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Via Sacra Walk

Simon Collyer spoke to us about the 450 mile walk he will be embarking on.

 
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Piers is back from Paternity Leave

Piers is one of the regular contributors to our weekly Brentwood Gazette feature. He has just returned from paternity leave and I am sure we would all like to congratulate…

 
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Libby from the Brentwood Gazette

I am always delighted to welcome Libby from the Brentwood Gazette on to my programme. She is always very relaxed and is able to deal with my banter without throwing…

 
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Libby from the Brentwood Gazette

The charming Libby from the Brentwood Gazette paid Phoenix FM a visit this week. She had a chat about the brand new edition.  

 
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Piers from the Brentwood Gazette

Every Tuesday on the “Drive Show”, we welcome one of the journalists from the “Brentwood Gazette”. This week it was the turn of Piers. He told us about three of…

 
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Star Recorder-player Visits Phoenix

This is Kim Tobin and last Friday she popped along to Phoenix to play her beautiful version of Westlife’s “My love” live on air. It was an experience that myself,…

 
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Roland Kannor unveils the “12 beers of Christmas”

Roland from the Brentwood Brewing Company popped into the studio to chat to us about his “12 beers of Christmas” event which starts on December 12th. The cast of “Oklahoma”…

 
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Brentwood Gazette with Simon

Our regular weekly visit from the “Brentwood Gazette” and Simon makes his debut on the Keith Rogers Drive Show. He had appeared on the show when Mike was presenting it…

 
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“Don’t look now” at the Queens Theatre

A young couple whose daughter has died under tragic circumstances, journey to Venice to try and save their troubled marriage. While there, supernatural forces appear to take over. Tom Cornish…

 
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“BOSSY” pay us a visit

We were visited today by Maisie and Jonathan from “BOSSY”- Brentwood Operatic Singing Society Youth- who were chatting to us about their new show, “13”.  

 
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Joe visits from the “Brentwood Gazette”

We tell you first about this week’s headline stories in the “Brentwood Gazette”.  

 
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“The Liberator” cleans up at US Film Festival

I was visited today by film director Ben Lettieri who chatted to us about his movie, “The Liberator” which recently won three Silver Medals at a Los Angeles film festival….

 
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Roland Kannor from the Brentwood Brewing Company chatting about the upcoming Conker Championships

Listen again here: Roland Kannor from the Brentwood Brewing Company came in to talk about the forthcoming Open Conker Championship – with a squirrel! You can find out more about…

 
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Brentwood Gazette Visit

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Every Tuesday we are visited by one of the journalists from the “Brentwood Gazette”. The paper is published on a Wednesday so we…

 
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Visit from the “Brentwood Gazette”

This is my first blog. as it has taken me six months to get the hang of the software. Yay!! My guest on Tuesday was the eloquent and vividly-dressed Alan…

 
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Visit from “Brentwood Gazette”.

Editor, Alan Woods, chatting about the new edition of the “Gazette”. Love the suit, Alan!!  

 
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Douglas Rintoul joins the Queens team

New Artistic Director Douglas is relishing his new role at the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch

 
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A Bluesy Day At The Farm

If you’re a fan of the blues, you should get down to this event!

 
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Music Hall coming to a theatre near you!

Click here to listen to the interview again: Katie Milton visited Phoenix FM to chat to Keith Rogers about Music Hall, a show packed full of song, dance, magic and…

 
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Renate Mullins from Step Into Yoga

As part of our serious of interviews supporting Mental Health Awareness Week, we had two visits from people talking about the importance of Mindfulness. The second of these was from…

 
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Jane Ward from Brentwood Buddhist Community

As part of our serious of interviews supporting Mental Health Awareness Week, we had two visits from people talking about the importance of Mindfulness. The first was from Jane Ward…

 
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The Shires – live on Phoenix FM!

Click here to listen to the whole interview: We were very lucky to be joined by record-breaking country duo The Shires on Drive this afternoon. Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes…

 
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Marketing Strategies with Luke Adams

Luke Adams, host of the regular Biscotti Brentwood networking meeting, came in to chat to Keith Rogers about choosing a marketing strategy.

 
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Mental Health Awareness Week: The making of the Mental Health Matters Podcast

Click below to listen to the interview again: My guests in the studio on Drive were (current) Phoenix FM Presenter Bob Simpson and producer of the Mental Health Matters podcast…

 
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Simon from The Brentwood Gazette

Joining me on Drive today was Simon Murfitt from the Brentwood Gazette to give us a preview of some of what’s in tomorrow’s edition You can listen to our chat…

 
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Hello Dolly!

Click below to listen to the interview again: Jeremy Martin from the Ingatestone Musical & Operetta Group came down to the studio to chat to Keith about their forthcoming production…

 
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Eva Tobin live on Phoenix FM

The Drive show welcomed 17-year-old singer/songwriter Eva Tobin into the studio for the first time today.

 
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Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice 01-03-15

To day we spoke to Peter Stremes about the great work they are doing at St Francis Hospice.   Checkout the St Francis Hospice website HERE Mike is also a…

 
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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 24-03-15

Today we had our regular 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…

 
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Jordan the Voucher Man 21-03-15

Today I spoke to Jordan the voucher man, without a doubt this guy is a genius, the money he saves is huge. Checkout his website here: www.couponshop.co.uk Mike is also a…

 
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Ellie from Live Local Interview 18-03-15

If you like taking the children out for the day, the lady I spoke to today will be able to save you hundreds of pounds. To print the vouchers click…

 
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Guy & Alan from the Brentwood gazette 17-03-15

Today we had our weekly gossip with the boys 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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Interview with Cllr Barry Aspinell 17-03-15

Today we spoke to the leader of Brentwood Council Cllr Barry Aspinell. Mike is also a Professional Voiceover checkout his work HERE  

 
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Up up and away … the Essex Space Agency is Go!

Click below to listen to the interview again: We had a visit from the entire Essex Space Agency – that would be Matt Kingsnorth and Phil St Pier! Matt (on…

 
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Dr Feelgood on Tour – Kevin Morris

It was great to sit in for Mikey today on Drive especially as I had such a brilliant guest to talk to. Kevin Morris has been the drummer for Dr…

 
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Lizzie Gibson from St Peters players 11-02-15

Today I welcomed back into the studio Lizzie Gibson from St Peters Player talking about their new production.     Mike is also a Professional Voiceover checkout his work HERE…

 
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Fitness In Mind Interview 05-02-15

Today I had the pleasure of talking to Sam, Scott and Robin from Fitness In Mind.   Mike is also a Professional Voiceover checkout his work HERE  

 
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Joe from the Brentwood gazette 03-01-15

Today we spoke to Joe from the Brentwood gazette about whats in tomorrows edition   Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here Mike is also…

 
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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 27-01-15

Today we had our wekly chat with Alan from the Brentwood Gazette about whats coming up in tomorrows edition. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking…

 
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Simon from the Brentwood Gazette 20-01-15

Today we had our weekly chat with Simon from the Brentwood Gazette about whats coming up in tomorrows issue.   Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by…

 
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Sal Bashir Elvis Presley Tribute Artiste 16-01-15

Today I had the pleasure of talking to Sal Bashir A great Elvis Presley Tribute Artiste.     Mike is also a Professional Voiceover checkout his work HERE  

 
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Hopefield to become a Community Asset?

More news about Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, and hopefully some good news for their many supporters worried about possible redevelopment of their land.

 
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Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 13-01-15

Today we had our weekly chat with the Brentwood Gazette about what is coming up in tomorrows edition.   Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking…

 
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Lucy Benjamin chats to Phoenix FM

We were visited by Lucy Benjamin who came in to chat about her part in the upcoming play “Deadly Murder”, taking place at the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch. Audiences will…

 
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Simon from the Brentwood Gazette 06-01-15

Today we spoke to Simon frm the Brentwood Gazette.     Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here Mike is also a Professional Voiceover checkout…

 
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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 16-12-14

Today it was that time again when we have our weekly chat with the Brentwood Gazette about whats coming up in tomorrows edition. Check out the stories on the Brentwood…

 
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In The Kitchen … with Jona Lewie!

It was a delight and an utter thrill for all of us to welcome the legendary JONA LEWIE to the Phoenix FM studios! Christmas time always brings Jona’s music to…

 
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Good news for Shenfield High School

We spoke to Carole Herman, Head Teacher of Shenfield High School, who spoke about the school’s recent Ofsted report which rated the school as Good.

 
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Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 09-12-14

We had our weekly chat with the Brentwood Gazette today about whats coming up in tomorrows edition. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here Mike…

 
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Mancie Baker live at Phoenix FM

16-year-old singer/songwriter Mancie plays her first session for Phoenix FM

 
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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 02-12-14

Todays we had our weekly chat with Joe from the Brentwood Gazette about whats coming up in tomorrows paper. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking…

 
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Angela & Steve from Harmony Healers 27-11-14

Today I had a fascinating conversation with Angela & Steve from Harmony Healers.   Mike is also a Professional Voiceover checkout his work HERE  

 
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Christmas with the Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower

Today we spoke to Nick Sillitoe about an event the Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower are putting on. Find out more at www.BillericayChristmasMarket.com   Mike is also a Professional Voiceover…

 
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Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 25-11-14

Today we spoke to Piers from the Brentwood Gazette. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here   Mike is also a Professional Voiceover checkout his work…

 
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Karen Easteal & Dreams Theatre School 24-11-14

Today we spoke to a group of young ladies that will be helping turn on the Brentwood Christmas lights. Checkout the schools website HERE  

 
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Simon from the Brentwood Gazette 18-11-14

Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here  

 
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Joe Harvey 17-11-14

Today I had a fascinating talk with a guy called Joe Harvey, If this subject doesn’t give you sweaty palms like me, then you’re not alive!!   You can watch the…

 
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Councillor Russell Quirk 11-11-14

We had Councillor Russell Quirk in for a chat today about the results of the public consultation about the William Hunter Way development.    

 
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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 11-11-14

Today Alan from the Brentwood Gazette popped in for a chat. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here  

 
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Lisa Mathews, Great Expectations 03-11-14

Today I welcomed back into the studio Lisa Mathews from the Ingatestone & Fryerning Dramatic Club to talk about their next play “Great expectations”   For tickets call 01277 356262…

 
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Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 28-10-14

Today I had the pleasure of talking to Piers from the Brentwood Gazette.   Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here  

 
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Interview with Councillor Louise McKinlay

The leader of the opposition gives her view on how things are going in Brentwood.

 
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Simon from the Brentwood Gazette 21-10-14

We had our weekly chat with the Brentwood Gazette today, this time with Simon. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking here  

 
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West Ham legend Tony Gale talks about the Queen’s Theatre’s Hammers Heroes event

Today I spoke to Tony Gale from West Ham about his appearance in the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch on November 20. Check out the Queens Theatre website for ticket details…

 
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Fred Broom from “Cut To The Chase” from the Queens Theatre 15-10-14

I spoke to Fred Broom over the phone today about “Lend Me A Tenor” from the Queens Threatre. Checkout “Lend Me A Tenor” HERE  

 
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Aileen and Chloe from the Beeches

Today I spoke to two lovely ladies from The Beeches in Brentwood about the care home and the facilities they have to offer. Click below to listen to the interview…

 
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Josh from the Brentwood Gazette 14-10-14

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

 
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Tom Stanbury from the Queens Theatre 09-10-14

Today we spoke to Tom Stanbury from the Queens Theatre about the Moscow Ballet. Checkout their website HERE  

 
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Andy Christiani from Shenfield High School

Today I spoke to Andy Christiani from Shenfield High School’s Get Your Grown Ups Growing event Checkout the event HERE  

 
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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 30-09-14

Today we had our weekly chat with Joe from the Brentwood Gazette about whats on the front page this week. Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking…

 
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Peter Jefferson from Wallace Kennels 17-09-14

Today I spoke toPeter Jefferson from The Friends of Wallace Kennels. Contact numbers for the above story: 1277-821737, 01277-821032 www.wallacekennels.com  

 
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Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 16-09-14

Today we spoke to Piers from the Brentwood Gazette. What has the Gazette got in store for us this week? Check out the stories on the Brentwood Gazette website by clicking…

 
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Becky, Raymond & Wayne from Fitness In Mind 08-09-14

Today we had another chat with Becky, Raymond and Wayne about how the Fitness In Mind project is going. If you would like to take part the telephone number is…

 
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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 02-09-14

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

 
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Councillor Russell Quirk 01-09-14

Today we spoke to Councillor Russell Quirk about the proposed plans for William Hunter Way. Have your say here  

 
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Kenny Thomas 29-08-14

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

 
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Interview with Matthew White from Crossrail

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…

 
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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 26-08-14

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Alan Editor from the Brentwood Gazette 05-08-14

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…

 
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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 29-07-14

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

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 HERE…

 
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Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 22-07-14

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

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

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

 
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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 15-07-14

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

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 HERE  

 
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Pete Searls Interview 10-07-14

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

 
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Piers from the Brentwood Gazette 08-07-14

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

Today we spoke to Lizzie from the St Peters Players about War Memoirs. For bookings call 01277-223712  

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

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 HERE  

 
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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 01-07-14

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

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…

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

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 HERE  

 
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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 25-06-14

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…

 
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Roger Harste from Summer Evening Jazz 23-06-14

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

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

 
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Joe from the Brentwood Gazette 17-06-14

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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…

 
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Caroline Peters 16-05-14

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

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…

 
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Sean Mcloughlin 06-05-14

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 HERE  

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

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…

 
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Are we back in the nuclear race?

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…

 
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Sophie DeBattista – interview and session

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

 
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Nev from the Brentwood Gazette 15-04-14

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…

 
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Cllr Keith Parker 08-04-14

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 popped in for our usual Tuesday chat. This week its about TOWIE, have you had enough?   Check out the story on…

 
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Tracy Fance from Five Elements Brentwood

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 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…

 
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‘Allo ‘Allo .. Vicki Michelle visits Phoenix FM

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

Talking about how the college works with businesses and apprenticeships

 
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The Flag Factory Festival – Line-up announced

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 popped in to the studio to give us a sneaky peek at some of the stories being printed in this weeks paper. We…

 
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Keith and Helen of Five Elements 28-03-14

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…

 
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Interview with Paul Marazzi from A1

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

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…

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

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…

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

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 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…

 
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Alan from the Brentwood Gazette 19-03-14

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…

 
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Mike Porter – Drivetime

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…

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

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”…

 
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Alan for the Brentwood Gazette. 05-03-14

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 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

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…

 
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#TimeToTalk Day on Phoenix FM

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 be ashamed of, neither is talking about it.

 
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Love Beer … Love Brentwood

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…

 
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Blitz Kids live on Phoenix FM

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

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

  A brand new Christmas song for you this year courtesy of your Phoenix FM daytime presenters. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   The Phoenix FM Daytime Collective…

 
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#thefridayfind – Breton

  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…

 
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Phoenix FM interview with Freda Payne

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

  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…

 
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Sing Out For Christmas – Dene Michaels (Black Lace)

  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…

 
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Lighting Up Brentwood – Meet The Acts – The Popettes

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…

 
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Lighting Up Brentwood – Meet The Acts – Rajiv

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…

 
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Lighting Up Brentwood – Meet the Acts – Marilena Gant

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…

 
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The Phoenix FM Drive Show – Comedy + Radio = Awkward

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…

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

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…

 
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Jordon Cox on Drive

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…

 
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Driving Through The Sunshine

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…

 
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Crossrail – The Shape Of Things To Come?

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,…

 
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Fun, Frolics, And A Trip Down The A128

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…

 
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10 Things We Have Learned In The Past Couple Of Weeks

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….

 
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Adding A Bit Of Drive To The Summer Holidays

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…

 
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Lions Roar Makes Rebels Yell

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…

 
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24 Hours From Hutton

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…

 
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The Drive Live Session: Voodoo Room

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…

 
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Lions Driving On

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…

 
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Getting You Home In Spiffing Style

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…

 
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The Spin live on Phoenix FM

Click here to listen again to the interview: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] We were very pleased to welcome THE SPIN all the way from Stockholm, who are…

 
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Black Orchid Empire live on Phoenix FM

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…

 
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Astrophotography made simple …

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…

 
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Interview with Mr Rajiv Varma from Prime Hospital Consultants

Click here to listen again to the interview: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Prime Hospital Consultants are a group of twelve local consultants providing medical treatment and advice…

 
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Interview with Mr John Targett from Prime Hospital Consultants

Click here to listen again to the interview: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Prime Hospital Consultants are a group of twelve local consultants providing medical treatment and advice…

 
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Haiku Salut live on Phoenix FM

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…

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

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…

 
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Happy New Year from me…x

   

 
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It’s Friday and it’s time to say bye.

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…

 
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Thursdays Drive – Bad Jokes, Tongue Twisters and Abandoned Doggie

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…

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

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…

 
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Tall Dark Friend at Phoenix

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…

 
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A BONFIRE NIGHT SURPRISE

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…

 
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Taffy – live at Phoenix FM

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…

 
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Sonya Titus live on Phoenix FM

Click here to listen again to the interview: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] We were delighted to be joined by London-based singer-songwriter Sonya Titus in the studio today….

 
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It’s Hazel O’Connor! (from the 80’s)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] 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…

 
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Early Morning Rebel live on Phoenix FM

Click here to listen to the interview: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] On Tuesday’s Drive show we welcomed Nate, Josh and Dustin from Los Angeles band Early Morning…

 
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A DEVELOPING DRIVE

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…

 
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THE WEATHER BREAKS AS WE RETURN TO WORK

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…

 
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A GUEST WITH A LUST FOR LIVING

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…

 
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Uproar Festival – 31 August till 2nd September

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…

 
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PhoenixFM Mini-lympics : Event 5

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…

 
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Ronnie O’Sullivan talks sport

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

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

 
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PhoenixFM Mini-lympics : Event 4

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…

 
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PhoenixFM Mini-lympics: Event 3

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…

 
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PhoenixFM Mini-lympics: Event 2

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…

 
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He Met Her – Interview with Rocky Chance and Mowgli Moon

  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…

 
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Ashley Neave – Chelmsford Cricket Festival

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…

 
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