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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Recent posts from Patrick

Friday Night Extra 18.9.20 with guest fantasy fiction writer Philip S. Davies.

Philip WS Davies, author of Destiny’s Rebel, Destiny’s Revenge and Destiny’s Ruin joined me tonight. Having been a Vicar, Philip read more

Friday Night Extra 11.9.20 with guest John Lee fundraising for Diabetes UK.

John has been taking part in the Diabetes UK One Million Steps Challenge across July, August and September. He was read more

Friday Night Extra 4.9.20 with guest artist and author Henry Martin.

Henry Martin told us that as a child he had always been someone who doodled. When he was a Vicar read more

Friday Night Extra 28.8.20 with guests Chris Hollingshurst and Nikki Mills,

Tonight we had two guests. In the first hour I spoke to blues enthusiast Chris Hollingshurst and in the second read more

Friday Night Extra 21.8.20 Summer breeze

Another chilled selection from across the genres and decades for a summer Friday evening. I was delighted that we supplied read more

Friday Night Extra 14.8.20 with guest Andy Griffiths.

Revd. Andy Griffiths talked about his role as an adult educator working with clergy in the C of E. Diocese read more

Friday Night Extra 7.8.20 Sound of summer

Two hours of classic summer sounds for a hot August evening. Also the birthday competition to guess the age of read more

Friday Night Extra 31.7.20 with guest Sally Croft.

Sally Croft joined me this evening. She has started getting to know the churches in Ingatestone, Fryerning, Margaretting, Mountnessing and read more

Friday Night Extra 24.7.2020 with guest Matthew Houghton.

Revd Matt Houghton, from the Five Towers group of parishes centred on Ingatestone since March 19 was my guest on read more

Friday Night Extra 17.7.20 with guest Claire Abraham

Claire joined me on the phone having been in the studio in 2019. Since then she has begun training for read more

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

Tonight I was joined by Ian Kemble from the Brentwood School’s Christian Worker Trust. In a history of nearly 30 read more

Friday night extra 26.6.20 with guest Wing Commander Revd. David Norfield.

I was joined by David tonight, who at 5.45 a.m. this morning was on national radio. We talked about his read more

Friday Night Extra19th of June with guest Ian Adams.

I was joined by Ian Adams who is a poet, author, photographer and chaplain at Ridley hall Theological college in read more

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

Ollie chatted about the history of the band. Their music is a unique mixture of Motown with a gospel twist. read more

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

Sam Reck from the band The Goodbye Look joined me tonight.  We heard about how the band had been formed. read more

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

Rob Saggs from CHESS joined us this evening on the phone. Rob told us that CHESS seek to relive homelessness read more

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

Canon Paul talked about how churches were ministering during lockdown in ways that were seeking to help meet the needs read more

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

I was joined on the phone By Neil Taggart. He spoke with us about how the school has been working read more

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

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