



Friday Night Extra 17.8.18 Thanks Aretha

The first hour of the show tonight celebrated the career of Aretha Franklin. As Revd. Jessie Jackson commented on hearing read more



Friday Night Extra 10.8.18 Friends

  With the news that the most streamed TV show in 2018 has been Friends, we had a number of read more



Friday Night Extra 3.8.18 Music new and old

Taking our theme from John Miles track ‘Music’ we featured alternate tracks of music of now and heritage tracks. There read more



Friday Night Extra 27.7.18 with studio guest Edward Carter.

  Edward Carter told us about making a film on Frinton beach with him building sand castles. This was for read more



Friday Night Extra 20.7.18 with studio guests Breaking 3

Breaking 3 came to the studio tonight and played four tracks live. Greg Goulding, Sophie Griffiths and Will Packham met read more



Friday Night Extra 13.7.18 Ingatestone Summer show & Summer of 1976

Sarah Duke-Wooley from the organising committee of the Ingatestone & Fryerning Horticultural Society joined me to talk about the annual read more



Friday Night Extra 6th July 2018. Birthdays today.

Tonight we focussed around artists born on 6th of July. This took us from Bill Haley to Jet Harris, John read more



Friday Night Extra 29.6.18 Music for a chilled Friday evening

No guests on the show tonight, just two hours of good music across the genres and decades.  We had a read more



Friday Night Extra 22.6.18 with guests from the Doddinghurst Stonley Festival

Mistress Ann, in full Tudor costume, joined me tonight, together with Zoe, Claire and Jane from the festival happening in read more



Friday Night Extra 8.6.18 with guest Revd. Andy Griffiths

Revd. Andy told us about how his journey to the role he has today with the continuing education of clergy read more



Friday Night Extra 1.6.18 International day of the child.

Tonight we asked the question, what does a child need to know in order to have a happy, contented and read more



Friday Night Extra 18.5.18 with Joanne & Simon Schultz from @actionafrica

Joanne and Simon recently returned from three months in Kenya. Part of the time was spent volunteering at the Salvation Army church read more

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