Meet the Team

Sheila Vanloo

Curtain Up with Sheila V - Wednesday afternoons 1 - 4 pm. Presented by Sheila V bringing you all the latest theatre news, reviews, previews and some fabulous live guests.  The show is dedicated to all aspects of Cornish Arts, from theatre to film, dance to books and everything in between.
 
Cornwall Sound Lounge  Sunday evenings 7 - 10 pm. A showcase for local and touring musicians with special guests playing a live session each week. Previews/reviews and the good gig guide. Join Sheila V for the best local music. 
 

 

Bernie Shepherd

Wednesday mornings 10am-1pm

When Bernie is back on form and well again, he brings his love of music and rugby together, his chocies include music from the fifties onwards.

 

Ringo

Out of his Shed Thursday 10-1pm and Bouncing into the Weekend Friday 7-10pm

The housewives favourite amateur mixes old with new alternative music,usually while out of his shed. A request driven show, do the right thing and text-a-request.

What attracted you to community radio? .....All the bright and shiny things!
Who are your favourite musical influences? Beatles,Jam,Clash, Any obscurities.
What was your first concert you attended? Dr Feelgood
What was the last one you attended?....Brian Jonestown Massacre.
What is your favourite mode of transport?........Motorbike
What was your first car/motorbike etc?.......Isetta 300 bubble car.
If money was no object what car/motorbike etc would you like to own? Porsche 365c
Where is your favourite holiday destination? .......Pentewan
Why?.....close!
What is your favourite food?........edible!
Which famous person dead or alive would you invite for a bite to eat?....Reg Varney.

 

Biff Griffin

Bill Griffin hosts Mondays 10.00 am - 1pm

 
 

Pam Griffin

Pam Griffin hosts Pam's Baywatch Monday.          1 - 4pm

 

Graham Dewings

Monday Drivetime 4-7pm

Friday A-Z 5-7pm

Im a St Austell boy born and bred and a retired engineer, married with a family all living in the general area.

I have a wide interest in music , theres not much I don't like. All types of Rock. Blues, Jazz, Swing, the list is endless.

The first artist I ever saw was Bert Weedon (who?)  A middle aged guitarist in the middle of the Rock and Roll era. and shortly after, the one and only Gene Vincent on a UK tour. I never looked back, all this thanks to my late sister who was much older and quite and influence.

Favourite Bands ?   The early days was most artists on the Stax label like,  Otis Redding , James Brown, Eddie Floyd,  Sam and Dave.(Original Soul music) Blood Sweat and Tears,  Chicago, with their brass influences.

Hence the love of swing and the sweet harmonies of the Manhattan Transfer. Did I say harmonies well that brings me to the four Seasons and Beach Boys whose music I enjoyed playing with a local band before the family came along.

Now I do a couple of slots each week on RSAB , Monday drivetime 4pm to 7pm and Friday A to Z,  5pm to 7pm and what a learning curve for my music knowledge.

How did that happen?

I am a keen golfer and was chatting to Biff Griffin our seniors golf captain at Porthpean Golf Club who has been with the radio station since its beginning, and mentioned I have listened to RSAB for a few years ,and he suggested I consider joining the team.

The rest is history, and oh boy do I enjoy the involvement.

 
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Sean Simpson

Simmo's Jukebox Monday 7-10pm

 
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Janie J

10am to 1pm Tuesday

 
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Carclaze CP School

4-5 Tuesday

 
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Alice Avery

Song Surfing Tuesday 5-7pm

 

Issy Tate

Friday Drivetime 4-5pm                                          Issy is 14, the youngest presenter at RSAB.

She has been volunteering for about 6 years now, after starting out on the Carclaze show and co-hosting with Mr Mark Norman.
Her musical tastes are varied but she’s a bit of an indie fan, with Catfish and the Bottlemen currently being her favourite band.
She likes a bit of Harry Styles too but we won’t say much about that.
You’ll hear a huge variety of music on Issy’s show and she loves getting requests.
She likes to play the guitar, although she’s still learning and likes to play the piano too. She also likes to annoyingly tap things to make noises.
 
Random facts about Issy -
She’d swap her brother for garlic bread.
She once met AC/DC but didn’t know who they were.
She went to see Jamie Lawson and cried like a baby when Ed Sheeran appeared as a special guest.
Her favourite animal is a giraffe, as they have similar length legs.
When she was born, The Universal by Blur was playing. She doesn’t remember this. Obviously.
She hates shopping and hates shoes but she has a huge love for her ipad, that seems to be constantly attached to her hand.
She loves dogs. Actually, she loves all animals and would really love a turtle (when she was little she wanted a pet cow)
 
She’ll entertain you on a Friday afternoon from 4-5, with her take on all things from a teenage point of view.
 

Laura Sandey

Quizological Thursday 4-6pm

What attracted you to community radio?

The chance to get involved in something that would benefit local people. It's great fun meeting new people and learning new skills too.                    Who are your favourite musical influences?          I love music from all genres and eras. My favourite depends very much on my mood at the time and can often change at the drop of a hat.               What was your first concert you attended?          Kids In Glass Houses playing at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth                                          What was the last one you attended?              Simple Plan with support from Ghost Town and The Bottom Line at the O2 in Bristol                        What is your favourite mod of transport?       Walking!                                                              What was your first car/motorbike etc?               Still waiting for this to happen but hopefully won't be much longer                                                      If money was no object what car/motorbike etc would you like to own?                          Lamborghini Gallardo                                         Where is your favourite holiday destination?         I like going anywhere that has a nice view of the coastline.                                                             Why?                                                                 Being by the sea makes me feel relaxed and peaceful which is always a high priority when getting away for a holiday                                   What is your favourite food?                                  I like Italian food especially pizza                     Which famous person dead or alive would you invite for a bite to eat?                                  Murray Walker. I am mad about motorsports especially Formula One so having a chat to him about his experiences of the sport would be pretty cool.

 
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The Eden Team

Thursday 6-8pm

 
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Steve Tregidgo, Alex Giles, Robin Francis

The Radar Thursday 8-10pm

Join Steve and the crew for an exclectic mix of music and chat.

Visit the show page to see a complete history of Radar playlists: http://www.rsab.org/page/91/the-radar-with-steve-tregidgo 

 

Martin Bate

Our Ready Steady Mod presenter, Sunday mornings 10am to 12noon. Playing the best mix of Mod, Northern Soul, R&B and Motown. So pleased to have Martin back after a health scare, and his pre recorded Sunday show makes Sunday mornings worth getting up for.

 

Mark Norman (The Man with the Face for Radio)

A-Z of Reggae Sunday 4-7pm

Mark presents the A-Z of Reggae and covers absent presenters when work isn't in the way.

What attracted you to community radio? I was made redundant and at a loose end, I just wanted to make the tea and help out and soon got a taste for doing the presenting, being part of a group of fun people and knowing something small that you do can bring pleasure to others.                           Who are your favourite musical influences? Has to be Jamaican reggae, but also bands from UK and around the world, but to answer this would fill the site with band names, there are just so many.   What was your first concert you attended? Lindisfarne                                                          What was the last one you attended? Madness as part of an all day concert that had many good bands.                                                                What is your favourite mode of transport? Motorcyles                                                        What was your first car/motorbike etc? A moped, Puch Maxi                                                               If money was no object what car would you like to own? An original Honda GL1000 Gold Wing      Where is your favourite holiday destination? Before moving to Cornwall it was Polperro now I can pop down there I would say SW France.   Why? The weather, the people the laid back lifestyle, there are similarities with Cornwall.       What is your favourite food? Pasta                 Which famous person dead or alive would you invite for a bite to eat?  Bob Marley and Linton Kwesi Johnson

 

Pat, Brad and a friend......

Brad and Pat Orchard

The End of the World Show, Wednesday 7-8.30pm

 

 

Janet Pollard

Currently I'm doing Tuesday 7 to 10pm


Eclectic bag musically, pop, folk, jazz, 60s to current. My son is one half of a band, Mount Kimbie, I love their music and so that will feature from time to time!

I love film and some music will be from film soundtracks.
I'm a very keen gardener, wildlife enthusiast, love the outdoors. When work commitments allow I also volunteer for People and Gardens.

Addicted to sudoku.

I'm married, have two children a gorgeous Labrador, and a very cute cat!
I'm a foodie, love freshly cooked, tasty food of all origins.

 
 

Cathy Morgan (Queen of Cheese)

Cathy is currently covering shows when she can be freed from work.

What attracted you to community radio?   I was volunteering for CHBN (Cornwall Hospital Broadcasting Network) at Treliske when a local opportunity became available at RSAB, so I contacted the Station Manager and started the same time as Nigel Bassett.                                Who are your favourite musical influences?  I love anything with a good disco beat or power ballet that you can really belt out. If I was to choose something to make me dance, it would be something cheesy from the 80's                          What was your first concert you attended? UB40 Glasgow Barrowlands                                        What was the last one you attended? Coldplay Cardiff                                                               What is your favourite mode of transport? Taxi! What was your first car/motorbike etc?   I had a motorbike and passed my bike test before I started driving lessons. As soon as I passed my car test - the bike was traded for a red Ford Fiesta 1.4sport and I loved it! Thought I was the bees knees.          If money was no object what car/motorbike etc would you like to own?  A car would be anything convertible. I don't ride a bike now, too many cars.    Where is your favourite holiday destination? Ibiza Why?  Lots to do, great weather, lovely boat trips and restaurants.                                               What is your favourite food? I am a real foodie. Chinese is my top choice.                               Which famous person dead or alive would you invite for a bite to eat?   Paul O'Grady. I think he's fab!

 

 
 

Vanessa Geiger

What attracted you to community radio?

For me, it's the freedom to play music that really moves you, sifting through songs that cover all kinds of human emotion. You're not tied to the machine of money (though we need it to run), which allows you to share the sonic world, in more depth. I also love when people tell me stories, so I can find a tune to compliment a part of their journey on this blue dot. 

Who are your favourite musical influences?

My first true love with music was Tori Amos, she has always slayed me. My proclivity is a bit more ethereal. When I was quite young, I was pretty obsessed with Melissa Etheridge, as she was my only outlet to any thing LGBT. I spent my more formative years in Texas, so it was quite difficult growing up, silently being gay. Music was my santuary, and still is. I am on a St. Vincent, and PJ Harvey, kick at the moment.                             What was your first concert you attended?        Tori Amos - Boys For Pele era.                            What was the last one you attended?        Goldfrapp, I am actually going to see Tori Amos in London next month...see a pattern?                  What was your first car/motorbike etc?                A sweet arse Honda Civic. I adored that little booger.                                                                  If money was no object what car/motorbike etc would you like to own?                                 Probably a Porsche, or a Ferrari. Not going to lie, I love a fast car. I used to street race as a teenager. I am an adrenaline junkie.                                   Where is your favourite holiday destination?          I don't set out with destinations in mind. I usually go online, find the cheapest place to travel to, and just go. Even if I don't know where it is. I don't research it beforehand, and the surprise awaits me. I actually found Newquay this way. I found a ticket for £2.50 return, to 'New kway.' It was a very special moment in time for me. I also learned how to pronounce it properly when I arrived. Though I still have great difficulty pronouncing Cornish words.                                                                What is your favourite food?                                        It varies with my mood. But when I can find a good vegan meal, I am a happy panther.                    Which famous person dead or alive would you invite for a bite to eat?                                       Greta Garbo. Because, Greta Garbo.

 

Al Roberts

Al Roberts presents Tunes From The Man Cave. 8.30 - 10pm Wednesday evenings.

Duke Ellington once said 'There are only two types of music - good and bad'  In the Man Cave we only play what we consider to be good music. All genres are considered, the aim is to play artists and tracks that are not often heard on main stream radio stations. To quote another great man 'Turn on, tune in, drop out'. This is a pre recorded show.

 

Dom Wherry

Riding the Waves Friday 7-10pm

Dom took the Breakfast Show reins on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but now has decided that he still wants to come in when it is dark, but in the evenings instead.

His eclectic and upbeat music tastes will get the weekend underway.


Twitter : - Dom_Wherry
Facebook : - Dom Wherry

 

Nigel Bassett

The Breakfast Show with Nigel Bassett,                7 ‘til 10am

Wake up with the only RSAB person up at stupid o`clock in the mornings, with regular features including Hooper’s Hits, Breakfast Brainteasers, Daily Dad Dancing Track as selected by you, interviews with local organisations and groups most days, checkout any daftness in the newspapers, weekly reviews on Plymouth Speedway, Pam`s Potty Poem and general blurbishness. Looking forward to your company already. 


Nigel has also taken on Saturday Brunch from 10.00 am - 1pm. His usual mix of morning madness, just a bit later!

 

Cathryn Hill

Cat covers for gaps and helps out on outisde events, when she is not working.

Cathryn, known as Cat on the radio and to her close friends and family, was born in St Albans. She has two boys and both have taken on her love of rock music. Due to working shifts as a nurse, Cat is unable to take a permanent role on the radio at the moment but enjoys standing in for the other presenters when needed. 

What attracted you to community radio? Nigel first introduced me to the radio shortly after we met. I told him there and then I wouldn't even say 'hello' into the microphone so don't  try to convince me otherwise.  The rest as they say is history.                    
Who are your favourite musical influences?  Bon Jovi and Dire Straits.
What was your first concert you attended?
The Sweet in St Albans back in the early 80s
What was the last one you attended? 
Bryan Adams this year (2017) at Powderham Castle Exeter.
What is your favourite mode of transport? 
Plane.  It usually means I'm going somewhere nice. 
What was your first car/motorbike etc?
Mazda (don't know what model). A present from my mum and dad on my 17th birthday.
If money was no object what car would you like to own? 
Bugatti Veyron. 
Where is your favourite holiday destination? 
I've got two. Dubai and New Orleans
Why?
Dubai is hot. Also it has the world's only 7* hotel which does a lovely afternoon tea and cake although it's a tad on the expensive side but worth the experience. 
New Orleans because I got married there
What is your favourite food? 
Chicken fried rice and curry sauce
Which famous person dead or alive would you invite for a bite to eat?
Jon Bon Jovi

 

Ed Shaw

Join me 4pm – 7pm on Wednesday and 1pm – 4pm on Thursday

What attracted you to community radio?                 I thought it would be interesting and fun; it is. Plus I get to play all the kinds of music I enjoy listening too.                                                                    Who are your favourite musical influences?      My main musical influences are Disco, Soul and R & B.                                                                    What was your first concert you attended?           It was either 10cc or Showaddywaddy. Well it was 1973/4!!                                                             What was the last one you attended?                I’m ashamed to say it’s been years since I went to see a global name live. However I did see a great rock cover band recently. They are called Firëbird. Check them out here: https://m.facebook.com/firebirdband/?locale2=en_GB                                                What is your favourite mode of transport?     Hmm, difficult one this because I’ve become reliant on my car. I like using public transport though because the bus or train driver has all the hassle and I can relax. However, it’s not very practical in Kernow as the frequency of service is not the same as in a city.                                                       What was your first car/motorbike etc?       Because I lived in central London for over 25 years I didn’t own a car as I was 10 minutes stroll from an Underground station. I have now bought a car for convenience.                                                    If money was no object what car/motorbike etc would you like to own?                                           I currently own an Alfa Romeo so probably a top of the range Alfa or maybe a Jaguar.                    Where is your favourite holiday destination?      My favourite holiday destination is Cornwall.     Why?                                                                      It has so much Celtic history and I find Cornish people friendly on the whole.                           What is your favourite food?                                 It has to be curry of any kind. I love Indian and Thai food and of course a roast dinner or fish and chips.      Which famous person dead or alive would you invite for a bite to eat?                                       My hero is Howard Hughes the founder of TWA (Trans World Airways) amongst the many other companies he created or invested in.

 

 

Sam

I’m Samantha.

Lovely to virtually meet you!

I'm told I must offer snippets of information about myself – but where to start?

Should I go right back to my childhood when I trained in classical ballet, tap and modern stage and danced in London’s West End? Or should I start from when I left college and began working for British Airways at Gatwick Airport?

Can you imagine all the dinner party stories I've got? Happy to accept any invitations that may be forth coming ;-)

But maybe I should start when I met Sheila for "a bit of a chat" and ended up with my own radio show! Originally the plan was to help with some of the office admin, but Sheila had other ideas... Anyway by day I run my own lingerie business in Truro, by night I manage the online business too and, when you factor in my 2 small boys and the odd radio appearance, there's not a lot of time left! But it's all good fun, and fun is what I try to project in my radio show. After all, if you can't laugh, what's life all about eh?                                                             Who are your favourite musical influences?    I'm a real Rat Pack fan and love a bit of swing - it's really gets me going and fools me into thinking I can sing ;-)  But I'm a dance girl really, so I like DJ's and producers that create house/dance/pop.    What was your first concert you attended? Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain Tour at Wembley. I was 14. It was incredible.                                 What was the last one you attended? MTV Crashes Plymouth - they always have good dance acts.                                                                 What is your favourite mode of transport? Flying, I used to work for BA for years befoe my second life in Cornwall.                                                          What was your first car/motorbike etc? A burnt orange coloured mk1 Ford Fiesta. I called it Trevor. If money was no object what car/motorbike etc would you like to own?  A McLaren P1. I'm a bit of a petrol head at heart.                                        Where is your favourite holiday destination? All of them!                                                                Why?  I live to holiday.                                     What is your favourite food?  Indian takeaway for my sins!                                                          Which famous person dead or alive would you invite for a bite to eat?   Ronnie Barker. Can you imagine?! What fun.

 

 

Rachael and Big John

The Classic Rock Show Friday 1-4pm

We've been married for 17 years, Rachael moved down from Evesham in Worcestershire, about 19 years ago. John was born at Redruth hospital in Cornwall

What attracted you to community radio?  When Rachael lost her eyesight 8 years ago, we were looking for something we could do together and heard that the radio was looking for volunteers.  We went for an interview to help as fundraisers. We were persuaded to give presenting a try .

As Rachael had been a singer/entertainer for many years, we thought we'd give it a go                    Who are your favourite musical influences?  Gary Moore, Whitesnake FM, the Eagles ,Ozzy Osborne, Foreigner ,Guns and Roses &  Joe Cocker.       What was your first concert you attended?  Rachael ''Def Leppard at the age of 14.. then Jimmy Nail ( together for a wedding present from Rachaels parents at Plymouth pavilions.          What was the last one you attended? FM. Foreigner & Europe in 2016.                             What is your favourite mode of transport? Fast cars                                                                    What was your first car/motorbike etc?      Rachael, light blue mini and John, Renault 20 TS     If money was no object what car/motorbike etc would you like to own? Rachael,  Porche 911 John, Bugatti Veryon or Ferrari F1                  Where is your favourite holiday destination?  Rachael, Caribbean. John, Australia.                   What is your favourite food?   Indian                Which famous person dead or alive would you invite for a bite to eat?                        Rachael::David Coverdale. Lead singer from Whitesnake

John ::Sharon & Ozzy Osborne

 

Gary T

The G Factor Saturday 4-7pm

 

 

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Mathew Clarke

Radyo An Gernewegva. Sunday 12noon to 1pm

Presented in Cornish. For more information, and to listen to past editions, see the show's website: http://www.anradyo.com

Savla: Presentyas
Matthew Clarke yw jornalyas hag a ober der radyo yn Kernow. Ev re skrifas lies kan y’n taves ha’ga seni gans y vagasow Skwardya ha Krena. Krena a waynyas Kesstrif Kan PanKeltek 2005, hag yth esa bri meur a-hys an bys dhe Skwardya 2006 pan dorras hwedhel a-dro dhedha ow kana Beatles der Gernewek. Kyns es dalleth Nowodhow an Seythen ha Radyo an Gernewegva, Matthew a skrifas nowodhow yn Kernewek warlinen dres lies bledhen, ha gwiasvester o gans gwiasva Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek: Warlinenn. Hag ev owth oberi gans an Kowethas, ev a dreylyas lavar dhe Gernewek rag askororyon The Simpsons. ‘Rydhsys rag Kernow lemmyn!’ veu kriys gans Lisa Simpson yn dyllans arbennik an dowlen Nadelik 2004. Information taken from website
 

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Tom Lavelle

The Sunday Night Funk and Soul Show with the Funky Panda Sunday 10-11pm

 

 

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www.garyziepe.com 

Gary Ziepe

The Mellow Show Monday 8-10am and Monday 10-midnight.

www.garyziepe.com 

Gary Ziepe started his career in the library at Capital Radio. Referring to his long hair at the time Kenny Everett said "I must get a wig like that."

Since then he's presented various shows on various  radio stations including  Breeze AM, Chiltern FM and Invicta FM. Gary also worked on Capital Gold for ten years. He now works on the legendary Radio Caroline.

The most bizarre call he’s ever had was from a lady who wanted to turn up after the show to meet him in the car park naked. She never did and to this day Gary doesn't know if this was a threat or a promise. At least she didn't ask him to play Misty! (Information taken from his homepage)

 

 

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