In The Papers

Well-versed presenters join in the celebrations for National Poetry Day

We’ve been celebrating National Poetry Day on Phoenix FM, which took place on Thursday 7th October.

Volunteers helping vulnerable and elderly residents beyond lockdown

Brentwood Mutual Aid continue to sees demand from elderly and vulnerable residents in our community needing assistance.

Fundraiser in aid of project to restore garden near churchyard

Now that concerts and events are finally back again, Phoenix FM are also out and about putting on shows …

Ten years of persistence pays off with return of the Fruitbat

We’ve welcomed one of our old presenters back to Phoenix FM this week for a new stint of shows.

Our delight at deserved civic award for Michelle

Everyone at Phoenix FM is delighted to see one of our longest-running presenters pick up a Civic Award.

Son of jazz legend is having a Ball with his Sunday afternoon show

We’ve got a very laid back Sunday afternoon every week on air with a regular weekly show from jazz musician Keith Ball.

Electronic pop pioneers celebrate 40th birthday of seminal album

Ahead of their UK arena tour, we caught up with Andy McCluskey of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark for a chat on Drive.

Sunday show paints a local picture of the arts scene

We’re always trying to feature the art world from a local perspective.

It’s been a long wait but Long Run bring live music back to the studio

You know that things are slowly getting back to normal when live music starts flowing back into your life again!

Cricket show unbeaten in ability to pull in the sport’s biggest names

Our weekly cricket show 98 Not Out now has 110 episodes under its belt but there’s no sign of letting up with the big names.

Presenters Gareth and Steve go out and about at music festivals

Phoenix FM started as a collection of music lovers looking at local – and slightly less local – events.

We’re happy to give baby basics a helping hand through its infancy

It’s always great to feature new local initiatives that may be of interest to our community – the more we get on air, the better.

Beautiful cover version of classic hit by singer-songwriter Sophie

There is still no shortage of great guests willing to come in and chat to our listeners.

One of my musical heroes on his first solo single in 49-year career

Every now and then I forget that I’m running a community radio station and indulge myself …

Helping to gear up for the launch of this year’s Brentwood Art Trail

We’ve been gearing up for the launch of this year’s Brentwood Art Trail with a number of features and interviews on air with local artists.

Our second published poet as Rob releases his anthology

It now appears we’ve now got not just one but two published poets on the station …

Author Ian shares infectious passion for Essex history

One of our favourite subjects on Phoenix FM is definitely Essex …

Stewart moves from nights to days as our new daytime presenter

After a year of almost complete stability it’s all change on the Phoenix FM schedule again.

Georgia speaks to creator of group that brings West Ham fans together

Georgia Frampton spoke to Neil Taylor, co-creator of the fast-growing Facebook group “Hammers for Work and Support”.

Satisfying to talk to artists who are normally doing “bigger” interviews

This month we’ve bagged a couple of Scottish superstars.

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