All OUTREACH RADIO presenters are people from or with a strong connection to our local community or area.
They’ve all very kindly given up their time, and volunteered to produce and present wonderful regular programmes on OUTREACH RADIO. Some of them had previous radio experience, other’s didn’t, but they were all willing to join in and give it a try, as way to share something positive, entertaining and informative with the community they cherish.
In order of appearance (on the station):
|Osman Sen-Chadun (aka Oz)|
I'm the founder of Lockdown FM and Managing Director of OUTREACH RADIO. I've lived in Chandler's Ford for 22 years with my wife Gamze, and kids Onur (15) and Elanur (6), and have been involved in broadcasting for nearly 35 years, mostly on the technical side, but also as a radio presenter.
I'm passionate about all types of music, particularly world music, and specialise in what I can only describe as 'tropical music genres'; reggae, sega, soca, zouk, etc - my parents are from Mauritius, so I guess its in my blood! I sometimes drive my wife and kids mad when they're stuck in the car with me listening to playlists that jump from opera to reggae, Italian pop, (my favourite singer is Laura Pausini), to Drum 'n' Bass, Bulgarian "turbo-folk" to country music and lots, lots more.
I care deeply about the environment and how we'll protect our planet for future generations, so seeing the effect that coronavirus has had on the environment has been a real eye opener. I also value our community, and started Lockdown FM as a way to support our local area during the difficult time of the Coronavirus pandemic. Having been in "extended isolation" since February 2020 following open-heart surgery, Coronavirus could be fatal to me if contracted, so other than walks in my local area to rebuild my cardiac stamina, I've been unable to leave my home as usual.
Having been stuck at home for so long watching too much news and staring at way too much social media, I began to feel despondent about the volume of negative information I was getting swamped with. I realised others in the area must be feeling the same way due to lockdown, so my son Onur (below), and I, started Lockdown FM as a radio station focused on the local community, promoting positivity, accurate information, entertainment and support.
The amazing success of Lockdown FM led me to form OUTREACH RADIO, and establish it as a not-for-profit Community of Interest Company (C.I.C.), designed to serve our local area through the power of radio. We are a standalone local organisation, and not part of any media group, and have no shareholders fixated on wealth from our profits. In fact, our company "charter" states that all profits from OUTREACH RADIO will either be reinvested in to the C.I.C or other local projects.
With a Board of Directors made up of local volunteers from Lockdown FM, we are fortunate to have a wonderful, dedicated team of people working "front and back stage" to make OUTREACH RADIO a truly local service for our area.
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|Onur Sen-Chadun AKA The Groovy Pelican|
hi, i'm onur. i'm 15 years old and i'm in year 11 at thornden school. i like to sleep a lot and i think i was definitely born in the wrong generation, given my music taste is very different to others. i'm probably the only guy you'll meet that expresses kindness to both hippies and punks, through the velvet underground... if you know, you know! anyway, please check out my show. it's pretty cool, i guess… see you there 🙂
by the way, if you’ve missed a show, i’ve saved all my shows as playlists on spotify, which you can check out here.
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Greg has lived in Chandlers Ford since 2015, having previously lived in Bassett and Fair Oak. He is married and has a four year old daughter.
Greg is a professional musician and lecturer, specialising in the electric bass and double bass.
He has been fortunate to perform and record with an array of different artists at a wide variety of venues and events across the UK and overseas; from festivals and concert halls through to aircraft carriers! He also composes music in a range of styles, but particularly for solo bass guitar.
Greg is the Professor of Bass Guitar at The Royal Marines School of Music and Lecturer of Developing the Musician at Solent University.
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Hi, I'm Jef. I live in Lockerley near Romsey with 2 cats, 2 budgies, a lurcher and my wife - who is a big fan of Lockdown FM, (the lurcher that is!).
I've been a Mobile DJ & Presenter locally for close to 1000 years!
I'm a massive Earth Wind & Fire fan, I once spent the night in a phone box on the Isle of Wight, (long story), and my favourite meal is a full English breakfast. I also like to collect loud shirts.
During the lockdown, I have spent my time building a garden shed from scrap wood & beer bottle tops!...
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I’m Zofia and I’m currently a student at the University of Birmingham, so coronavirus has sent me back to living at home with my family in Southampton.
Usually at Uni I have my own shows on our student run radio station ‘Burn FM’, and I probably spend more time in the Burn studio than I do in the library!
I also love yoga, Joe Wicks workouts, (search them up on YouTube and have a go!), baking and travelling.
I hope to travel after I graduate next year but who knows what will happen with Corona!
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My name is Shaun O’Brien, and I have always lived within the Romsey area.
I have a background in Hospital Radio and Presenter/producer on Community Radio.
I am registered blind but refuse to let that stopping me from entertaining people.
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Carl has lived in Chandler's Ford for around 13 years and has two children Joseph & Emily. He runs a local digital market agency and is involved with the Support Local Business, Chandler’s Ford and Chandlers Ford Memories Facebook pages.
Carl is a Saints supporter and enjoys playing football, cycling and photography. He is passionate about music and his pride and joy is a 1958 jukebox. He loves all music but has a soft spot for the 60’s, 80’s, soul, dance and indie.
His favourite band is Depeche Mode and favourite live act is Faithless. His first single was Altered Images – See Those Eyes, and first album The Human League – Dare.
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David has been a DJ since the young age of 14, working mobile with his elder mate Trev driving a mini. His first professional job as a DJ was in 1973 at Pontins holiday park in Brixham, Devon, when he was just 17.
David then moved on to become a sound engineer for a band that won Opportunity Knocks and went on to have several number one singles.
After the glamorous life on the road, David returned to DJ'ing in night clubs including The Odeon Leicester Square and also more mobile work.
In 1983 David moved into radio with his first Job on a well known London pirate, where he had a daily audience of 150.000 people until the government put a stop to that.
David then moved to the Middle East to work on a radio station called the 'Voice of Peace', although he did not have the sea legs, and lasted only four weeks.
Back on dry land, David has worked in Southern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Jersey, along with three years on the West Coast in Los Angeles, Southern California.
David finally fully settled in Southampton in the nineties, where he worked as a radio consultant on several high profile local licence application's in the South and beyond.
David is looking forward to getting back behind the microphone at Lockdown FM as our afternoon presenter.
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Rob hails from Chandlers' Ford, and his family are still here, though Rob, his wife and children are currently living in Egypt. Rob has worked as a Presenter on a number of commercial UK radio stations, and currently works as Programme Director and Presenter on a major radio station in Egypt. He has kindly made the time to join us on Lockdown FM, and through the power of technology and the Internet, is able to present his programme from abroad 🙂
Rob grew up between the UK and Al Ain, in the UAE. He has loved music from an early age. Because he can’t sing, or dance, he chose to play the songs on the radio…. When he’s not in the studio, he’s usually eating somewhere, or at the gym making up for the fact that he was eating somewhere. He used to have so many hobbies, but these days sleeping is a big friend of his! His star sign is Virgo. Fun fact: It took him 25 years to grow a beard.
Rob, do you speak any other languages?
Yes I do, I randomly make up words that have no meaning, so I guess you could call that a language! I learned French and German at school. I can only remember the basic’s now. But I can claim to speak some, but not a lot of Arabic
What advice would you give your 15 year old self?
SAVE MONEY, and stop eating as much!
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
I once ate an After 8 mint, at 7.30
If you were to spend your lifetime advocating a cause, what would it be?
That everyone is entitled to an opinion, you can educate people but not force your views on them. Everyone has a mind and a value. Respect should be universal.
What is your worst habit?
Putting things off, and then planning to never do that again. But that can wait until tomorrow
What are three things you cannot live without?
My beautiful family. Wife, Farah and our two children.
What superpower do you wish your pet had?
I have a Labrador. She is yellow and called Snoop Dawg. But she already has a super power. She has super stealth mode. When she thinks I'm sleeping she will activate stealth mode in order to sneak up on the end of the bed and sleep… She usually does it without me noticing.
What is the most embarrassing Halloween outfit you’ve ever worn? (Bonus points if you have a photo you’re willing to share!)
I honestly am so bad a dressing up, so rarely do it. The worst was when I was a “zombie” FBI agent. Only because I have the jacket. #Rubbish
Favourite musician of all time?
That’s a hard one, I don’t really have one favourite artist, usually it’s the songs that I associate with memories. However, after what happened with Arianna Grande and her concert in Manchester, going back and throwing a benefit concert for those affected took some guts, and I have nothing but respect for her.
Favourite TV show of all time?
I love the old 80’s and 90’s shows, like The A Team, Airwolf and Knight Rider. But recently its between “How I met your mother” or “My Name is Earl”.
Email Rob: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I’m Matt.
DJ / Producer / Travel Enthusiast
After Many years working at sea on cruise ships I have now come back to root myself to land life. In doing that I am keen to get back in to the radio scene.
Club DJ since I was 18 for nightclubs under the Deltic Group, and from then music just become my life. I produce music, achieved my degree at Solent Uni, was an Entertainments Manager within Royal Caribbean, released my music on Spotify, and was lucky enough to present for various radio stations in the past, and even involved in the launch of local radio station now known as Enham Radio under Enham Trust in Andover.
I love to travel hence my previous career, learning to fly, chat too much, love people, and can normally be found outdoors.
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Cliff has been involved in broadcasting for over 25 years, and is a broadcast engineer by profession.
He has a real eclectic music taste, with favourite artists like Mike Oldfield and Jean Michel Jarre, and a real love of classical music, along with Pop, Rock, Progressive Rock and Disco.
Cliff has been involved with Hospital Radio in Warwick for 20 years and leads their Monday team for much of that time. He has conducted outside broadcasts, interviewed a Britain’s Got Talent contestant, local charities and one of Cliff’s radio hero’s, Tony Blackburn.
He has the nickname “Radio Doctor” at work, and is like the Blackpool stick of Rock, with Radio through the centre instead. Cliff was a lover of the old style commercial local radio, spending 6 weeks doing work experience at BRMB when he was 15.
He also collects Radio Jingles, and even has his own personal cut!
Cliff enjoys cycling, photography, and travelling, as well as listening to the Radio.
Email Cliff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, my name is Kingshott, l am visual and audio artist, and have a background in DJ'ing.
I'm Interested in all styles of music, especially dance music, from house to Drum n Bass, and everything in between.
I am originally from the South East of England, but relocated to Wexford in the Republic of Ireland over a decade ago.
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|Philip Petty (aka Pyro)|
Hi, I am Pyro,
I have been a big music fan all my life. Started getting into music big time when I was at school. My first proper gig was Saxon in 1980 at Portsmouth Guildhall. I then got the bug for heavy metal. I then spent the 80's going to gig after gigs. I particularly liked the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donnington.
I got given the nickname Pyro when i was about 20 years old due to my fascination with a mates open fire and not setting fire to anything, honest!
I am a big Star Trek and Doctor Who fan. I am into American games shows and often stay up late to watch my favourites Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune on ABC. I love to travel and often visit the Canary Islands. In 2019 I went to New York and got to see Country singer Carrie Underwood at Madison Square Garden.
I have been involved in radio for 8 years presenting The Rock Monster Show following in the footsteps of Tommy Vance who presented The Friday Rock Show on Radio 1 who influenced me to want to do it. I spent 7 years on Vectis Radio and 1 year as a independent podcast.
I believe the RockMonster is unique, playing the best mix of classic rock prog and blues on radio. I play a wide range of styles of rock from Fleetwood Mac to Motorhead and much more. Tune in and you might be amazed at what I play.
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Rich has been a DJ since the 1980's and remembers playing vinyl and sharing the job with Pyro, (see Rock Monster Show on Outreach Radio on Mondays at 10pm).
He presents the Songs of Worship Show on Sunday at 9am on Outreach Radio, and really enjoys connecting with his listeners around the beautiful music and themes. There are Sunday thoughts that are provided by listeners and some of them really make you think!
Rich says, "If I can bring a smile to people faces, give them company and move them, then I have achieved all I want to do".
Being part of the Outreach Radio family is a true blessing and adventure!!
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