In The Papers



Ex-footballer Anton chats about new project and racism in sport

We had a great guest on our regular Saturday afternoon sport last week in the shape of former footballer Anton Ferdinand.



Snooker legend Steve and Kavus pen book about their love of music

One current and one former Phoenix FM presenter hit the bookshelves last week …



Stewart has become a chart star with poetry collection

The last 12 months have been a tough time for many of us but it’s also given inspiration to many artists, musicians and writers too.



Jon set to relaunch live open mic night at pub in summer

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette One of things we’ve always done as a community radio station is support read more



Students reveal talents on regular feature on Georgia’s Drive Time

Our Drive Time presenter has been featuring some amazing and talented young people in her radio show in recent weeks.



Ali adds energy in Saturday slot

We’ve livened up Saturday evenings on Phoenix FM with the addition of Ali Robertson to our line up.



Special shows and sound map celebrate our wonderful forests

We’ve been involved in an initiative to create the first ever Community Forest Sound Map.



Presenters celebrate International Women’s Day with special editions

The great strength of community radio is in celebrating diversity of all kinds …



Musical diversity is our aim with long-serving Steve’s classical music show

We’re always striving to keep the music output on Phoenix FM as diverse as possible.



Guests help to highlight important events for thousands of people

We’re continuing to highlight events and celebrations which don’t always get national media coverage.



Difficulties faced by charities during the lockdown

The longer that lockdown goes on, the more issues it carries for local and national charities.



Welcome to Frankie, our Saturday breakfast show host

It’s been really difficult to recruit and train new presenters during lockdown …



We can’t wait for live performances by local bands to restart

One of the things we’ve really been missing over the last twelve months has been live performances from local bands.



Restrictions have given us a chance to feature talented Essex authors

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette Over the last few months of lockdowns and restrictions we’ve had the opportunity read more



Steve has enjoyed big chart hits with top stars including Olivia Newton-John

We had a great guest on Phoenix FM last week in the shape of Steve Kipner …



Monday show gives Ian chance to fulfil his dream of being a radio DJ

I wanted to take the opportunity this week to introduce the new boy to the Phoenix FM – Ian Cash.



Inspirational student Michelle’s project to make a film about living with cancer

There’s no shortage of interesting people we’ve been chatting to, to tell us about their stories.



Looking back on over 6,000 hours of original programming in 2020

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette I’ve been looking back on the station’s performance and been trawling though a read more



Jazz legend’s son ready to have a ball on Saturdays

Even though it’s the holiday season we’re always on the lookout for new shows …



Long-serving Antonia says farewell to her show

We’re saying goodbye – sort of – to one of our long-standing presenters, Antonia Jones.

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