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In The Papers

Wellbeing to the forefront as James’s show is back

One of the big concerns over the last few months has been the effect of what lockdown is doing to our mental health and wellbeing.

Cultura Brazil – show 304

Cultura Brazil is Phoenix FM’s show for the Brazilian community in Essex.

First guest live in studio for weeks had biggest-selling single of 1985

We’re slowly starting to allow live guests back into the Phoenix FM studio – at a two metre distance, of course!

Antonia is happy to give you a wake-up call

Our breakfast show presenter Antonia Jones has celebrated five years of early mornings with Phoenix FM …

The random acts of kindness that make difference to people’s live

Spencer Carter chatted to Essex businesswoman Ria Cooper, who manages a Facebook group called “A Random Act Of Kindness UK”.

Show’s special guest sparks off some special memories

… this might be the first time I’ve written about my own radio show!

Psycho Stuart chooses his killer top punk rock tracks

Many people will remember Stuart Pearce for his long career in club and international football …

Join new arrival Nadia for brunch and meet some new guests too

Nadia’s most recent guest was musical theatre star Lucie Jones who appeared on the X Factor in 2009.

Snooker legend persuaded to record his first music shows since 2018

Lockdown hasn’t provided us with all downsides – it’s also tempted one or two people out of radio retirement too.

Local musicians are finding ways to keep performing

COVID-19 has had a devastating affect on everyone including our local musicians unable to play live gigs.

Changes that are music to the ears

We’ve taken the opportunity to increase the number of specialist music shows on the station.

It’s quieter in the studio but there’s still plenty being said and done

More and more of our shows are featuring live interviews with local people talking about their experiences.

Working hard to make sure the airwaves don’t fall silent

It’s a very challenging time for all of us at the moment but it’s particularly complicated for Phoenix FM as we seek to keep running as much of a “normal” service as possible.

Show goes on with virtual open mic night

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette Our Sunday morning presenter Jon Good also runs an Open Mic Night every read more

Charity that helps create memorable challenges

We were joined in the studio this week by Alex Gibson and Andrew Cappaert who came in to talk about Challenging MND.

Hepling fathers to find the support they need after death of a baby

Every 90 minutes – the length of a football match – a baby dies shortly before, during or soon after birth.

Talented Tokyo trio jet in to make a special appearance in the studio

Community radio is a great way of featuring people and music that wouldn’t get a look in on commercial radio.

Steve takes us back to the late 70s with new show about punk music

Blank Generation is a new show focusing on punk music from 1976 to 1980.

Ella, 13, is the youngest ever presenter of a regular show

We’ve always had a big variety of ages among our presenters on Phoenix FM and that variety has just got wider.

104-year-old Greta regaled us with tales and lessons from her long life

It was a pleasure to visit one of our favourite listeners – 104-year-old Greta Brandler, who lives at the Beeches Care Home in Brentwood.

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