Starting this station as a hobby and passion, we have really moved forward so rapidly. Hoping to maybe get a couple of hundred listeners, unbelievably we have had over 30,000! Since we started on June 17th 2019, pretty amazing really.
We provide one of the best stations for oldies- well if you call starting about four years ago- then all the way back to the 70s and further back. We have a truly professional approach and this shows in the quality of the music we play.
Now here is the Amazing Dave who is our first new contributor to the station:
Dave Edwards -“That Seventies Sound”
Dave Edwards has been associated with the world of Radio Broadcasting for over 40 years, having started as many do, in Hospital Radio. He was one of the driving forces behind the formation of The Loughborogh Hospitals Broacasting Service (LHBS) back in 1975.
In fact Dave was the Station Manager for several years.
He was also associated with Radio Fox, in his home city of Leicester, in the early 1990’s. He produced and presented the Sunday Breakfast Show.
Dave has, over the years, worked for both Commercial and Publicly funded radio stations both here in the UK, as well world-wide.
He started as a Studio Assistant at BBC Radio Leicester in 1976.
He was used as a Commercial ‘Voice Over’ talent on Radio Trent in Nottingham and Mercia Sound in Coventry in the eighties.
Dave spent several years producing and presenting shows for local stations here in the UK. He also spent some time broadcasting in Indonesia.
Dave returned to live in the UK again in 2010. He has spent the past few years providing ‘Voice Overs’ for several radio Stations, producing them in the Broadcast Studio that he has set up at his home.
He has also been very busy running his own Internet Radio Station, Classic Hits Uk, which showcases the hits of the 60’s & 70’s. The station is heard in over 95 countries worldwide.
Having grown up in the Sixties, and having experienced the Seventies, he has a genuine love for the popular music of those two decades.
His special love of the 70’s is reflected in his show called ‘That Seventies Sound’ which he produces and presents each and every week. The show is not only heard on Classic Hits Uk, but on other quality radio station’s around the globe.
Here is our next contributor
Philip Medcalf – “The Golden Years”
Like many up and coming radio presenters I started my radio career in hospital radio within the 2 years of being at my local hospital radio I went on to be nominated at the national HBA (Hospital Broadcasting Association) awards, not once but twice! The first time was for Best New Comer and the second was for Best Male Presenter.
At the end of my time on Hospital Radio Lynn I moved to a new local online radio station called Fen Radio. I snapped up the opportunity to be a part of a new upcoming local radio station and I started to present Tuesday night’s Heroes of The Zer00’s.
Now with a fully functioning studio I could now broadcast Heroes of The Zer00’s from my home, which got me thinking on what else I could use the studio for and then one night I had an idea about doing syndicate radio shows and as you can see the rest is now history.
Robin Dee – “Robin Dee’s Big Oldies”
I’m Robin Dee and I host Robin Dee’s BIG Oldies, a fast-paced show playing the very best in Classic Hits that you know well, and ones you’ve forgotten.
It’s a barnstorming dynamic show ‘playing the hits you miss’, and bringing back the excitement of the former British offshore ‘pirate’ stations and classic Top 40 radio.
A little bit about me. Very briefly, a lifetime of experience in radio presentation and production over the years, from playing around with tape recorders as a child, to hospital radio, then local commercial radio, progressing into internet radio which I have been very active in since 1999, both running my own stations and producing syndicated Oldies, Country and Classic Rock shows for distribution to radio stations worldwide. All of this alongside my main careers of car salesman, used car dealership proprietor, retail petroleum equipment engineer, and finally, truck driver. Now retired, I can dedicate my time to my first love – radio!
Music tastes? All 60s, 70s and 80s. But I like modern stuff too if it’s good. And did I mention Oldies?
Other interests? Radio, music, mountain biking, classic cars, dining out, oh – and did I say radio?
Anyway, here’s a warm invitation to join me on “Robin Dee’s BIG Oldies”, where there’s always fun, frolics, and a truck load of superb music.