David Hailwood: The All-Day Special
David has been a radio presenter and dj for the past 30 years. He was the resident dj in two well known night clubs in Manchester for many years before moving over to the west coast of France in 2004.
He wanted a complete change of lifestyle but still had the idea of continuing his djing career.He realised that there was a big need for help for expats who moved abroad to start small businesses.They had very few ways of gaining exposure and clients so David launched Expat radio in the spring of 2016.
In the first few months of the station being launched it had been nominated as the best radio station for expats around the world by the readers of the Expatriates magazine.In the stations 3 year history they have won this prize 3 years running.The station now has over 110 countries tuning in daily and a listenership growing rapidly around the world.
This is all down to a fantastic team of people who have come together from different parts of the world to create Expat radio.Without this amazing team the station wouldn’t exist.
Expat radio is going to be expanding by launching a station for different Languages from around the world,And also within the next few years David is planning to launch Expat tv as well.
David Sibbald: The 60s Show, Nostalgia Club, Relaxation Hour, Country Classics and Sunday Brunch
David is from Edinburgh and taught Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and French for most of his working life throughout the UK, as well as English as a Foreign Language.
For ten years he owned a restaurant in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and found it a marvellous experience and great way to meet people. Since 1996 he has been a radio broadcaster, serving first in North Yorks with his Nostalgia Show on a local station, then in Wetherby with his daily Breakfast Show.
The opportunity to work on ExPat Radio means he can share his knowledge of music of the 50s in his Nostalgia Club on Sundays at 6pm, Wednesdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 1pm. David remembers his being at school in the 60s and is pleased to offer his ‘wee stories’ about those tracks on Fridays at 6pm and Saturdays at 9am. He often has a ‘glass of wine in hand’ for his Relaxation Hour, helping you to wind down after a busy week, on Fridays & Saturdays at 6pm. Since retiring, David has discovered a new musical interest – country music, and not just from the rootin’-tootin’ days of country & western, but incorporating the latest releases, so offering a mix of past and present but always with a country flavour. Finally, David’s Sunday Brunch programme is when he can be daft and play a mix of music from the 1950s to the 2010s, with a bit of a laugh too.
David has been with ExPat Radio pretty much from its inception and is pleased to be a member of the team!
Michael William Park: The Soul Show
iI am a professional hairdresser with many years experience and currently have a hair studio in Le Dorat in France. My passion for working in the hair industry started when I was fourteen where I was privileged to train and work for many years in the Vidal Sassoon studios. This took me onto New York where I could indulge in my love of Soul music. It was there I met many of the greatest artists of all time, Barry White, Alexander O’Neil, Luther Vandross to name but a few. Soul music is timeless, love songs, dance music, everyone has a favourite that jogs a precious memory.
Each Friday evening 7pm – 9pm I’ll be bringing you some of the greatest soul sounds. Find me on my FB page MWP Soul
Email: michaelwilliamparksoul@gmail. com
Let the Music Play!
Fin & Olly: Fin & Olly – The Scallywags
Fin Garnham is a 16 year old pupil from Yorkshire – a keen footballer and excellent student, who hopes to go on to take Maths, Science and Economics next year. Naturally, he doesn’t get on with his sister, who is a charming girl, but that’s Fin for you. Fin plays football for the Pannal Sports team – the greatest team in the Harrogate ‘C’ League – he says. He is a wannabe millionaire, loves his brands but has yet to get himself a job to fund his lifestyle.
Olly Barkham is the same as Fin except – he’s taller, better-looking and apparently has more muscle tone. He’s a keen rugby player and plays for Harrogate Colts. To annoy his Mum he boxes three times a week – so we wouldn’t argue with him! He persistently gets concussed – and this may help explain his radio show. Olly wants to ‘earn some solid cash’ but for the present he is a waiter in a café.
Andy Henley: Old Ones & New Ones and Retro Chart Show
Join Andy on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 3 for his Old Ones & New Ones and on Tuesday and Thursday at 3 for his Retro Chart Show.
Dave Mac: Dave Mac’s Retro Chart Show
Join Dave Mac for the total chart countdown for two separate years in history every Friday 7pm to 9pm in France (6pm-8pm in the UK) here on ExPat Radio.
Rosemary Conley CBE
Rosemary Conley CBE is one of the UK’s foremost diet and fitness experts with 46 years’ experience in helping people to lose weight and get fitter. Rosemary was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2004 ‘For services to the fitness and diet industries’
Rosemary has written 37 books on diet and fitness and presented 31 fitness DVDs/videos. She has presented over 400 cookery programmes on television as well as presenting her own series on both BBC and ITV in addition to appearing on This Morning for seven years and more recently on Loose Women. She is also Chairman of Rosemary Online, a world-wide digital weight-loss club.
Colin Scott: Colin’s Choice
Colin’s weekly music programme encompasses a mix of Jazz, Big Bands and Vocal. He tries to cover a wide range of music and stories behind the recordings. Being a massive jazz fan, his taste covers a fairly wide spectrum – from Luis Russell to George Russell, or if you prefer, from Harry Barris to Barry Harris!
On the Big Band side, along with the Swing Era Greats, I also try to include lesser known masters in my programmes – Don Redman, Edgar Sampson and Sy Oliver. Similarly, with vocalists, Colin endeavours to include the great Song Vocalists, together with some fine but lesser known singers such as Carol Sloane, Sue Raney, Jeanie Bryson and on the male side, Johnny Hartman, Steve Lawrence and Dennis Lotis. Such artists are seldom heard on the airwaves these days.
Mick Hennell: Golden Oldies
As a youngster I was brought up on rock and roll music having two older sisters who lived for dancing to the music of the day. Later, my interest in music grew steadily from listening to all the Pirate Radio Stations, and I began DJ- ing in the seventies using vinyl records. I was eager to listen to all genres of music, but my first love will always be rock and roll!
I moved from vinyl to CD and my DJ- ing work moved into the clubs, pubs, private parties and weddings around the Basingstoke area, and I enjoyed every minute.
I moved to Brittany, France in 2008 and set up a DJ-ing business with my wife, working mainly for British ex-pats providing wedding and party music. It is a very successful venture, and we continue to enjoy the music and sociability this brings. We have also raised a substantial amount of money for the charity Medecins Sans Frontiere by doing discos, a charity that we personally support. I have been working with ex-pat radio for three years now. My show Mick’s Golden Oldies can be heard live every weekday. At the end of the day it is all about my love of the music, and where would we be without it!!
Email me at: email@example.com
Or Facebook page: MicktheMod Hennell.
Lee Williams: The Country Show
Fifty Years in British Country Music starting off as a singer in the 60s touring all over the world with his various bands playing alongside Many of the major stars of that time including Johnny Cash, Merle Travis, The Glaser Brothers and so many more.
Early 70’s saw Lee change to management and agency representing most of the leading names of that time, and touring US Artists on a monthly basis. He also got involved with radio in the mid 70s at Radio 210 Reading, Wiltshire Radio, GWR Radio Swindon, then onto the BBC in Swindon and Oxford, until launching the first CMR Radio in the mid 90s on Sky TV.. He also joined Music Choice on Sky TV programming all their country channels.
Twenty years ago Lee founded ‘Europe’s #1 Country Music Radio Station, CMR Nashville with a monthly reach of around 700,000 around the world available on line, via its own app and other apps on all devices including Smart Speakers. Recently CMR Nashville picked up the Leading Country Music Radio Broadcaster Award for 2018 from the LuxLife Hospitality Awards.
Lee also owns Django Promotions an Artist Development/PR/Promotion company for artists from both the USA, Europe and Australia. Django Promotions has picked up for the last two years the Best Country Music Artist Development / PR – Europe from the Global Entertainment Awards.
Lee hosts a 2 hour show weekly, featuring Star Interviews, New Releases, Latest Hits, and Country Classics. The show is produced at CMR Nashville, but is networked to various FM, AM, DAB, and Internet Stations around the world, including RTI in Slovakia, Renegade Radio in Nashville, The Wireless on DAB in London, First FM Oxford, 105.5 FM Swindon, Vita Radio on DAB in Manchester, Wey Valley FM in Alton, and Beach Life Radio in Florida. 29 in total and growing.
Lee Williams received the 2013 CMA International Broadcaster of the year Award from the Country Music Association in Nashville, and just recently the 2018 Award for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting.
Over the last couple of years Lee has been producing 4 TV shows a week under the CM&T Banner for Sky Television. He is now involved with a new TV channel coming soon CMETV along with other professionals in the TV world. CM&T Now is currently broadcasting 24/7 at www.cmandt.tv along with its own app, featuring videos from Independent artists.
Lee has also received The Service to Industry from British Country Music Awards, and the UK Country Radio Awards
Go to his website www.cmrnashville.com to the Presenters page to view a more involved bio of his journey from singer to Industry professional.
Wayne Allen: The Rosbif Show
In the mid 1990s Wayne got offered the job of frontman with the original U2 tribute band ‘The Doppelgangers’ – named by Bono and put together by U2 and their management for the video of ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’. The Doppelgangers were also used by U2 for several other promotional purposes – most notably for the ‘Zoo TV outside Broadcast’ – the tribute band appearing on stage when the cameras turned to reveal the real U2 sat in the audience. 15 years followed touring Europe and the USA working for an Irish owned company based out of Charlotte, NC. The band toured mainly the East coast from Portland, Maine down to Atlanta but also did some work in Texas.
From a Welsh/Irish family, Wayne loved American music since he first started to play guitar at the age of 12, however, he grew up on The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, soon discovering the classic rock bands of the 70s, before discovering Contemporary Country music during his time in the USA.
In his early twenty’s Wayne got through to the finals of 2 national TV talent competitions, appearing on BBC 1 and ITV1 national TV in the UK. He also recorded sessions for BBC Radio 1’s John Peel Show. A couple of albums and several singles followed.
In the 1990’s Wayne worked with a grunge rock band out of London, England and recorded an album with them in Germany. He toured for several years around Europe until he was offered the U2 tribute job.
Wayne still writes and records songs today, when he is not on the air Ex-Pat Radio. He currently sings with his own original compositions band ‘The Mutineers’ as well as singing with one of the top Pink Floyd tributes in France – ‘Floyd Odyssey’.
Terry Mackley: Cafe Americain
Terry began his musical career in Blues and Soul bands in the 1960s touring extensively in the UK Europe and the Middle East.
His passion is for the music of the 1920s to the 1950s performing songs by Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, Cole Porter , Rodgers and Hart and many others of the great songwriters of this period.
For the last ten years he has been presenting very successfully, to many organisations and groups a programme of 1920s to 1950s songs with stories and anecdotes about the songwriters, composers and performers.
His radio programme Café Americain features a wide selection of music that originates from the 1920s through to the 1950s with vintage and more contemporary recordings.
Swing, Jazz, Blues, British Dance Bands, music from shows and films and anything else that fits.
Why Café Americain?
It’s the name of Rick’s bar in the film “Casablanca”.
Christine Saunders: The Heartbeat
Christine is a wellbeing and empowerment coach on a mission! That mission is to end suffering whenever possible. Prior to launching her coaching practice she spent her career serving others in various roles, ranging from Addiction Therapist, Project Manager and Mentor. During that time she guided and helped hundreds of individuals in their journey to realize their full potential, ultimately, guiding them to a fulfilled life.
By using this experience, she is there to aid people in navigating all areas of life. Areas of life that may have them feeling stuck, including spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing helping them to live life with passion! With her immense knowledge and strategies, ranging from behavioral health, business communication and leadership development she excels with individual and group coaching programs with an emphasis on human needs psychology. Christine believes leading with compassion and kindness, all the while, incorporating proven programs for success. With Christine’s pleasant and relaxed communication skills she makes genuine connections that often embark her clients into uncharted territories. Her impressive understanding of human emotions and behavior blended with her ability to shift perspective and mindset allows others to successfully craft and bring their best selves forward. In turn, that compassion and positivity helps people to create their best self for personal and business lives.
Christine loves making connections and is dedicated to helping people create meaning and aligning values in their lives. So, on their journey they can then in turn contribute to the world fulfilled, achieve personal life fulfillment and ultimately live a whole hearted life.
Christine is a contributing author for OneTribe magazine. There you will find articles expressing her thoughts about topics from fear, love and different kinds of empowerment to her own personal story of healing from past trauma.
When Christine is not coaching, you’ll find her outdoors with friends and family biking, hiking, paddle boarding and enjoying life.
Follow Christine at www.followyourwholeheart.com.
On Instagram @followyourwholeheart or
Christine Saunders on Facebook
Susie Mollison: The Happy Hour
Susie is an entrepreneur with a passion to help others have a happier, more fulfilled and productive life. Her other love is for travel and freedom, which is apt for a Scottish lassie who clearly has watched Braveheart too many times! Yes Susie is from Scotland however at the moment she is living mainly in England and when you tune in to listen you never know where she will be.
Her independent travel began at a young age when she enlisted into the British Army where she stayed for the next 9 years. It took Susie a couple of years to find her career path when she left the Armed Forces however eventually she found her love for business and realised that she could choose business’s that would help herself and others. Susie’s business’s are in anti-ageing, health, wellness, fitness, mentoring, presenting and personal development.
Susie’s radio programme, The Happy Hour, will bring mainly upbeat happy music for you to bop away to and an array of different guests from around the world. The topic of conversation will be around anti-ageing, health, wellness, fitness, travel and personal development.
To find out more about Susie here are your options:
Like her – www.facebook.com/SusieMollison
Friend her – www.facebook.com/mollisonsusie
Connect with her – www.linkedin.com/in/susanmollison
Follow her – www.instagram.com/susiemollison
Read about her – www.susiemollison.com
James Fleming: The Business Hour
James is a serial entrepreneur & founder of two very successful training & development businesses: “The Power Within Training & Development Ltd and Construct Skills Training Ltd”.
From Glasgow, Scotland, with over 20 years of international business exposure at C-Level matrix organizations and having lived in over 9 different countries throughout the world, James brings a whole new twist on building your business from the inside out.
Every week James will invite business owners, entrepreneurs and subject matter experts to discuss all things business and NO it’s not your boring business show.
It’s all about learning from experts who have been there done that and made the mistakes so you don’t have too and having a right good laugh along the way.
Connie-Lee Bennett: Friday 3some
Connie-Lee Bennett is the CEO of Meraki Group and fabulous founder of the Meraki Therapy healing technique and the Meraki online academy with the aim of bringing holistic psychotherapy to the awareness of modern society. She loves to ask “who are you?” and encourages her clients to rediscover their own answers. She shares that growing up people used to commend her on how confident she was but how this was just a mask she was hiding behind to cover up the self-judgement and self-criticism she constantly felt. After 15 years in the field of Psychology she explains that she has awaken to and lives who she truly is. She is no longer hard on herself and helps people to freely live in alignment with their hearts and not the expectations of society. It is this journey that has made her methods so effective because she works to uncover the root of her client’s pain and once the source is identified she provides the tools to help her client’s design a life of fulfilment. Currently writing her third book, Connie practices Holistic psychotherapy (in which she was voted the ‘Best in Paris’ in 2016 via Expatriates Magazine) and Heal Your Life® coaching both online and one-to-one, leads certified Heal Your Life® workshops, is an international public speaker, a Radio Personality on Expat Radio, has appeared on International TV, international radio and featured in International Magazines and has co-authored and authored over 6 books. She is also the Regional Director of the Global Woman’s Magazine Club in Paris and the host of the Global Woman TV Paris Show. Find out more at www.connieleebennett.com and www.merakitherapy.com
Tracy Edwards: Friday 3some
Tracy has always had a great interest and love of people, with a business background managing restaurants and pubs in her 20’s. Over the last 17 years owning a groundworks company in the Kent area.
Tracy also has a passion for empowering other people with a gift for working with client’s energies and understanding their inner nature through working with her intuition and her spiritual link. Working with clients energy as a Reiki Master and also an energist, removing emotional blocks within a client’s body and energy field.
Making appearances on TV and radio speaking about energy and realising your own potential through understanding your inner self. Working internationally with Ghostcircle TV and presenting her own radio show on the US News for the Soul Radio, has allowed her to meet and work in the field she loves empowering people and bringing through connections from spirit.
Tracy enjoys co presenting The Friday 3 Some with David Hailwood, Connie Le Bennett and Lorraine Findlay every Friday. The show is always fun with an original topic each week full of inuendo and banter.
Life is what you make it, so make it happy.
Lorraine Findlay: Friday 3some
A loving mum to three boys and a successful business woman.
Lorraine has turned her passion for business into a business and is the current owner of certain eclectic ventures including salons, Merchant Services provider and commercial property investor.
Lorraine’s true passion however is in the field of health , wellbeing and personal development.
Lorraine is a certified Holistic Nutritionist , Confidence Coach and NLP&CBT practitioner.
Lorraine truly believes the quote,
“ It’s never too late to be what you might have been “
If we avail ourselves to the benefits of good nutrition , exercise and positive mind work we can be the best version of ourself.
It’s the daily disciplines that achieve the lasting results .
Get in touch with Lorraine
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Mike Madden: The Arts Show
Mike has worked for many years in the IT industry, as a result of which he has been quoted in publications as prestigious as the New York Times. However, until recently writing has been very much a part-time occupation. He published the children’s picture book Ole And Zac And The Port Of Tumbattle, and he followed this with the adult humorous fiction novel Stags!
Mmm…No1…Cookbook was his first venture into non-fiction, and was conceived simply to bring a bit of order to his sometimes chaotic kitchen by putting all of his everyday recipes in one place.
His first publishing contract was with Music Mentor Books with whom he published the acclaimed authorised biography Mike Sanchez Big Town Playboy with foreword provided by Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.
In 2017 he created Elvis Under The Covers, exploring the legacy of Elvis Presley through the artists who have recorded his most often covered original songs. Once again the foreword was provided by a musical icon, in this case glam-rock singer and musician Suzi Quatro.
His latest title, The History Of Zombies, was released in March 2018. This novel is aimed at young teens, with the somewhat optimistic ambition of getting them off their X-Boxes and into a book!
All of these titles are available in paperback and Kindle formats, with the exception of Mike Sanchez Big Town Playboy, which is only available in print.
He has had several articles published in newspapers and magazines, on subject matter ranging from the growth in Print On Demand publishing, to articles on Olympic hopefuls, and even a preview and review of a performance by rockabilly legend Sleepy LaBeef, that included an interview with the singer himself. He regularly undertakes interviews with star performers at the Leek Blues & Moorlands Americana Festival, where his pieces often feature prominently.
He has also performed as an after dinner speaker on a number of occasions, as a result of another of his passions, playing amateur cricket.
Originally from Sale in Cheshire, Michael now lives with his wife Sally in the more peaceful surroundings of Whaley Bridge, in the Peak District.
For more information visit Michael Madden’s website