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.
|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 nearly 25 years. I've been involved in radio, TV and online broadcasting for decades, 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. 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 originally created Lockdown FM, (our former name), as a way to support our local area during the difficult time of the Coronavirus pandemic. The amazing success of this service, and awesome team of people who came forward to volunteer, led me to form Outreach Radio, and establish it as a company designed to support our local area through the power of radio.
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You can catch Oz for the Drivetime Vibrations show every Monday -Thursday from 4-7pm and for the Island Vibrations show every Saturday from 11am-1pm.
|Onur Sen-Chadun aka The Groovy Pelican|
Hi, I'm Onur. I'm 18 years old and though I'm originally from the local area, I'm studying English Literature at the University of Warwick - but that won't stop me doing my programmes!
Some key bits so you can get to know me better: I'm almost definitely always sleep deprived and I for some absurd reason use a Walkman. I present two weekly programmes here on Outreach Radio - The Groovy Pelican show on Monday nights, and the Early Bird Musical Wormhole on a Saturday and Sunday (very early!) mornings. Monday nights I like to briefly go into the background of songs I find interesting (with the occasional rabbit hole, and obligatory Anatolian and/or Yugoslav rock song), spanning classic rock, modern psychedelia, and new releases from local artists and indie bands I find interesting. The weekend show is more or less the same but with less talking. I don't have the capacity to talk about music in that much detail so early in the morning.
Hopefully this gives you enough information about The Groovy Pelican; if you hadn't noticed, there is a lack of groove music mentioned above. This is because I came up with this pseudonym when I was 11 (I think I was 11, it just randomly came to me when we started Outreach, and I found a notebook declaring that I was indeed "The Groovy Pelican", dating from 2016) , and I thought it would be funny to actually use it. Other pseudonyms include: "The Groovy Leopard (The up-and-coming, slightly worse reboot/sequel to The Groovy Pelican)" "The Funky Shark (I gave this to my friend Tom to use, but he never does)", "The Concerningly Short Giraffe", "Two Separate Gorrilas (Thank you very much, Mr. Apollo)", and The Spanish Inquisition.
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.
TL;DR: Strange child does radio show and tries their best not to rickroll people.
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You can catch Onur every Monday evening from 8-10pm for The Groovy Pelican Show, and on Saturday and Sunday from 6-8am for the Early Bird Musical Wormhole.
Ian became interested in radio from listening to BBC programmes when he was young. Fascinated by 'Round the Horne', 'I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again' and 'The Goons', Ian started in radio when he was still a teenager, broadcasting on Radio Bahrain, in the Middle East.
Since then, he has stayed with radio, being part of broadcasting the start of the first Gulf War in 1991, and the inaugural Formula One race in the Middle East in 2004. Ian has broadcast during every time slot during the day (and night) and brings a great deal of practical experience to the job.
Ian was awarded the Khalifa bin Salman Press Award in 2019 by the Prime Minister of Bahrain for contributions in the media sector.
Away from broadcasting, Ian is a qualified Teacher of English as a Second Language and has taught for over 20 years. He also enjoys travelling and has visited many countries experiencing the huge variety in cultures and culinary traditions (another love) and can discourse on many and varied topics regarding travel, music, motorbikes and interesting people.
Since moving back to the UK in November 2020, Ian has been busy setting up a studio to record Audiobooks and currently has over 20 titles available through Audible, Amazon and iTunes, including the award-winning ‘Ransom Drop’ by Rob Phayre.
Ian joined Outreach Radio in May 2021 and thoroughly enjoys being part of another diverse and enthusiastic team of dedicated broadcasters.
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You can hear Ian every weekday morning from 6-9am for Fish For Breakfast.
|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 2-hour 50's, 60's & 70's show, and Ice Rink Memories show.
I feel blessed.....Thanks guys.
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You can catch Mike every Monday & Tuesday morning from 9-10am for Mikes Magic Moments, on Sunday's from 11am-1pm for Mike's Penny Farthing Music Show and again for Southampton Ice Rink Memories from 6-7pm.
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!!!
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You can catch Gordon every Wednesday & Thursday morning from 9-10am for Oldies With An Oldie, and every Sunday from 1-3pm for Gordon's Sunday Spread.
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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You can catch Carl every Monday & Tuesday from 10am-midday for The Morning Mix, on 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).
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 Hampshire, 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 every Wednesday & Thursday from 10am-midday for The Morning Mix, on Saturday from 1-3pm and every Sunday from 4-6pm for his Classic Hits 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, every Friday from 3-6pm for the the Teatime Show, and every Sunday from 7-9pm for Indie Hits.
|Georgina Foyle AKA Dee Jay GG|
I’m Georgina, but better known as Dee Jay GG! I’m the eldest of four siblings from Romsey/Winchester and love to entertain and put smiles on peoples faces by doing what I love most - talking and playing music!
Ever since I can remember I have always had this love for music and DJing, I blame my Dad as he is a DJ too so therefore I follow in his footsteps. When I was little I loved looking at my Dad’s music library and so started gathering up my own CD collection of my favourite artists and played them on my CD player in my bedroom. As well as this, I’ve always been a confident person speaking in front of people and just talking forever about my favourite and interesting things. I first appeared on radio when I was 7, and from then on I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do and the dream hasn’t changed since! I was lucky enough to shadow some presenters to see what life is like behind the radio. I was even luckier when I got my first set of decks for my 13th Birthday. I was delighted with these and I self-taught myself everything, from then on I got bigger decks which made me determined to develop my DJing skills. With the continuous self teaching, practising in my bedroom to my wall and help from peers and my amazing technician at secondary school I managed to build up the skills that I am proud to have to this day.
Before joining Outreach Radio, I used to spend most of my spare time on my decks practising or listening to music - discovering new tunes that I’d listen to on repeat! I have done little private parties where I would provide the music and present the party games which I loved doing, in fact one of my favourite memories so far was leading the party dances at my Mum’s birthday party and having everyone join in!
In December 2020, I joined the amazing Outreach Radio team which I am so lucky to be a part of. I then launched the first ever Saturday Night Warm Up on Boxing Day! From then, I've had so much encouragement from the Outreach crew, friends and of course family and built up more and more confidence by every single show, which makes even to this day, presenting the show every Saturday definitely one of the highlights of my week. I put in lots of time to handwrite my playlists every week and I try my best to fit in songs for everyone who likes different decades and genres of music as well as being open about my favourites too. You may notice if you listen that I have lots of features included too that I’m proud of and had good feedback on, such as, the Party Pit Stop and Who Am I? games. Tune in from 4pm to catch my show - I promise its a good one.
Recently, I have really got into collecting and playing vinyls which I now do in my spare time or while I’m studying. One of my ultimate dreams as well, is to work on cruise ships like my cousin, but as a DJ or entertainments manager. Since I went on my first cruise I literally loved the idea of working on one with the benefit of travelling around the world too. Of course, I hope to work in radio for years to come as well!
Anyways, I told you I talk loads! Thank you for taking time to read about me, I hope to see you tuning into my shows. Feel free at any time to email me! Thanks!
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You can catch Deejay GG on Saturday's from 4-6pm for the Saturday Night Warm Up.
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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You can catch Matt every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2-4pm for the Afternoon Show.
Hey, my name is Shaun O’Brien and I started in Radio back in 1988 on hospital Radio in Winchester. Since then I have worked for a number of community radio stations presenting and producing shows.
I am registered blind, however I do not let that get in the way of entertaining people, it just means you have to do things slightly differently sometimes.
I am very proud to be working alongside some fantastic presenters and producers on Outreach Radio.
Join me every Friday and Saturday for the afternoon show.
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Shaun presents the Afternoon Show every Friday from 12-3pm and every Saturday from 1-4pm.
|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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You can catch Pyro every Monday from 10pm-midnight for the Rock Monster show.
I have worked in the music industry for 34 years. I started in full time radio straight out of school at the age of 16 on a Youth training Scheme.
Most of my career involved radio presenting, which I did from 1988 to 2013. Since 2013, I’ve been running my own radio plugging and PR company, and worked with hundreds of rock and metal bands - as well as other genres.
I have also presented live music TV shows, hosted live concerts, been a voice over artist, blogger, band manager, helped run a record label and put on live music events from 2006 to 2013.
I won three Promoter of the Year awards at the Pure Rawk Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and a Live Music Business Awards “Best Local Promoter” in 2012. Massive highlights of my career!
I’ve presented thousands of radio shows and worked all over the UK at radio stations like: Kerrang! Radio, Q Radio, Heart, Power FM, Galaxy Radio, Hallam FM & Metro FM.
I have worked for the two biggest commercial radio brands in the UK. Global Radio and Bauer Radio and was one of the top 20 Drive Time presenters in the UK whilst at rock and metal station, Kerrang! Radio. I was approached by BBC Radio 1 twice in the late 90’s.
For 9 years, I’ve been running my own company Pluggin Baby Ltd. and working with mostly independent artists to get them radio airplay, reviews and online coverage of their new releases.
I recently undertook a Music Entrepreneur Master’s Degree, which I passed with a distinction (a first). My dissertation was about teaching independent musicians how to get their own radio airplay and I created Youtube videos, podcasts and ran free online webinars entitled “How to Get Radio Airplay”
Emma was a former radio commercial radio presenter for Power FM in Portsmouth between 2002-2005, before establishing her own business and creating her syndicated radio show. Whilst Outreach Radio's policy is focussed on the creation of locally produced programming, an exception has been made for Emma as she continues to support our region by sharing up and coming artists and musicians. Outreach Radio therefore welcomes Emma back to the airwaves of Hampshire and surrounding areas.
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You can catch Emma every Friday from 8-10pm for the Pluggin Baby Radio show.
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 8-11am for the 100k Breakfast Show, and every Sunday from 9-10am for Songs of Worship.
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.
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You can hear Matthew and his team with Sunday Show Night every Sunday from 9-10pm.
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.’
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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 11pm-midnight.
Bob started his DJ life in the early 60’s working with a home-made set of decks and a very cheap PA system made out of an old juke box, doing the rounds of local youth clubs. In 1967 he managed to get taken on by pirate station Radio London. His show was broadcast from the basement of their offices in Curzon Street in London, while he was waiting to head out to the MV Galaxy moored off the coast of Frinton-on-Sea in Essex. But after just one broadcast, the government closed the pirates down, leaving him stranded in London.
Bob made his way back home to Southampton where he dusted off his old set of decks, bought a cheap amplification system and went on the road. Bob was probably the first DJ in Hampshire to build and run a light show. He gradually worked his way up to performing at several clubs in the area, including standing in for Johnny Dymond at the Royal Pier on several occasions. After a while, he became the resident DJ at the famous White Buck Inn in Burley, where his ‘Bob Heather Disco Extravaganza’ supported many acts such as The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, The Searchers and many more.
Bob went on to co-run dances at the Empire Hall in Totton, featuring many local groups including the Troggs, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch, PP Arnold and the Nice, as well as many other groups of the time.
Some years after retiring from the scene, Bob was asked to be resident DJ at the Southampton Ice Rink, taking over from Mike Joyce. After being at the rink for about three or four years, he was then offered the job of Entertainments manager at a holiday camp near Aberystwyth, and the following year at St Osyth near Clacton on Sea. On leaving the ice rink, he happily handed the decks back to Music Man, Mike Joyce. After two or three years of working the holiday camps away from his much missed family, He retired once again to take up writing.
Bob is the proud author of over twenty pantomime scrips that are all published and performed throughout the UK and in a few far-flung corners of the world. He has also directed and appeared in several plays and pantomimes at The Plaza Theatre in Romsey. He has also written four plays, co-written two books on the subject of pantomime, a detective novel called ‘Grappling With Shadows’, written under his given name of Robert Heather, which is now out on Kindle, and he has just finished writing the ‘Romsey Ghost Walk’ booklet.
Bob and his Ghost Walk team, which includes Outreach Radio’s Matthew and Georgette Ellison, take groups of people round Romsey on the Ghost Walks, during the dark evenings of autumn and winter.
In the spring of 2022, Mike Joyce got in touch with Bob and invited him to be a guest presenter in his Southampton Ice Rink Memories program on Outreach Radio for a couple of weeks. Those couple of weeks became three months, including the Ultimate Ice Rink Reunion at the Empire Hall in Totton, taking him back to where he used to run his dances all those years before. He has now moved on to host The Bob Heather Music Show featuring many forgotten and unknown records in order for you to relax and recharge after your hectic weekend.
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You can catch Bob with ‘The Bob Heather Music Show’ every Sunday evening from 10-11pm on Outreach Radio.