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Kenny Thomas 29-08-14

Kenny Thomas 29-08-14

Mike Porter August 29, 2014 0

We spoke to Kenny Thomas today about his gigs in Brentwood and Billericay.   Check out kennys website

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Interview with Matthew White from Crossrail

Interview with Matthew White from Crossrail

Mike Porter August 29, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Matthew White, the Surface Director from Crossrail, about the new train link coming to Shenfield and Brentwood and its impact on the local area. Click below to listen to the

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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 26-08-14

Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 26-08-14

Mike Porter August 26, 2014 0

Today we had a chat with Alan from the Brentwood Gazette about the Postcode Lottery. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 19-08-14

Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 19-08-14

Mike Porter August 19, 2014 0

Today we had our weekly chat with Joe from the Brentwood Gazette about whats coming up in tomorrows edition Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Delora live at Phoenix FM

Delora live at Phoenix FM

Mike Porter August 14, 2014 0

Lucy, Rose and Lauren came in to talk about how they got together and their new EP, Superglue, which is out at the end of this month

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Alan, Josh & Simon from the Brentwood Gazette 12-08-14

Alan, Josh & Simon from the Brentwood Gazette 12-08-14

Mike Porter August 12, 2014 0

Today we spoke to the guys from the Brentwood Gazette about whats in tomorrows edition. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Patrick O’Sullivan from the Queens Theatre 07-08-14

Patrick O’Sullivan from the Queens Theatre 07-08-14

Mike Porter August 7, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Patrick O’Sullivan from the Queens Theatre about their summer schedule. Check out their website

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Alan Editor from the Brentwood Gazette 05-08-14

Alan Editor from the Brentwood Gazette 05-08-14

Mike Porter August 5, 2014 0

Today we had our weekly chat with Alan from the Brentwood Gazette about ducks, 3000 of them to be precise. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 29-07-14

Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 29-07-14

Mike Porter July 29, 2014 0

Today we had our weekly chat with Joe from the Brentwood Gazette, this time about The Crossrail. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Alan Mason from Frankies Classic Car & Bike Fest 23-07-14

Alan Mason from Frankies Classic Car & Bike Fest 23-07-14

Mike Porter July 23, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Alan Mason from St Francis Hospice about the Classic Car & Bike Fest.   For more details Email: fundraising@sfh.org.uk or call: 01708 771431. More details

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Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 22-07-14

Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 22-07-14

Mike Porter July 22, 2014 0

Today we had our weekly chat with Piers from the Brentwood Gazette about whats in tomorrows edition.     Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Stinky Dog Productions Interview 18-07-14

Stinky Dog Productions Interview 18-07-14

Mike Porter July 18, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Stinky Dog Productions about their music festival this weekend

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Ian Mullins from The Social Golfer.com 16-07-14

Ian Mullins from The Social Golfer.com 16-07-14

Mike Porter July 16, 2014 0

Today we had a very interesting conversation with Ian Mullins from thesocialgolfer.com   Check out his website

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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 15-07-14

Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 15-07-14

Mike Porter July 15, 2014 0

Today we had our weekly chat with Alan from the Brentwood Gazette. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Pete Searles 14-07-14

Pete Searles 14-07-14

Mike Porter July 14, 2014 0

We had Pete Searles back in the studio today to ask him how he 4 mile swim for charity went.   Donate to this amazing cause 

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Pete Searls Interview 10-07-14

Pete Searls Interview 10-07-14

Mike Porter July 10, 2014 0

Today I spoke to an amazing man that is doing something huge for charity. Donate to this amazing cause

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Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 08-07-14

Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 08-07-14

Mike Porter July 8, 2014 0

Today we had our weekly chat with the Brentwood Gazette this time we spoke to Piers. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Lizzie from the St Peters Players 04-07-14

Lizzie from the St Peters Players 04-07-14

Mike Porter July 4, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Lizzie from the St Peters Players about War Memoirs. For bookings call 01277-

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Yasmin & Arnie De-Milias Brentwood 02-07-14

Yasmin & Arnie De-Milias Brentwood 02-07-14

Mike Porter July 2, 2014 0

Today I spoke to Arnie & Yasmin from Milias Hairdressers in Brentwood about hair products. If you need expert advice on any hair related problem contact Milias 

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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 01-07-14

Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 01-07-14

Mike Porter July 1, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Joe from the Brentwood Gazette about juggernauts overtaking on the A12. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Nick Sillitoe from the Rotary Club of Billericay

Nick Sillitoe from the Rotary Club of Billericay

Mike Porter June 25, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Nick Sillitoe from the Rotary Club of Billericay about a great event he is organising to raise money for charity. Check out the website for more details

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Yasmin & Arnie De-Milias Brentwood 25-06-14

Yasmin & Arnie De-Milias Brentwood 25-06-14

Mike Porter June 25, 2014 0

Today we had our regular chat with Yasmin and Arnie from Milias & De-Milias in Brentwood If you need expert advice on any hair related problem contact Milias 

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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 25-06-14

Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 25-06-14

Mike Porter June 24, 2014 0

We had out weekly chat with Alan from the Brentwood Gazette today teasing us with what’s coming out in tomorrows copy. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Roger Harste from Summer Evening Jazz 23-06-14

Roger Harste from Summer Evening Jazz 23-06-14

Mike Porter June 23, 2014 0

Today I spoke to Roger Harste about a fun little event he is organising in Ingatestone Chack out the website for more details and to buy tickets www.summereveningjazz.co.uk

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Yasmin from Milias 18-06-14

Yasmin from Milias 18-06-14

Mike Porter June 18, 2014 0

If you need expert advice on any hair related problem contact Milias 

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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 17-06-14

Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 17-06-14

Mike Porter June 17, 2014 0

Today we had our weekly chat with the bos from the Brentwood Gazette Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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The Tricks 16-06-14

The Tricks 16-06-14

Mike Porter June 16, 2014 0

Today we spoke to The Tricks about their new album. Check out their website www.thetricks.co.uk

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Lisa Matthews from Midsummer Nights Dream 11-06-14

Lisa Matthews from Midsummer Nights Dream 11-06-14

Mike Porter June 11, 2014 1

Today I was very surprised, I spoke to Lisa Matthews about the Brentwood Shakespeare Companies new production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. I thought it would be a typical Shakespeare play but I didn’t

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Rachel & Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 10-06-14

Rachel & Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 10-06-14

Mike Porter June 10, 2014 0

Today we had our weekly chat with Rachel & Joe from the Brentwood Gazette this time about squirrels. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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John Yarrow 09-06-14

John Yarrow 09-06-14

Mike Porter June 10, 2014 0

Today we spoke to John Yarro about his very touching book called “Inspirational Irene, From the Heart” If you would like to help John in raising as much money for this great cause you

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Ollie & Luke from “States of Emotion” 06-06-14

Ollie & Luke from “States of Emotion” 06-06-14

Mike Porter June 6, 2014 0

This afternoon we spoke to Ollie & Luke from States of Emotion about their new single release

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Jess Brown from Brownstock.co.uk 05-06-14

Jess Brown from Brownstock.co.uk 05-06-14

Mike Porter June 6, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Jess Brown from the huge music festival Brownstock.   Check out the website for ticket details www.brownstock.co.uk

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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 03-06-14

Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 03-06-14

Mike Porter June 3, 2014 0

As its Tuesday we had our weekly chat with Alan from the Brentwood Gazette about what’s in tomorrows news paper.   Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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David Aland from Essex & Suffolk Water 03-06-14

David Aland from Essex & Suffolk Water 03-06-14

Mike Porter June 3, 2014 0

Today we spoke to David Aland from Essex & Suffolk Water about their free water saving kit

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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 27-05-14

Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 27-05-14

Mike Porter May 28, 2014 0

Today we had the weekly visit from Alan from the Brentwood Gazette telling us what’s in tomorrows paper. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Interview with Louise McKinlay

Interview with Louise McKinlay

Mike Porter May 24, 2014 2

Today we spoke to Louise McKinlay, the leader of Brentwood Borough Council, about what will happen after the election. You can check out Louise’s webpage here

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Matt from the Brentwood Gazette 20-05-14

Matt from the Brentwood Gazette 20-05-14

Mike Porter May 20, 2014 0

Today we had our weekly chat with Matt about whats happening in the Brentwood Gazette tomorrow. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Interview with sculptor Sam Zealey

Interview with sculptor Sam Zealey

Mike Porter May 20, 2014 2

Today I talked with Sam Zealey, a sculptor from Brentwood, and it was the most interesting conversation I’ve ever had! Check out Sam’s website here or the Brentwood Arts Festival website here

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Caroline Peters 16-05-14

Caroline Peters 16-05-14

Mike Porter May 18, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Caroline Peters from Bird Luckin Chartered Accountants because they have sponsored the Brentwood firewalk and roped Caroline into walking. Check out their website here

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Nev & Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 13-05-14

Nev & Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 13-05-14

Mike Porter May 13, 2014 0

Today I had my weekly chat with Nev & Alan from the Brentwood Gazette about this weeks front page…….Street Lights in Brentwood.   Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Sean Mcloughlin 06-05-14

Sean Mcloughlin 06-05-14

Mike Porter May 6, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Sean Mcloughlin from the Village Green Chalkwell Park Festival about this years event check out the tickets for this years event

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Nev & Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 06-05-14

Nev & Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 06-05-14

Mike Porter May 6, 2014 0

Nev & Alan frm the Brentwood Gazette popped in to give us a quick preview of tomorrows front page.   Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Are we back in the nuclear race?

Are we back in the nuclear race?

Scott Ross May 1, 2014 0

It was a real privilege to be deputising for Mikey Porter on today’s show, but fear not the man himself returns tomorrow from 3pm. Well mercifully the question above does not refer to the

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Sophie DeBattista – interview and session

Sophie DeBattista – interview and session

Mike Porter May 1, 2014 0

London-based Maltese singer/songwriter Sophie came in for an interview and session

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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 29-04-14

Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 29-04-14

Mike Porter April 30, 2014 0

Today was our regular chat with Alan from the Brentwood Gazette about Wednesdays front page.   Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Fitness In Mind

Fitness In Mind

Mike Porter April 26, 2014 2

Ray, Sam and Danny talk about this new initiative, organised by the Essex Mental Health Community and Brentwood Leisure Trust

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Laurie Edmonds Co-ordinator of the Brentwood Festival 25-04-14

Laurie Edmonds Co-ordinator of the Brentwood Festival 25-04-14

Mike Porter April 26, 2014 0

Today we spoke to Laurie Edmonds the Co-ordinator of the Brentwood festival about some of the acts booked to appear at this years event.   www.brentwood festival.co.uk  

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Nev & Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 22-04-14

Nev & Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 22-04-14

Mike Porter April 23, 2014 0

Today the boys from the Brentwood Gazette came in to talk about a new Supermarket opening in Brentwood.   Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here

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Lisa Bone from Visit Essex

Lisa Bone from Visit Essex

Mike Porter April 23, 2014 0

Today Lisa Bone from Visit Essex came into the studio to talk about a great voucher booklet that gives you money off of days out.  

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Joe Mullender Interview 15-04-14

Joe Mullender Interview 15-04-14

Mike Porter April 15, 2014 0

On today’s show we had a chat with Joe Mullender about his fight on saturday night in York Hall in Bethnall Green   If you want to wish Joe good luck CLICK HERE to

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Nev from the Brentwood Gazette 15-04-14

Nev from the Brentwood Gazette 15-04-14

Mike Porter April 15, 2014 0

On todays show Nev the Editor from the Brentwood Gazette came in to discuss the brand new restaurant opening up in Brentwood and the crime figures in Brentwood since the street lights were turned

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Cllr Keith Parker 08-04-14

Cllr Keith Parker 08-04-14

Mike Porter April 9, 2014 0

We had Cllr Keith Parker in for a chat about the Brentwood Community Fund    

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Nev, Alan & Chris from the Brentwood Gazette 08-04-14

Nev, Alan & Chris from the Brentwood Gazette 08-04-14

Mike Porter April 9, 2014 0

Nev, Alan & Chris from the Brentwood Gazette popped in for our usual Tuesday chat. This week its about TOWIE, have you had enough?   Check out the story on the Brentwood Gazette website

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Tracy Fance from Five Elements Brentwood

Tracy Fance from Five Elements Brentwood

Mike Porter April 7, 2014 0

Today we spoke to a clairvoyant on the show, Tracy Fance from Five Elements in Brentwood, about the difference between mediums

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Paul Alexander Billericay IT Solutions 03-04-14

Paul Alexander Billericay IT Solutions 03-04-14

Mike Porter April 7, 2014 0

Paul Alexander from Billericay IT Solutions came back into the studio to talk about broadband connections.   If you have an IT problem you can email Paul at paul.alexander@billericayit.co.uk or visit www.billericayit.co.uk or call him on 01268

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‘Allo ‘Allo .. Vicki Michelle visits Phoenix FM

‘Allo ‘Allo .. Vicki Michelle visits Phoenix FM

Mike Porter April 4, 2014 0

Comedy legend Vicki Michelle chats about her past and current shows

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Simon Drane and Keith Playell from Havering College’s business school

Simon Drane and Keith Playell from Havering College’s business school

Mike Porter April 4, 2014 0

Talking about how the college works with businesses and apprenticeships

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The Flag Factory Festival – Line-up announced

The Flag Factory Festival – Line-up announced

Mike Porter April 1, 2014 0

Olly and Chris came into the studio to announce the line up of this year's event

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Matt & Rachel from the Brentwood Gazette

Matt & Rachel from the Brentwood Gazette

Mike Porter April 1, 2014 0

Matt & Rachel from the Brentwood Gazette popped in to the studio to give us a sneaky peek at some of the stories being printed in this weeks paper. We discussed Bodger & Badger

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Keith and Helen of Five Elements 28-03-14

Keith and Helen of Five Elements 28-03-14

Mike Porter March 29, 2014 0

Today Keith and Helen of the new Five Elements spiritual shop in Kings Road, Brentwood popped in to tell us about Reiki and the power of crystals. you can email Keith and Helen on

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Interview with Paul Marazzi from A1

Interview with Paul Marazzi from A1

Mike Porter March 29, 2014 5

Paul Marazzi, formerly of the Brit-award-winning A1, called the show for a chat about why the lyrics of his new song meant so much to him

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Paul Alexander from Billericay IT Solutions 27-03-14

Paul Alexander from Billericay IT Solutions 27-03-14

Mike Porter March 28, 2014 0

Today Paul Alexander from Billericay IT Solutions popped in to talk to us and we discussed the 5 most common faults with a PC If you have an IT problem you can email Paul at

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Matt-Matt and Rachel from the Brentwood Gazette 26-03-14

Matt-Matt and Rachel from the Brentwood Gazette 26-03-14

Mike Porter March 26, 2014 0

Matt-Matt and Rachel from the Brentwood Gazette popped in for their usual weekly chat This week we talked about the Crime Watch appeal, dog mess in Copperfield Gardens and a new Towie star is

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Nick Alston P.C.C for Essex 26-03-14

Nick Alston P.C.C for Essex 26-03-14

Mike Porter March 26, 2014 0

Today I had a chat with Nick Alston the new P.C.C for Essex  

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Joanne Rayment from the Tuesday Club 25-03-14

Joanne Rayment from the Tuesday Club 25-03-14

Mike Porter March 26, 2014 0

Joanne Rayment popped into Drive Time to talk about he April 1st marathon run to raise money for “Building For The Future” the new Sawyers Church. If you would like to donate go to

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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 19-03-14

Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 19-03-14

Mike Porter March 19, 2014 0

Alan from the Brentwood Gazette popped in for a chat about “Al-Fresco dining in Brentwood High Street”  The “Street Lights” saga and the “Half Marathon” Click here to goto the Brentwood Gazette website

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Mike Porter – Drivetime

Mike Porter – Drivetime

Mike Porter March 12, 2014 0

Mike Porter has spent over 34 years working in the entertainment field, 17 of which have been in media. Mike has appeared in various television documentaries for such prestigious UK channels including the BBC

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Nev & Alan from the Brentwood Gazette popped in for a chat 12-03-14

Nev & Alan from the Brentwood Gazette popped in for a chat 12-03-14

Mike Porter March 12, 2014 0

On todays show Nev & Alan from the Brentwood Gazette talked to Mike about “The Attempted Dog Theft” in Brentwood, “Councillor Case Work” and “The Brentwood High Street Paving Problem” Click here to goto

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Alan for the Brentwood Gazette. 05-03-14

Alan for the Brentwood Gazette. 05-03-14

Mike Porter March 7, 2014 0

We had our usual chat with Alan from the Brentwood Gazette about some of this weeks big stories. Click here to goto the Brentwood Gazette website

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Sharon Alford talks about the Samstock Concert in June. 05-03-14

Sharon Alford talks about the Samstock Concert in June. 05-03-14

Mike Porter March 7, 2014 0

Sharon popped in to the studio to tell us about an open air concert she is organising in June. Click here to connect to their Facebook page

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Alan Jefcoate from the FSB. 06-03-14

Alan Jefcoate from the FSB. 06-03-14

Mike Porter March 7, 2014 0

We had Alan Jefcoate from the Federation Of Small Businesses in the studio today, talking about the role of women in the work place. Click here to goto the FSB website

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#TimeToTalk Day on Phoenix FM

#TimeToTalk Day on Phoenix FM

Paul Golder February 6, 2014 6

Thursday 6 February was the first ever Time to Talk Day - 24 hours in which to start conversations about mental health, raise awareness and share the message that mental illness is nothing to

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Love Beer … Love Brentwood

Love Beer … Love Brentwood

Paul Golder January 25, 2014 0

We’re constantly reminding ourselves how lucky we are to have our own award-winning brewery in Brentwood, and 2014 plans to be a big year for the Brentwood Brewing Company. Roland Kannor, founder of the

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Blitz Kids live on Phoenix FM

Blitz Kids live on Phoenix FM

Bryan Powis January 21, 2014 0

Joe and Jono from Blitz Kids took time off from their busy touring schedule to visit us for a chat and a few songs

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Drive – #afternoondelight

Drive – #afternoondelight

Bryan Powis December 17, 2013 0

Bryan's catalogue of songs that never get played on the radio - played on the radio!

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The Phoenix FM Daytime Collective – Santa (Thank you) ft. The Popettes

The Phoenix FM Daytime Collective – Santa (Thank you) ft. The Popettes

Bryan Powis December 12, 2013 1

  A brand new Christmas song for you this year courtesy of your Phoenix FM daytime presenters.   The Phoenix FM Daytime Collective are: Bryan Powis Rob Jelly Michelle Ward Bob Simpson Mike Jones

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#thefridayfind – Breton

#thefridayfind – Breton

Bryan Powis December 7, 2013 0

  We started a new feature for a Friday – ‘The Friday Find. It works quite simple. I sit down on a Friday morning, search various music blogs and sites to try to find

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Phoenix FM interview with Freda Payne

Phoenix FM interview with Freda Payne

Bryan Powis December 3, 2013 0

Bryan chats to Freda about her tour, upcoming album and working with Sir Cliff Richard

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The Mike Lenson Band – Live from Studio 2

The Mike Lenson Band – Live from Studio 2

Bryan Powis November 29, 2013 0

  This week saw the first ‘Live from Studio 2′ take place on the show. The concept is simple – get a band in and record a session in our new Studio 2. The

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Sing Out For Christmas – Dene Michaels (Black Lace)

Sing Out For Christmas – Dene Michaels (Black Lace)

Bryan Powis November 26, 2013 0

  Today I was joined by ‘Mr Agadoo’ himself Dene Michaels on the show. We had a chat about his new track ‘Sing Out For Christmas’ which he has released with good friend Bruce

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Lighting Up Brentwood – Meet The Acts – The Popettes

Lighting Up Brentwood – Meet The Acts – The Popettes

Bryan Powis November 24, 2013 1

So in case you haven’t heard, Phoenix FM are the host for this year’s Christmas light switch on in Brentwood High Street on 30th November. So in the lead up to the event, across

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Lighting Up Brentwood – Meet The Acts – Rajiv

Lighting Up Brentwood – Meet The Acts – Rajiv

Bryan Powis November 19, 2013 0

So in case you haven’t heard, Phoenix FM are the host for this years Christmas light switch on in Brentwood High Street on 30th November. So in the lead up to the event, across

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Lighting Up Brentwood – Meet the Acts – Marilena Gant

Lighting Up Brentwood – Meet the Acts – Marilena Gant

Bryan Powis November 19, 2013 0

So in case you haven’t heard, Phoenix FM are the host for this years Christmas light switch on in Brentwood High Street on 30th November. So in the lead up to the event, across

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The Phoenix FM Drive Show – Comedy + Radio = Awkward

The Phoenix FM Drive Show – Comedy + Radio = Awkward

Bryan Powis October 27, 2013 0

This week I welcomed comedian Adi Knight on to the show. He was performing at the Holiday Inn in Brentwood, and he came in to tell us about how he got into comedy, how

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The Phoenix FM Drive Show – ‘The Council Awards’ (not as boring as it sounds!)

The Phoenix FM Drive Show – ‘The Council Awards’ (not as boring as it sounds!)

Bryan Powis October 27, 2013 0

So on Wednesday night this week I sat down to watch Brentwood Councils webcast of their Ordinary Council. I follow local politics closely, I mean why wouldn’t you, it affects the town and area

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Jordon Cox on Drive

Jordon Cox on Drive

Gerry Smith October 14, 2013 0

It was a busy old time on Friday’s edition.  Not only were the roads clogged up, and Essex Police Commissioner Nick Alston on the show, Jordon Cox dropped by for a chat about the

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Driving Through The Sunshine

Driving Through The Sunshine

Gerry Smith September 6, 2013 0

It’s been a hectic few weeks for the poor drivers in and around Brentwood.  With the Crossrail infrastructure being put in place, you’d be forgiven for thinking tempers would be frayed as jams around

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Crossrail – The Shape Of Things To Come?

Crossrail – The Shape Of Things To Come?

Gerry Smith August 16, 2013 0

Quite often, in the pleasant summer conditions, I forego the train and the road and instead wander into Phoenix Towers from Shenfield.  The leafy overhang almost forms a natural tunnel, somehow allowing the warmth

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Fun, Frolics, And A Trip Down The A128

Fun, Frolics, And A Trip Down The A128

Gerry Smith August 12, 2013 0

Just a little update, letting you know that I am just about alive after a hectic weekend! Covering a Ryman Premier clash for the wonderful ‘Between The Lines’ made Saturday busy, but hey the

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10 Things We Have Learned In The Past Couple Of Weeks

10 Things We Have Learned In The Past Couple Of Weeks

Gerry Smith July 28, 2013 0

Well, what have we learned? 1.  That the will of the Brentwood public will ensure that parking charges will be what they always should’ve been in the first place. 2.  That as soon as

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Adding A Bit Of Drive To The Summer Holidays

Adding A Bit Of Drive To The Summer Holidays

Gerry Smith July 14, 2013 0

Well, it’s all been go in Phoenix Towers these past few weeks, as summer time really does seem to kick in between 3 and 6pm during the week! All manner of news stories seem

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Lions Roar Makes Rebels Yell

Lions Roar Makes Rebels Yell

Gerry Smith June 25, 2013 0

A busy old time during the evening rush hour this week.  Sadly, there’s been some serious road traffic accidents, as well as severe delays on the train.  It’s been no picnic for a commuter.

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24 Hours From Hutton

24 Hours From Hutton

Gerry Smith June 21, 2013 0

Well, it’s been a busy week on Drive.  We’ve had a rock band, a businessman, and now a report live from arguably the greatest race on the planet! ‘Between The Lines’ presenter Steve Roberston

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The Drive Live Session:  Voodoo Room

The Drive Live Session: Voodoo Room

Gerry Smith June 19, 2013 0

It was an absolute pleasure to have Andy, Pete, and John live in the studio this afternoon for a chat and a tune or two.  Voodoo Room were indeed live on Drive.   With

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Lions Driving On

Lions Driving On

Gerry Smith June 15, 2013 0

Well, after a week full of traffic jams and delays on the road, and not too much to cheer the soul with the increasingly gloomy news headlines, at least there’s one bright spark. The

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Getting You Home In Spiffing Style

Getting You Home In Spiffing Style

Gerry Smith June 2, 2013 0

I’ve been suitably telt off by the Head Phoenix, so now here I am, bringing colour, delight, and the latest on the B186. It’s ironic, really, but I don’t actually drive.  Hardly ever have

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The Spin live on Phoenix FM

The Spin live on Phoenix FM

Paul Golder March 4, 2013 0

Click here to listen again to the interview: We were very pleased to welcome THE SPIN all the way from Stockholm, who are currently in the UK on a promotional tour. Erik, Fredrik, Mattias

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Black Orchid Empire live on Phoenix FM

Black Orchid Empire live on Phoenix FM

Paul Golder February 22, 2013 0

It was great to welcome London rockers Black Orchid Empire to Brentwood for their first Phoenix FM session on Drive last Wednesday. The band played a great acoustic set of three songs – Here’s

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Astrophotography made simple …

Astrophotography made simple …

Paul Golder January 23, 2013 0

Nik Szymanek is an Essex-based amateur astronomer and prolific astrophotographer, well known for his deep sky images and contributions to education and public outreach. Nik came in to the breakfast show today to have

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Interview with Mr Rajiv Varma from Prime Hospital Consultants

Interview with Mr Rajiv Varma from Prime Hospital Consultants

Paul Golder January 19, 2013 0

Click here to listen again to the interview: Prime Hospital Consultants are a group of twelve local consultants providing medical treatment and advice on a range of health issues, including cardiology, weight loss, gynaecology

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Interview with Mr John Targett from Prime Hospital Consultants

Interview with Mr John Targett from Prime Hospital Consultants

Paul Golder January 18, 2013 0

Click here to listen again to the interview: Prime Hospital Consultants are a group of twelve local consultants providing medical treatment and advice on a range of health issues, including cardiology, weight loss, gynaecology

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Haiku Salut live on Phoenix FM

Haiku Salut live on Phoenix FM

Paul Golder January 11, 2013 1

He were delighted to welcome Derbyshire baroque-folktronica trio HAIKU SALUT into the studio today. They were en route to their sold out gig at the Lexington in London with Darren Hayman and Shrag. As

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I wish I was as cool as Phoenix FM’s Breakfast DJ The Jellyman…

I wish I was as cool as Phoenix FM’s Breakfast DJ The Jellyman…

Bryan Powis January 3, 2013 1

Good morning everybody. I know what you’re thinking, “Why is Bryan awake at this hour? Isn’t he usually in bed about now?” It’s a good question and usually you would be right but on

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Happy New Year from me…x

Happy New Year from me…x

Bryan Powis December 31, 2012 2

 

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It’s Friday and it’s time to say bye.

It’s Friday and it’s time to say bye.

Bryan Powis December 29, 2012 0

On todays show we had to say goodbye. We said goodbye to Christmas for another year, by playing the final festive track of 2012. We also said goodbye to the Friday song. A feature

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Thursdays Drive – Bad Jokes, Tongue Twisters and Abandoned Doggie

Thursdays Drive – Bad Jokes, Tongue Twisters and Abandoned Doggie

Bob Simpson December 6, 2012 0

Had a blast sitting in for Bryan this afternoon, Scrooge-like I decided to limit any Christmas records to just one an hour, but relented in the final hour when I played two! These were

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A GOOD DAY TO GET IN THE RIGHT STREAM ON YOUR DRIVE HOME

A GOOD DAY TO GET IN THE RIGHT STREAM ON YOUR DRIVE HOME

Scott Ross November 27, 2012 0

What a terrible day to be on the roads! Floods everywhere, but at least I was in the warm and dry. Poor Bryan has a terrible problem with one of his teeth, but at

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Tall Dark Friend at Phoenix

Tall Dark Friend at Phoenix

Mike Jones November 27, 2012 1

Mike Jones stood in for the unwell Bryan Powis on Monday and was delighted to welcome Jordan Gray, AKA Tall Dark Friend a local musician who has appeared on Phoenix several times before. 18

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A BONFIRE NIGHT SURPRISE

A BONFIRE NIGHT SURPRISE

Scott Ross November 5, 2012 0

Well much to my surprise I was once again privileged to find myself  sitting in for BRYAN POWIS on the prestigious DRIVE show today. It seems that he and his family have been suffering from food

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Taffy – live at Phoenix FM

Taffy – live at Phoenix FM

Paul Golder November 1, 2012 0

It was great to welcome Iris, Asano, Koichin and Ken – TAFFY – all the way from Tokyo to Phoenix FM’s studios. They’re in the middle of their first UK tour but very kindly

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Sonya Titus live on Phoenix FM

Sonya Titus live on Phoenix FM

Paul Golder October 9, 2012 0

Click here to listen again to the interview: We were delighted to be joined by London-based singer-songwriter Sonya Titus in the studio today. Sonya played a couple of songs – Mamma and Now –

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It’s Hazel O’Connor! (from the 80′s)

It’s Hazel O’Connor! (from the 80′s)

Bryan Powis October 4, 2012 0

So Hazel O’Connor is touring. Also book and DVD. Busy. Having just celebrated thirty years since Dodi Fayed’s iconic movie Breaking Glass launched her into the spotlight, award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor will be

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Early Morning Rebel live on Phoenix FM

Early Morning Rebel live on Phoenix FM

Paul Golder September 21, 2012 0

Click here to listen to the interview: On Tuesday’s Drive show we welcomed Nate, Josh and Dustin from Los Angeles band Early Morning Rebel into the studio. The band have been over in London

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A DEVELOPING DRIVE

A DEVELOPING DRIVE

Scott Ross September 11, 2012 0

Yes, it’s me back looking after another DRIVE show for BRYAN POWIS this afternoon. As usual when I’m here we kick off proceedings with THE THREE O’CLOCK THRILL. Today’s songs set to get the

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THE WEATHER BREAKS AS WE RETURN TO WORK

THE WEATHER BREAKS AS WE RETURN TO WORK

Scott Ross September 10, 2012 0

Well it couldn’t last could it? But at least, for once, we had a stonking weekend before we had to return to the grindstone. Once again I found myself sitting in for BRYAN POWIS

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A GUEST WITH A LUST FOR LIVING

A GUEST WITH A LUST FOR LIVING

Scott Ross September 7, 2012 0

With the arrival of Elliott James into the Powis household at 10:15 yesterday morning, I was privileged to be entrusted to keep the music flowing on today’s DRIVE show. As usual when deputising for

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Uproar Festival – 31 August till 2nd September

Uproar Festival – 31 August till 2nd September

Bryan Powis August 22, 2012 0

4 stages, 100 bands, 3 days Uproar is a brand new festival for the event calendar. Designed to be a truly unique family experience, to attract the widest possible audience and keep them entertained

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PhoenixFM Mini-lympics : Event 5

PhoenixFM Mini-lympics : Event 5

Rob Jelly August 13, 2012 0

And so the 1st EVER PhoenixFM Mini-lympics comes to a close just as the London Olympics has. The final event was an interpretation on the Rhythmic Gymnastics which we called Rhythmic Gym-dance-stics (clever eh??)

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Ronnie O’Sullivan talks sport

Ronnie O’Sullivan talks sport

Paul Golder August 10, 2012 0

World snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan came down to chat about the Olympics, running, football, music, and even a bit of snooker

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Torchbearing Recoiltwister

Torchbearing Recoiltwister

Bryan Powis August 10, 2012 0

Tricia Sharpe, Brentwood Olympic torchbearer, visits Phoenix FM - with her torch!

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PhoenixFM Mini-lympics : Event 4

PhoenixFM Mini-lympics : Event 4

Rob Jelly August 9, 2012 1

The penultimate event in the 1st ever Mini-lympics saw Powis needing a win in order to take it down to the last day. Would he buckle under the pressure or did he squash the

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PhoenixFM Mini-lympics: Event 3

PhoenixFM Mini-lympics: Event 3

Rob Jelly August 6, 2012 1

After an intense start to the Mini-lympic fortnight there was a 2 day break from events but the end of the week had a treat in-store. Event number 3 to end the week on

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PhoenixFM Mini-lympics: Event 2

PhoenixFM Mini-lympics: Event 2

Rob Jelly August 6, 2012 1

The organisers of the PhoenixFM Mini-lympics wanted to keep the tempo up from day one and so organised a second event on day 2. Event number 2 was an interesting take on Archery…  

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He Met Her – Interview with Rocky Chance and Mowgli Moon

He Met Her – Interview with Rocky Chance and Mowgli Moon

Bryan Powis August 6, 2012 0

  Recently, we caught up with Rocky Chance and Mowgli Moon from LA novelty He Met Her a couple of hours after they landed at Heathrow to start their UK Tour. Avid self-producers, it

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Ashley Neave – Chelmsford Cricket Festival

Ashley Neave – Chelmsford Cricket Festival

Bryan Powis August 6, 2012 0

The very first ‘Chelmsford Cricket Festival’ has taken place with a range of great entertainment. Ashley Neave spoke to me last week about the week and the next Cricket Festival in Colchester. The event

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PhoenixFM Mini-lympics: Event 1

PhoenixFM Mini-lympics: Event 1

Rob Jelly August 2, 2012 1

With London 2012 happening just down the road, Monday the 30th of July saw the opening event to the 1st EVER PhoenixFM Mini-lympics between Powis (Drive) and Jelly (Breakfast) Event 1 was a variation

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Brentwood Localism Share Fund – Interview with Russell Quirk

Brentwood Localism Share Fund – Interview with Russell Quirk

Bryan Powis July 19, 2012 0

Due to the overwhelming success of the Brentwood Localism Share Fund, Brentwood Borough Council has launched a second round of funding for prospective applicants. The Brentwood Localism Share Fund was set up to give

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A THREE DAY WEEK DRIVE

A THREE DAY WEEK DRIVE

Scott Ross July 12, 2012 2

With BRYAN POWIS taking a well earned break, I’ve been privileged to have been entrusted with the DRIVE show for three days this week – Monday, Tuesday and today. In this role I’ve been having

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Maximo Park – Paul Smith talks National Health

Maximo Park – Paul Smith talks National Health

Bryan Powis June 15, 2012 0

Maximo Park are back! The National Health is out now – and Paul Smith from the band spoke to Bryan Powis earlier today  

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Drive – Monday 28/Friday 1 – Strawberries, Skating and Drumming

Drive – Monday 28/Friday 1 – Strawberries, Skating and Drumming

Bryan Powis June 5, 2012 0

First week back on the afternoons and it was a busy, busy. It’s how I like it. Strawberry Fair Mark Reed, Brentwood Councillor (as well as many other titles to his name) joined me

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Fundraising Pupils, Cooking Real Food with Katherine Garner & more.

Fundraising Pupils, Cooking Real Food with Katherine Garner & more.

Gabriella Clarke May 21, 2012 0

This weeks features: Health Features included information and advice regarding muscle cramps and also covered a current piece of news that a fast chain restaurant/take-away is due to launch a children’s beverage containing 12

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Extreme Nutrition, ‘Simply Words,’ ‘Dawn Chorus’ Choir & Undergraduate Sophie

Extreme Nutrition, ‘Simply Words,’ ‘Dawn Chorus’ Choir & Undergraduate Sophie

Gabriella Clarke May 14, 2012 0

Health Features of the week PLANT IT, FEED IT, EAT IT! Now is the time to get growing! The weather is slowly improving, the soil is nice and moist after all this rain and

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Breakfast advice, Health feature for dog walkers, Brentwood Access Group & Beauty Expert

Breakfast advice, Health feature for dog walkers, Brentwood Access Group & Beauty Expert

Gabriella Clarke May 7, 2012 1

Monday 30th April – Friday 4th May 2012 The Drive Show Highlights Protein as part of your breakfast – Recent research has found that many children are arriving at school hungry. It is impacting

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TOWIE extra, my health features & Christian Youth Worker

TOWIE extra, my health features & Christian Youth Worker

Gabriella Clarke May 1, 2012 0

Monday 23rd April – Friday 27th Health Feature Highlights The first one I have included in this weeks blog post for you to listen to, is discussing the argument regarding finding the time to

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Running Nutrition Tips & ‘HomeInstead’ Care Interview.

Running Nutrition Tips & ‘HomeInstead’ Care Interview.

Gabriella Clarke April 26, 2012 0

This week on phoenix I covered local news, weather and events. I also interviewed Steve Willoughby, Director of Home Instead Care in Brentwood. HomeInstead sounds to me the sort of senior care service that

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Tricia Sharp is carrying the Olympic Torch! Saving water interview and Exercise Health Feature

Tricia Sharp is carrying the Olympic Torch! Saving water interview and Exercise Health Feature

Gabriella Clarke April 17, 2012 0

Monday 9th April: Julia Smith and her husband created ‘The Perfect Memento,’ a unique service offered to Brentwood and Essex. ‘The Perfect Memento’ is an interactive video kiosk that you can hire out for

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Soup recipe health feature, local talent winners, and local news

Soup recipe health feature, local talent winners, and local news

Gabriella Clarke April 9, 2012 1

Monday 2nd April – Young Talent! Brothers, Zain and Zeeshan, and winners of the local Hens Theatre Company Coop talent contest joined me in the studio to speak about the act that made them

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A DRIVE INTO WARLEY PLACE

A DRIVE INTO WARLEY PLACE

Scott Ross April 3, 2012 0

As GABBY CLARKE was indisposed this afternoon, I found myself looking after PHOENIX FM’s prestigious DRIVE SHOW today. After the glorious weather we enjoyed last week, the cloudy cool conditions this afternoon were rather

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Dionne Interiors & Food claims that fool

Dionne Interiors & Food claims that fool

Gabriella Clarke April 2, 2012 0

Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th It’s a short week for me on phoenix as I am off on Thursday and Friday (live gets in the way!)Anyway on Monday I continued with my Health Feature

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Baby Massage by Debbie Sheppard, Ben Benson on wealth & Intelligent

Baby Massage by Debbie Sheppard, Ben Benson on wealth & Intelligent

Gabriella Clarke March 26, 2012 Comments Off

Due to the rush of the world many people have lost time for something free and simple; human touch. The touch of another human being not only enhances our wellbeing but theirs too. On

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Brentwood Bag Project & Explorer: Vic Cross

Brentwood Bag Project & Explorer: Vic Cross

Gabriella Clarke March 20, 2012 0

Second week of March 2012: As usual on drive I covered lots of local news and slipped in some health and wellbeing features to hopefully enhance the health and wellbeing of the Brentwood &

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Gills Girls, Agave plants & mashed cauliflower recipe

Gills Girls, Agave plants & mashed cauliflower recipe

Gabriella Clarke March 12, 2012 0

Monday 5th March Gill’s Girls – Vintage Style Homewares Local girls ‘Gill’s Girls,’ Sarah and Sue joined me in the studio to tell me all about the beautiful products and fun home parties they

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St Lukes Hospice, ‘Made by Karen,’ & Health features

St Lukes Hospice, ‘Made by Karen,’ & Health features

Gabriella Clarke March 5, 2012 0

Monday 27th- Tuesday 28th February I covered lots of local events and shared the details of the 6th Essex Book Award Winner. Health features included training ideas for low cost come rain or shine. Also

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World no.47 Squash Pro, Fibromyalgia & Therapeutic Trampolining Centre

World no.47 Squash Pro, Fibromyalgia & Therapeutic Trampolining Centre

Gabriella Clarke February 27, 2012 0

Monday 20th -Wednesday 22nd February I covered lots of local news stories such as the latest update on the new school planned for Sawyers Hall Lane in Brentwood. I also gave a detailed weather

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Dangers of Sweeteners, Ben Benson’s ’7 Laws of Wealth,’ & Kerry Chambers from St Lukes Hospice

Dangers of Sweeteners, Ben Benson’s ’7 Laws of Wealth,’ & Kerry Chambers from St Lukes Hospice

Gabriella Clarke February 20, 2012 0

Monday 13th February 2012 – Well I must say it is very strange presenting Drive in a new studio but its also fantastic. It will take me quite a while to get my head

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Raynauld’s, Brentwood NCT, Debating TOWIE & Tamsin speaking on Elim Church

Raynauld’s, Brentwood NCT, Debating TOWIE & Tamsin speaking on Elim Church

Gabriella Clarke February 12, 2012 0

Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th February 2012: Today I covered the weather (must keep an eye on that – woke up to about a foot of snow yesterday morning!) I covered some local news from

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Exercise and Movement Health Feature, Deb Finck speaks about Raring2Go, Local Business News & plumbing and heating advice in cold conditions

Exercise and Movement Health Feature, Deb Finck speaks about Raring2Go, Local Business News & plumbing and heating advice in cold conditions

Gabriella Clarke February 6, 2012 0

Monday 30th January – Today I covered lots of local news, weather update and ususal events and traffic updates. Tuesday 31st January – Health feature of the week Movement Most people jump straight into

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Weight-loss after Pregnancy, Stroke sufferer shares his experience & Nigel Clarke with food matters

Weight-loss after Pregnancy, Stroke sufferer shares his experience & Nigel Clarke with food matters

Gabriella Clarke January 27, 2012 0

Health Feature of the Week: Even mothers that have followed the recommended guidelines of eating an additional 200 calories per day during the second and third trimesters of their pregnancy from nutritional sources, and

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The Young Americans, Biz’ee Mums launch, Alan Witchalls youth work and more…

The Young Americans, Biz’ee Mums launch, Alan Witchalls youth work and more…

Gabriella Clarke January 23, 2012 0

On Tuesday 17th I was joined by Simon from the Young Americans. Scott Ross helped out with the interview (thank you!) as we also had a call coming in from the states as part

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Pilgrims Hall Christian Centre, Hens Theatre Company & Plumbing and Heating Help

Pilgrims Hall Christian Centre, Hens Theatre Company & Plumbing and Heating Help

Gabriella Clarke January 14, 2012 0

Monday 9th to Friday 13th January I covered lots of local news and events this week and also shared a health feature on the physical impact of feeling stressed and/or angry. To find out

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Hypnotherapy with Ches Moulton, The Essex Wildlife Trust and Gluten-free Eating

Hypnotherapy with Ches Moulton, The Essex Wildlife Trust and Gluten-free Eating

Gabriella Clarke January 9, 2012 0

Monday 2nd – Tuesday 3rd January Welcome to 2012. I am very excited about the future for us here at Phoenix and with more opportunities to reach out to the local community and meet

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IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A QUIET BANK HOLIDAY DRIVE HOME

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A QUIET BANK HOLIDAY DRIVE HOME

Scott Ross December 27, 2011 0

Bank Holiday Tuesday – the roads should have been quiet, but they weren’t! A 6 vehicle accident on the southbound M11 caused serious problems for those trying to beat the queues and get home

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Local artist Steve Cook, Indian Head Massage and Festive Exercise and Weight control discussion

Local artist Steve Cook, Indian Head Massage and Festive Exercise and Weight control discussion

Gabriella Clarke December 26, 2011 0

Monday 19th December This week got off to a flying start with my first guest Steve Cook joining me in the studio after the beginning of the first Drive show of the week. Steve Cook is a

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Aspiring Olympian ChrystallN on Drive, former Nurse Vicky Davis speaks on First Aid and I share Metabolic Boosters!

Aspiring Olympian ChrystallN on Drive, former Nurse Vicky Davis speaks on First Aid and I share Metabolic Boosters!

Gabriella Clarke December 17, 2011 0

Monday 12th – Tuesday 13th December Guest: VICKY DAVIS, former nurse, from A1 First Aid came in to speak about first aid tips, facts about where accidents are most likely to happen and to

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Talking crafty with PaperArtsy, winter car care, Nutty festive recipe and Ear health

Talking crafty with PaperArtsy, winter car care, Nutty festive recipe and Ear health

Gabriella Clarke December 9, 2011 0

Monday 5th to Tuesday 6th December On Drive I spoke about the Billericay Christmas market that was such a success that so many people showed up, no one could move! I shared local weather

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Psychotherapist on ‘Having children mindfully,’ Vintagevictory.com & Pet care from Boredom Busters

Psychotherapist on ‘Having children mindfully,’ Vintagevictory.com & Pet care from Boredom Busters

Gabriella Clarke December 4, 2011 0

Monday 28th-Tuesday 29th November: I covered the goings on in Crown Street at the lighting up event on Saturday 26th where we had our very own Michelle Ward singing all afternoon and me working

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Locial by Social & Crown Street with Laurie Edmonds and Jane Miles from Brentwood Bells WI

Locial by Social & Crown Street with Laurie Edmonds and Jane Miles from Brentwood Bells WI

Gabriella Clarke November 27, 2011 0

Monday 21st November – Wednesday 22nd  November I had a short week here on Phoenix due to preparations that I need to have underway for my gluten free nutritional baking stall at Crown Street

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Discussion on Depression and Bi-polar, Essexhairdressers.com & following the Wellness Experiment

Discussion on Depression and Bi-polar, Essexhairdressers.com & following the Wellness Experiment

Gabriella Clarke November 18, 2011 0

Monday 14th November: I shared some Personal Development about persuasion and communication, how to reduce the risk or Breast Cancer and how to reduce Age-related Macular Degeneration. Plus, local weather and information about the

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Sharing experiences of bullying and Nutrition for teens

Sharing experiences of bullying and Nutrition for teens

Gabriella Clarke November 13, 2011 0

Monday 7th November On Monday I was joined in the studio by Sophie and she shared her experience of being bullied at a local secondary school for being studious and a bit different due

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Sue from ‘Mitbits,’ Stress & Anxiety and Bardswell Social Club

Sue from ‘Mitbits,’ Stress & Anxiety and Bardswell Social Club

Gabriella Clarke November 6, 2011 1

Monday 31st October & Tuesday 1st November This week on Drive I decided to have a theme of stress and anxiety as this can be an anxious and busy time of year and SADs

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Dementia care, French Quarter and Crown Street

Dementia care, French Quarter and Crown Street

Gabriella Clarke October 30, 2011 1

Monday 24th October I covered local news and shared information on psychology and personal development titled ‘Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Past Mistakes. I also shared 2011 news from the American College of Sports

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David Miles, Roy Dyer, Eric Sandell, Running Rabbits and much more!

David Miles, Roy Dyer, Eric Sandell, Running Rabbits and much more!

Gabriella Clarke October 21, 2011 0

Tuesday: David Miles, Co-author of the ‘Fusion’ book, came in to the studio to speak online marketing, social media, websites, networking and the work of his book which aims to help readers how to

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The ‘Electric Head,’ Disability & Local Tweetup

The ‘Electric Head,’ Disability & Local Tweetup

Gabriella Clarke October 19, 2011 0

Monday 10th October: I spoke about the importance of sleep in relation to Cortisol control, mental health and body fat storage. For more information email me gabriella@mindhealthmovement.com. I also played Ed Wellman’s (Sunday Breakfast

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The Ingrave Market, ‘NothinButSnow’, the Brentwood Tweetup and more

The Ingrave Market, ‘NothinButSnow’, the Brentwood Tweetup and more

Gabriella Clarke October 9, 2011 0

Monday 3rd October The Ingrave Community Market – I attended on Sunday and this is a local market held in the Knightsway Centre, Knightsway on the Eastham Estate just off of the Ingrave Road

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Krav Maga (Seral Memet), Hairdressing Apprentice (Ben Williams) & Visual Impairment (Sophie Brown)

Krav Maga (Seral Memet), Hairdressing Apprentice (Ben Williams) & Visual Impairment (Sophie Brown)

Gabriella Clarke October 2, 2011 0

Monday 26th September The Mineral Iron: is essential for haemoglobin production which carry oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from cells. Iron is essential for energy and growth. Pregnant mothers need to pay particular

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New Therapy and Training Methods, Ladies Legs, Confidence and Fish Fats

New Therapy and Training Methods, Ladies Legs, Confidence and Fish Fats

Gabriella Clarke September 25, 2011 0

What a fantastic week I had on Drive and I was fortunate enough to have 3 guests in! Not only that but I lost my fear of the mic (might regret that at some

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Boredom Busters, Vitamin D, Social Anxiety and more!

Boredom Busters, Vitamin D, Social Anxiety and more!

Gabriella Clarke September 12, 2011 0

Guests: Clr Will Russel (Vega Hair) and Clr Nigel Clarke (Hair Company), joined me in the studio on Wednesday to tell me all about the night of the Scissorhands Challenge which was a event

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Bank Holiday Monday’s A-Z of Rock/Indie download

Bank Holiday Monday’s A-Z of Rock/Indie download

Dave Rothwell August 30, 2011 0

Listen again or Download the 26 Rock / Indie songs played alphabetically on Bank Holiday Monday ! Enjoy !! http://snd.sc/q1v1e

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This week on Drive… (15/08 – 19/08)

This week on Drive… (15/08 – 19/08)

Bryan Powis August 24, 2011 1

I am back on Drive after becoming a daddy. Oliver Lee Powis was born on 31/07/2011 at 11:14am weighing 6lb 8oz after twelve hours of labour. He sure is amazing and I am loving

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Drive into the weekend…

Drive into the weekend…

Rob Harvey July 29, 2011 0

Final day of Drive from yours truly… and as well as the usual great music we had another great little Two from one, as we heard the news that Adam and The Ants are

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Drives me crazy…

Drives me crazy…

Rob Harvey July 28, 2011 0

Warmest day of the week so far and sadly the hottest day in the studio….but I’m not one top moan, much. Twofers today came from the emerald isle, as we played two from U2,

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Drive the fair way….

Drive the fair way….

Rob Harvey July 28, 2011 0

Well if Wednesday isn’t the symbol of the weekend approaching, then I don’t know what else’s is. Some call it Hump day, because its the middle and not be cause they are a misery

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Driving Business up……

Driving Business up……

Rob Harvey July 26, 2011 0

On todays drive among the great music, we had ‘Twofers’ where we played two tracks in memorial to the late Amy Winehouse, ‘Back to black’ and ‘You know I’m no good’ . The weird

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Drivin you round the bend….

Drivin you round the bend….

Rob Harvey July 25, 2011 0

1st edition of Drive all done…. and thou I can’t go into it, there was an emergency outside the studio, which I dare say you will get to read about within the local papers.

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Jeff Green on Drive 30/06/11

Jeff Green on Drive 30/06/11

Graham Stannard July 7, 2011 0

While I was covering Drive last week for Bryan I had the great pleasure of being joined live in the studio by Jeff Green, who came in with Garreth Hicklin from the Illegal Eagles.

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Interview with Michelle Devine from Trendy Monkeys, Brentwood

Interview with Michelle Devine from Trendy Monkeys, Brentwood

Bryan Powis June 9, 2011 4

  A beauty salon offering makeovers and facials for girls as young as one year old has sparked outrage. Campaigners say the salon in Brentwood – which only caters for under 13s – sexualises

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Driving your business up..

Driving your business up..

Rob Harvey June 8, 2011 0

On todays drive among the great music, we had ‘Twofers’ where we played two tracks in mermorial to the late Amy Winehouse, ‘Back to black’ and ‘You know I’m no good’ . The weird

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Drive – Weekly Roundup (end 27/05) – Hey, Its New!

Drive – Weekly Roundup (end 27/05) – Hey, Its New!

Bryan Powis May 29, 2011 0

Back on the Phoenix FM Drive Show after a couple of years absence, and what a busy, exciting and enjoyable first week I’ve had. Hey that’s what is all about. At the beginning of

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Drive – Wednesday Midweeks

Drive – Wednesday Midweeks

David Worrall May 18, 2011 0

Adele seems to have been number one on the album chart for as long as I can remember. I don’t remember a time when she wasn’t the best-seller of the week, and struggle to

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Drive – The Scott Ross Sandwich & Keith Brown

Drive – The Scott Ross Sandwich & Keith Brown

David Worrall May 17, 2011 0

Tuesday’s are probably my favourite day of the week on Phoenix FM Drive due to the abundance of people that are in and out of the studio throughout the afternoon. Today we had a

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Drive – National Hug A Ginger Day & Azerbaijan win Eurovision

Drive – National Hug A Ginger Day & Azerbaijan win Eurovision

David Worrall May 16, 2011 0

Today is National Hug A Ginger Day, so imagine my dismay that fellow red-head Taylor Godwin was not here in her usual 2-3pm slot so we could celebrate our hair colour together. On the

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Drive – Phil Colclough in Dusseldorf for Eurovision 2011

Drive – Phil Colclough in Dusseldorf for Eurovision 2011

David Worrall May 13, 2011 0

Our build-up to the 56th annual Eurovision Song Contest reached it’s climax on tonight’s show. Our expert Phil Colclough, webmaster of www.oneurope.biz, has been to see each show live since the turn of the

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Drive – Charlie Simpson from Fightstar (ex-Busted) goes solo

Drive – Charlie Simpson from Fightstar (ex-Busted) goes solo

David Worrall May 12, 2011 0

When you think of the career Charlie Simpson has had over the past decade, it’s easy to forget he’s still only the tender age of 25. Despite that he firmly believes his journey is

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Drive – Time To Change Campaign & Brentwood Festival July 2011

Drive – Time To Change Campaign & Brentwood Festival July 2011

David Worrall May 11, 2011 0

A packed show Live At Five today, which is just how we like it as regular listeners will know only all too well. Ahead of an awareness event in the Baytree Centre tomorrow, Time

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Drive – Keith Brown & I set for 3 weeks in a row

Drive – Keith Brown & I set for 3 weeks in a row

David Worrall May 10, 2011 0

Something must be amiss with the usually hectic diaries of me and Essex FSB supremo Keith Brown, as we sit down opposite each other for the second week running, and speculate on doing the

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Drive Specials – Election 2011 & Misha Calvin

Drive Specials – Election 2011 & Misha Calvin

David Worrall May 6, 2011 0

The last in a week of specials on Phoenix FM Drive was today peppered with reaction from the borough councillor elections in Brentwood last night. Ed Wellman and Steve Robertson were at the count

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Drive Specials – Creative on Drive 2011

Drive Specials – Creative on Drive 2011

David Worrall May 5, 2011 0

Big thanks to Graham Stannard for doing a sterling job as always sitting in for me yesterday while I headed off to Milton Keynes for a training day for the day job. The absence

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Drive Specials – Eurovision 2011 & Keith Brown

Drive Specials – Eurovision 2011 & Keith Brown

David Worrall May 3, 2011 0

Our week of special programmes continued today as we commenced the Phoenix FM Drive countdown to this year’s Eurovision song contest. The 2011 competition is being held in Dusseldorf after Lena was victorious for

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Drive Specials – Year So Far Albums & Singles

Drive Specials – Year So Far Albums & Singles

David Worrall May 2, 2011 0

Big thanks to the team for covering the show during my Easter break – hats off to Graham Stannard, Mike Jones and Nick Field for doing a great job as always. Fresh from my

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Drive – The Fresh Hour 2

Drive – The Fresh Hour 2

David Worrall April 20, 2011 0

Another bout of extra Drive goodness on the show tonight as we celebrated more of the great new music set to hit the charts in the coming months. Below for your viewing pleasure are

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Drive – Russell Quirk & Keith Brown

Drive – Russell Quirk & Keith Brown

David Worrall April 19, 2011 0

A busy one on Drive tonight. First up, I spoke with Russell Quirk, a Conservative Council Candidate who has obtained information, after a lengthy battle using freedom of information rules, which has reported in

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Drive – My Weekend Away & Mike Jones’ Sports Report

Drive – My Weekend Away & Mike Jones’ Sports Report

David Worrall April 18, 2011 0

I’ve finally managed to enjoy some of the great weather the UK has been basking in over the past fortnight. A weekend off of the day job provided the opportunity to head down to

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Drive – Le Mat

Drive – Le Mat

David Worrall April 15, 2011 0

Back in the eighties, the Leepers knocked on the doors of the big time, at the height of their career supporting Duran Duran on tour and being ‘loved’ by Kerrang magazine. The band decided

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Drive – Tony Brown & Mike Nye from Enigma Gigs

Drive – Tony Brown & Mike Nye from Enigma Gigs

David Worrall April 14, 2011 0

I remember as a teenager being glad that there were places I could go as a youngster and still enjoy the things that older cooler people did. For example, the school disco was always

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Drive – The Fresh Hour

Drive – The Fresh Hour

David Worrall April 13, 2011 0

I had to get into endurance mode today as the Drive programme stretched to five hours for the first of two extended special programmes. In preparation for June Woolerton’s new programme starting on 27th

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Drive – Alan Jefcoate from Essex FSB

Drive – Alan Jefcoate from Essex FSB

David Worrall April 12, 2011 0

On this evening’s Drive, Alan Jefcoate from the Essex Federation of Small Businesses once again provided commentary on the latest business developments in and around Brentwood and Billericay. Topics of discussion this week included

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Drive – Local Sports Report with Mike Jones

Drive – Local Sports Report with Mike Jones

David Worrall April 11, 2011 0

Another week on Phoenix FM Drive and another one that I’m set to be here for all five days – people around the studios here in the Baytree Centre are becoming unnerved at me

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Drive – The Shame

Drive – The Shame

David Worrall April 8, 2011 0

End of the week and what a great way to finish off than have local lads The Shame pop in for a bit of a chat and to showcase their music. They told us

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Drive – Mike Nolan from The Original Bucks Fizz

Drive – Mike Nolan from The Original Bucks Fizz

David Worrall April 6, 2011 0

Another exciting programme tonight with one of Bucks Fizz’s founding members having a good ole’ chinwag with me on the dog and bone tonight. 30 years on from their victory at the Eurovision Song

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Drive – Alan Jefcoate from the Essex FSB

Drive – Alan Jefcoate from the Essex FSB

David Worrall April 5, 2011 0

Each and every Tuesday on Phoenix FM Drive a representative from the Essex Federation of Small Businesses joins us on the programme to discuss the highs and lows that local businesses face in our

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