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I have been in the disco business since I was 12 when I began helping my brother with his disco. A spell at the Thorndike theatre in Leatherhead's young stagers ran side by side, but I was forced to make the choice & went for dj work. I joined Soul Instagation at 14 playing the latest soul/funk imports from the States A few years later I joined International Sounds & when the opportunity arose to purchase it, I took the chance and the rest they say is history. After working in forces radio in Aldershot, Hampshire I moved to Cornwall with my family and joined Radio St Austell Bay and later moved to The Hub. When that sadly closed in 2016 I was encouraged to create my own internet based radio station and we have been going from strength to strength ever since
Hi, I'm Nettie G and I host Drivetime on a Monday and Friday mid morning as well as the Saturday morning breakfast show and Nettie G's '80s Classics on a Sunday. I've been with International Sounds since August 2018. I have a media background having worked in radio & TV some years back. I always wanted to be a presenter but my niche back then was being part of the production team so this is my ultimate dream come true. I also babysit the station when the boss is away. So when the cat's away as they say
Rachel Logan comes to us from the U.S.A. and has excelled as a professional on air talent (presenter) for over 13 years in the States of Georgia, Florida and Maryland. Having entertained radio audiences and played the hits in the genres of Classic Rock, Pop, Country and Adult Contemporary, Rachel has dazzled audiences with her style, personality, wit, and creativity. But it’s her love and passion for the rock genre of music, specifically Hair Metal and Melodic Rock, that bring her show, ‘Rachel’s Rock Refuge’ to International Sounds Radio. Created, produced and hosted by Logan, the show features the finest in Melodic Rock, Hair Metal and AOR from around the globe and you can expect to hear stories, humour, artist info and killer interviews regularly! Rachel is also a very accomplished voice over talent, lending her voice to many projects such as narrations, TV and radio commercials, promos, audiobooks, business presentations and on hold messaging to many companies and corporations both in the U.S. and internationally. In2015, Rachel was chosen as the North American voice for Pandora Jewellery for both television and radio. Other notable clients she’s voiced for include Marriott International, Publix Pharmacy, Kaplan College, Palm Beach Tan and much more. We’re excited and proud to bring this 2 hour rock syndication sensation directly to our amazing U.K. audience. Rachel’s Rock Refuge airs on Tuesday nights at 7pm, here on International Sounds Radio.
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Jaspa Barrott is an ex RAF Armourer, amateur Guitarist and all round music lover with a real love of Metal. Originating from Birmingham he has lived and worked all around the UK and Europe with a stint in the Falklands. His taste in music reaches from 70s glam rock, via 80s Electronica to Metal and beyond..he has even been known to like some classical tracks!
His passion for promoting and introducing new and upcoming bands stems from his stint doing sound and lighting for bands in local venues in and around his adopted home patch of Gloucestershire.
Seeing how hard it was for bands to get air time etc he felt there was a need to introduce their music to new audiences.
His show has changed quite a bit over the 10 + years it has been running but his enthusiasm never wanes . With band contributions as far ranging as from Europe, the far east, north and south America and South Africa. Its never too late to find your new Favourite Band :)
LIVE YOUR LIFE LOUD
I’m Fi Shoop and I’ve been on the radio off and on for over a decade but no one was ever brave enough to trust me with a playlist before. One of the things I love about International Sounds Radio is that we can choose whatever music we like. There is no set playlist which means I get to showcase new talent or play lesser-known tracks by established musicians. The way I work is that every track except for the main album, One to Watch spot and my last song are all related to topics. My favourite link was Garth Brooks’ Beer Run when talking about the Lewes Beer Festival – and people think we just choose music because we like it! The last song is always my goodbye for the evening and has that word in the title or lyrics. It’s a good way to end the show and that’s also when the kettle goes on. I have a set format for the show which varies slightly on busier weeks. One set of five tips has been quietly taken out of the running order for at least five shows so far – great shame as I have the best Stereophonics track to go with it! The tips are a time factor movable feature but the rest stands – news, songs, topics, reviews, drink-album match, big topic of the week, One to Watch and my sign off, followed by a goodbye track. I play 9-10 songs every week and you’re always welcome to get in touch and ask what they are if you missed the title. I make a point of announcing the tracks before and after playing them, just in case you walk into the room halfway through. It’s happened to me enough times when listening to the radio that I’ve made sure always to repeat myself so no one misses out. I’m a complete newshound and even missed my magazine column deadline this week after being hooked on Brexit (sorry, editor!). I make notes for the show all week so I don’t forget any news stories or topics that I want to raise – whether that’s Twitter trolling (you can speak to me there on @FiShoop but no trolling, please!), knowing when to quit your job or gig etiquette. On a normal week, the news for the week takes about 2 minutes. During Brexit, it took much longer but I try to address it in such a way that anyone not interested in current affairs or politics doesn’t feel left out and so everyone enjoys the show. It’s not always an easy balance and I turn some stories into topics so they become discussion pieces, not dry rundowns of facts. I still can’t believe people paid £150 for a hamper of M&S snacks and a poncho for the Queen’s 90th birthday soggy picnic – almost but not quite news, better addressed as a discussion topic. I also love Trump Corner which is about the latest ‘I can’t believe he said/did that’ moment from Donald Trump – radio gold but it feels more like a soap opera than real life. We don’t have adverts so I use songs as natural breaks and I added one to last week’s show because the topics didn’t segue comfortably and I wanted to take a pause so, after discussing Jo Cox’s murder, I played Benjamin Clementine’s Gone. I have to admit that I was in tears when it was playing – have a listen, it’s a great song. My producer and I both dance to some of the tracks I play. I love guitar bands and driving rhythms so there are rocking moments every show. I mean literally rocking moments as the beat takes over and we can’t resist moving to it. I’ve never actually done that on any other show but the Cocktail Hour is that sort of programme. I hope you enjoy the music as much as I do. Where do the drinks come in? Every week, when planning the show’s running order, I review drinks, then cocktail match the main album. As well as reviewing the album of choice and playing two tracks from it, I make a drink to enhance the listening process. Every song has to work with the cocktail or I have to start all over again. My record is seven cocktails. I was very relaxed after that! I usually get it right the first or second time – and that’s not nearly so fun but some albums just have obvious matches or a certain spirit works and you go from there. It’s hard work but huge fun. And that’s what the Cocktail Hour is – no, not hard work but great fun. It’s news, views, reviews, drinks and the best music around. Fi Shoop, Cocktail Hour presenter
Jeff started taking a real interest in music from an early age. He developed an interest in DJing when his brother teamed up with a friend and used to do the clubs and pubs in the mid-70s. Fast-forward 40-odd years, and having been an avid listener to ISR for a few years, approached Adrian about doing a one-off New Years Day special, for 2019/2020. It was well-received, and as a result he was offered a weekly slot. The rest as they say is history. He really enjoys preparing and recording his show, as it really gets him thinking about what to play, and when. Off-air he enjoys the theatre, both on- and back-stage.
Andy G is from small village in West Yorkshire has been an internet DJ/Presenter now for about 10 years. " Music has played a big part of my life growing up, so being a DJ/ Presenter is a great way to share my music with you " Andy has broadcast shows on Community Radio for a short while then its internet radio. My Hobbies are computers and design.
Favourite Band: Queen
Favourite song: Music by John Miles Favourite solo artist: Michael Jackson
Steve Bishop was a button presser behind the scenes at many commercial and BBC local stations and went on to present his own show on Radio Caroline. Further stints on community radio stations in the South East of England led to him recording and syndicating his own oldies show, with music in the 50s to 80s period, from the comfort of his garden coal bunker, despite the fire risk. He can often be found on the terraces of Queens Park Rangers football club but wonders why, as they never go and see him when he's bad. Drinks tea like it's going out of fashion. A self-confessed luddite, he still uses CD players, record decks and tape machines. Steve’s music taste includes artists such as Electric Light Orchestra, Al Stewart, David Bowie and 1970s Queen. He intends to get away with doing his radio show for as long as possible.
A child of the '60s and of suburban London, though now a resident of South Wales - has been involved in radio and the music industry, in one form or another, for most of his working life. He's been waffling away and playing his always-eclectic blend of music since the late '70s on stations such as London Hospitals Broadcasting, Kingston Hospital Radio and University Radio Bath. In the '90s and '00s he presented the Breakfast Shows on Bath’s Torch FM and Bristol's Caroline Rocks, and has been working as a presenter/producer & programme controller on a number of internet-based stations since 2005. Titus managed a couple of Bristol record stores in the late '80s, was a Pinnacle Records sales rep for a decade, and has also written CD, DVD and book reviews for Record Collector and other publications. He did ask us to mention that he is available for further voiceover, writing and audio production work; please send offers via his email, twitter or facebook accounts (which he plugs relentlessly). His Retro Album Chart Show features the charts from 2 years each week, and includes the cream of the crop from each (or at least the cream of the relevant crop of his collection...). The Titus Jennings Experience is a programme featuring a wide array of styles, some very new and some rather older, but all hand-picked and sorted in order to give your ears a real treat. As someone once put it "Top Tunes Without Boundaries".
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Have been asked by the management to do a mini biog. Well where do I start it all started for me when I started doing hospital radio in the '80's. Then got a lucky break working on OB's for Londons Capital radio from there moved around the country doing various on air stuff for some major radio stations and am now here and have to say am loving every single bit of it
FAQ's What are 3 things that you cant live without?
music, car, mobile phone
Give us one word that your mum would use to descibe you? Nutter
If its the bosses shout what's your poison? Vodka and coke
When are you most happy?
Leaving work on a Friday afternoon
What tune blows your hair back? What hair you taking the p*** oh sorry Jo Smooth - Promised Land
What book are you reading at the moment?
Tell us about your best weekend ever. The best weekends are the one's you cant remember so sorry ya lucks out
Who is in your top 3? Jennifer Aniston Rachel Stevens Holly Willoughby
Chris says: "I have loved 45rpm vinyl records since 1954 when my mum and
dad bought a Guy Mitchell EP, and pop music radio since I discovered
Saturday Club on the Light Programme."
His other likes include reading, movies and television - anything that
involves sitting about doing nothing really. Chris asked us not to
include that he is a big fan of Dr Who, comic books and professional
wrestling as it makes him look like a geek... so we won't... oops!
HUBERT 'FAT BEAR SLIM'
Station producer and mascot
Most important member of the team
Many years ago, well 1995 to be precise, I presented a programme called The Saturday Night Dance Party in Southampton. Little did I know that almost 20 years later I would be asked to do it all over again. On the 5th February 2014 the first Dance Classics was broadcast. As often happens with radio being the type of industry it is, it didn't take long for word to get around and ask if they could take the show as well. Never one to turn down the opportunity for more airtime I couldn't resist and so the programme gained a 'network' feel to it and started to spread across a few more internet only stations. The format is a good mix of dance music form the 80's and 90's, both of a commercial nature and a few of the more underground tracks as well. The one big feature is 'The Big 12 incher' where I play a 12" version of a dance track from the era.
Presenter and Technical Director
I have been doing radio for about 8 years and did a show for 3 years with my brother on The Hub in Cornwall until it sadly closed and then we started our own radio station online, Always loved the technical side of radio. Helped Adrian set up ISR and just love doing more shows and help ISR grow.
1990 was a key year in the American based Bob Stei’s life. He turned 20, made a brass decision to attend Manhattan College in New York and took over the campus radio station, which became his raison d'etre! Since then, the once Baltimore and now Philadelphia native has been working up and down the dial with stops including WIYY Baltimore, WMMR, WMGK and WRFF Philadelphia, WBAB Long Island, WZZO Allentown, WCHR-FM New Jersey Shore, WCZT Atlantic City and the list goes on. Two years ago, Stei syndicated a web based program called, “The Stei Radio Network” which was aired on International Sounds Radio. He returns to ISR a few years later, hosting the weekly “Grunge Garage,” a tribute to the Grunge and Britpop, the music that made the 1990s. The Morrissey obsessed host(whose son’s middle name is actually Morrissey) will also have an hourly Moz song during “Mandatory Morrissey.”
Stei lives in Philadelphia with his wife Melissa and their three kids Kim, Charlotte and Salinger. When not producing and hosting radio shows, Stei, a complete Anglophile enjoys traveling, watching Philadelphia sports, classic tv game shows and playing card games (The Steis end dinner each night with a few rounds of Uno.) Bob is also working on a book about his time in New York in the 1990s with the working title “Manhattan Bronx Riverdale: A Love Story.” Please reach out to Bob at or his Facebook page “The Grunge Garage With Bob Stei.”
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