Presenters

Nicola Holly Jones

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 7-9pm with an eclectic mix of classic rock to modern indie dancefloor-fillers; the perfect soundtrack to your Friday night’s in September.

Duncan Martin

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 to work with Greenwich Breakfast, weekdays 7-10am

Jason Jandu

Jason helps you get home with regular traffic and travel and all the latest showbiz news.  Greenwich Drive, Weekdays 4-7pm.

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 hello@maritimeradio.co.uk 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!

Early Breakfast, Mon-Fri 5-7am.

Jack Mooney

Jack has been interested in radio since the first time he walked into a radio station at the age of 6. Since then he didn’t want to do anything but work in media. Today Jack works for the BBC here in London after staying in London after finishing university at Ravensbourne, that one on the Greenwich Peninsula. Since moving to London in 2013 from his native island of Jersey, (yes the real one in the Channel Islands) Jack has always lived in the borough and fell in love with it instantly.

If you’re not listening to Jack him on the airwaves, you’ll find him in our office or studios fiddling with our transmission gear to make sure it’s all working properly, as well as geeking out with David our engineer!

Jack Mooney, Saturday 1pm

Clive Richardson

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 with A Shot of Rhythm & Blues, Thursday 7-10pm

Tamara Dalzell

Tamara grew up in South East London and spent many years living in Greenwich. She was brought up in a household where the radio was permanently switched on and only ever switched off to listen to vinyl records.
She started out in radio in 2013 when she joined Miskin Radio where she was Head of Music and presented the morning show. She also worked with the Media Curriculum Manager and students of North Kent College, training and supporting them through their Broadcast & Communication module.
Tamara describes her music taste as eclectic and listens to music from across all decades and genres. She also has a passion for films (and the soundtracks!) , so when not listening to music, her spare time is spent in the Greenwich Odeon.

Trevor Blackman

Trevor Blackman presents our award winning talk show, Trevor Blackman Now, covering real people, real stories, living legends and having real conversations.

It’s a show that provides a platform for our everyday experiences in the UK; putting Black culture, from Black perspectives, Front and Centre. Produced and Presented by Youth, Community and Social Co-Producer, Trevor Blackman.

Covering Politics, Education, Sport, Entertainment, Music…. and so much more!

Want to be a guest on the show? Got a show idea? Contact: trevorblackmannow@gmail.com

Find out more on Instagram @Officialtbnshow.

Trevor Blackman Now, Sunday 1-3pm (Not the first Sunday of the month).

Mark Fry

Mark Fry is excited to be back on the air with the Maritime Radio team after a few years out of the industry, especially as it’s his local radio station.

He has experience working for both BBC and commercial radio, and professionally he works in media and communications.

On the air on Monday afternoons, Mark brings you the Famous Five Quiz and kicks off the week’s Three O’Clock Throwbacks, with classic hits and headlines from a mystery year.

Mark Fry – Mondays from 1pm to 4pm or Drive on Mondays from 4pm to 7pm.

Greg Martin

Greg is no stranger to a microphone or a radio studio

Twenty years as a Radio Presenter and eighteen as a Nightclub DJ ten of these in the West End. Greg also spent a few seasons as the man on the pitch with the Microphone for Norwich City FC

The wrong side of Forty, he’s been fortunate to work for several radio stations around the country at all hours of the day and was one of the first voices on National DAB hosting evenings and eventually the breakfast show for a national DAB pop station

Playing clubs in The City and West End has been Greg’s weekend occupation for ten years now and that means Regular Saturday nights and having played private nights for Apple, Lucasfilm/Disney, Dead Good Theatre Group and all kinds of banks and corporate functions

When not on the radio or in a club or working from his home studio as voiceover Greg likes to walk his new Labrador puppy and run a bit. 10k and Half Marathons his limit currently. Three times up the hill by the Observatory was more than enough for one morning!

You can hear Greg on Friday Lates 11-1am and get in touch on his Facebook page facebook.com/gregmartingreenwich

Mark Matthews

Mark began broadcasting whilst at the University of Lincoln, where he studied for a Media Production degree. He then went on to create audio commercials and jingles whilst living in North London, before producing and presenting a stream of shows for East London Radio as well as a variety of podcasts. Mark joined the Maritime Radio team at the launch in April 2019, where he ran the 1-4 pm afternoon slot, before leaving that show and taking the helm of  Maritime’s first new music show, ‘Box Fresh’, which airs every third Saturday from 7-9pm. As a Singer-Songwriter who performs across the UK himself, the show is a perfect fit!

Box Fresh, Every third Saturday 7pm

Pete Fergusson

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

 Kat Simmons

Kat is our Social Media Coordinator and is often found wandering around the studios looking out for hot gossip and helping our presenters!  You can hear her here on Maritime Radio Daytime on Wednesday’s at 1pm

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 Wednesday evening’s 7-10pm for the best Classic and Modern Soul,  80’s Boogie and those all important Associated flavours.

Steve Bishop

Steve Bishop was a button presser behind the scenes at many commercial and BBC local stations and went on to present his own show on Radio Caroline.

Further stints on community radio stations in the South East of England led to him recording and syndicating his own oldies show, with music from the 50s to 80s, from the comfort of his garden coal bunker, despite the fire risk.

Steve can often be found on the terraces of Queens Park Rangers football club but wonders why!  Steve drinks tea like it’s going out of fashion and is a self-confessed Luddite – he still uses CD players, record decks and tape machines!   Steve’s music taste includes artists such as Electric Light Orchestra, Al Stewart, David Bowie and 1970s Queen.

Steve Bishop’s Old Record Club, Sunday 6-8pm

Gary Silvester

Gary’s journey into radio began in 1987 when he was just 14.  He was given his uncles radio after he passed away and it was tuned into LBC.  Gary became hooked to listening to radio and in December 1987 went to the Covent Garden carol concert to meet the presenters of LBC as he was curious to see what his favourite presenters looked like.  He was lucky enough to be invited back to the radio studios and sat in on a few shows too.  He has been hooked ever since.  He has read the travel news on RTM radio in the early 90’s and had his own request show on hospital radio in Sidcup for 2 years from September 1998.  Radio is his blood and his passion.  Gary is here every other Monday 1-4pm and Thursday 10am – 1pm.

Mandy Marton

Mandy has a wealth of radio experience and we’re pleased that she joins us for Maritime Radio.

Andy Holton

Andy is currently Maritime Radio’s lead presenter.

Andy’s radio career started back in the 1970s when he was a presenter for Radio Victory in Portsmouth on The Wonderful Wobbly Wireless Show, and for Portsmouth Hospital Broadcasting.

Since then he has appeared on Capital Gold, BBC Radio London, Wandsworth Radio, Riverside Radio.

Andy is a stage manager by profession, and started his career in the theatre, working for Paul Raymond at the world-famous Raymond Revue-bar strip club, and Madame Jojo’s drag club, among others.

More “legitimate” theatre has included the West-End productions of Blood Brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat, The Mousetrap, An Ideal Husband, From a Jack To a King, Eddie Izzard – Live At The Ambassadors, and recently as Company Manager on Thriller Live.

He has been Company Manager on the Qdos pantomime at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley for the last five years.

Andy has lived in London for most of his life, and south of the river for the majority of that time.

You can hear Andy with Derek Pritchard on ‘Hooray 4 Musicals’ on Sunday mornings at 6am and also on Tuesday’s (excluding 2nd Tuesday) and Wednesday’s chill-out from 10pm-midnight.

Gary Ziepe

Gary started his radio career in the library at Capital Radio and has worked on a number of stations including Invicta FM, Capital Gold and Caroline.

One of his favourite places to hang out is Greenwich because of it’s great vibe, world class views, it’s history, the tourists and watering holes by the river.

This is your personal invitation to escape the shackles of reality and put stress on hold with an eclectic mix of laid of laid back tracks across time and genres. Leave everyday life at the border! The Mellow Show, Monday 10pm.

Derek Pritchard

Derek started his radio broadcasting ‘career’ in 1996 as a presenter at Radio GOSH (Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital) where he interviewed amongst others ex Chelsea defender Frank LeBeouf and TV entertainer Les Dennis during the eight years he was there.  He then moved into theatre, performing in a number of local shows, and has performed at Greenwich Theatre, Bob Hope Theatre (Eltham), Lewisham Theatre and on Woolwich Barracks parade ground.

After a few years in the ‘radio wilderness’ he is pleased to be back on air at Maritime Radio.  You can listen to him on Sunday mornings, co-presenting Hooray 4 Musicals on Sunday mornings with Andy Holton and also Sunday evenings for the Weekend Wind Down Show.

Hooray 4 Musicals, Sunday 6am
The Weekend Wind Down, Sunday 8pm
Daytime, Monday 10am

Tom & Matty

Tom & Matty are here once every month with their look back at what has been going on locally, as well as their predictions for the next few weeks ahead.

Tom and Matt Saturday at 7pm and Tom & Matty’s Monthly Montage,  Sunday 1pm

John Reen

John is with you on Tuesday nights at 7 -10 and Saturday’s 10am – 1pm.

Paul Collyer

Paul presents Monday Mash every Monday, 7-10pm.

Barra & Cal

Barra & Cal review the week in a fast-paced hour of music and chat.  They share their TV theme tune of the week, discuss the news, TV and sometimes have a guest or two.

Really they need more than an hour!

Barra & Cal – Saturday’s at 6pm.

Steve Bowman

Steve Bowman is a South East London man born and bred.

Steve is a keen sailor and kayaker and can often be seen off of the River Thames and River Medway being rescued, following some mishap or other.

In the past Steve has appeared as a contestant in Pets Wins Prizes, where he raced a giant African Land Snail, and had a shower scene as an extra in a hit movie, however this scene ended up, probably correctly, on the cutting room floor.

A number of companies have had the misfortune to employ Steve over the past half a century. His greatest failure was as cabin crew on a large airline where he lasted a mere three return flights.

When Steve is in Greenwich, and is not Kayaking, nor presenting his fantastic show, or being an embarrassment, he can be found trekking through shooters Hill woods, practicing his award winning yodelling.

Steve is not proud of having more ear hair than hair on his head.

 

You can listen to Steve on Tuesday mornings from 10-1pm and on Friday’s Breakfast from 7-10am

 

 

Tim Courtnell

Tim has always had a love for music ever since being introduced to records at a young age by his Dad.

Growing up in the Portsmouth area, he regularly played guitar in various local bands before moving to London to study in music. His continued passion for music has grown into a career and now works alongside well known and not so well known bands releasing albums. Tim started in Hospital Radio in 2015 and is still going strong today with Maritime Radio.

Tim brings you Music & Goals on Saturday 4-6pm.

Doug Paterson

He grew up in Balham and have a special connection with London and now work in New Eltham.

He has loved music his whole life with his first love being electro in the early 80s he fancied himself as a break dancer and later moved on to the drums and played in a steel band.

He is so pleased to be part of the Streetlife show with Cliff, the music is literally right up my street, soul, rnb,dance, reggae, soca, old school hip hop and a sprinkling of new tunes.

I am proud to be part of the Maritime Radio team.

You can hear Doug with Cliff on Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm.

Sophie Durrant

After realising her passion for radio, while in higher education Sophie decided to pursue a career by starting off on a well known award winning Birmingham based internet station she was then offered a place on a Media, Radio and Digital Journalism course at North Kent College (Dartford Campus).
She was then offered her very own live breakfast show one day a week on the colleges radio station, Sophie decided as her first final major project to produce, record and air live a concert by North Kent’s Miskin Music students two consecutive nights. As a result she made herself invaluable and was asked on many occasions to assist with the colleges Outdoor Live Broadcasts.
Sophie then took it upon herself to approach multiple different local enterprises to promote and adverse them. She was very quickly taken up on her offer by the Dartford Orchard Theatre to promote their events and productions on her show, which subsequently gave her multiple interview opportunities with artists and celebrities.
After hearing about an exciting new local fm community radio station (Maritime Radio) Sophie saw this as an opportunity to pursue her career even further. She is very happy to be a part of the Maritime family and looks forward to gaining new experiences and knowledge about her chosen career.

You can listen to Sophie on Wednesday daytime at 10am-1pm.

Alex Peters

Alex Mechanikool is very new to the Radio DJ circuit but not new to the idea of public speaking. He has a passion for connecting with people. This is manifested his work in education as a Learning Mentor/youth work. And has committed 20 years to studying street dance and travelled all over being a mentor to many within the industry.
Alex Mechanikool values the opportunity presented. He wants to bring good energy to the Maritime Team and provide a platform to talk about issues that relate to the local community and beyond. It’s all about good banter but also behind able to highlight some important topics too. Oh yeah and not forgetting music!!! (It’s all about the music!)
You can listen to Alex on Friday mornings at 10am.

Ashley Conrad

Ashley first started radio in 2013 and has hosted a variety of shows in London, Brighton, Kent and Cambridge. During a short break from Radio, Ashley carved out a career as an Online TV Reporter and Red Carpet Host. On camera he has reported from London fashion week, motoring, sustainable living, cultural, food and wine events and festivals. He has interviewed political leaders such as Vince Cable and Jeremy Corbyn and several London, Brighton and US-based entertainers and Celebrities. We can promise fun, cheeky laughs and the sauciest antidotes when Ashley is on air.

Saturday breakfast 7-10am

Marco Carvalho

Marco has a real passion for all genres of music and radio which started from a young age by listening and playing music through all of the decades. Born, raised and living in SE London has also given him a real enthusiasm and deep sense of community.

Marco started radio broadcasting at university and then moved onto hospital radio whilst presenting on other radio stations. At Maritime Radio you can catch Marco on his afternoon show on Thursday’s 1-4pm  where he loves to interact and entertain you through music and radio.

Ben Golding

After playing with Bands and Dance acts throughout the 90’s, Ben also studied music. He taught Guitar, music technology and coached vocals in Colleges and schools locally. This lead him to begin running open mic/talent events in and around Greenwich until the present. He’s passionate about discovering new talent and promoting great local music as well as all the fantastic events in and around the South East and Kent!

You can hear Ben on Sunday Mornings between 10am and 1pm.

Ian McGregor

Seventies Saturday presenter Ian McGregor found his way up river to Maritime Radio via the BBC at Sun Pier in Chatham with a stopover at  Gravesend en-route.

Ian was a daytime presenter for Radio Kent for nine years hosting a variety of shows including his popular Mac ’til Midnight ‘phone-in.

He later launched Gravesend based trial radio station “The River” from studios at the St George’s Shopping Centre in the town and broadcast the wedding of two of its listeners who had proposed on air.

Before achieving his break in radio, he was appointed the youngest ever chief clerk at London’s St Pancras train station at the age of twenty-nine and from there went on to become spokesperson for the railways.

He also worked for a short while as a presenter on ITN’s rolling radio news station, News Direct (now LBC News), which he describes as Sky News without the pictures!

 

You can listen to Ian every Saturday 6pm – 7pm

Andy Sayers

South East London born and bread, Andy started his career at RTM Radio as part of their original FM line up.

Through the years he has been heard on ten-17fm, 103.7fm TGR Sound and more recently Capital Radio UAE.

When he’s not in the studio you will find him reporting from festivals across the UK and USA.

He enjoys the mix of radio and hosting live events, having compared for the It’s A Knockout UK tours, the Gravesend, Danson and Thamesmead festivals along with Olympic and Paralympic opening, closing and torch relay events.

He is good with early starts, so he’ll be bright eyed and bushy tailed every Saturday morning, so stick the kettle on and be sure to tune in.

Every Saturday from 7am-10am.

Epik Jones

Epik Jones journey started as an innovator in Jamaica as a child prodigy award winning Poet, Cricketer representing Jamaica & West Indies Youth team and becoming one of the first computerised DJs playing at all school sports days and fetes. 

 

Epik happens to be an acronym E= Entertaining P= People I= Increasing K= Knowledge. This stems from his background in sound system culture of sound Epik Int’l. He has gained experience on community radio over 15 years, with guest mixes for BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, Kiss amongst other international stations. Epik Jones has been an industry DJ opening tours as recent as 2019 for Sean Paul in UK, Pretty Ricky, OMI and acting as tour DJ for Spice whom he produced a smash hit ‘Cool it’ with that has been featured on ITV GMB, BBC, Channel 4, MTV, Redbull amongst other brands.

 

Epik Jones as a producer has worked with Grammy nominated Shatta Wale (Disney Lion King) who featured on Beyonce track ‘Already’ amongst billboard charting with other releases, his vast knowledge and love for music can be distinguish heard through his presentation on radio.

 

Epik is the current CAMA DJ Of the Year voted by peers and fans within the industry in the UK and joins Maritime team to bring EPIK vibes.

Newsreaders

Helen Murray

Helen lives in Eltham and is pleased to be involved in the local community through Maritime.  She also works for BBC Radio 3 and 4.

Jo Boyd

To be continued

Claudia Navarro

You can also listen to Claudia on a Sunday morning in Happy Vibes Breakfast at 8-10am.

Sallie Cross

Sallie has lived in Greenwich borough since 1973 and now can’t imagine living anywhere else. A keen am-drammer she loves treading the boards and all aspects of local theatre. Plus she’s a long standing member of Eltham Rock Choir – so is a bit of a ‘lovie’ on the quiet! Spare time is taken up with grandchildren, theatre, cinema and volunteering and of course reading the local news for Maritime Radio – researching the local news every week has been somewhat  of an eye opener for her, who knew how much went on locally…

Katrina White

Katrina is new to the medium of Radio, and News reading. However she is keen on News and Current Affairs , so as one of the Maritime News Readers she will fit in well with the team.

Susie New

Susie has quite a pedigree in broadcasting! She started out as a reporter for a radio station up in Sheffield and then joined the BBC to become a ‘gob on a stick’ – introducing programmes on the telly. She recently gave up on a 20 year career in TV to do things that make her smile. News reading on Maritime Radio is definitely up there!

Kiki Nartey

Kiki is one of Maritime Radio’s local newsreaders.

Showbiz reporters

Bonnie Brittain

You can hear Bonnie interviewing your favourite celebrities.

Our Management Team

Daniel Foulds – IT Specialist

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.

Nathan Silveston – Broadcast Specialist

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!

David Phillips – Senior Engineer

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!

Bob LeRoi –  Senior Producer & Head of Music

Bob has been in broadcasting virtually his whole working life, starting on the Offshore Forts off the coast on his native Whitstable on Radio City. When the Pirates closed he picked up cover shows at BBC Radio Medway

A bit late in the day Radio Caroline showed interest, but before he could join the ships were towed away. On Radio Caroline’s return he was invited to make some recorded programmes. Running his own Production House he joined the BBC Radio Kent. Whilst still at the BBC he became involved supplying the Ross Revenge through 1983 – 1990 universally known as ‘The Whitstable Navy’ recording an Overdrive programme whilst aboard, Caroline DJ John Dwyer put out the show at the same time he was on the BBC!

Moving from the BBC to ILR Bob spent many happy years at the Kent ILR Invicta Radio, presenting Drivetime, and his infamous Weekend Trek and 60’s Splash. Bob produced branding some commercials and programmed music. He even fitted in a weekly show for Radio Fax in Ireland. Events changed as Invicta was taken over a number of times, Bob jumped ship to set-up his own station Medway FM the last UK ILR whilst assisting many other stations throughout Kent

During the 1990’s Bob was invited to present programmes on Radio London and Radio Northsea International when they returned from ships off the Essex coast. He did programmes for Juke Box Memories, European Klassic Rock, and then joined Radio Caroline working out of the Maidstone TV Studios and later Larkfield. For over a year Bob was the voice of Virgin Radio’s top of the hours commercial. He also made programmes for Radio Seagull and the Voice of Peace. When Medway FM was sold Bob ventured overseas to Malta to run Calypso FM taking the station from the bottom of the league to number two

Bob briefly worked for BFBS TV as a transmission controller continuity announcer. Hardly radio he set about bringing back radio from the Forts 40 years after leaving. Red Sands Radio was conceived which broadcast from the Red Sands Fort and continued from Whitstable Harbour in all for eight years

Although viewed favourably, with spasmodic local authority support it was decided that Red Sands Radio wouldn’t apply for a full licence. Instead the brand was taken to London and after two trials, Maritime Radio won a full term licence for the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Where Bob is a Director and Senior Producer

Bob can also heard twice weekly on the high powered international station Radio Mi-Amigo which broadcasts from central Europe