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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 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



Friday Night Extra 25.10.19 with an appreciation of Diana Ross.

 Diana Ross is touring the States and in 2020 will be headlining the Glastonbury Legends stage. By then she read more



Friday Night Extra 18.10.19 with guest Revd Paul Carr.

It was fascinating hearing Paul talk about his sabbatical in the Philippines, being a Festival Angel in Leeds and walking read more



Friday Night Extra 11.10.19 with guest Revd. Stuart Hull from the Warley churches.

It was great to welcome back Revd. Stuart for his fourth visit to the show, but the first for four read more



Friday Night Extra 4.10.19 The power of the song with Tom Page singing live.

It was great to have Tom with us tonight, singing three songs and staying for most of the show to read more



Friday Night Extra 27.9.19 with guest David Pickthall.

David Pickthall joined us to talk about DPBB Live, the new album from the Big Band. The band grew out read more



Friday Night Extra 20.9.19 with Rob Saggs from Chesshomeless.

Rob returned to the show to give us an update on the work of Chesshomeless. The charity was originally launched read more



Friday Night Extra 13.9.19 with Sophie Griffiths singing live.

Sophie Griffiths, along with guitarist Olly, performed a fantastic live set this evening. She sang two of her own compositions, read more

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