Dash Through The Decades
Tracks In Time
AJK Radio is the idea of Alex Kelly.
Alex has learnt his radio craft over the last 25 years via Hospital Radio, he has a passion for music and technology.
Born into a family of music lovers Trevor Richards began DJ'ing at the age of three when he was given a record player at Christmas, by the time he fifteen he was already Dj'ing in youth clubs and launched as a mobile DJ when he was eighteen.
Trevor worked for the BBC's Engineering division for over 15 years, but he still found time to join his first Hospital Radio station, Radio Whittington, (which became North London Radio) and presented programmes to the patients and staff of the Whittington Hospital In Highgate and the Northern Hospital in Holloway for over four years until he moved out of the area.
Trevor joined 'Radio Barnet' in 1984 at Barnet General and spent eighteen years presenting evening shows before family responsibilities forced him to take a break.
In 2011 he joined 'Watford Hospital Radio' where he presented a lunchtime show until 2018.
Trevor joined AJK Radio in 2016 and has presented regularly ever since. Join him every Tuesday Evening For “Trevor Richards Country”, every Thursday evening when he goes “off piste” and every Friday evening for two hours of Soul Music when he goes “Soul Searching”. You can also find Trevor's “Lunchtime Buffet” playing back to back music weekdays and with Trevor 'in-charge' at the weekends!
Trevor loves Cars, Music, Old Movies, Swimming, Cooking and eating! His regular question 'Can we get any food here' is heard in pubs and shops throughout the local area.
Carl’s Musical Experience
Carl was born in God's country. In honour of this England won a world cup he likes to think. Music formed an important part of his childhood. Mostly it it revolved around his brother playing Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath an his mum shouting "turn that racket down I can't hear myself think." Despite this Carl developed an eclectic taste in music. By the time he was a teenager he was listening to ABBA and Frank Zappa, although he didn't tell his ABBA loving friends about Frank and vice versa. In the mean time he tried desperately to become the next Jimi Hendrix but due to a lack of practice, the right equipment and any discernable talent, that idea was put on the shelf.
As a self confessed music horder, Carl ended up with a record and CD collection that, in his own words, "contains at least one thing that everyone will love and one thing that will drive people to pick up the nearest heavy blunt instrument to smash up the music system." Despite years of counselling and aversion therapy, no cure has been found for his affliction.
A new addition to the AJK Radio presenters, Gee W brings a wealth of recorded musical knowledge and experience to the radio ‘party’.
Teenage years honed the DJ and presenter craft which culminated in the operation of a London based mobile music business.
Recently back out of ‘retirement’ he has returned to the mobile music scene and is reliving the experience once again and relishing the opportunity to share his love of music with the AJK Radio listeners.
The Breakfast Show,
The Weekend Starts Here
Mutli-award winning radio presenter Justin Beattie joined our radio station in May 2018 from The Pulse HR in Watford.
He is no stranger to the live entertainment environment as during the 90s Justin was both a live DJ and a lead guitarist in various bands.
His shows are usually made up as he goes along with very little preparation which can often leave the listener on the edge of their seat!
He can be heard on The Breakfast Show 7am-9am weekday mornings; The Rock Rampage 5pm-6pm Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri as well as on Jukebox Jams Thursdays 6pm-8pm.
He also recently launched a podcast which usually includes clips from recent AJK Radio broadcasts (click his picture to find out more...)
Hi I’m Paul and I present The Decades Mix Radio show every Wednesday between 7 and 9pm. I enjoy listening to a wide variety of different music and I have had a passion for radio ever since a young age.
Lets Get Together
Norman became involved in radio in 1969 when he was a founder member
of Hospital Radio in Glasgow and Paisley.
In 1973 he became a Producer and Presenter at Radio Clyde in
Now retired he continues his interest in radio with a series of
programmes called “ Lets Get Together” which is a spotlight on an
artist or group each week playing 15 of their popular songs and
including a biographical look at their career.
He still presents a weekly show on Hospital Radio in Glasgow and
daily shows on Paisley FM in Paisley.
Daniel started in radio on hosptial radio where he met Alex, Justin, Trevor and Adrian.
He has a wide range of music tastes, but, as they say, there is no accounting for taste!
His mother says he has a face for radio.
His show is mixture of new and old, with an emphasis on disco, glam rock, 60s pop and 80s new wave. He also enjoys foreign music from yesteryear, and has some Japenese 80s funk, Finish 70s pop and 70s Dutch Glam in his record collection.
Daniel has been collecting Vinyl for over 15 years, but most of it is an acquired taste.
When not on the air he is usually found with his head inside a retro computer or fixing the code for websites.
Barry's Sofa Session
Barry does not believe in sitting in a studio to do his show, in the evening, he likes to sit back with a brew, curl up on the sofa and select some good music to listen to. On a Tuesday and Wednesday, 6-8 pm he invites you into his front room to share his evening’s selection for the Sofa Session.
From time to time, he invites people into the front room bring their instruments and play live for us. He does this for two reasons; one, so that he can annoy the neighbours, and more importantly, to bring you some great new music.
Barry splits his time between South London and Yorkshire. So quite often Tuesday and Wednesday shows come from different ends of the country. He believes he sounds more relaxed in the North; see what you think.
The show has a host of features including the quick quiz, the big long one, the sing-along-sing-song-song, and “in concert”, sometimes there is a theme but most of the time, Barry just likes to pull an eclectic selection of music from his collection to enjoy with you.
Barry has been involved in radio for nearly 35 years. Family legend reports his first word was “wireless”, so radio and the sharing of music has been at his core since an early age. Thankfully, for him, he developed a deep voice, which has meant that from time to time people like to use his voice for voice-overs and adverts.
Barry is involved with several Hospital and Community radio stations, both on-air and behind the scenes, most notably “Radio Marsden” at the Royal Marsden Hospital and “Hailsham FM” on the south coast. He is proud to add his voice to the AJK radio teamxt presenter on AJK Radio
AirPlay 40 Chart
Airplay40 – The Top 40 Singles Chart played in full compiled from station airplay on over 250 English speaking radio stations around the globe.
The chart features only the music you have been listening to, and is a reflection on what is hot, and what is not in the music world.
Spencer James has been working in the media for nearly 30 years, and has been broadcasting for over two decades.
In that time he has been the programming controller for the UK’s first bi-lingual student radio station, Production & Promotions Manager for one of Spain’s biggest English radio networks, drive time and breakfast host on stations in the south east of the UK, as well as hosting Airplay40.
His passion for the media started originally in television, where he became a first assistant director for a couple of short films, one of which was BAFTA nominated. It was whilst at university however he truly became involved in radio broadcasting. Starting as a presenter, he worked up the ranks to become the Programme Manager for 2 years whilst also attaining a degree in Film & Television at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Post graduation, he worked abroad, for what was supposed to be a summer break. 3 years later he was still there helping in the running of the station. His return to the UK saw him take a role at AA Roadwatch, reporting travel news across north London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire as one of the flying eyes. He spent his days flying around in a small airplane reporting on accidents and jams. It sounds more glamorous than it was!
In 2003 he started working as a presenter for one of the major radio groups in the South East of the UK, working throughout the schedule from drive time to breakfast show presenter.
In the spring of 2008, Spencer hit upon the idea of a chart show for radio stations broadcasting to expatriates, and from that The eXpat Chart was born. Fast forward 3 years, and the show had expanded to a bigger audience than ever before expected. As a result, the name was changed and at the start of 2013, the chart became known as Airplay40.
When Spencer is not behind the microphone, he can be found cheering on the England rugby team, as well as trying to hit a golf ball around the place. He also likes creating and experimenting in the kitchen, trying to invent new and interesting recipes, usually with varying degrees of success.