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Coronavirus update: latest news from Chris Hossack

The Leader of the Council spoke to Michelle Ward live on air on Friday morning.

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in association with Brentwood Care Centre

Chris Hossack – Q & A and updates

The leader of Brentwood Council, Chris answered questions posed by local residents as well as updating on Council business.

Blank Generation 3 – The Punkettes Edition

Being a kid in 1977 was like being in Punk Rock Heaven …

Coronavirus: latest information and advice

12 further patients have tested positive for COVID-19 infection today and one is a resident of Essex.

The Syamisenist – live at Phoenix FM

Amazingly talented Japanese trio play live in the Phoenix studio!

Vicki Michelle’s Music Mix – Show 67: John D Collins

Yvette and Fairfax reunite at Phoenix FM!

Deacon Blue on Drivetime

I was so pleased when I was asked to have a chat with Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue. After playing read more

Tom Jones and Grace Jones to host new festival in Chelmsford

Today sees the announcement of Hideaway Festival, a brand new festival for 2020 in the heart of Essex.

New scam affecting Shenfield bank customers

Alexander Heading from Barclays Bank in Shenfield tells us about a new scam affecting local customers.


The Orient Hour Extra with Danny Carter

In today’s Orient Hour Extra Andy Gilson chats with former Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year, read more

The Orient Hour Extra with Frank Clark

In this Extra Dave Victor chats with Frank Clark about his life in football with clubs like Newcastle United, Nottingham read more

The Orient Hour Extra with Terry Howard

O’s legend Terry Howard discusses his football career with Andy Gilson and names his all time Orient eleven from his read more

The Orient Hour Extra with Dave Victor

For a special Orient Hour Extra, Dave reviews the current situation and looks back on his time with Leyton Orient.

The Orient Hour – s04 e34 – Hosted by Andy Gilson, Barry Galvin, Adam Francis and joined by Leyton Orient manager, Ross Embleton

This week Andy Gilson is joined in the studio by Barry Galvin, Adam Francis and Leyton Orient Manager, Ross Embleton read more

The Orient Hour – e04 e33 – Hosted by Andy Gilson, Darin Burrows, Barry Galvin with guests Mat Roper and Stuart Minchin

This week Andy Gilson is joined by Darin Burrows, Barry Galvin with guests Mat Roper and Theo’s alter ego Stuart read more

Essex Senior League – Saturday 7th March Round-Up

(Photo by Matt North)   Essex Senior League Hadley 7 West Essex 0 West Essex may have had a big read more

The Orient Hour – s04 e32 – with Steve Tongue, Trevor Singfield, Lee Boyce, Adam Francis and special guest, Rev Alan Comfort

This week Steve Tongue and Trevor Singfield are joined by Lee Boyce, Adam Francis and the one and only Rev read more

Reggae Revival – Show 20

Your weekly fix of reggae music, presented by Daren Mootoo. Keeping you company with a mix of chill out sounds read more

The Orient Hour Extra with Danny Carter

In today’s Orient Hour Extra Andy Gilson chats with former Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year, read more

Rob West’s Cool Jazz

Rob follows on from his previous Sunday show with more relaxing music to get you through your day. This show read more

The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Ryan Holder

We had to take a short break due to COVID-19 but WE’RE BACK! The Happiness Algorithm returned this week with read more

Tribute To An Old Friend

Not a normal drive time show this was a tribute to one of my oldest friends Larry Foster, who has read more

Tim Corns Shows Appreciation For Carers

Tim called me on Drivetime to let people know about the good work carers are doing in these strange times. read more

Synth City: Love an April shower

A new month and we are all trying to get to grips with this new version of normal, which we read more

Chicken & Frog Book Shop – Free Online Story Telling

  Michelle spoke to Natasha Radford of Chicken and Frog Book Shop in Brentwood to talk about their free story read more

Ed Rome – FEEL NO PAIN (Eat my Brunch – Track of the Week)

This is the first EAT MY BRUNCH – TRACK OF THE WEEK. Artist:  ED ROME Track:  FEEL NO PAIN EP:  read more

The Essex connection with the National Gallery

This week, Margaret Mills took us back to the 18th and 19th centuries to look at the life of a read more

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

Following numerous reports of a car being driven “erratically and recklessly”, a man was arrested by  Washington State Troupers, after read more

The Openly Prog Show – 06 April 2020

Kicking off the show tonight with a trio of tracks from Brand X and feturing tracks by 13th Floor Elevators, read more

Top Tips for Saving Money

As we all unfortunately know, money does not grow on trees. It’s therefore important to make sure that we save read more

Here Come The Girls 14 – Listen Again!

Tunes from the girls ranging from 1941 – 2020! PLAYLIST Sheryl Crow – Tell Me When It’s Over (2019) Whitney read more

Ideas to consider whilst in “SHUT DOWN”

Last week I told you about the unforeseen consequences resulting from shopping restrictions imposed by the Malaysian Government which meant that read more

Time in – 90’s hour

Back by popular demand I hosted a 90’s music hour to lift everyone’s spirits during this strange and uncertain time. read more

Body Talk 1/4/20

Covid 19 is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment and we are all on the lookout for signs read more

Stepping out 5th April 2020

  Listen again as Nigel plays your party classics. Don’t forget to join Nigel every Sunday from 6pm.

Cultura Brazil – show 292

Ezequiel Cassol presents a music show this week.

Curveballs 1st April 2020 (with Magic Seas and Millie from Laika Spacedog)

Click below to listen back to the show: (36:20 for Magic Seas interview, 59:10 for Laika Spacedog) Tonight I chatted read more

Interview with Dan Trussler from Ancestral Health

Click to listen back to the interview: (apologies for the poor sound quality in places) Recently Nick spoke to Dan read more

Resurrection – show 82

Featuring music from The Others, Sybs, MJ Hibbett and the Validators and more.

Vicki Michelle’s Music Mix – Show 73: at home!

Hope you’re all safe and well and making the most of the sunshine while staying at home!

The As Yet Untitled Virtual Classic Rock Gig Show

This week on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow we were pining for a proper live gig. So, by the power of radio and read more

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