Presenters

Duncan Martin

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Duncan’s first job in radio was at BBC Radio Norfolk reading the early morning travel reports

Moving to Siren FM, a community station in Lincoln, he did a weekly local band programme.  His day job is in television but he still loves radio and has been heard recently in Kent on Red Sands Radio and BRFM.

Duncan helps you on your journey home with Greenwich Drive, weekdays 3-7pm

Nicola Holly Jones

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Nicola has been a local radio presenter and DJ since 2013. As an avid music lover, her move onto radio is an experience she is extremely passionate about.

Being brought up on her parents’ record collection and love of music across many decades and genres, Nicola aimed towards a career in music journalism.

She has interviewed the likes of Ronnie Wood, Martin Kemp, Charlie Simpson and Nina Nesbitt to name but a few for young person’s creative skills charity, YOUYOU Mentoring, in which she continues to support and assist. From the journalism experience gained at this scheme, she has also worked alongside several online music magazines including Q Magazine, Dropout UK and I AM NEW in association with Metropolis Studios.

Nicola has also interned with multi-award winning songwriter and producer, Guy Chambers and assisted at Oxjam Festival in association with the charity Oxfam.

Having thoroughly embraced these opportunities, Nicola decided to make a move onto radio – something she’s always dreamed of doing.

You can catch Nicola every Friday evening from 7-10pm with an eclectic mix of classic rock to modern indie dancefloor-fillers; the perfect soundtrack to your Friday night’s in September.

Elwood

Elwood

Elwood used to play the part of Elwood in a Blues Brothers Tribute Show playing in theatres all over Europe during the 90s, so that’s where his name came from and it stuck with him when presenting on numerous radio stations around London and Kent.  In fact, we don’t know his real name!

Elwood enjoys dad dancing and vacuuming!

Join him every Saturday morning for from 10am

 

 

 

 

Robert Gray

Robert Gray

Robert trained at the Guildford School of Acting. His first job was five years in rep. It was at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton where Robert played the lead in a Royal Gala, before HRH The Prince of Wales, at the launch of The Princes Trust.

Robert spent a year in the West End in Agatha Christie’s Murder at the Vicarage. He has appeared in numerous tours, most recently in a stage version of The Full Monty!

Away from the stage, Robert owned and ran an antiques shop on the Kings Road and he currently runs Number 16, a small B&B in Greenwich, which featured in Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector.

He has his own TV chat show, ‘Robert’s Full English’, on Sky and he is a regular contributor on The Wright Stuff.

Robert divides his time between Greenwich and Cornwall, where he has a rather amazing coastal home!  As he knows everything that is going on in Greenwich, and we mean everything (!), who better to keep you in touch than Robert?  He’s on Maritime Radio on Sunday mornings at 10.

Matthew Jackson

Matthew Jackson

Matthew is the voice of early breakfast, Monday to Friday on Maritime Radio. The title of the show is a rich source of amusement for him given that, as he says, ‘…it starts in the middle of the night’!

Matthew works as a voiceover artist, but he’s no stranger to creeping around in the darkness at odd times of day, travelling to and from work. You might recognise him as a familiar voice between the programmes on BBC ONE and BBC TWO.

 

He joins Maritime Radio with the thought that he’ll be broadcasting all but a stone’s throw from the home of one of his radio heroes, Ray Moore, whose Radio 2 early show fired his imagination as a boy. ‘I didn’t have the chance to meet Ray, but I remember those early morning shows with great affection and they never fail to raise a smile’.

Drop Matthew an email at studio@maritimeradio.london to let him know what you’re up to in and around Greenwich in the early hours – something that will tickle his dry sense of humour!

The Shotgun

The Shotgun

Who is The Shotgun? Sorry, we’re sworn to secrecy, but they
do play a fantastic mix of music every Saturday evening on Maritime Radio,
including some tunes you won’t have heard in ages!
The Shotgun, Saturday 10pm

Paul Beard

Paul Beard

Paul has always been involved in music in one way or another; he first started working with a heavy rock band called Tarot as the sound and light operator. His first DJ job was as a resident DJ for a club on Saturday and Sunday nights between live acts.

He started supporting a small hospital radio station called Radio Lollypop, which Peter Powell of Radio 1 was a main director, the station was based in the Birmingham children’s hospital, where he worked in the record library, helping to produce shows, interviews and requests on the wards and presenting his own show.

He also became resident DJ at the Birmingham Night Out, the Benidorm Palace of the Midlands and was also guest DJ for Browns, Sam Wellers and the Power House night clubs.
In Spain, Paul pops up on a radio station for ex-pats in Murcia.  He’s a busy man, but you can catch him on Maritime Radio on Floor Fillers, Saturdayat 7pm.

Clive Richardson

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Clive Richardson grew up in London at the birth of the soul era, as first Motown then Stax created their musical impact. His journalistic career began as organiser of the Don Covay Fan Club, then as contributor to Soul Music magazine, as editor and publisher of the Shout Soul fanzine from 1967 – 1974, and regular contributor to Black Echoes weekly music paper in the late 1970’s.

Clive began his broadcasting career on pirate station JFM Radio in 1980, moving on to Solar Radio, then on to legal London stations RTM, Kiss 100FM and Millennium before returning to Solar Radio in 2000.

He is also Label Manager for Shout! Records, launched in 2000 to reissue classic soul music, and consultant to Fantastic Voyage Records, originating vintage gospel and soul re-issues, and his autobiography ‘Soul Citizen’ is available from Amazon online and from your local Waterstones store. 

Cheeky plug there!  You can hear Clive on Maritime Radio Wednesday at 7pm

Kath Melandri

Kath Melandri

It’s a real privilege to be part of the presenting team at Maritime Radio with such a dedicated and passionate group of people. I have over 20 years experience working for the BBC. This includes, presenting the Drivetime show with Eddie Nestor on BBC London 94.9. Apart from the Greenwich Night Owls, you can also listen to me on my new Podcast, TheWrongThing.co.uk

I live with my bearded Kiwi husband and occasionally ride my motorbike. My hobbies include eating cake and swearing (don’t worry… not on the radio).

Dennis Roberts

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Dennis grew up in Charlton and has spent many years living and working in Greenwich. He helped establish (possibly) the only record shop in Charlton village (long gone now) and became a DJ ‘on the road’, in pubs and club and, in recent years, on radio. His rock, soul and rhythm & blues radio shows have attracted UK and overseas audiences and he’s coming home now with his Friday night show on Maritime Radio from 10pm until midnight.

Simeon Berends

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Simeon has been into music since he bought his first record, ‘Rappers Delight’…aged 4. With a varied musical palette but more often than not edging to funk and rare groove you can expect a few surprises on Thursday’s between 7pm-10pm

Pete Fergusson

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Pete has an extensive background in radio as well as television and live events. He started off as the UK’s youngest radio presenter and still loves this medium many (many) years later. He loves radio almost as much as he loves cats! And that’s a lot.

Pete lives lives locally and ahas a very diverse taste in music. From pop, rock, guilty pleasures like Huey Lewis and the News to Alt J and The Maccabees.

Pete Presents The Hitlist, Monday at 7pm.

Bob LeRoi

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Bob has been in radio virtually all his working life; starting in the mid 60′s on the Shivering Sands Fort on Radio City, this led to work at the BBC, Radio Caroline, and most recently on independent local radio in the south east.  Bob is a well-known voice in Kent.

Bob looks after Daytime on Maritime Radio with Bob’s Middle Bit, weekdays 11am-3pm.

Cliff James

Cliff James

Cliff has tried his hand at many music related things over the years, and like numerous others who have walked the musical path before him , he has ended up behind the mic as a Radio Presenter.
Although he has a varied musical taste, his passion lies in all things Soulful.
Cliff presents on specialist Soul music station Soulbeat Radio and also has a show on BRFM in Kent.
Tune in Tuesday evenings 7-10pm for the best Classic and Modern Soul,  80’s Boogie and those allimportant Associated flavours.

Kitty Foster

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Kitty has an ongoing passionate love affair within the world of arts, entertainment and broadcast.  Anything that requires her to use creativity, some spontaneity and requires her to think on her feet keeps her happy.  She is also the owner of her own entertainment company.

Kitty also loves a good cuppa or a latte in the morning (take note Duncan Martin!) and her cat Blooboo is her little pride and joy.

In spare time, Kitty enjoys being part of her local community theatre and recording audio at home.  She is also a keen traveler, adores vintage clothing and loves anything by Disney.

Ok, now for the painfully honest stuff……Kitty has a weird obsession with novelty mugs and 80’s/ 90’s sitcoms, and she once danced with Harry Hill on stage….whilst dressed as a giant hamster….as you do.

Kitty is proud to be part of the team at Maritime Radio and can’t wait to wake you up with Greenwich Breakfast every weekday morning at 7!

Orchid Bea

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Orchid is new to the medium of radio, as a presenter. However, she has an incredible appreciation of music. As an ex-contemporary dancer and dance teacher she has developed an excellent ear for music to suit all moods and occasions. Orchid, amongst other current work, is a writer and artist. She has published several books (some of which are anthologies).

Always up for a challenge, Orchid joined Maritime Radio from its 2015 launch and says ‘I have never looked back. I have presented and performed in a variety of situations but there is nothing quite like presenting on radio. You don’t see your audience but somehow you feel them. Maritime Radio is about supporting the community and that is crucial – I’m in!’

Orchid has a penchant for soul, folk, Latin jazz, some alternative music and not forgetting quality 80’s reggae.

Psychology, linguistics and ‘soulology’ are but a few of Orchid’s pastime interests.

‘What’s soulology? – Well, it’s my own word for anything to do with the development of the soul – so important don’t you think!? – working on developing your sensitivity to the needs and healing of others.’

She also loves a Picnic bar! – (but never deep fried).

Orchid Bea presents the ‘Sunday Soothe’, from 12 – 2pm.

Trevor Lee

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Trevor started in the music industry as a club DJ and record promoter across London and the south east and ended up working in radio.  There’s nothing wrong with that!

Trevor says he loves all types of music from classical to heavy metal, but his first love is the sounds of the seventies and eighties.

Everything from glam rock to punk rock. Trevor says, “I Love being behind the microphone, talking and having fun. If you love the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s you are going to love the Decades show on Maritime radio.

Sunday from 4 – 7 pm

Josh Worley

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Josh has been working in radio since the age of 12; having set up his own community radio station for young people across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Following this, Josh has worked at BBC Radio Norfolk and Park Radio, the latest radio station in the East of England to be offered a Community Radio License.

Ease into Sunday Morning with Josh – every Sunday with Weekend Breakfast from 7am to 10am

Martin Gray

Martin Gray

Martin has been on the club circuit both in the UK and abroad for over 25 years. During this time he has achieved many accolades and deservedly has reached pinnacles within his field as a professional club dj and radio presenter. Below is a brief summary of his career and a personal preview into Martin Gray the dj.

He started his career in the early 80,s coinciding with the introduction of the UK Soul & funk scene. Such was his obvious talent that he very quickly established himself as a prominent figure in the clubs across London, UK and Europe.

His many influences musically derived from the soul & funk era of the 70,s & 80’s and naturally the hip hop scene which accounts for his technical capabilities which in a short time inevitably attracted the attention of Radio, club managers and promoters alike. Working for the likes of KISS FM, LWR, TIME FM & RADIO JACKIE.

From the labels of Salsoul & Solar to the Streetwave and Def Jams of this world he has exploited and pushed the boundaries of soulful music to new levels. Professionally martin has worked and held a vast number of residencies in many major venues both here and abroad and has worked for high profile promoters respectively. Martin has been presenting on the airwaves since back in the day, which underlines his knowledge and experience within the music industry and confirms his credentials as an all rounder.

Our Technical Team

DAVID PHILLIPS – SENIOR ENGINEER

David Phillips

As well as eating lots of Pringles, David supplied the transmitter and mast and built the studio at Maritime Radio, which was no mean feat!

David’s background is in broadcast, working both for BT and Arqiva.  He also once met the Queen at Buckingham Palace, but we’re not allowed to say why!

NATHAN SILVESTON – BROADCAST SPECIALIST

Nathan Silveston

Nathan works for a number of radio stations across the UK.  Nathan is in charge of the Maritime Radio web stream and also looks after the playout software, crucial to keeping the music going!  Many late nights were spent by Nathan setting up systems at Maritime Radio, but it all paid off!

DANIEL FOULDS – IT SPECIALIST

Daniel Foulds

It’s thanks to Daniel that you are reading this!  Daniel set up our website and email and manages much of our IT infrastructure.  He has a wealth of experience and clients including BSKYB.