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 or DJ Oz|
I'm the founder and Managing Director of OUTREACH RADIO, and have lived in Chandler's Ford for 23 years. I've been involved in broadcasting for nearly 35 years, mostly on the business & technical side, but also as a radio presenter on pirate radio (in a past life!) & on community radio.
I'm passionate about all types of music, particularly Reggae & World Music, and personally specialise in 'tropical music genres'; Reggae, Sega, Soca, Zouk, Reggaeton, etc - my parents are from Mauritius, so I guess its in my blood! I listen to everything, from Reggae to Classical & Opera, Jungle/Drum n Bass & Hardcore/Techno to French, Italian or Latino, Electro & Hip-Hop to Balkan, Folk Music or Country Pop, and lots more.
I started Lockdown FM / OUTREACH RADIO as a way to support our local area during the difficult time of the Coronavirus pandemic. A key aspect of Outreach Radio is that it's designed to operate in a somewhat decentralised way, with programmes produced & presented from presenters homes, thus no travelling/commuting to the studio required... what a great way to keep a low carbon footprint!
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 was unable to leave my home as usual. Being 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 or inaccurate information I was getting swamped with. I realised others in the area must be feeling the same way due to the 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, and awesome team of people who came forward to volunteer, 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, 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 we should make from OUTREACH RADIO will either be reinvested into the company or other local projects.
Email Osman: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can catch DJ Oz every Thursday evening from 8-10pm, and every Saturday from 11am-1pm for the Island Vibrations show.
|Onur Sen-Chadun aka The Groovy Pelican|
hi, i'm onur. i'm 16 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.
Email Onur: email@example.com
You can catch Onur every Monday evening from 8-10pm, and every Sunday from 11am-1pm for The Groovy Pelican show.
Hello, I am a Maggie and I’m totally in love with radio, both as a listener and as a broadcaster. I live in Southampton now, but I am originally an Eastleigh girl!
My background is in media, journalism, PR and publishing. I also have a small psychotherapy practice.
As a child I had two dreams - to be the editor of Vogue and to be a radio DJ. A few years ago I realised my dream of becoming a magazine editor by publishing my own magazine and then last year I became a radio presenter.
Middle Age is a truly joyful time. Anyone who has spent anytime with me knows that I am never knowingly without a story, antidote or opinion …. So, expect lots of chat and of course plenty of great music.
If you have a story to tell me, maybe you are fundraising or doing something special please get in touch - I want to feature all the local gossip. And of course if you would like a dedication or a special song, I can do that too.
Email Steve: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can catch Maggie every weekday from 9-11am for The Morning Show.
|Cheryl (Chez) Horton-Powell|
Hello I'm Chez. I grew up in Eastbourne to the sounds of Rock 'n' Roll. My parents were original 50's teens, so I cut my musical teeth, as it were, to the sounds of Elvis, Fats Domino and Little Richard. My home was always full of music. In the early 60's I used to listen to my Auntie's Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel albums. I trained as an RGN in Eastbourne in 1979 and still work for the NHS today.
My own teen years were spent musically as an 80's New Romantic; Japan, Depeche Mode, Heaven 17, early Spandau Ballet and Human League were among my favourites. I have a varied taste in music - all the above plus Motown up to clubbing tunes.
I am now a Hampshire lass and have been living here since 2013 but visited for a few years before that. I married a Romsey "lad" in 2014 in Las Vegas and we now live just outside Romsey with our pets. Our family is all grown up and doing their own thing, so I have time after work to pursue my hobbies, which are passionate and enthusiastic photographer and now presenter on local radio.
Have recently joined Outreach Radio as complete but excited to learn novice... all I know about Radio is that I love it, and the connection Radio has with listeners.
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You can catch Chez every weekday from 11am-1pm for Brunch with Chez.
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!...
Email Jef: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can catch Jef every weekday from 1-4pm for the Afternoon Show, and every Saturday from 7-9am for The Saturday Brekkie.
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.
Email Shaun: email@example.com
Shaun presents the weekday Drivetime show 4-7pm each day, and features local artists, details of which can be found here.
|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.
Email Philip: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can catch Pyro every Monday from 10pm-midnight for the Rock Monster show.
Steve was born in Southampton and has lived almost all his life in Hampshire.
He began buying records at the age of 10 and has not stopped since. Later he began going to gigs and festivals, and some all-time live favourites include New Order, Blur, Pulp, Stereolab, the Manic Street Preachers, the Divine Comedy, and, best of all, Saint Etienne.
Steve is always listening out for new music, and you can hear a selection of recent alternative releases along with indie classics on his show, Turn It Up, every Tuesday from 8-10pm on Outreach Radio.
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You can catch Steve every Tuesday from 8-10pm for Turn It Up and every Sunday from 8-9pm for Indie Hits..
Hi my name is Kingshott. I am a DJ and multidisciplinary artist, (visual arts to sound art & everything in between).
Originally from Selsey in West Sussex, I relocated to Wexford over a decade ago. I'm Interested in all styles of music. Growing up, my first experience with music was hearing Rock 'n' Roll and Soul being played at home, then around 1987, l was given The Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady, album from 1979.
By this time l was starting to be influenced by Hip-Hop music coming out of the U.S.A which lead me to an interest in Funk and Soul. l wanted to know where the Hip-Hop crews were getting their samples from.
This second Summer of Love was also in 1988, with the Acid House scene and hearing the Detroit techno from the mid '80s - and lets not forget Chicago House music.
At this time music was a hot mixing pot of styles, and then a mate who was a an "Indie kid" lead me to the indie scene and Manchester scene attending gig's, warehouse parties etc. Acid House was interesting to me because the DJ's were not playing only one sort of music. It was a journey into music and a style of DJ'ing that l myself like anything goes, which is what l try to do.
Along side the music, the art around each subculture interested me - the Punk art, the B-Boy scene with its graffiti, and breaking dancing, the art and graphics coming out of the Manchester scene with its unique style and aesthetic.
Music has the power to make us smile and bring us to all types of tears. It can carry us back in time and inspire us to dance in the moment. For all our happiest days, there is music. The thing l love is how it is all connected and it unites people, bringing us all together.
Email Andrew: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can catch Kingshott every Saturday from 8-10pm for the Fusion Club Mix, and every Wednesday from 8-10pm for the Funk & Soul Selection.
|DJ Ifa Halima Bumi|
Driving the music industry across the world internationally and unprecedented with an intuitive touch, DJ Ifa Halima Bumi is amplifying major venues, expos, conferences and fashion events with solid music seizing a unique applause from industry coordinators and attendees.
Explosive and energetic, this Hollywood lifestyle DJ is vibing crowds from LA Swim Week event in Los Angeles to radio listeners at Outreach Readio in the UK, to name a few.
It is without a doubt DJ Ifa Halima Bumi, "DJ with a Didgeridoo", is bringing an experience to her avid fans across the country and to the world.
You can catch DJ Bumi for The Night Shift at 1am on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays, on Thursday evenings from 10pm-midnight for Afro House Dungeon and every Friday from 9-10pm for Continuity Deep Sessions.
Rich has been a DJ since the 1980's and remembers playing vinyl and sharing the job with Pyro, (see the Rock Monster Show 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!!
Stop Press: Rich, in addition to Songs of Worship, now also presents a new show on Saturdays at 9am!
The 100k show, where you will hear extreme variety - anything from Handel to Motorhead, and everything in between!
There' also the "snicky pickies" and the "lovely jubbly" slot - Tune in to find what we're talking about!
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You can catch Rich every Saturday from 9-11am for the 100k show, and every Sunday from 9-10am for Songs of Worship.
|Georgina Foyle AKA Dee Jay GG|
My name is Georgina, (aka Dee Jay GG). I am 15 years old - 1 of 4 siblings, from Romsey and I’m currently in year 10 at The Romsey School.
Ever since I was little, I have always shown an interest in music. Over the past few years I have recently wanted to have a career in Radio and the Music Industry.
During lockdown and in my spare time at home, I like to practise mixing with my decks and talking to my friends. My music taste has a big variety - I mostly like the recent music in the charts... however I do listen to Queen and lots of other genres of music from different decades.
I hope you like my hourly session, feel free to email me any requests!
Email Georgina: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can catch Deejay GG on Saturday's from 4-6pm for the Saturday Night Warm Up.
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.
Email Carl: email@example.com
You can catch Carl every Saturday from 6-8pm for R U Ready 2 Party, and every Sunday from 3-4pm for Just Can’t Get Enough 80’s (& 90's).
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.
Email Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt manages Club Lockdown, and presents the Twisted House Radio Show from 8-9pm every Friday night.
|Paul Williams aka Trixxster|
Hi Trixxster here!
I'm 33 years old and a complete music enthusiast. I'm in love with every genre there is! Have been DJing for 20 years now!
Growing up I realised that music is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal! Can either make or break you, whether it be laughing, crying, happy, sad or completely ecstatic. The incredible rush that it gives you when you close your eyes when you hear something you are passionate about.
I currently play a dedicated trance show which is an incredible genre to do. I feel it's an absolute privilege to get to play for those who are listing in and get that same phenomenal feeling too!
Speak soon 🙂
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Trancecast with Trixxster can be heard every Friday from 10-11pm.
Born in Portsmouth, Colin has lived locally for all of his life apart from Studying Bachelor and Masters degrees at London and Southampton Universities and completing a Post-Graduate year at a secondary school in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. He has taught in Southampton and Chichester.
Having taught for 35 years, he is now enjoying semi-retirement, giving him more time to practise radio-presenting techniques!
He has been a keen singer and musician all his life, studying Music at ‘A’ level and composing choral pieces for a number of churches, including Chichester and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedrals, as well as for a university-based choir in Louisiana, USA. He continues to enjoy choral singing, being a member of 4 choirs. When not singing, Colin enjoys travelling, especially visiting friends in Eastern Europe or catching up with gardening.
He hopes that his passionate enthusiasm for Classical Music will compensate for his lack of technical skills but he is always willing to learn!
He presents an exciting new show on Outreach Radio, introducing listeners to a whole gamut of Classical repertoire, both familiar and unfamiliar! He says, ‘I am keen to take my listener on a journey that will change their perceptions forever.’
Email Colin: firstname.lastname@example.org
We open & close our Sundays with Colin. His Classical Highways & Byways show can be heard every Sunday morning from 8-9am and his Night-time Classics can be heard every Sunday night from 10-11pm
|Mike Joyce aka The Music Man|
38 years in the DJ business before retirement, many of you may remember me from The Southampton Ice Rink for which I became a DJ
by pure chance.
I felt like running a mile when the resident DJ asked if I would sit up on the stand in front of a few hundred skaters while he ran to the little mans room... poor me considering I only went up to ask for a song to be played!
Well, after a few weeks I had a chance to be in the hot seat, or in my case a freezing cold seat, to play some classic tracks and of course some unforgettable speed session tunes to which I was asked to play again years after the Ice Rink closed in 1988.
My second home sadly closed but I was given a chance to shine again with my own F.A.L decks, 50W speakers and a couple of box lights & rope light to go with it, and so The Penny Farthing Disco was born - and yes I was a fan of the TV series the Prisoner, complete with a Penny Farthing bike badge.
As the years went by and I got a little older, and a little wiser, I invested in a laptop and quality lights & speakers, and the name changed to "Music Man's Golden Oldies Disco".
I have worked in clubs, pubs, social clubs, carnivals, charity functions, private functions etc. Finally getting a chance to work in hotels, courtesy of a certain DJ who saw potential in me (bless him). I love 60's & 70's music, and after my retirement a couple of years ago, due to health issues, I have been given the opportunity to join the team of DJ's on Outreach Radio with my own 50's & 60's hour, and Ice Rink Memories show.
I feel blessed.....Thanks guys.
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You can catch Mike on Sunday's on Outreach Radio with Sounds of the 50's & 60's from 1-2pm and Ice Rink Memories from 6-8pm.
I bought my first single in 1969....."Sugar Sugar" by The Archies!!! I continued collecting rather a cross section of music until my best friend bought me "Burn" by Deep Purple for my eighteen birthday!! That was it....I became a life long "rocker" from then on!!
So my first love is ROCK, as is my second & third love.....although The Carpenters are my guilty pleasure!! Growing up in the 70's was the best era for music, hence me jumping at the chance to do a Seventies show for you (with a smattering of Rock, I'm sure!!).
My love of Radio has been going for more years than I care to remember.....25+ years with Sunshine Radio on the Isle of Wight & a stint on internet radio with Vectis Radio for eight years!
A final thought....If someone had told me in 1969 not to collect the 6000 plus albums I collected over the decades because you'd be able to access them & more on a mobile phone that fits in the palm of your hand I'd have never have believed it!!! Mind, I did enjoy collecting them!!!
Email Gordon: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can catch Gordon with the 70's Show on Sunday's from 2-3pm.
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.
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Despite not coming from S. Hants, we consider Cliff Proctor, Radio Doctor 🙂 to be an honorary member of our local community. He has consistently supported Lockdown FM, Outreach Radio, our team of presenters and our local area throughout the Coronovirus pandemic & lockdowns. He can be heard every Saturday from 2-4pm or every Sunday from 4-6pm for his Classic Hits show.
My name is Matthew and I live in Romsey, where I am a self-employed IT trainer and consultant.
My main passion is theatre, and I am an active member of Romsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (RAODS). Normally this means directing and performing in productions from Shakespeare to Sondheim at the wonderful Plaza Theatre in Romsey. But since the coronavirus crisis, I have instead been recording and editing a series of socially-distanced dramatic podcasts with other actors via Zoom.
As a student in the 1980s, a friend of mine and I were resident DJs for the Bristol University Student Union. I’m now very excited to present, along with my wife Georgette and other friends within the local amateur theatre community, a new arts-based weekly programme “Sunday Show Night” on Outreach Radio.
Email Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can hear Matthew and his team with Sunday Show Night every Sunday from 9-10pm.