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 4.12.20 with Bishop John, Bishop of Bradwell & Emma Hughes from Sanctus Love all – serve all

Tonight we had two fascinating guests. Firstly Bishop John C of E Bishop of Bradwell covering our local area. Later read more

Friday Night Extra 27.11.20 Feelin good

Tonight we featured a number of unsigned acts and also local artists. We heard from Nikki that the Anglo European read more

Friday Night Extra 20.11.20 with Rob Saggs from CHESS

  Tonight was a return visit from Rob Saggs to the show, though this time via the phone. Rob told read more

Friday Night Extra Film Night 13.11.20 with Alasdair MacKay writer & Director of ‘Anonymous the film’

Alasdair MacKay, writer and director of Anonymous the film told us how inspiration for the film came when just before read more

Friday Night Extra with guest Eve Rodgers from Christians Against Poverty.

Eve Rodgers joined me tonight to talk about how Christians Against Poverty developed from the vision of John Kirkby from read more

Friday Night Extra 30th October 2020 with guest Sarah Wilson from the Retreat House Pleshey.

Sarah Wilson from the Retreat House at Pleshey joined me tonight to talk about the house and all that happens read more

Friday Night Extra 23.10.20 with Fr. Andy Smith and Sophie Griffiths.

Fr. Andy Smith from Hutton and the C. of E. Area Dean of Brentwood joined me this evening. He talked read more

Friday Night Extra 16.10.20 with Stuart Hull talking about army chaplaincy

Tonight we were joined by Revd Stuart, Vicar of the two C. E. parishes in Warley. He is also an read more

Friday Night Extra 9.10.20 with guest broad artist Daniel Screen.

Daniel Screen has always had an interest in art. He has a design background spanning a decade since Colchester School read more

Friday Night Extra 2.10.20 with guest James Roast.

Psychotherapist and Wednesday lunchtime Phoenix98FM presenter James Roast joined me this evening. He felt that we were in a far read more

Friday night Extra 25.9.20 with guest Nigel Fitzmaurice & Lisa Oldershaw

Tonight I was joined by Phoenix98FM’s own Nigel Fritzmaurice and Lisa Oldershaw. They talked us through Nigel’s experience of testing read more

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

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