Which show(s) do you host?
I host ‘Sunday Classics’ from 9-10am on Sunday mornings. It’s a programme that embraces classical music and hopes to bring you a wide range of music styles from the early 1500’s to date. Lots of familiar favourites and hopefully lots of different music to hear for the first time!
What is your background?
I was a Civil Servant working in HM Revenue and Customs Inspectorate for 25 years. I then moved to St Rocco’s Hospice where my last role was as Business and Support Services Manager holding responsibility for Fundraising and Corporate Services. Once I retired, I got more seriously involved with voluntary work in three music/events charities, WACIDOM, Stockton Heath Music Society and Lymm Festival, so music is very much part of my life.
Why is music your passion?
Phylicia Rashad said ‘Before a child can speak, it sings. As soon as they stand, they dance’. Music is part of who we are, it speaks to us without the need for words. It gives us pleasure, comfort and thrills and we can share and enjoy it with others – what’s not to like?
Why Radio Warrington?
I love the fact that Radio Warrington is community based and run by volunteers. I was born in Burtonwood, so am a lifelong Warringtonian. It’s a great pleasure to host a show on a station that focusses on our town and all good things going on here!
Tell us something interesting about you?
I’m a long distance walker – is that interesting I wonder? My walks include the Coast to Coast in England from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay (199 miles roughly), The Cotswold Way (109 miles), the Dales Way (around 78 miles). I recently walked from Bath to Canterbury (around 210 miles) and the bulk of the Camino de Mallorca. Meanwhile, I’ve climbed the three highest mountains in GB – Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike, the Yorkshire three peaks Whernside, Ingleborough, Pen y Ghent and many of the fells in the Lake District. I’m whacked just writing it down!