Karin Ridgers

Well, I still have the recordings somewhere from when I was about 5 of me interviewing my sister who was about 3. I wouldn't let her get a word in really and I really believed I was making radio programmes.

When I was a teenager I used to love listening to Annie Nightingale and Janice Long who played such cool music. The chart show was on a Sunday evening and this was followed by Essex Radio playing their late-night problems show and I used to try to keep awake and secretly listening to problems that didn't really even make sense to me. But it was exciting to hear!

For many years I enjoyed being one of Sadie Nine's Loud Women on BBC Essex, so I had my radio fix without the stress of planning the show and operating the desk. I love Sadie and learnt a lot. She is a brilliant natural presenter who makes it all looks easy!

I'm back on Phoenix FM which is quite surreal at times as I was one of the founder members when the station launched in 1996. As a huge 80s fan I am playing some of the same music too! I feel more confident with myself as most people do from their 20s to their 40s, so my show is different now to then. I have some incredible friends, clients, celebrities and experts who have come onto my show, including Rozalla, Baby D and Phil Fearon, Vicki Michelle, Wendy Turner Webster, Rick Hay and many more.

I am so excited as I get to chat to these wonderful guests and they have the opportunity to tell their story too.

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Recent posts from Karin



House Of Fun – We Chat with the Brilliant Cheryl Baker of The Fizz And A Show Jam Packed With 80s and 90s Classics

We chat with Cheryl Baker of The Fizz live from her home in Kent. We find out about what she read more



House Of Fun – Icons of the 80s And We Chat Live with Mike Score of The Legendary A Flock Of Seagulls in Las Vegas

On tonight’s show Karin plays the best iconic bands of the 80s as well as chatting with Mike Score of read more



House Of Fun – The Greatest Female Vocalists Ever and Chat with UK R&B/Pop Songstress Rene Byrd

On tonight’s House of Fun with Karin Ridgers we are playing the greatest female vocalists of all time and chatting read more



A Summery Theme, Forgotten 80s and We Chat Live With KMFDM’s Lucia Cifarelli Live From Hamburg

On tonight’s show we have a summery theme as well as playing some forgotten 80s.  And we also chat to read more



House Of Fun – Dating and Relationships, Your Favourite Dates And Club Classics

It’s all about 80s, 90s and real old school club classics on tonight’s House of Fun – as well as read more



House Of Fun – With TV and Radio Star Tommy Boyd and What’s Your Favourite 80s and 90s Kids TV Show?

Over the moon to chat with the legendary  TV and radio presenter Tommy Boyd on tonight’s House of Fun with read more



House Of Fun – with Jennifer Faust The Vegan Songstress and DJ and Producer Daniele Davoli of Black Box

Our special guests on tonight’s show were vegan songwriter Jennifer Faust and Daniele Davoli from Black Box!



House Of Fun – Super Chatting With Dave Wakeling Of The Beat And We Hear About What To Do When Stuck Indoors for Two Weeks – And Some Super Ska Tracks Tonight Too!!

We are over the moon to have the incredible Dave Wakeling of the legendary The Beat chatting with us on tonight’s House read more



House of Fun – Tonight We Hear The Best Film Soundtracks Ever And We Chat With Billericay Operatic Society

On tonight’s House Of Fun we hear about your favourite films and your favourite sound tracks from films. We hear read more



House of Fun – We Chat With Neil Arthur Of Blancmange And The Grandfather of Reggae Macka B! And We Are Asking You About Your Record Store Memories

On tonight’s House Of Fun we are asking you about your record store memories….  do you think people are missing read more



House of Fun – Our Love Special And Chatting With Owen Paul ‘My Favourite Waste of Time’!

As well as a bit of a ‘love’ theme on tonight’s House Of Fun we get to hang out with read more



House Of Fun – We Chat With The Amazing Rod Argent The Zombies, The Hilarious Richard Drummie Go West and Fitness Advice with Helena Hill

What a jam packed House Of Fun with 3 incredible guests. We kick off with the incredible Rod Argent from read more



House of Fun – The Worlds Most Iconic Bands And We Chat With Essex Based Soprano Singer Joanna Forest and Plant Powered Expo Organiser Tim Barford

In a special bonus edition of House Of Fun, Karin chats to Peter Egan, Wendy Turner Webster and Tim Barford.



House of Fun – Who Would You Like To Be Stuck In a Lift With and Veganuary Advice from Peter Egan and Wendy Turner Webster

On tonight’s House of Fun with Karin Ridgers we are asking who you would like to be stuck in a read more



House of Fun – Old School Club Classics and We Chat About Goals and New Years Resolutions

On tonight’s House of Fun it is just you and Karin hanging out, enjoying some super old school club classics. read more



House Of Fun – Feeling Festive with The Peace On Your Plate Performing Live – And Lots of Good Chat Too!

Live music tonight… Could Peace On Your Plate be this years Christmas number 1? Written and recorded by Giles Bryant and read more

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