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Below you will see details of our current presenters and admin volunteers.

 

If you are interested in having a go, why not contact us on the telephone number or email address above.

 

You don't need any previous experience, someone will be with you to guide you all the way.

Bill Jagger

 

Hi I'm Bill

I have been interested in radio all my life, especially the pirate stations in the sixties. I have been a presenter on another local station for around eight years now and am very proud to be part of East Point Radio.

 

Lily Tarbox

 

I was born in the North East of England but spent my teenage and early adult life in North London.

My teenage years were spent listening to Radio London, Radio Caroline and Radio Luxembourg.

I have always loved radio and if I had to make a choice, I could do without the TV but not Radio which is why, now retired, I am thrilled to be invited to help with this new Community Radio project.

 

Barry Whipps (aka DJ Bad Boy Baz)

 

I started mobile DJing in the 1990s in Ipswich and had a break for about two years when I helped out at a radio station in Southwold where I did two shows a week. I moved to the seaside town Lowestoft where I started a studio at home presenting shows for a station on the Isle of Man. My hobbies include listening to music and visiting steam railways up and down the country and, of course, radio communication.

Jane Martin

 

I was born in Guildford in Surrey and lived most of my life in and around that area until moving to Lowestoft in 2009. Although I have absolutely no radio experience, I have always secretly wanted to give it a go and am proud to be a part of East Point Radio.

My passions are creative writing, reading, films and theatre, especially musicals. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my love of show tunes with you every four weeks (Monday Musicals 5pm-7pm).

If that isn't exciting enough, Rebeccah Giltrow and I get to talk about books, films, plays and local writers in our fortnightly show, The Wordy Birds (Mondays 5pm-7pm)

 

Brian Smith

 

I'm a retired IT consultant who enjoys life to the full. My main interests are music (of many kinds), classic cars, photography, travel, eating and drinking. Above all, I love my family and have three beautiful young granddaughters.

I've loved radio since 'Listen With Mother' and 'Housewives' Choice' on the BBC Light Programme, through the '60s and '70s pirate era and the onset of local and community radio. I have worked on hospital stations in Essex and Hertfordshire and currently broadcast on community stations in Norfolk and Suffolk.

 

Martin Z

 

I've loved radio since I had my first little transistor radio when I was a young child. I grew up in the 70's, and in my teens I began listening to speech-based radio as well as music-based shows.

From 2009 I did some presenting on Blyth Valley Community Radio, and I look forward to continuing with that, from my home studio here in Southwold, Suffolk, on East Point Radio.

I enjoy classic rock/pop, motown/disco, Americana, and some country music, Celtic folk, and more. I began collecting classical cds when I was 30, and I presented a few classical music programmes on BVCR.

I'm interested in news and current affairs, and I like the American FM radio model of about 15 minutes of continuous music, followed by some talk.

Dennis Read

 

Hi, I’m Dennis,

I was born & bred in Bungay and have been living in this area for over 30 years.

I’m soooo looking forward to starting my show and bringing you the best sounds from the 60’s, 70’s and a few of the 50’s every Thursday evening from 7pm - 9pm.

Before retiring in 2013 I worked at Blundeston Prison for over 11 years, during which time I created and ran a TV station called Chanel 7 for almost 6 years, therefore music played a big part on the station for me.

I have a huge interest in aviation where I was a Private Pilot for many years but it was taken from me due to health problems - I realised my dream of a 50 minutes flight in a Spitfire from Duxford in 2017. Besides now starting my radio show I also volunteer at the Warren School Lowestoft as well as volunteering as a Dementia Befriender at James Paget Hospital.

Oh, yes, I have three scatty cats who know how to control me.

 

Sylvia Jagger

 

Hi I'm Sylvia

A retired Primary School Teacher from Essex. I enjoy chatting to people as everyone has a story to tell, or an organisation to promote. I love listening to stories written by local authors and also stories for children. With good music from the fifties and also light classical join me for Sylvie's Selection Box.

 

Suzanne Murray

 

Hi, I am Suzanne.

Having lived in Southwold in my twenties, I have now returned to the area after almost 40 years spent running a business and raising a family in Kent.

Although I have had no previous radio experience, I am eager to learn; I love (almost) all genres of music, and rarely stop talking, so I hope this will be an advantage!"

 

Tony Tibbenham

Grey haired sailor by day. Rock DJ by night. I get paid to do computer stuff, write thrillers for fun and occasionally get cajoled into doing something theatrical.

A classic rock show inspired by listening to my sisters heavy rock collection through the bedroom wall 'a few' decades ago. Some classics, some lesser known tracks and maybe some local rock talent too.

My only rule: "If I like it, I play it."

 

Mark Lindsey

 

Hi I`m Mark

I am a semi-retired Broadcast Electronics Engineer, who is very enthusiastic about Radio - originally my interest was ignited back in the sixties with the Offshore Radio era with Radios Caroline, London etc.

I have been actively involved since 1993 in all aspects of Radio in Nottinghamshire with Hospital, Community, and commercial stations, plus establishing Broadcast Radio stations within a number of Colleges in Nottingham and the surrounding areas, and being involved with the delivery of Radio Training Courses.

I originate from East Anglia (Ipswich) and really appreciate the opportunity to Broadcast on East Point.

 

Colin Rutterford

 

Hi

My name is Colin Rutterford. I was born (honest!) near Downham Market in Norfolk many years ago but have lived in Suffolk since I was knee high to a Grasshopper.

I've actually lived in Reydon since 1967 & have been married to my lovely wife Diana for over 50 years. We have 3 lovely daughters & 4 grandsons.

I have always had a fascination for radio especially Radio Luxemborg & the Sixties Pirates. From 2011, I spent 5 happy years presenting on another now sadly demised Community Radio.

I can now be found most Wednesday afternoons on East Point Radio happily attempting to present the Mid Week Country Show. My musical tastes cover most genres but especially Country(of course!) & 50's/early 60's Rock'n'Roll. I love reading & life.

Stephen Whittock

 

I was born just outside Croydon, South London. Apart from a few years sojourn in Greece, I lived in and around that area until 9 years ago when I moved to Greater Manchester at the foot of the Pennines.

As a kid, with a small battery driven reel to reel machine I would put together, “radio” shows for fun nearly always the content was film and then later, when discovered theatre based. I guess it was a natural progression as my father was a musician, having trained at, The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. My mother was a dancer. I was doomed. From a very tender age music of all genres filled the house and at 3 I learned to operate my grandparents wonderful old radiogram.

Since first getting the stage bug, I have been involved with theatre first on stage but now directing and choreographing. My many passions apart from obviously musicals and the theatre in general, include films, reading and now listening as thanks to Jane Martin, I have discovered the delights of audio books. Cooking and recently a resurgence of swimming. A strong wanderlust has always been apparent too but the itchy feet get really uncomfortable these days.

This is my first foray into proper radio and having loved the couple of times I stood in for Jane Martin, on her Monday Musicals show, I was delighted when she asked me to take it on permanently.

I hope you enjoy the show as much as I have putting it together.

 

Terry Tarbox

 

Hi, I’m Terry

I am really looking forward to presenting on East Point Radio. I write children’s stories and rhyme books and will be reading these on the new station. I will also be playing my favourite music. I have been working on another local radio station for about three years. This is an exciting project and I hope the local population will give it plenty of support.

Sue Winner

 

Hi all

I’m originally from North London, a mum to four children and wife, oh and I have 6 gorgeous grandchildren too.

I love most genre’s of music from the forties to recent and have nice memories of music being played around our home when I was younger.

This radio station has some wonderful people working on it and it’s been great doing my Sue’s Selection on a Friday afternoon, so grab a cuppa and tune in at 2pm for my hour of music.

 

Craig Taylor (aka DJ Craig)

 

Hi, I'm Craig Taylor

I am 17 years old. I first started radio when I was 10.

After a year I became more confident with myself in talking to people.

I first started on a community radio station which was a lot of fun. Now I'm very happy to be a part of East Point Radio station.

 

Rebeccah Giltrow

 

I'm Lowestoft born and bred, and have lived in the area my whole life (apart from four years in Colchester while at university). I'm a part time writer and a part time library lady. I'm pretty much always reading books, and if I'm not reading them, I'm writing them! I also enjoy watching films (mainly horror), going to the theatre, baking (and eating the cakes I make), and walking with my dog, Lily, along the beach.

This is my first venture into the world of radio, and I'm very pleased to be working alongside Jane Martin, presenting our fortnightly show The Wordy Birds, on East Point Radio to share our passion for books, music, film, theatre, and everything in between! Please ‘like’ us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The2WordyBirds and let us know what you think of our show.

Alan Perry

 

I am the Team Vicar for the Sole Bay Team of Churches and have lived in Reydon since October 2016.

I live with my wife Sue and our Golden Retriever puppy, Soleby.

I have particular responsibility for St Margaret, Reydon, St Peter & St Paul, Wangford and St Lawrence, South Cove.

I am passionate about music from a whole range of different genres. I especially enjoy Church Music, Jazz, Classical, Modern, and Film Music.

I hope this shows you that my tastes are difficult to pin down.

Since I did my first radio broadcast during the Summer of 2017, at Southwold Boating Lake I have become hooked and am really looking forward to a regular show.

 

Stan Saunders

 

I’m Stan, born in Dagenham in the mid 1940s. After University I spent the first half of my career as a Baptist Minister before leaving to work for Royal Mail ending up in the southwest and South Wales area. After early retirement we moved to Westleton. I’ve been married to Gwen for over 50 years and we have two sons and 5 Grandchildren. I was a presenter at Southwold Community Radio, but cancer forced me to take an extended break. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Ipswich Hospital I am now able to resume broadcasting so join me for my classical hour at 2pm on Tuesdays. My interests are Westleton Church, my bike and garden, my stamp collection and a collection of Classical and folk music