John Birch - Nice N Easy
John has been with QA Radio since 2003. John also looks after our Admin.
I John present twice weekly, ‘Nice & Easy’ on Monday and Friday with artists such as Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and many more; with a sprinkling of big band music to help the show along.”
Tony Spence - Tony's Teatime Treats - Something For The Weekend
It’s been just over 2 years since Tony joined QA Radio and it’s been a blast!
He has met many great presenters and made some good friends along the way.
Tony has 2 shows, “Tea Time Treats” on Monday’s between 5 & 7pm and “Something for the weekend” on Fridays between 4 & 6pm.
Neil Sherin - The Groove Finder Show
Neil has been mad about music since the age of 2 and started at QA Radio in January . He spends much of his spare time collecting and listening to music. If you want to hear tracks you know and those tracks rare album tracks or B-sides from a wide range of genres, then join him for the Groovefinder Show on Saturdays from 10am rill 2pm. He also gives technical advice and is the station's Chair.
Ken Hawkins - Night Mix
Ken was a presenter at QA Radio between 2003 and 2010, after a 4 year gap Ken returned in 2014 to present a Thursday Night Mix. He has an eclectic taste in music from Beethoven to Beatles.His new programme will be going out at 9.00 on Thursday nights and will bring a mixture of folk, county with an odd assortment of rock and pop and an occasional jazz sound. He is looking forward to getting back in the mix. ken is also our Treasurer.
Mike Underdown - Monday Swing
Mike Underdown’s “Monday Swing” Monday evenings between 7 & 9pm.
Music and especially Jazz has been his love since childhood and he has been playing, writing, photographing, painting, reading, listening to and broadcasting about it ever since.
So if you enjoy good music with a dash of humour join him on Mondays.
Sharon Twine - Feel Good Music Show & Sharon's Favourite Oldies Show
Sharon joined QA Radio in October 2015. She previously worked for Portsmouth City Council within the IT Department for 30 years. Her main hobbies are Travelling abroad, going to the gym, Cinema, cycling and walking. She is also a Volunteer at the Chichester Canal, helping out on the barge trips and has her own show on Angel Radio each Sunday from 10.30am - Noon.
Tune in on a Tuesday morning between 9.00am - 11.00am to Sharon’s Feel Good Music Show, where you can hear music from the 1950’s right through the ages and also on Wednesday evenings between 7pm - 9pm for Sharon's Favourite Oldies
Bob Eagle - My Kind Of Music / Sunday Morning Worship
Bob Eagle has been involved in musical activities for most of his life from early cabaret performances in his home town of Clacton-On-Sea, church music, playing lead roles in the university of London Gilbert and Sullivan group, Conducting choirs and orchestras, writing and arranging music. He was also the accompanist of the London Emmanuel Choir and appeared with the choir on TV and radio, at the Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall, The Fairfield Halls and other major venues around the country. He has had several songs for choirs published and recorded. Currently living in Sussex, he now performs solo music shows mainly in the south-east of England. He has always wanted to try his hand at radio presenting. So he's looking forward to this next venue. He'll present a weekly "My Kind Of Music" show on Mondays from noon till 1pm which will include songs from the 30s to the 70s but centred on hits of the 60s.
Brendan McCarthy - An Evening With
I have been at QA Radio since October 2012. My show is a combination of random chitchat and an interesting mix of music from Frank Sinatra to Eminem that will please everyone and no-one! You can catch regular features including '30.20.10', our guess the year completion, a celebration of bizarre holidays and 'The Puntry Files' our run down of entertaining punning headlines and business names.
You can also find out who is number one in the single and album charts - so be sure to tune in on Sunday evening to prepare yourself for the week ahead.
Jim Stevens - The "Happy Hour" Show
Like many radio presenters of a 'certain age', I caught the radio ‘bug’ when I listened to the pirates in the 1960s on my 'tranny'. The jingles were my favourite part and ‘Big L’ had the best ones.
In the seventies, I started broadcasting on a hospital radio station in Surrey and one of my shows won a national competition for best hospital radio programme. Noel Edmonds was one of the judges!
In 1976, I became a Butlin's redcoat presenting music and chat from their Radio Butlin studios at Clacton in Essex. Great fun, but very hard work.
In the 1990's, I did the weekday morning show on Eclipse FM which broadcast on cable and FM. One of our directors was Dave Cash. A couple of years ago, I did a spell on the weekday afternoon show of a commercial station at the seaside in East Sussex. I now really enjoy presenting my weekly Happy Hour show – and I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it!
Jan Rowley - The Jan Rowley Show
Jan started at QA Hospital Radio in 2018. Join Jan every Monday morning between 10am - Noon & Thursdays between 9 & 11am
Steve Bailey - Back To School
Steve started at QA Radio in 2018 and has his own show with Sharon on the first Tuesday of each month. Steve first came along to Portsmouth Hospital Radio when the studio was based in South Block and when the studio was moved to St. Mary's Hospital at QA Hospital. Steve plays a wide variety of music from the 1950's right through the ages and was excited to join the team again in 2018.
Neil Blanks - Talkback Portsmouth
I've actually been a presenter for fifteen years, doing mainly Hospital Radio over at Radio Haslar in Gosport and in 2010 I started at QA Radio. I was the stations Programme Controller for three years. I have done shows ranging from Rock and Roll to Classical, with a bit of Jazz thrown in. I didn't know there was so many types of Jazz before I started doing that type of show. My hobbies include mixing together shows using very good mixing software, as well as writing. I have an interest in the Eurovision Song Contest, hence the 'he knows everything about Eurovision' bit in my sweepers. All of this, as well as a feature concerning 'The Ladies of Music', will be a part of my show
Portsmouth is my home, I was born and bred here, I went to University here, work here, and I still live in Southsea. I even support Portsmouth FC through the good times and the bad
Leslie started at QA Radio in 2018 and has her own show on a
Thursday between 2pm - 5pm.
DJ Joe's Radio Show
Joe joined the studio in February 2019.
I am a massive lover of music, particularly the 80’s, and want to share my love of music with you all. Each week I will visit a couple of wards before my show to get some requests from patients and nurses to play on my show and you can contact me at any time to make requests too.
Join me every Wednesday morning between 11.30am - 1pm.
When I’m not on air I enjoy cinema and going to watch music live, that’s my favourite thing to do.
Andy Stratford - Through The Decades
Andy began in radio in the mid 90's on Radio Victory MK2. On Andy's show, he will be playing nothing but hits through the decades. So if there's a favourite of yours which you haven't heard in a long time, then get in touch with Andy every Tuesday evening between 7 & 10pm.
Jason Allison - The Big Show / Soul
Join me every Wednesday between 5pm and 7pm for some R&B music and again on Thursdays between 5pm - 6pm.
Terry Halloran - Happy Halloran's Hits
Terry joined us in the summer of 2019 with a show from 4pm to 6pm on Thursdays. He got the nickname Happy at school 60 years ago and tries to live up to it. A Yorkshireman playing a wide range of music with a love of the airwaves since Radio Luxembourg under the blanket.
Keith Venn - Hidden Treasures Show
Keith Venn joined QA Radio in January 2020.
Hidden Treasures Show is a unique mix of music from the UK and around the world, featuring the known and the the unknown. Tune in for this week's hidden treasures.
Ben brings you 2 hours of the finest music on a Sunday evening.
Mike Moss - Take a Trip With DJ Mick
Mike joined the team in August 2019.
Join Mike Moss every Tuesday between 2pm - 4pm.
Trevor Jones joined QA radio in the summer of 2019.
Join Trevor Jones every Wednesday evening from 9pm - 11pm playing tunes from my music collection. I have always loved listening and playing music, I enjoy live gigs and travel anwhere for a good 'beat'. Hospital Radio is a dream job for me, enabling the listener to enjoy my tunes from their bedside whilst in hospital.
Roger Gozney - Up Country
Roger began broadcasting in 1959 during his service in the RAF in Germany. After leaving the service and returning to the Watford area he joined Harefield Hospital Radio and later, in Sussex, St. Richards.
Now living in Gosport he was with Radio Haslar before joining us at Portsmouth where as well as working for Farneham Hall and Eastleigh Lakeside Railway. Roger presents a lively country and western programme on Tuesday’s between 11am & 2pm.
Helen Gallagher - The Helen Gallagher Show
I started at QA Radio in July 2020. You can join me every Wednesday morning between 9am to 11am. I play a range of different music. I hope you'll enjoy listening !
Kathryn Clarke - Go Girl / Country Club
Kathryn joined QA Radio in September 2010 and has 2 shows. Monday afternoon between 4 & 5pm is “Go Girl” – One hour of American Country Music, playing new artists and music from the Billboard charts seldom heard in this country.
On Friday afternoons, Kathy has a show called “ Country Club”, a show with chat and great music.
Andrew Barrow - Teatime Classics
I joined QA Radio in March 2020, I'm 71 years old. I was born in York and grew up in the small market town of Pocklington, which lies one-third of the way between York and Hull in East Yorkshire. I left there at 18 to go to university in Newcastle upon Tyne, and after a few jobs elsewhere, settled in Southsea in 1987 when I came to the Portsmouth to work in the library at Portsmouth Polytechnic, long ago transformed into the University of Portsmouth. I've loved classical music for the best part of 60 years, although sadly I can't play an instrument or read a score. Besides music I enjoy food, fine wines and ales and travel. My wife Jean and I have three children, two of whom live abroad (one in Denmark and one in America) and 3 (shortly to be 4) grandchildren.