Our Presenters @ AcaciaRadio.com
Music Styles: 50's to 90's Music
I first started work in radio by means of a radio presenters course run by Ashfield Community Radio under the banners of "Kirkby Diamond", "Sutton Sundial " and "Hucknalls" Radio as well as more general broadcasts to the whole of the Ashfield Area.
I have also had links with other Local Community Radio Shows
as well as some links with commercial radio outside the Notts Area.
I did my first Broadcast for Acacia Radio on the 17th March 2011 along with 2 other original presenters Mike Jackson and Horace who are still presenting for Acacia Radio.
Please tune in every Tuesday 2:00pm – 5:00pm for
Brian Ford's Backtracks Show.
Music Styles: Heavy Metal & Hard Rock
I got into presenting through a fantastic course at the Acacia Centre, which is how I came to get my regular Tuesday night slot.
I have a huge interest in all types of heavy metal and hard rock, and that is what Heavier Than Time is all about!
Please tune in every Tuesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm for Heavier than Time with Evermore Evil.
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Listening to and playing has always been a large part of my life.
I Remember in 1974 spending my birthday money on my first record, aged just 7, which I played on repeat on the family radiogram to escape the household's staple diet of either Tom Jones or Slim Whitman, and record buying soon became a common occurence, albeit at jumble sales due to relying on pocket money for funds.
While I can listen to pretty much anything, the Mod revival of'79 introduced me to soul music as school discos began to play Motown and soul alongside 60s beat and ska instead of pop. By 1983 I was immersed in the UK scooter scene and began attending rallies around the country at which ex-Wigan Casino DJs played their records at the all-nighters there.
There was so much music played that I hadn't heard before. Of course, there was a record bar conveniently placed in the venue and on the rally camp site and each scooter rally saw my record collection increase, althought never as much as my wants list.
In between rallies, which were held about 3 weeks apart, there would be scooterist nights' organised by clubs in the region and Newark was no exception, so when we orgainsed our event I was usually on the bill which I enjoyed very much; I really get a kick out of sharing my passion for music. My introduction to radio came when Acacia Radio's Paul Lightly invited me to guest on his very popular Northern Soul show on a Wednesday night.
Please tune in Every Friday 5-7PM
Music Style: Eclectic mix of music from the 40s to the noughties.
I've always loved music & comedy, after completing a radio
course at the Acacia Centre I decided I would like to have a go at presenting a show.
I have experience in theatrical staging including, building of scenery,
artistic work, lighting fx, some sound fx and I have also been active on the acting side too.
Please tune in every Wednesday 4:00pm – 6:00pm for
Lucas Jackson's Random Slam and every Sunday 12pm - 2pm for The Country Retreat
Music Style: Northen Soul & Tamla Motown
I have been playing northern soul and Motown for the last 44 years after getting hooked playing his brothers records, his first DJ spot was at the age of 14 at the school disco.
Please tune in every Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm for Paul Lightly's Motown & Northern Soul Show.
Music Style: Popular Music
Russell has been broadcasting on radio since 2006. His tastes in music are varied having run his own mobile disco for nearly 30 years.
His current project on Acacia Radio is the GOLDEN YEARS which takes its audience on a journey through the history of popular music.
Please tune in every Sunday 4:00pm – 6:00pm for
Russell Walter's Golden Years.
Music Style: Rock 'n' Roll
I have always been into Rock 'n' Roll since I found my Mum & Dad’s record collection in my early youth. I used to play their records on a large radiogram which was the size of a side board in the living room and this soon got me into collecting vinyl records spending many hours in record shops in Mansfield & Nottingham.
By the time I had left school my musical taste had moved to the 1960's & the Mod culture but my vinyl collecting remained as important, by the mid 80's I had found Northern Soul which is where I am today.
I started Djing on the Northern Soul scene in the mid 80's, moving into hosting music quizzes in the 90's and I became interested in radio after attending a course at the Acacia Centre.
You might say "so why a Mods & Rockers show?" well I feel that all music came from the raw Blues & Rockabilly sounds of the deep south of America. There is a fine line between Rock 'n' Roll and the music that the Mods listened to and in our show we aim to play the extremities of both cultures as well as the tracks that cross that fine line, hopefully without the agro of the early 60's.
Please tune in every Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm for
The Saturday Selection with Ian and Shaun & every Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm for The Mods & Rockers Show with Shaun and Jono.