Southwold and Lowestoft Radio
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Aaron is a 22-year-old journalism graduate. He has a little of a background in broadcast journalism during his time during university. Cinema is a huge passion of his and will talk to anyone about films, television, and pop culture. For a love of all films, he promises a different focus every week.
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.
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!"
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."
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.
Hi one and all :-) My name is Blair williams born on 21st March 1955 in Sussex. I spent up till my early teens living in Rhyl North Wales untill moving to the East of London with the family. Now living in Halesworth with my poor suffering wife Tracie and Storm our Siberrian Husky. I have grown up with a wide range of music being played in the house by my parents so my taste in music is very varied however my love of ska music will never fade. I was a guest on the Tuesday slot being interviewed by Sylvie about Halesworth Men's Shed and may be you were even listening. I was so taken with the set up and was totally made up when asked to join the team of presenters and play the music that has had a big influence on my life growing up . In 1964 queued up to watch a hard days night at the Odeon Rhyl for hours as living near to Liverpool as the crow flies and the Mersey scene was huge. The boys from the Pool were all the rage however the 1967 Sgt Hearts Club Band LP is my all time Beatles album favourite. In 1970 I became a mowtown follower and my fist 45rpm was I Want you back the Jackson 5 which I purchased with my pocket money and since it was my only single for some time nearly wore the groves out playing it . My parents played music ranging from Bill Hayley to Glenn Miller with a little Burt Bacharach thrown in for good measure. My wife Tracie loves her music from the 70's and 80's with Boy George and Culture club taking first spot, hitting the charts in 1981 and playing to this day. I am looking forward to sharing my music with you all on East Point radio very soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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