Terry Inrgram (gest 14.02.2020)
I started playing music to an audience at the tender age of 10, on stage in my Father’s bingo hall. Then, after hearing the U.K. Pop Pirate radio stations closing down in 1967, I decided to try and keep their spirit alive. I began a radio station in my school, in Birmingham, England, at the age of 14, which then acted as a springboard for me to work on BBC Radio One, co-presenting and helping out on The Radio One Club show, working with the likes of ROSKO, Ed “Stewpot” Stewart, Noel Edmonds and Tommy Vance, amongst others. From there, I moved on to co-presenting occasionally on “The Ross & Henry Show” on BBC Radio Birmingham. After a break from broadcasting I returned to work on Restricted Service License radio stations, such as Radio Hollymoor, Ad-Lib Radio, King’s Norton FM, Kingfisher FM, plus a few others. I did a stint on Tyne FM too, as well as 105.2 Vale FM, Spitfire Radio, TKO Replay/Gold, Sunshine Radio 855, and I am currently a presenter on North Cotswold Community Radio, (N.C.C.R.). For a few years I was the station manager, programme controller, training officer, producer and presenter on Radio Alex. I am a comedy scriptwriter, and have written stuff for Benny Hill, Russ Abbot, and numerous other comedy shows. I’m a big “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who” fan, and enjoy collecting radio jingles. Oh, and I’ve just written a couple of books too! As the new Manager of The English Service of RNI, I hope to bring a new approach to the output, and begin the return to “personality radio”.
Presenter Atlantic RNI
Like many other radio presenters of a ‚certain age‘, I caught the radio ‚bug‘ when I listened to the pirate radio stations a lot in the sixties on my ‚tranny‘. The jingles were my favourite part and ‚Big L‘ had the best ones. It was all very exciting then, and it made me want to be a DJ myself. I used to practice ‚mixing‘ music in my bedroom with just a Dansette record player and a small, reel-to-reel tape recorder! In the seventies, I started broadcasting on a hospital radio station in Surrey and one of my shows won the NAHBO national competition for best hospital radio programme along with my co-presenter Steve Jarrett. Among the judges were Noel Edmonds and Richard Baker. I also started recording interviews with many celebrities, including Johnnie Walker and Morecambe & Wise. One of my favourite memories of hospital radio was presenting a live ‚Juke Box Jury‘ in front of an audience with a celebrity panel including Helen Shapiro and Rob Davis of the band ‚Mud‘. In 1976, I became a Butlin’s redcoat presenting music and chat from their Radio Butlin studio at Clacton in Essex. Great fun, but very hard work. Skipping forward to the 1990’s, I did the weekday morning show on a station called Eclipse FM which broadcast on cable TV and regular RSLs. One of our directors was Dave Cash. Sadly, the station closed when we didn’t win the local radio franchise for SW London (now run by Radio Jackie). Again, I was lucky enough to do many celebrity interviews at Eclipse including Marty Wilde and Bo Diddley (who I had to address as Mr Diddley!). A few years ago, I did a spell on the weekday afternoon show of a commercial station in East Sussex. My most embarrassing moment in radio was when I interviewed the comedian Richard Digance and I got a nose-bleed halfway through! I really enjoy presenting my weekly Happy Hour show on Radio Northsea International. They’re a very friendly bunch and they’ve got talent oozing out of their studios!
Presenter Atlantic RNI
I started in radio a long time ago back in the 80’s with a Hospital Radio station BHBN in Birmingham and after that I ran Radio Alex in Redditch for a few years. I gained an awful lot of experience and knowledge in that time.
From there I went on to be the voice of Traffic and Travel in the Midlands working on both AA Roadwatch and Trafficlink, I presented travel on virtually all the Midlands radio stations, both independent local radio as well as all the BBC stations in the Midlands and beyond. Working in radio is one of the best things that happened in my life – I have presented every kind of programme going from breakfast shows to love zones on Community Radio stations, I was also one of the original presenters on a local station in Rugby in the West Midlands where I used to live called Rugby FM – great memories of a fab station when I did the Sunday Breakfast Show as well as The Love Zone Monday to Friday.
You can find me on air every week presenting my series of “The All Time Number Ones“ – exploring the music from the 60’s to the 90’s as well as taking your requests. Its dead easy to get in touch with the show, you can email me at email@example.com or send me a message on Twitter – just do a search for Kev G4XLO and that will find me!
Outside of the Radio world I like doing events for charity, walking, exploring the great county in which I live (Devon) – in the past I have had my chest waxed for Children in Need and walked on fire for a Children’s Cancer Charity!
Presenter Atlantic RNI
After a long and successful career in Management for Logistics and Vehicle Rental Companies, and ending up with an MBA for my troubles, I stumbled over my true calling. Which is playing great music on the radio. And that is where you can always find me, in a studio somewhere, preparing, producing or presenting a music show on the radio. And I just love it!!
Presenter Atlantic RNI
John Bowlt started playing drums in rock and roll bands in the North east of England aged 16 in the 1960’s and supported many acts who visited the area at that time including the Rolling Stones and many Liverpool bands. When in his late teens he was offered the opportunity to work in Europe for six months touring US bases with his band he jumped at the chance and on his return the band disbanded and John moved to London to try his luck in the business. He worked as a roadie for Jet Harris and Tony Meehan and then joined a rock band based in London finally taking another six month tour around Europe. On his return he joined a local band back in the North east and for two years worked the clubs until leaving to get married and settle down. After starting a family he was asked to join a local Country band and worked with this band , “The North Country four“ for two years mainly on a part time basis but on occasions touring full time backing US country artists on tour in the UK and Europe. He left the band when he moved to the Midlands for business and finally gave up playing the drums in 1985. After a successful career in business in the UK and around the world, he finally moved to Cornwall to retire and started working with Charities in the area including Hospital Radio Plymouth which introduced him to local Radio and he presented a country music programme on air before moving back to the midlands and joining Hospital Radio Cherwell in Oxford. Since 2007 he has presented a weekly two hour Country Music program on North Cotswold Community Radio „Cotswold Country“ and was asked to join Atlantic Radio Northsea International in March 2016. He presents Atlantic Country each Friday for two hours 10am-12pm on Atlantic RNI.
Presenter Atlantic RNI
Geoff started his career at the age of 13 and within five years was one of the Mecca Group’s top DJs, being used as their opening act for their new venues nationwide. During the ’60s when package tours were at the height of their popularity, Geoff could be found compering shows with Animals, Kinks, Spencer Davis, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, and for the second-ever Led Zeppelin show.
In 1974 became one of Radio Hallam first voices when the station launched, being the new commercial station for Sheffield. In the ’70s, Geoff also worked on Q102 in Florida, USA and KZUN in Dallas. In the ’80s, you’d have heard him on the legendary pirate radio station, Sunshine Radio.
Geoff is now working on a number of specialist radio shows and can currently be heard on several stations internationally, with special mention of his work with Express FM who carry the 3 times -award-winning Soft Rock Show. This live show has reached a cult status and Geoff has performed over 2660 interviews over the last few years, including members of Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, The Wrecking Crew, Eagles, Chicago, Sir Cliff Richard, Genesis, Status Quo, Blondie, The Searchers, Slade, Toto, Rick Astley, Foreigner and Jethro Tull… and that’s just the start of the list! The show has carried a unique live link with Mix 94.1 in Las Vegas in the past, and now regularly features a live link to The Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas for all the hottest entertainment news from Sin City! The show continues to draw huge names to be interviewed both live on the telephone and in the studio.
Geoff also works for Forest FM, presenting a Soul and R&B show on Saturday in addition to Kick up the 80/s on Monday nights and All Our Yesterplays each weekday morning from 9 am . He has also completed the Route to Radio broadcasting course, with credits. He now also records three unique shows – Solid Gold ’60s, Supersonic ’70s and Kick Up the ’80s… all three of which are currently syndicated to 65 radio stations in 22 countries across the world. Of note, in 2013, 2014 and 2016 Geoff received the acclaimed GEO Award in Chicago for ‘Outstanding Contributing Programme’ for his Solid Gold ‘60s show and Supersonic ‘70s. Recently Kick up the 80/s won the most valuable international SOLA award.In May 2016, Geoff and co-host Adrian Collis won another award for The Soft Rock Show, this time being honoured as ‘Best On-Air Team’. And 2018 the prestigious Listeners award for Best radio show. Also in 2018 the radio show came live from Portsmouth Guildhall with Spike Edney from Queen.