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 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



Friday Night Extra with Canon Paul Hamilton talking about the community response to the illegal rave at All Saints East Horndon.

Canon Paul told us about the planned New Year’s Eve illegal rave held at the All Saints church East Horndon. read more



Boxing Day 10 am – 1pm What Christmas means to me

Sophie Griffiths recorded a special live set for the show. Ian Kemble from BSCWT talked about his work in schools read more



Friday 18th of December 2020 with Tom Page singing live.

It was a delight to welcome back Tom Page to sing three Christmas songs. Tom told us he first sang read more



Friday Night Extra 11.12.20 with guest James Roast: The pressures of Christmas 2020.

James Roast joined me to talk about identifying the pressures we feel this Christmas and to look for strategies to read more



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

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