Author Archives: Spencer Carter

About Spencer Carter

Hey. I'm Spencer and thank you for checking out my profile! I present the Weekend Wind-Up show every Saturday from midday until 3pm. When you tune in you can expect to hear more of the quality tunes you can expect from Phoenix FM, some interesting chat, lots of laughs plus special guests to keep you entertained. Alongside being a presenter on Phoenix FM, I am a qualified Actor who trained at LAMDA. Professional work includes A Midsummer Nights Dream and Les Miserables on stage and on the screen EastEnders, Dream Team, Mile High, Love Actually and A Kind of Hush - all of which I am massively proud of and I've juggled all of this with the mundane task of being a grown up with responsibilities including two awesome children. Love all types of music from acoustic folk, to mega-cheesy pop. An 80s boy at heart, who loves to talk, laugh and listen to what you have to say. Thank you for listening and for chosing Phoenix - we really appreciate it and never take your support for granted!

The Weekend Wind Up – Saturday 14 July

Hi everyone!

Well, the football didn’t go our way but there is still loads to look forward to….like the summer, holiday’s, great weather and my show!

Join me on Saturday from midday for three hours of the best music, chat and a fair few laughs.

Plus this week I will be joined in the studio by Ian Scott, one of the finest and most in demand professional mobile DJ services in Essex who also manages a great business providing professional and challenging quiz evenings for all manner of functions – from Corporate events to celebrations.

You can find out more about Ian on his website –

Listen in and remember if you have any requests, or want to get in touch, email to get in touch!

Looking forward to your company on Saturday!

Spencer x


Who is Cassandra?! Listen and find out!

A couple of weeks ago, I was visited in the studio by Actress and Performer Andrea Sandell, accompanied by actors Dave Watts and Anthony Reddy, who came in with two colleagues to talk about their new project “Cassandra”.

It’s a suspenseful futuristic thriller currently being filmed in and around the borough.

You can listen to the interview with Andrea below and you can find out more from Andrea on Twitter @arsandell, Dave on @davewatts002 and Anthony @Reddy2act.

It was a great interview and they have some exciting projects lined up including a homage to the ever popular “Dallas” which is taking place on Saturday 11 August (my birthday!) on the terrace of Ingatestone Hall. This original production promises to be a fun filled evening and tickets can be purchased on the door at the bargain price of £10!


Spencer x


What a great show! – Saturday 30 June

Not my words – I’m far to modest, but the words of dear Joanie, who contacted me in the studio with her first EVER email that she sent. In her mid 80s, she has decided to go online and her first email was to request Queen’s “Radio Gaga” on my show.

Turns out she is a new listener and she likes what she hears – so I am doubly chuffed that she choses to listen to PhoenixFM and that I was the recipient of her first ever email!

Thanks Joanie!

I really hope all of you enjoyed yesterday’s show – it was a blast and made extra special by my guest in the studio, Screen Writer, Author, Director, Actor and Hurricane Dodger – Elaine Spires (pictured).  An inspiring woman with a fabulous back story. Who after spending some years in Antigua has come back to our great county.

To find out about what Elaine’s up to, which is perfect for anyone looking to audition for theatre school, get into acting through her creative Drama projects, any new or experienced public speakers or anyone wishing to learn Spanish, visit her website on

Tracks you would have heard played yesterday include:

The Detroit Spinners – Working My Way Back To You

Five Star – Brand New World

Alison Moyet – Invisible

Alcazar – Someday

Bucks Fizz – Are You Ready

The Blow Monkeys – It Pays to Belong

The Saturdays – Higher

George Ezra – Shotgun

Westlife – Hey Whatever

Bananarama – Preacher Man

Sophie Ellis Bexter – Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)

Plus much, much more.

Stay tined for the recording of the show which will be uploaded shortly!

In the meantime, I’ll see you next Saturday at midday for more great music, good chat and lots of laughs.

Have a good week!



This week’s Weekend Wind Up! Saturday 30 June

Hi there!

It’s been a couple of week’s since I’ve been in touch so apologies!

First off, thank you to all of you who have travelled with me from my usual Wednesday night show to my extended daytime show at midday every Saturday. It’s great that you have stuck with me and I appreciate it!

The new three hour show is going great guns and your feedback has been awesome – thank you for getting in touch! And special thanks to my new listeners who seem to be enjoying it as well.

This weeks show will be the usual mix of great music – which you can always expect from PhoenixFM – great conversation, opinions and a fair few laughs.

I’ll also be joined this week by my next special guest, details of which will be available shortly!

I really hope you can join me at midday on Saturday. It’ll be lots of fun!


Spencer x

This week’s Wednesday Wine Down – 13 June

Hey guys,

Really hope you can join me at 10pm on Wednesday for my latest show.

I’ve got some great tracks  for you that I know you are going to love! Along with the latest news and some great chat and hopefully a few laughs.

And I have some exciting news! after this show, I will be moving to a daytime slot at the weekend, so from this Saturday you can expect even more fun , laughs and the good  music you expect from PhoenixFM, but in a new timeslot!

So at 1pm why not join me for the “Weekend Wind Up” (see what I did there??) where I, along with my special guests, will be getting you ready for your Saturday night!

It’ll be great if you can join me – it’s going to be a whole lot of fun!

Spencer x

Wednesday Wine Down – 6 June


The sun’s out, summer is here, Love Island has started (is that a good thing?) and tonight is the next edition of the Wednesday Wine Down.

Join me for the best music, chat, news review and a few laughs as we head towards the weekend.

I’ll be joined in the studio by the founders of Friends of Essex and London Homeless – an amazing charity that is making a significant difference to those affected by homelessness.

Why not listen in? It’ll be good to have you with us.

I’ll see you at 10pm sharp!

Spencer x

This week’s Wednesday Wine Down


Come join me for the Wednesday Wine Down on tomorrow night (Wednesday – doh!) from 10pm until the witching hour. Great music, quite a lot of chuckling, theatre reviews, the news story of the week and much more. You know where to find me.

Head to 98FM otherwise you will seriously miss out. And you wouldn’t want that….would you?


Wednesday Wine Down – 16 May – thank you!

Last night’s Wednesday Wine Down was great, so thank you to everyone who took the time to contact the show. It was great hearing from you and it’s lovely to know that you are enjoying the show!

I had a special guest in the studio last night – Jane Franklin who is owner of Sparkle Dance and Fitness and is also an Ambassador for local charity SNAP.

Jane’s story is inspirational and she juggles running her business and supporting SNAP with being the mother of two children with additional needs. Hearing her upbeat and positive approach was both motivating and enlightening. Thanks Jane!

My play list last night included:

Beau Dermott – Sparkle

Bucks Fizz – I’d Like to Say I Love

Calvin Harris / Dua Lipa – One Kiss

Christina Aguilera – Dirty

East 17 – Deep

Hosier – Take Me to Church

Deacon Blue – DIgnity

Donna Summer – Loves About to Change My Heart

Alexander O’Neal – What’s Missing

Alison Moyet – Invisible

Al Green – How can you Mend a Broken Heart

My chosen news item of the week was (and it had to be) the Royal Wedding. There’s no escaping it!!

Thanks once again for allowing me into your listening schedule and remember please get in touch if you have any feedback or requests. Email or find me on FB (Wednesday Wine Down) or Twitter @SpenPhoenix

Have great week!

Spencer x

This week’s Wednesday Wine Down – 16 May 2018




I hope you are looking forward to this week’s show – come and join me at 10pm on Phoenix at 98fm.


The playlist this week is cracking – I have some really good tracks to play you! Along with this, there will be the chosen news story of the week and I also have a special guest joining me in the studio.


Local entrepreneur, mum of two and community star, Jane Franklin, is the owner of Sparkle – a long established theatre school which gives opportunities to young performers looking to progress in the Performing Arts industry. But this is just one string to her bow – Jane is also an ambassador for the charity SNAP (Special Needs And Parents). This is a registered charity (No.1077787) that helps Essex families with children and young people who have any special need or disability.

Their aims are to inform, encourage and support parents, so that they can grow in strength and knowledge and become better equipped to give the best possible help to their children.

Jane also provides an online support group for over 300 families nationwide (and globally). And she has a great story to tell.


So please join me at 10pm for a great couple of hours!


Spencer x

Great show! 9 May – Wednesday Wine Down


Hi all!

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who tuned into the show last night. I stuck to my word and I hope you enjoyed all things Eurovision!

Massive gratitude to those of you who took the time to email in or contact me via Facebook or Twitter. It is always great hearing from you and I’m glad I got to play most of the requests that came in – keep them coming!

And it seems that I have some regular listeners that are with me every week – thank you x

Remember, email or search for me on Twitter @SpenPhoenix or on Facebook “The Wednesday Wine Down”.

Tracks played last night included:

You and Your Heart So Blue – Bucks Fizz

Unstoppable – Conchita

Save All Your Kisses for Me / United We Stand – Brotherhood of Man

What’s Going On – Four Non Blonds

Fight For This Love – Cheryl

Take Me To Your Heaven – Charlotte Nielson

Flying The Flag – Scooch

You Win Again – Bee Gees

Dancing In The Rain – The Fizz

Moving On – Bananarama

Please join me at 10pm next Wednesday for my next show, which promises to be a corker! Aside from great music, great chat, theatre and news reviews, our special guest in the studio is Jane M Franklyn who is an Ambassador for local Brentwood charity – SNAP. Jane runs an online support group which helps almost 300 parents locally and across the UK. She will also be talking all things Sparkle!

I look forward to seeing you then – have a great weekend everyone!

This week’s Wednesday Wine Down – 9 May

Make sure you join me tonight at 10pm for the Wednesday Wine Down. This week we will be celebrating all that is with a special Euro themed show! Lots of classic tracks, some surprising forgotten gems and my own personal favourite Eurovision tracks.

Come join me for good music, good company and great chat!


Wednesday Wine Down show – 2 May

Hi all,

What a great second show last night!

Really lovely hearing from lots of listeners about the show and it’s great to receive track suggestions – even if they are from the leftfield! Heavy metal? Heck, why not!

I hope you enjoyed the theatre review – I am selecting shows that you would not normally think of and from your feedback it appears to be working! Last nights show of choice was “Once” with the standout track being “Falling Slowly”.

Other tracks played last night included:

Maroon 5 – Sugar

Christina Aguilera – Candyman

Jane McDonald – Dance Yourself Dizzy

George Ezra – Paradise Lost

Duran Duran – Love Voodoo

The Three Degrees – Giving Up, Giving In

Alison Moyet – This House

Stevie Wonder – Superstition

Barbra Streisand – Send In The Clowns

So for next week, you want to hear anything let me know!

And while I am talking about next week – prepare yourself because next week’s show will be Eurovision themed! Yes gang, it’s that time again!!

Enjoy and thanks for listening. It is really appreciated x

Wednesday Wine Down – 25 April

Hi there,


The first edition of the Wednesday Wine Down just finished and I really hope you liked it!


I’ll be publishing the recorded show soon so you can catch up with the programme.


In this first show the chosen musical score was from “Ghost – The Musical” with the track “With You” being the track of choice.


My standout news story this week was about Euro Millions winning ticket and I asked the question….”Would you REALLY like to win such a large sum of money?”


And my playlist this week included:


Change – Change of Heart

Shannon – Stronger Together

The Fizz – Up for the Fight

Take That – These Days

Reggie and Bollie – New Girl

Tina Turner – I Don’t Wanna Fight

Julia Fordham – Happy Ever After

Bananarama – Preacher Man

Dorothy Moore – Misty Blue

Rent – Seasons of Love

Benny Goodman – Sing, Sing, Sing

The Jam – English Rose

Amen Corner – Love Grows where my Rosemary Goes

God’s Plan – Drake

Innocence – A Matter of Fact

David Gray – This Years Love

George Michael – A Different Corner


And from the Phoenixfm playlist we played the newly added “Stop Me from Falling” by Kylie Minogue.


Thank you to everyone who got in touch – it was great to hear from you and to receive such a warm welcome!


Join me next week from 10pm for a great couple of hours of the best tunes, chat and hopefully a few laughs. Email me at or find us on Facebook – Phoenixfm and on Twitter @phoenixfm


See you then!

Welcome to the Wednesday Wine-Down show – launching Wednesday 25 April


I wanted to say hi and introduce myself….I’m Spencer Carter and I am the newest member of the Phoenixfm team.

I am hosting the new “Wednesday Wine -Down” show which you can hear every Wednesday (funnily enough!) from 10pm until midnight.

I will be playing a great mix of songs which will hopefully settle you down for the night and get you starting to look forward to the weekend – yes, we have got through most of the week!

You can expect to hear from various guests live in studio talking about all manner of things and each week I will be talking about many things including theatre reviews (including chosen soundtracks), what’s happening in the world and it will all be done with humour, warmth and hopefully, with you all joining me.

My colleagues have told me all about the great and loyal audience Phoenixfm have and it is really special to be a part of that and hopefully, with time, you’ll all be tuning in.

It would be really great to hear from you before or during the show so please email via Facebook – phoenixfm and Twitter – phoenixfm.

I can’t wait to start – and for you to join me!

Thanks all,