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 for ten years. In June 2021 I moved to the Friday afternoon One 2 Three slot. On the show there is 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



One 2 Three on Friday 18th of June 2021 with guest James Van Cleef ‘Riding for Adam’ Cancer Research UK.

  James was Adam’s Dad and Mark his uncle. Since his passing from cancer three years ago at the age read more



Friday Night Extra 11.6.21 with Ian Kemble from the Brentwood School’s Christian Worker Trust.

Ian gave an update on the work of the trust as Christians serving schools in Brentwood for thirty years. This read more



Friday Night Extra 4th June 2021 with guest Julia Lacey.

I was joined by Julia Lacey from the Church of Ascension with All Saints in Chelmsford to talk about her read more



Friday Night Extra 21.5.21 with Guest John Howden talking about the Evelyn Underhill on-line commemoration 14th-18th of June.

  John told us that Evelyn Underhill was an author and retreat leader who lead retreats at Pleshey in Essex read more



Friday 14th May 2021 with guest Dan Pierce

Dan had previously told us how important music is in his life. Having learnt classical guitar as a child, he read more



Friday Night Extra 7th May 2021 with guest Rupert Hankey

Revd. Rupert Hankey has been the Team Vicar in Great Burstead and the Billericay C of E team for eight read more



Friday Night Extra 30.4.21 with guest Revd. Paul Carr from Billericay.

Paul chatted on the phone about his personal lockdown experience. He had felt energised by the challenges relating to the read more



Friday Night Extra 23.4.21 with guest Lisa Whymark from the Daily Bread Cafe.

Lisa told us how the cafe had grown from an original idea of a group of mums in late 2017. read more



Friday Night Extra 16.4.21 with guest Danny Wignall from the Red House Rhythm & Blue Duo.

Danny is guitarist with the Red House Rhythm & Blues Duo. He told us that the idea for the band read more



Good Friday Night Extra 2nd April 2021 with guest Claire Abraham.

Claire had last visited the show in 2019. On the phone from Cuddesdon Theological College near Oxford she talked about read more



Friday Night Extra 26.3.21 with guest Sophie Griffiths talking about her love of the music of Stevie Wonder.

Local singer songwriter Sophie has seen Stevie Wonder in concert in Hyde Park in 2016 and 2018.  Sophie was particularly read more



Friday 12.3.21 with guest Rob Saggs from CHESS talking about the music of Iona.

Rob Saggs told us that he had seen the band Iona on too many occasions to remember. Venues had ranged read more



Friday 5.3.21 with guest Chris Hollingshurst talking about his love of the music of The Blues Band.

Chris told us that he had seen the Blues Band far more times than he could remember. His familiarity with read more



Friday Night Extra 26.2.21 with Andy Smith talking about the music of Martyn Joseph.

Andy told us that it was difficult to categorize the music of Martyn Joseph. Andy described the music as folk read more



Friday Night Extra 19.2.21 with guest Tom Page chatting about his love of the music of folk singer Jim Moray.

Tom joined us to talk about his love of folk music and his appreciation of singer, song writer and multi-instrumentalist read more



Friday 12th February 2021 with guest Tim Goodbody telling us about his appreciation of the music of the Rolling Stones.

Tim told us that he began listening to the music of the Rolling Stones in the 1980s. This led him read more



Friday Night Extra 5.2.21 with author Henry Martin talking about his new book Alongside.

Henry joined us to talk about his new book ALONGSIDE. He recalled that when he was the chaplain at the prison read more



Friday Night Extra 29.1.21 I love the Beach Boys music with guest regular listener Bob from Harlow.

Bob told us that when he was at school in 1976 everyone from his form went to one of their read more



Friday Night Extra 22.1.21 I love Bon Jovi with guest regular listener Chris from Harlow.

Chris has been listening to the show almost every week for years. She told us about her love of the read more



Friday Night Extra 15.1.21 I love the music of U2 with guest Adrian McConnaughie

Tonight Adrian McConnaughie, chaplain at Brentwood School, joined us to talk about his love of the music of U2. He read more

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