Radio
Feckenham’s Own local radio station
2020 Swansbook Radio
STUART KNOWLES Swansbrook’s hard man of news interrogates our politicians, councillors and publicans in his relentless quest for the truth. Stuart learned all about Broadcasting at the BBC and was a top reporter with a number of national stations before returning to his original career in law - our very own legal eagle. Stuart presents and produces “The Broadsheet” and “In Conversation” as well as coordinating the station’s factual output and organising the schedules.
THE STAFF COME AND JOIN US…. we’re all volunteers and we’d love some help. No matter whether you want to produce programmes or just produce the tea - we’d welcome you! email us on radio@swansbrook.com and we’ll be glad to meet you!
IAN BELLION Ian has worked in broadcasting since the world began. For years the voice of “disgusted of Tunbridge Wells” on BBC Points of View, he’s worked on both sides of the microphone and camera, is an actor and playwright and currently works as a voiceover artist. Known up and down the land for his cheerful catch phrase “I’m off to the pub”. Ian produces and presents his weekly “Happy Hour”, reports on goings on and looks after Swansbrook’s website.
COLIN JAMES Born in 1944, Colin came through the birth of ‘Pop’ , starting with Rock’n’Roll, as we know it. He made his first broadcast in December of 1964 on Radio City, a pirate station and later in 1970 joined BBC Radio Medway (later Kent), being their ‘first guest DJ’. Colin now brings his vast experience and musical knowledge to Swansbrook. Colin produces and presents his “The Way We Were” programmes airing daily on Swansbrook.
PAUL FUREY Dr.Paul is the caring voice of Swansbrook. Known for his work with bees and a love of big cigars. Dr Paul is constantly on the move and will be reporting from exotic locations throughout the Shire. If it’s touchy feely Dr Paul will be there touching it and feeling it and if it needs probing Dr Paul’s probe will be primed. It’s not clear what sort of Doctor he is but It’s widely believed that he has an ology of some sort. Paul presents and produces “In Conversation” as well as special events and large projects
CHRIS FLETCHER Chris is a native of Solihull but came to the calmer waters of Feckenham in 2006. She was a lead presenter on the experimental FM broadcasts we made under our former name of W.A.K.E FM. She’s an experienced chorister having sung with the London Hospitals combined choirs in the Albert Hall and Festival Hall when she was working at Great Ormond Street in the 70’s - this, combined with her encyclopedic knowledge of “serious” music makes Chris the ideal producer/presenter for our “Classical Swansbrook” show.
CAROL PRICE Carol’s our Bradley Green and Droitwich correspondent. She’s a member of two local choirs and is involved with Arts organisations in the area. Carol contributes items to The Broadsheet and Happy Hour as well as working on special projects and investigations.
KATHY GEE, MBE Kathy Gee brings dignity to the airwaves with her reports from cultural meccas and artistic shrines. Kathy is our continuity announcer and uses her poetic skills to raise the tone of our output. Recently honoured, Dame Kathy will be first on heir when King Charles is crowned… Kathy is our Head of Archiving and referree in times of squabbles.
JAMES VAUGHTON James is the technical genius behind Swansbrook Radio. He set up and maintains all of our transmission systems and servers - and he’s the person we turn to when it all goes horribly wrong. James is an acomplished broadcaster in his own right and has been involved in community stations near his home in St Albans.
OUT AND ABOUT
We love meeting the people - If there’s something happening in Feckenham or nearby, Swansbrook Radio will be there. Our “Pop-Up” studio pops up at all sorts of events from festivals to forums. Let us know if you’re holding an event that would be suitable for a pop up!
GISSA TUNE
Most of our programmes feature music. We can call on one of the largest libraries of recorded music in the world - so, if you want to request a particular piece of music please dont hesitate to get in touch.
GET IN TOUCH
We want to hear from you. We’re all volunteers so can’t be at the end of a phone… but emails to radio@swansbrook.com are always responded to quickly.
The Best Things in life are FREE But unfortunately licenses to broadcast aren’t! We keep our expenditure to the bare minimum but we do have to pay for the music we play, the software we use and the equipment we break… Please help us keep Swansbrook on the air and keeping Feckenham’s community informed and amused - any amount small or large! Click the “Donate” button below to give by card or Paypal account.
Supported by Feckenham Parish Council
Radio
Feckenham’s Own local radio station
2020 Swansbook Radio
THE STAFF COME AND JOIN US…. we’re all volunteers and we’d love some help. No matter whether you want to produce programmes or just produce the tea - we’d welcome you! email us on radio@swansbrook.com and we’ll be glad to meet you!
STUART KNOWLES Swansbrook’s hard man of news interrogates our politicians, councillors and publicans in his relentless quest for the truth. Stuart learned all about Broadcasting at the BBC and was a top reporter with a number of national stations before returning to his original career in law - our very own legal eagle. Stuart presents and produces “The Broadsheet” and “In Conversation” as well as coordinating the station’s factual output and organising the schedules.
IAN BELLION Ian has worked in broadcasting since the world began. For years the voice of “disgusted of Tunbridge Wells” on BBC Points of View, he’s worked on both sides of the microphone and camera, is an actor and playwright and currently works as a voiceover artist. Known up and down the land for his cheerful catch phrase “I’m off to the pub”. Ian produces and presents his weekly “Happy Hour”, reports on goings on and looks after Swansbrook’s website.
COLIN JAMES Born in 1944, Colin came through the birth of ‘Pop’ , starting with Rock’n’Roll, as we know it. He made his first broadcast in December of 1964 on Radio City, a pirate station and later in 1970 joined BBC Radio Medway (later Kent), being their ‘first guest DJ’. Colin now brings his vast experience and musical knowledge to Swansbrook. Colin produces and presents his “The Way We Were” programmes airing daily on Swansbrook.
PAUL FUREY Dr.Paul is the caring voice of Swansbrook. Known for his work with bees and a love of big cigars. Dr Paul is constantly on the move and will be reporting from exotic locations throughout the Shire. If it’s touchy feely Dr Paul will be there touching it and feeling it and if it needs probing Dr Paul’s probe will be primed. It’s not clear what sort of Doctor he is but It’s widely believed that he has an ology of some sort. Paul presents and produces “In Conversation” as well as special events and large projects
CHRIS FLETCHER Chris is a native of Solihull but came to the calmer waters of Feckenham in 2006. She was a lead presenter on the experimental FM broadcasts we made under our former name of W.A.K.E FM. She’s an experienced chorister having sung with the London Hospitals combined choirs in the Albert Hall and Festival Hall when she was working at Great Ormond Street in the 70’s - this, combined with her encyclopedic knowledge of “serious” music makes Chris the ideal producer/presenter for our “Classical Swansbrook” show.
KATHY GEE, MBE Kathy Gee brings dignity to the airwaves with her reports from cultural meccas and artistic shrines. Kathy is our continuity announcer and uses her poetic skills to raise the tone of our output. Recently honoured, Dame Kathy will be first on heir when King Charles is crowned… Kathy is our Head of Archiving and referree in times of squabbles.
CAROL PRICE Carol’s our Bradley Green and Droitwich correspondent. She’s a member of two local choirs and is involved with Arts organisations in the area. Carol contributes items to The Broadsheet and Happy Hour as well as working on special projects and investigations.
JAMES VAUGHTON James is the technical genius behind Swansbrook Radio. He set up and maintains all of our transmission systems and servers - and he’s the person we turn to when it all goes horribly wrong. James is an acomplished broadcaster in his own right and has been involved in community stations near his home in St Albans.
GET IN TOUCH
We want to hear from you. We’re all volunteers so can’t be at the end of a phone… but emails to radio@swansbrook.com are always responded to quickly.
The Best Things in life are FREE But unfortunately licenses to broadcast aren’t! We keep our expenditure to the bare minimum but we do have to pay for the music we play, the software we use and the equipment we break… Please help us keep Swansbrook on the air and keeping Feckenham’s community informed and amused - any amount small or large! Click the “Donate” button below to give by card or Paypal account.