Born in Shropshire my adventures so far have taken me to six continents and many countries. Along the way a book has been written and published, I have sold everything from cars to pizza and houses to advertising and I even found myself buying a B&B after a random rugby game in Bath. It’s been a crazy ride so far and I look forward to every day and its new adventures. But the one thing that remains constant is the joy that’s found in helping people to find their courage and their own brand of happy. I offer coaching to those looking to rekindle their joy and I run Laughtercise sessions helping people to harness the wonderful power of laughter.
Steve is a professional broadcaster with over 40 years’ experience of presentation, production and station management at the highest levels of the British radio industry. He moved into the area over 20 years ago to become programme director for GWR Wiltshire and Bath.
Dave Mason is a designate trustee of Radio Bath and presenter of Friday afternoons.
His was the voice that launched Somerset’s first commercial radio station in 1989, going onto present on major city stations in North West England throughout the 90’s. Dave became a TV journalist and presenter, working for HTV, ITN, GMTV and as a correspondent for BBC News at Radio Five Live and Radio 1 Newsbeat.
He has lived in Bath for 15 years, where he returned to work at ITV Westcountry, before running a successful media training business, which he now owns and operates from Bath. Dave is passionate about music, loving everything from The Beatles to The Stranglers.
Simon is a former British diplomat, corporate finance adviser and two times national award-winning social entrepreneur. He was recently re-elected Mayor of Bradford on Avon.
Petra works as an actor, producer, reporter and presenter in and around the Bath and Bristol area. Having trained at Bath Spa University, Petra lived in Bath for 8 years and continues to work in the city.
Petra is extensively involved in local youth work, running drama workshops for children and young adults. She also develops and hosts events for local businesses and charities.
I will be presenting “Bath Means Business” from 12pm - 2pm on Wednesdays. Bath Means Business is dedicated to exploring Bath’s business community through conversation and music.
Each week I’ll be interviewing Bath’s businesses, asking them about their story and what their business brings to the local community. We’ll also go through their favourite tunes and take a few listener calls!
My show is sponsored by Pixie App.
Born in South Africa, my father was a part-time DJ on the national radio station. He had a great voice so when we came to England when I was 11, he managed to get a job straight away with the local BBC TV centre. I wanted to follow in his footsteps so worked on local newspapers in the West Country. The next step was a job with Plymouth-based Westward TV. Then up the road to HTV West in Bristol where I worked for 35 years - a reporter, presenter, news director, producer. It was great fun but by the time I retired 2 years ago I had been in television for more than 4 decades.
Now its a new challenge - live on a community radio station...its going to fulfill my love of talking people in and around Bath.
James Mills James originally from Bristol, moved to Peasedown St John during the pandemic, James loves traveling, public transport such as Trains, Buses, visiting seaside places, during the summer he can usually be found in his favourite seaside town of Weymouth.Tom Bradey Tom is from Peasedown St John, he loves traveling, musicals, and works in Public Transport. When Tom has a day off, he loves traveling, and visiting new places, he can also occasionally be found in the Theatre, and has worked with some big names, including Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton who are touring in the UK and Ireland tour of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, which no doubt about it, is Tom’s favourite musical.
Paul has been DJing since the late 70’s and has played Soul, Funk, Jazz and Disco music in some of the top nightclubs right across the country, as well as Tiffany’s, Chemise and Nero’s more locally. While throughout the 80’s and 90’s he played in clubs all over the UK, Europe and Scandinavia.
While he still plays at private parties with his PGM disco and takes “The Soulforce Show” to events, he loves sharing his passion for music on Radio where he can play tracks not normally heard on the dance floor.
Shaun is a Bathonion and still lives in the city. He was brought up in the Snow Hill area and in the 70’s got involved in Kids street theatre with the Bath Arts Workshop, now Natural Theatre Company.
He trained and worked in the catering industry and for the last 25 years has been involved in travel, escorting groups as far east as Moscow and west as Hollywood. Shaun also played in Bath bands Snapshot Parody in the 80’s and Bristol band Raka in the 90’s. His musical highlight was playing at the 25th Anniversary of Glastonbury in 1995 with the latter.
He is a keen follower of Bath City and goes to see them at Twerton Park whenever possible. While he’s been interviewed many times on the radio, this is Shaun’s introduction into live presenting. Listen to Shaun on the breakfast show Mon-Wed 7-9 and Sat 8-10.
Join Tim and Nikki on the morning show 10 till 12 every Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday. Kick start your mid morning with some amazing tunes and a bit of jovial banter.
Tune in for in for news, travel updates, local interviews and all thats cool and up and coming from your Radio Bath morning duo. Send in your dedications, shoutouts and anything else you want to hear or tell us about. We love requests so keep them coming in.
Contact us: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com call us on 0300 3021215. Keep us posted. Top of the mornin to you all.
Jonny's professional career started/stalled in 1985 when he embarked on a decade of spectacular failure as a professional actor. How bad did it get? Well being edited out of the infamous Movie "Sheena Queen of the Jungle" - described by Time Out Magazine as "the worst film in Cinematography history" - was a low point few can equal. Thankfully, better sense finally prevailed in 1994, when the lure of a TV presenting career at Croydon Cable proved too tempting. Much to his surprise, he enjoyed a certain level of continued success in this new profession - the highlight being a 12-year stint as the Presenter of Channel 5 Baseball, every Wednesday and Sunday night - midnight until 5am!. In addition to becoming the face & voice of UK Baseball, Jonny was also lucky enough to host a number of other sport shows for Channel 5, ranging from Moto GP, to NHL to Boxing Classics to the Sports Chat Show "Live & Dangerous" - ironic since it was neither live or dangerous! Outside of Channel 5, he also presented the Sports News for ITV's London Tonight, helped launch Sky Sports's Sky Poker show, presented Live TV's greyhound coverage on Dog Night Live, and has hosted over 50 cricket shows for ESPN. Bizarrely he also fulfilled a life-long ambition to front two Gameshows on Channel 5 (Brainteaser and Memory Bank). A TV Critic once said of my career: "He's the King TV Presenter of shows that nobody watches, at times when no ones awake, on Channels that most likely no longer exist!"But it is in the Events Industry that Jonny is now perhaps best known. For 25 years, he has been fine-tuning his technique as a charity auctioneer, which much to his surprise has resulted in him raising in excess of £160m+. He has been honoured to work for numerous charities of all sizes (CRUK, The NSPCC, Prince’s Trust etc). In fact, we believe he is now officially the UK's most prolific Charity Auctioneer ever. He is also lucky enough to work as an MC and Awards Host, working for his own personal heroes and living legends such as Lord Ian Botham OBE, Lawrence Dallaglio OBE and Sir Steve Redgrave. More recently you can also catch his dodgy dulcet tones on ITV’s iconic game show – Catchphrase. Radio has proved the one true unconquered mountain in this sketchy career. Other than a 3 month stint as a Continuity Announcer on Radio 4 (He was fired for speaking too quickly), and two years hosting a baseball show on Radio 5 Live (He was fired for not be willing to host the show every Sunday which would have meant missing out being with his son Tommy), his radio career has remained forever elusive. So we are excited to welcome him to the Radio Bath team to help scratch that itch You can listen to Jonny deliver a show of music and chat, on Tuesdays from 2pm - 4pm.
Tim was born (more years ago than he cares to remember) in Bradford on Avon where he lived until a few years ago when he took the momentous decision to move two miles up the road.
Tim has recently retired after working as a Principal Lecturer and Associate Head of Bristol Law School at UWE.
Tim has always had a great passion for music and all things local and is thrilled to be joining Radio Bath. Tim says he is ‘not an experienced presenter, but a very enthusiastic one’.
Join him each Monday morning between 10am and 12 to go along with him on his new journey.
Andy Henly has a very recognisable voice in the city having been broadcasting professionally since 1988 on stations such GWR FM, Gold, Bath FM and The Breeze. Andy will be presenting Bath’s Big Quiz each Sunday and playing a mixture of the best new music and the biggest hits of all time.
Away from the microphone Andy is a keen radio amateur (busman’s holiday) and quiz master. He will relax by cooking, taking long walks and has an unhealthy appetite for Television and Films from a bygone age with probably the biggest DVD collection of classic and cult shows this side of Twerton.
Jenette has lived in Bradford on Avon for 32 years and is the founder of Travel Options 4U, an independent travel agency in the heart of Bradford on Avon. Passionate about all things travel, she has been in the industry for 33 years. She also has a passion for learning & development, having also taught Travel and Tourism & Business for 15 years in local colleges, including Bath.
Jenette also has a keen interest in Mental Health.
Cut her in two and you’ll see a world map leading you to exciting destinations all over the world! World cultures and people are another passion of hers. Jenette is closely related to Bath, having previously worked for ten years running a travel agency in Kingsmead Square when she relocated from the New Forest , aged just 19.
A family-centred individual, Jenette’s teenage sons, husband and crazy dog Dottie all provide inspiration in her life. Jenette loves supporting Bath’s local area, and is a strong advocate for independent businesses. Celebrating and supporting the local community is one of her favourite things to do! Despite her love for the West Country, she loves exploring new destinations and craves for a Thelma and Louise road trip at least once a year - Japan’s at the top of her to-go list.
Originally born in Yorkshire (Oh, can you hear it…), Hollie is a life-long music lover who relocated to Bath to study at University. Now at 25 years old, Hollie has been visiting, working and performing at music festivals since she was 9, and has loved every minute. She has seen some of the best bands and artists live and loves how music has the power to bring people together.Hollie has often been told she was born in the wrong era, (possibly triggered by her flared jeans and her passion for The Beatles) but her aim at Radio Bath is to present a platform for music new and old, music she feels deserves more recognition.
Hollie admires Bath’s rich musical heritage and aims to celebrate and contribute to the success of Bath’s contemporary music scene by using her experience to help everyone enjoy and discover some fantastic music!
I am a jazz singer, now retired from performing. I worked primarily through the late 70’s until fairly recently in and around the Bath/Bristol area with jazz bands and was lucky enough to work with some great musicians and had a lot of fun through music.
I shall be broadcasting to you from my riverside studio and hope to entertain you with some great sounds as well as supporting jazz music and artists during these challenging times, by introducing you to contemporary young musicians as well as playing the classics that make us feel so good.
As Art Blakey said "Jazz washes away the dust of every day life."
Whether it's playing (to a sometimes questionable standard) or more than not often watching, sport has always been one of the over-riding passions of my life.
A 20-year career as a sports journalist and editor, working for media organisations in and around Bath and Wiltshire, allowed me to indulge that passion every day, offering the opportunity to tell sporting stories from all levels from the grass roots up as well as report from events including the Olympic Games, world championships, Six Nations rugby and the Football League.
This sporting obsession is one reason why it's an honour to be part of this exciting community project, offering Bath and west Wiltshire's sporting clubs, organisations and individuals a vital local platform to talk about their achievements, ambitions, stories and how they are making a difference in their communities.
Nick Day spent the best years of his life in Bath as Goalkeeper for the mighty New Inn United braving the micro climate that is the Lansdown football pitches.
Nick has broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Wiltshire, BBC 5Live as well as television credits including Sky Sports and Made in Bristol TV. His Goalkeeping skills were somewhat dubious so he spent 25 years in a role much more suitable to his footballing ability as Stadium Announcer at Bristol Rovers Football Club.
Listen to Nick present Breakfast on Radio Bath on weekday mornings from 7-9am.
Marius has combined a career in education with a professional profile in contemporary music. He can truthfully attest to have been the top funk bass-plying secondary Headteacher in England for over a decade!After cutting his jazz teeth with the Andrew Stanton quartet and Spot the Zebra in the Midlands, he moved to Bristol in the eighties, forming Taboola Rasa, who played an accessible form of worldbeat jazz to audiences throughout the SouthWest.
He continues to perform with his partner Cindy Stratton, running local choirs and singing workshops too. Find out more about Marius at https://scip5.net/
Cynthia Wihardja combines psychology and business strategy to guide business leaders to create a solid mindset and implement the right strategies that accelerates success.
She was born in Indonesia and has lived in the US, Singapore, France, and now the UK. Cynthia is the founder of 2 coaching firms in Indonesia and The Brave Zone based in Bath, a business advisory service guiding self employed professionals to find their uniqueness and sharpen their marketing approach. She has spoken in 12 countries as a keynote speaker, radio guest, coach’s coach, and personal development trainer.
As part of giving back, she serves as a pro bono coach for a non-profit entrepreneurship school for underprivileged teens in Indonesia, a volunteer at the Holburne Museum, and now as the host for BRAVE Business Conversations on Radio Bath. For more information, go to www.thebravezone.com.
Robbie has lived in Bath & the West Wiltshire area for more than 30 years. Married with 2 children, 3 step children & now 3 Grand children, all of whom love living in this area, Robbie is here to stay!
With a life long passion for popular music & radio, Robbie brings you an eclectic mix of music interspersed with gentle observation.
I will be presenting 'Out of Africa' every Monday evening at 9pm. I lived and worked in Africa for several years in the 1970's and 1980's before settling in Bath in 1984. I worked in the copper mining industry in Zambia and iron ore mining in Liberia. For most of my working life I worked with computers. In 2003 I switched track to work in the Council. Now in 2021 I am moving into radio which I love listening to. Since moving to Bath I have always been active in the community and love the City and its people. I also have strong links to Wiltshire through my wife who is from the Chippenham area.
I have travelled in quite a few countries on the African continet and love Africa. This show is exclusively about the positives from the continent - especially its music, culture and diversity.
Born and bred in Bath where he lived for over 40 years, Pete is now semi retired after a career mainly in financial services. A lifelong and passionate rock music fan since the early 1970’s, with a love of listening to music and attending live gigs, having seen most major bands since his first show, Focus at Bristol Hippodrome in 1974.Pete is also a musician, playing keyboards in local band “Warner Brothers Sisters”. Pete can be heard on “Bath Rocks” every Sunday evening, bringing you old and new classic rock.
Lenny McCartney was manufactured in the wonderful city of Bath where he fell into the skinhead scene initially before developing his life-long love of reggae.Lenny's interest in all things reggae was propagated by the great 'Mad' Mick Ringham, resident DJ at the Kosmo Klub in Broad Street situated in the YMCA building! Mick's choice of playing boss reggae, ska, Motown and stax really set the ball rolling regarding Lenny's musical tastes! His mission statement for his show on Radio Bath is to spread the joy of reggae music!
Nick has lived in and around Bradford on Avon for the last 28 years having moved from the East Anglia. He began his working life as a teacher moving into social work in later years. He’s a keen sportsman and whilst the days of competitive team sports like rugby and basketball are behind him, he still enjoys playing tennis for his local club. He can also been seen occasionally performing in locals pubs with his band The Dropped Hondas.Nick is one of the presenters of the Earth Matters show, his interest in all things ecological and environmental has its roots in the travelling he did as a younger man. The growing awareness of human kinds impact on our climate has seen Nick become increasingly involved in efforts to raise awareness of the effects of climate change and the lifestyle changes we’ll need to adopt as it’s impact starts to be felt by more and more of the global population.
A native Bathonian, Richard’s involvement with music has been a lifelong affair, alongside a career in the engineering world. On the festival trail, he claims to remember being at the original Bath Festival of Blues, on the Rec. More recently, on the jazz circuit, favourites include the Nice and Juan Les Pins festivals - for the weather and the food, as well as the music - plus of course Brecon, for its nightlife.In the Jazz Blues And More programmes for Radio Bath, Richard aims to present a range of artists and material which can be enjoyable for the non specialist listener, as well as being interesting for the more committed music buffs. Although holding previous convictions for attempting to play guitar, those renditions are, luckily, embargoed from the show.
Clare works in Bath and Bristol, running her own Professional Coaching business, Fortem Coaching. She is passionate about empowering people and supporting them to thrive and grow in their careers. She is also a qualified Mindfulness Teacher, and enjoys helping people to reduce stress and boost their wellbeing. She grew up in London, and before becoming a coach, was a Chartered Surveyor working in Corporate Real Estate. She has a love of business, people and self development.Clare’s Shows: ‘Lunch with Clare Harris’ is your Monday dose of Motivation. She shares coaching tips, explores inspiring self development and wellbeing topics and also interviews industry guests. On Fridays, she co-hosts The Nick & Clare Breakfast Show where they cover national and local stories, play awesome music and have a damn good laugh together. When she’s not coaching or at Radio Bath, you’ll often find her walking her Boston Terrier with her family, in one of Bath’s stunning open spaces.
Leigh had an unconventional upbringing on the south coast and raised on a diet of Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bob Marley, X-ray Specs and Fleetwood Mac!His love of music was first sparked after watching "The Specials" on the Old Grey Whistle test aged 10 years old and he has never looked back.Always interested in the quirky, unusual and more leftfield musical styles, but gravitates to the funkier styles of music and has a love of dancing (when his knees allow)!Leigh is also a lover of live music and attends gigs as often as possible he is also an avid festival goer. Expect to hear music from most genres, songs that span the decades from the 1950s to the current day with music as diverse as Acid Jazz to Frank Zappa and Afro-beat to Zydeco, with a bit of everything else in-between thrown in for good measure.As resident of Bath for 30 years he is a converted Bathonian, but prefers the Bath City football club to Bath rugby.He is married with three (almost) grown up children and works in healthcare.