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Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the DJs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear.

After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night.

One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you.

I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital Radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts.

Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics including faith and social action. There are also some live music performances. This little boy's dream has come true!

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Friday Night Extra 3.7.20 with guest Ian Kemble from the Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust.

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Friday night Extra 12.6.20 with guest Ollie Lincoln from the band ECHO & singer-songwriter Paul Bell.

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Friday Night Extra 5th June 2020 with guest Sam Reck from the band ‘The Goodbye Look’.

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Friday Night Extra 29th May 2020 with guest Rob Saggs from CHESS.

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Friday Night Extra 22nd May 2020 with guest Canon Paul Hamilton.

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Friday Night EXTRA 15.5.20 with guest Neil Taggart HT at Ingatestone & Fryerning C of E Jrns.

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Interview with Bishop Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford

This afternoon I talked on the phone with Bishop Stephen Cottrell.



Friday night extra 20.3.20 relaxing music mix

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Friday Night Extra 13.3.20 With singer/songwriter Marina Bottali Price

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Friday Night Extra 21.2.20 A little bit country

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Friday Night Extra 14.2.20 Smooth

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Friday Night Extra 7.2.20 An eclectic music mix.

Tonight’s music mix included the track from Elton John from Rocket man that has been nominated for an Oscar for read more



Friday Night Extra 31.1.20 Time to chill.

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Friday Night Extra 24.1.20 Feel good playlist

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Friday Night Extra 17.1.20 with Katherine & Louise from Kids Inspire

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Friday Night Extra 10.1.19 Thank you for the music.

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Friday Night Extra 27.12.19 Chilled Christmas

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Boxing Day 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. What Christmas means to me.

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