Alan Johnson

My radio career began in the late 90s when I ran a number of trial stations in my then home town around the same time Phoenix was doing similar things in Brentwood and Billericay.

I joined Phoenix in May 2010 and presented Feelgood Saturday for seven years, also supporting the running of the station for a time as a director.

Since stepping aside from regular presenting I've been covering presenters and broadcasting one-off specials, including a show based on my fascination with music samples - I'm a big dance music fan.

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Recent posts from Alan

Dance Anthems

From Alma to Zedd – anthems from the past 30 years or so together with some future classics

Dance Anthems

Dance anthems. Gorgon City? Tick. Calvin Harris? Of course. N-Dubz? Err…

Dance Anthems

It was great to be back with another two hours of club tracks from the past 30 years or so, read more

Dance Anthems

To help get Phoenix FM’s Saturday night party vibe under way I presented the first of two Dance Anthems specials, read more

Remembering a tartan clad teen icon

With Spencer taking a week off I had the pleasure of getting back into the studio for three hours of read more

An Essex Quizbook

Alan Johnson chats with the man behind numerous books about – or inspired by – his love of Essex, Ian Yearsley, including his latest publication, An Essex Quizbook

Following a dream

Creative photographer Tracy Vine’s story of being commended by renowned photographer Rankin just a few years after first picking up a camera

Dance anthems

Timeless Feelgood Songs! First broadcast 16th August 2019 – including Haddaway, Kiesza, Avicii, Mtume, Sonique and Fifth Harmony First broadcast read more

Sounds Familiar – Episode 2

Another in an occasional series devoted to samples – songs that have either been used in, or used, other songs. read more

Sounds Familiar

Songs that have sampled others – or themselves been sampled

Witchy Travel Tales

The magic of bedtime storytelling

It’s goodbye from me…

…but the show goes on

Expressions of humanity

Dramatic expression of extremes of humanity and musical expression of emotions held deep inside

Angel in the sky

Baby Thomas, who never got to take a breath in this world, is remembered through music by his cousin

Alex and his accordion

Top class entertainment from a star of the care home circuit

Here comes Summer!

…for a couple of days, anyway

Phoenix FM 10th birthday: Lydia Lucy

Lydia came down to sing live and chat about her new album.

The boot that’s being given… the boot!

Shouldn’t some things just be left alone?

I’d be clueless!

A tough lyric teaser this morning – or was it?

Fairtrade and Heaven Can Wait

Updates from some regular guests

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