Brentwood, 12.29am: 5°C, scattered clouds

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

The performance of a lifetime

Local choristers talk about how they got to perform at one of the world’s most prestigious music venues

To the brink

A personal account of everyday life during the 13 days the World held its breath

Mixed prospects for local football fans

Plus why treating your pets as human can lead to trouble

The life-changing power of music

Therapy In Musical Expression

MOBOs, lyrics and augmented reality

Another award to add to Craig David’s collection!

Brentwood Choirs Festival

25th anniversary of the event which brings together choral groups from across our area with a professional orchestra and soloists

You could sustain…

…or are you comfortable with the pain?

Badgers and the loss on another legend

The case for badgers and fond memories of Hilda

Who needs the soaps!

An apology – for getting caught?

Breaking news…

…but the news we all expected

A taste of Northern Europe

There was a bit of a theme to some of the music played this morning – purely unplanned – with read more

One Man, Two Guv’nors

This morning I welcomed back some of the members of one of the county’s most prolific theatre groups – Amy, read more

Stand Up for Sadie

Next weekend sees the return of one of the most popular annual fun days for the whole family  and I read more


University of Warwich student Will Copping joined me this morning to learn how we do things at Phoenix, and between read more

Our newest presenter

I enjoyed sharing this week’s Feelgood Saturday once again with Courtney-Lee Collins, our newest presenter. Courtney-Lee presented her first solo read more

Standon Calling

It made a lovely change this week to co-present the show with one of our newsest trainee presenters, Courtney-Lee Collins. read more

30th July 1966…

…isn’t just the fiftieth anniversary of England’s historic World Cup victory – it was also the day that a new read more

A word or two

We often go back to the 80s on Feelgood Saturday, as has been the case with my most recent Word read more

How Welsh are you?

Following last night’s victory against Belgium, taking Wales into the Euro 2016 semi-finals, I was amused this morning to observe read more

Business as usual

At the end of a tumultuous week that saw one of the most important political events in most of our read more

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