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Our team consists of highly motivated local presenters, with varying backgrounds and musical interests. With many years of experience in musical entertainment, they bring their comprehensive knowledge of music to the shows, to provide a varied selection of music across the week.
I started DJing in 1972…
…having volunteered at Moorhill Youth Club, and later using the club’s equipment to do weddings, birthdays and parties, out and about until 1976 when I was lucky enough to be offered a position alongside my mentors, Vic James and Johnny Dymond, and with Gary James, at Fridays Discotheque in London Road, Southampton, where I started on Saturday May 1st, 1976 — yep; Saints‘ FA Cup win —and I stayed for twelve years, working varying nights, interspersed with resident gigs at Barbarella’s, Martine’s Basingstoke and Brooksie’s/Thursdays, near Chichester. Yeah, a disco-boy! And although that’s all in the past, some of it still creeps up and hits me over the head when I’m not looking.
My Friday Afternoon Show is laced with “different”. There’s so much music out there, it’s hard for me to play mainstream.
Madly humorous and borderline loonytoons about music. Facts and year data from an obtusely OCD mind — some of which just might actually be correct!
Get your pre-weekend music fix here, along with The Motown Segue and The Classic Rock Crush, but do NOT expect ‘normal’ or gentle. Note: do expect Edwards Errors with the faders…
I’m ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC, and I refuse to be quiet about it.
”C’mon Baggy, get with the beat!”
Hello, and thanks for looking at my personal page on here on Skyline Gold…
It’s often said that we’re all in the gutter but a few look at the stars while we’re there. If I can persuade you to do that, just sometimes, I’m a happy bunny.
Here on Skyline Gold we have a cool bag of music, sure, but much more than a case of CDs or a cache of mp3 files. I admire people who step outside their Anaglypta Villas, attempting something significant. I provide a platform of the people whenever I can on Skyline Gold, after all, we are a community radio station. Local guests and personalities are important to me and enjoyable hopefully for you, my listeners. Not so much the latest celebrity clothes-horses, they have their publicity machines well-oiled already in constant motion.Come and discover with me some gems among life’s pebbles.
Currently I present two very different shows on Skyline Gold:
Jazz Me Blues (Sunday 8 – 10pm): From the birth of jazz and blues in the 1920s Mississippi Delta to right now in the Solent Delta you’ll find an intriguing mix of artists old and new, passionate and authentic. Step outside your usual comfort zone into modern jazz or wallow in nostalgic 12-bar blues, it’s all waiting for you to discover and enjoy.
My Monday Afternoon Diversion (Monday 2 – 5pm) attempts to pep up your Monday afternoon as you reflect or recover from the weekend.Music from the 1940s till now, film reviews, books, and sporadic weird news.A whacky word of the week for you to try out in conversation and watch what happens. My studio guests are diverse and will talk aardvarks to zygotes with a little prompting from you.
It’s always good to hear from you. Outside programme hours you can reach me via email@example.com
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Take care and stay lucky
Catch Mags every Sunday evening between 5pm - 8pm, playing music and requests across the decades with fun and banter. Features on the programme include anagram, silly song, stupid question, silly sign, guess the lyrics, cheesy toon and a theme after 6.30pm.
Addiction to the buzz of radio and music started as a child along with going to see local outside radio broadcasts, roadshows and live music.
Mags presented for Winchester Hospital Radio 1996-2006, presenting programmes 'Artist of the Week' and 'Grin & Tonic' as well as live request shows, sometimes from a ward. Roles also included Ward Visiting Co-ordinator and Socials Organiser. She also ran her own mobile disco from 2000 – 2007 called Starsoundz. In 2006 Mags joined Skyline Gold within weeks of the station first starting up.
She works as a Front of House Assistant at 02 Guildhall Southampton along with being part time receptionist at Brendoncare Knightwood, Chandlers Ford.
Gary started his DJ career back in the days when half a dozen singles from Saturday Night Fever were guaranteed to fill the dance floor. Hospital radio beckoned in the early 1990s and he now finds himself on an FM station, surprised that it's the English speaking population that listens, having always thought the most suitable audience would be those who hadn't a clue what he was on about. He fell in love with beat music in the 60s, and in 1997 he was approached by The Searchers to publish their official website which he does to this day.
Gary Jackson's shows are packed with special features - not for the audience's benefit, but because at his age just staying awake for two hours is tough enough, and every little helps! When he's not convincing famous presenters that their jobs are safe, Gary writes a monthly sixties music column for the Hampshire Chronicle newspaper.
Dark Side Of The Moon, Mondays from 8-10pm includes music from classic and progressive rock acts - previously hardly ever heard anywhere on radio yet they sold by the million - some of which can now interestingly be heard on other local stations!
My Generation - the 60s show, Fridays 8-10pm is the sixties session which not only attracts local listeners but pulls them in from all over the world! Gary also has the unique feature called the Unofficial Skyline Sweep - guess how far in to the programme it all goes pear-shaped!
Craig has always had a love of music but hasn't ever found an instrument of his own to play. That was until he joined Skyline in 2019 and realised his passion for the radio and great Saturday morning tunes. He has lived in Hedge End for over 10 years now and is very happy to call it his home.
In his spare time he likes to collect vinyl records, kickbox, cook and ride his bike. Well... that's when his two young children let him of course.
On Saturday mornings you can join him from 8 - 10. It's a fun show full of upbeat tunes from the 70s to 90s, silly facts, jokes and everything you need to start the weekend off with a bang.
Hello I’ve been presenting the Wednesday Mid-Morning show for several years now, and if you’ve tuned in you will know that my musical tastes range from Abba to Zappa, and all points in between.
It helps, you know, when the people you work with on the station are a friendly bunch, and this lot are.
It’s good that we can promote events and charities etc in the local area, and hopefully keep you entertained in our choice of music.
I must not forget to mention my trusty assistant Doris, who puts up with a lot, but I do pay her well.
Someone worked out once, that an anagram of my name is “Gentle Airhead”, says a lot really
Andrew's Towers, the shed at the end of the garden during lockdown, and breakfast live from Melbourne; just a few of the places kev has broadcast from in recent times.
Should he ever get the peace and quiet of a pacific island, coffee and soul music would be two main items he would need.
I worked for a number of years in heavy industry, going to meetings, sending memos, shuffling papers, and tidying up paper clips. I also watched other people do the actual work. Eventually the company realised my contributions, and, not wishing me to be held back, gave me the opportunity to blossom elsewhere. They offered me a carrier bag of £5 notes, which I took, along with a briefcase full of pens, felt tip markers and, of course, paper clips.
I was then free to follow my passion for art history, which is jolly interesting, to me, anyway. I paid for things by selling 'stuff' at car boot sales, barely covering expenses, and making no profit at all. I also learned to paint and managed to sell 3 paintings.
A friend in the business suggested I join Skyline, as I like talking to myself, and so I did. This is my 8th year now, and I really enjoy it. Music has always been an important factor in my life, as it is an emotional influence. Many thanks to my loyal listeners. Thanks for listening............
I started my DJing career, not in a disco or on the road, but in the back of the Art class at Bellemoor School, Southampton in 1968, where the teacher, the brilliant Mr Holt, let us bring in our own records to play. His only stipulation was, that we played some Bob Dylan. My mate Marc White, now lead singer with Madison Heights, used to play Jimi Hendrix and the Love Affair and all of the hits at the time.
In 1972 I started a mobile disco with a friend from college. He was older than me so he could drive and we had great fun going around Hampshire doing our gigs with the Garrard SP25 decks and a speaker cabinet borrowed from my brother. We called ourselves the KG Disco Roadshow. It was all the glam rock back then, with Slade, T Rex, Sweet, and you know who!
1974 saw my first appearance as a club DJ at the 'Birds Nest' I was introduced by a friend to the Manager, Brian Mesher who was very well connected in the business, and I played alongside 'Diddy' David Hamilton and Paul Burnett from Radio Luxembourg. George McCrae was in town and came to the club and gave me his whiskey. What a nice man…
I was 'poached' from the Birds Nest in 1976 to be the main DJ at 'Fridays' the most popular venue in Southampton at that time. I played there for 2 years and then worked for 'Avenue Artistes' doing virtually all of the clubs in the area: Top Rank, Centre Inn, Sextons, Floaters, and finally I had the honour to be the last resident DJ at 'The Pier'. What a great place that was!
My last residency was at the prestigious 'Concorde Club' 1982 -93. I had a few years away from the industry and joined Skyline Gold in 2012. I like to describe my show with a line from 'Forest Gump' The Gary James Show is 'like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get'!
Favourite films: The Goodbye Girl, Back to the Future, any James Bond. I like to cycle and play golf when I can. Also, I am a big fan of doing DIY.
Cheers for now, Gaz
Keith has been with Skyline Gold since 2017 and presents the “Hidden Treasures” show on a Wednesday from midday until 2pm.
The Hidden Treasures Show is a unique mix of music from the UK and around the world, featuring known and unknown artists. There are many great performers who sing fantastic songs in English, but are rarely heard in the UK. The show aims to broaden our knowledge of these artists.
Keith started with radio in the late 1960’s, and the rumours he was broadcasting in the midlands, around the time of Radio Caroline, are not true.
He has always had an interest in music and has performed as both a solo artist, and a member of several bands across the decades. Many Friday nights were spent with a guest singer / guitarist who turned out to be Ralph McTell! More recently, Keith sings and plays keyboard, either on his own or with a guitarist as part of the duo Moonlight.
Keith has also been a radio amateur since the early 1980’s and built and operated communications equipment. Most days of the week, he is talking to someone around the world.
He is also a keen photographer and videographer and has travelled extensively to places such as Hawaii, Australia, and Mexico. Mexico is a sore point as he spent 12 out of 14 days isolating in a hotel room with Covid!
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