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County Linx radio consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced volunteers. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.
Co founder of County Linx Radio
Andrew and his wife Carolyn started work in the NHS, before setting up, owning and running their own care company for over 14 years. Andrew bring a wealth of experience to this volunteering role and enjoys interacting with the public and the community, “ I believe that everyone should do volunteering work at some point in there lives”. Andrew was the Chairman on Irby & Bratoft village hall for over 5 years and was also a Lives Responder.
Co founder of County Linx Radio
Having set up Radio Stations here there and everywhere, been in broadcasting for many years with the BBC as a freelance Broadcasting Engineer (camera & Sound), mainly abroad in some Dangerous situations, the odd Wimbledon, chasing Politicians etc. training young engineers in the way of correct set up!
For many years I had a PPL and flew the odd Helicopter Inc Air Ambulance and a Jet Ranger with the ID of G-WIZZ.
Ill health seems to have curtailed many things, but with many peoples help, slowly returning to some, including this project from day one, teaching ITC to mature students, those that listen! Seem to help down at Irby & Bratoft village hall usually with a camera and perhaps a microphone.
Want to find out how to help us, get in touch.
Co founder of County Linx Radio
Steve has been a big music fan all his life. His first job was tuning church organs. He is also much travelled. Driving countrywide fully equipt with a measuring tape and drawing board for a local Shopfitting Company. He then enjoyed 14 educational years driving a Taxi. His Cab was used by most of his customers as a confession box. In no time Steve also became an agony uncle and confidant to many of his grief stricken passengers. Recently his employment has been bullying people into buying Health & Accident Insurance and Necking Chickens on a nearby village farm.
He recently achieved a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression & Gynaecology.
He began in Community Radio in 2007 and has not looked back since. He also enjoys doing Voice Over’s in which he can impersonate normal people.
Having worked in Entertainment for the last 16years, starting as a redcoat at Butlins to most recently on cruise ships as Cruise Director, presenter and singer, Karl brings his enthusiasm, humor and personality to the team. With an appetite to have fun and brighten as many peoples days as possible, it’s a pleasure to be part of this fab station. Keen interests in all sports, traveling, local events and all genres of music. On top of that.. bad jokes…to which he is a master of!
Patrick Webb OBE
Patrick has been a member of various folk and jazz bands over too many years to remember. He has an interest in modern artists and now performs in a small group with a vivacious appetite for a mix of music.
To earn money, he has been a teacher, Headteacher, Chief Executive of a leading Scottish centre and represented Special Education at local and national levels. He was awarded an OBE for this work and now mixes his community service with some educational input. He has a wife and two grown up sons who are central in their support for him following a mild stroke, from which he recovered almost completely. His dog Rosie always shares the studio during his programme presenting.
“I chat away for 15 mins in ‘Barrie’s Week’ about every subject
under the Sun. A bit ‘off the wall’ I can be silly and serious at the
same time, a unique slice of radio.
On ‘A Little Night Music’ I speak to listeners around the world about
a piece of music that is played at the end of the programme.
I’m an old Tour Bus Driver/Guide/Holiday Rep who’s been around a
bit and I never ever use a script! Since retiring I’ve lived in Poole,
Dorset and work voluntary for the Alzheimer’s Society and a major
local charity for the disabled. I’m a Past President of the Lions Club
of Bournemouth and a failed author, having three novels presently for
sale on Amazon.
Catch me for Barrie’s Week 22.00 Fridays (rep. 13.00 Saturday)
And for A Little Night Music, tune in Mon-Fri 22.00
I hope you will listen in.
Barrie's Week 13.00GMT every Saturday.
Barrie's Blog: barriehaynes.wordpress.com
Like most of today's presenters; I spent many satisfying hours working on Hospital Radio gaining valuable experience.
I grew up in Rochdale where my initial love of R & B music developed into my becoming an out and out soulie, and also a scooter boy. I have a wealth of life experiences which contribute to some amusing stories/facts about my life as a mod.
I have a passion for helping people with disabilities to participate in activities and sport and I am currently the Chairman of Louth Disability Activities Forum, from which grew Louth Jaguars wheelchair basketball club where I still coach. I am also a national league wheelchair basketball referee.
I am also a mad classic car collector as well as a magpie for any unusual collectables.
I have been in the music/performing business since the age of 8, starting in the Church Choir, piano lessons started at the same time, getting to Grade 5 Royals Schools of Music.
I remember distinctly, my piano teacher telling me when I had a yearn to play electric guitar in 1964, that the Beatles wouldn’t last, famous last words!
My Mum was pivotal in shaping my career in good taste and appreciation of melodies; all I do is down to you Mum.
The legacy of all this early insight into quality music have given me a great appreciation of all genres of music, which I feature in my career as a singer/musician/performer, and have done now for 52 years, providing my own stamp on the song choice I use, and something I want to bring to my listeners at CLR.
Two highlights of my career were singing live on BBC Radio 2, with John Hanson, and appearing live on stage with one of my guitar heroes Jet Harris, founder member of The Shadows.
My other business outside of Music, which incidentally, I dropped into, was, a love of Sales Marketing.
I started at Guinness Plastics Group in 1983, and I learned that I loved meeting clients, and eventually set up my own business in 1988, which I run to this day, however, music is always my first love.
I want to bring to CLR my own style of presenting, chat, marketing, working alongside a fantastic, highly qualified team, and take the station through the next decade, by providing a great service, not only in the studio, but in our mobile studio, taking our station to outlying areas, educating and entertaining, serving our listeners and residents, providing quality daily entertainment.
Looking forward to entertaining you on Sunday nights 8-10 on my Sunday Night Spectacular.
Here is a link to my plastics website: www.plasticstoragesystems.net
Born and raised in Leicestershire, I relocated to Lincolnshire in 2011. Now retired having previously worked as a chef, postman,and rat catcher. I have always loved seeing live bands and listening to music and can remember listening to radio Luxemburg most nights under the bed covers ! I hope some of this enthusiasm comes across on my Thursday night show, Eamonns Allsorts.
Clive started his DJ career in 1976 at the height of the disco boom in the UK playing at pubs and clubs in London.
In the mid-eighties he joined one of the first community radio stations in The UK "Radio Thamesmead" as a presenter. From 1985 to 1990 Clive was a regular voice on one of Londons biggest FM pirate soul stations "LWR 92.5".
Clive has spent entire summer seasons as the resident DJ at clubs on the island of Cyprus out in the Med along with appearances at "soul all dayer" events in central London.
Over the past 2 decades Clive has presented regular shows on several commercial FM stations in East Anglia and the East Midlands. He has also worked at live roadshows with Connect FM and Heart Radio.
Clive now brings his classic jazz funk and soul show to County Linx Radio
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.