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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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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

The music tonight included three tracks chosen by Bishop Stephen Cottrell who was unexpectedly delayed and could not be with read more



Friday Night Extra 13.3.20 With singer/songwriter Marina Bottali Price

It was great to welcome back Marina. She gave a testimony with each of her self penned songs that spoke read more



Friday Night Extra 21.2.20 A little bit country

Tonight we had a different playlist to usual. We celebrated birthdays and had the vintage chart from 1982. Almost all read more



Friday Night Extra 14.2.20 Smooth

We had a smooth music mix to end the week. This included the new release from Sophie Griffith – No-one read more



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.

We had a chilled music mix for the last day in January 2020. We celebrated the birthday of Roxy music read more



Friday Night Extra 24.1.20 Feel good playlist

Tonight we had a feel good music mix for a damp and dreary January Friday. The mix included a first read more



Friday Night Extra 17.1.20 with Katherine & Louise from Kids Inspire

Tonight I was joined by Katherine Loveday and Louise McConnell from Kids Inspire. They told us how the charity had read more



Friday Night Extra 10.1.19 Thank you for the music.

Tonight we celebrated the legacy of music left by those who gave their final curtain call in 2019. Listeners commented read more



Friday Night Extra 27.12.19 Chilled Christmas

Tonight we have the perfect music to wind-down after all your hectic Christmas celebrations. The music mix included     read more



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

It was great to be chatting with all the guests and hearing about what Christmas means to them. Local 17 read more



Friday 20th of December 2019 with Tom Page singing in the studio.

Tonight we were joined by Tom Page. Accompanying himself on the mandolin, he sang two carols and two Christmas songs. read more



Friday Night Extra 13.12.19 Driving home for Christmas.

Tonight we featured a new recording from local Band ‘The Goodbye Look’ of their version of Driving home for Christmas. read more



Friday 6th of December 2019 including a feature on ‘Ocean’ by Lady Antebellum, my record of the year.

I had to wait to November for the release of my choice of album for 2019. We had four tracks read more



Friday Night Extra 29.11.19 with Dan Pierce

Dan Pierce joined me tonight to talk about his role as Pioneer minister at St. Francis Community church in Beaulieu read more



Friday Night Extra 22.11.19 Just great tunes.

Tonight we played two hours of great music across the genres and decades. We had a number of requests including read more



Friday Night Extra 15.11.19 with Jude Ball and Ian, Holly & Alison from BSCWT.

11 year old Jude Ball from Maldon joined us this evening. He talked about taking part in the www.chesshomeless/sleepout next read more



Friday Night Extra 8.11.19 Bookends.

Tonight we had a feature on the award winning Simon & Garfunkel album Bookends. Side one of this concept album read more



Friday Night Extra 1st of November 2019 Just great music.

Tonight we had an eclectic music mix covering the decades and the genres. This included local band The Goodbye Look read more

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