Meet The Gang
Pictures by Steve Thewis at Studio Infinity
Man of Mirth
Johnny Murph presents the Leighton Live show
About Johnny Murph
Back in 2012, initially looking to attend a presentation course for work. I found myself at the doors of ‘The Comedy School’ in London. After an eight-week course covering the basics of putting together a set, I found myself on stage in front of an audience of 200 people for my very first gig. My second gig was in front of three people, truth be told I preferred the first gig.
Since then I have played hundreds of gigs to various sized audiences from 3 to 336 from Hull to Plymouth! Had regular MC slots and gigs in London and Home Counties and generally as one does in comedy…. had a good laugh!
Highlights to this point have been winning the Audience Choice Award for best show at the Brighton Fringe festival and enjoying sell out audiences as a result. Becoming resident MC for Big Grin City Comedy Club at the RADA Studios in London and of course best of all, presenting Leighton Live on Leighton Buzz Radio.
The show features live happenings in the area and highlights the talents of local performers. Mixed with a little silly chat (hopefully amusing) and music tracks that all have a link to each other…. tenuous at times…but a link. Of which listeners are invited to guess before the end of the show.
Leighton Live on Leighton Buzz Radio on Wednesday Nights 9pm
Gaz presents Solid Rock and the Gaz & Drena Show
More about Gaz
Gaz presents the Solid Rock show and is a big fan of Genesis, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits to name a few groups.
His claim to fame is he sleeps with the boss of Leighton Buzz Radio
Favourite food: probably ice cream but being from Newcastle, gravy is also up there.
She Means Business
Bekka presents Business Talk with Bekka Prideaux
More about Bekka
Bekka is a Leadership Coach who has worked with some of the most recognizable brands in the world on leadership development, project management, and business effectiveness initiatives. With a 25-year track record of success, Bekka brings a unique blend experience and coaching strategies to her work with leaders, their teams and projects.
She’s the co-founder of the Virtual Collaboration Academy, which is designed to help address the growing trend of remote work and virtual teams and to foster stronger collaborations and communication in an online world.
When she is not working Bekka can be found walking her dog, drinking coffee or reading! She loves theatre, photography papercrafting and music.
Bekka is fascinated by people and business and she can’t wait to share this with you on Business Talk! Bekka and her guests talk about a broad range of subjects as they share stories, hints and tips that are relevant where ever you are listening. As well as featuring conversations with guests, the show feature business book reviews and local business news and events.
If you are looking for real conversations about business and work where people share their experiences for all our benefit, you are going to love Business Talk with Bekka Prideaux.
You can contact the show by emailing email@example.com
You can find out more about Bekka and listen to past episodes at www.bekkaprideaux.com and you can or
Guy Venner (and sometimes Steph) presents the King Jerky Show
About Guy Venner
King Jerky, aka Guy Venner, is frankly not quite all there in the head. Born and bred in Bedfordshire this man has a chequered past which includes running away to join the circus as a fire eater after university, working around the world as a scuba diving instructor and most recently moving back to the county and running two businesses: teaching first aid and plumbing.
The author of children’s cartoon books and a plumbing memoir (10 Years in the Sh*t) King Jerky/Guy has now put down roots back where he grew up and has hit the airwaves with a mission to entertain. It’s fair to say, you’ve never heard anything like him before!
Drena presents the Daily Quickie
Leighton Buzz Radio station manager.
Drena presents the Daily Quickie every weekday 10:30am and 4:30pm
Favourite food: ice-cream
Favourite films: usual suspects, Thursday, The Lake House to name a few
Work: In the old days, health & fitness but for the last 7 years happily working at the beehive producing Bee Local Magazine,
Radio: I did a 12 week show on Milton Keynes station Secklow Sound and then spent the next 2 years figuring out how to start a station for Leighton Buzzard.
Music: love all sorts of music; still listen to stiff little fingers, pink floyd, dire straits, green day, like oldies rock ‘n’ roll through to 60’s. Also love a bit of R & B, plus all the CHEESY pop too.
Chris presents All About The 90’s
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Is shopping a profession?
Chloe presents The Coffee Break
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He's Vocal and Local
Gennaro Borrelli present Voice Of The Town
He’s the Voice of the Town
Gennaro Borrelli has always been known as a voice in the town with his tireless efforts to support all things local. Many will be familiar with his regular column in the LBO, but now Gennaro is also Voice of The Town on his new radio show of the same.
As a chairman of LB First, an organisation that promotes the town centre and encourages people to use local businesses Gennaro is using his show for the good of the town. The show covers the issues that affect Leighton Buzzard such as the recent planning application for the land at the back of the Post Office, off Church Square. It will also include interviews with local people and organisations who are active in the town and highlight all the good things that are going on in our community.
Gennaro says “in my own hairdressing business I hear all about the things that concern people and Voice of the Town on Leighton Buzz Radio will be a great way to let those concerns be heard.”
Gennaro has also been working behind the scenes with Leighton Linslade Town Council to put on Independent’s Day an annual event that runs alongside the Charter Market which highlights independent local shops, market traders and businesses.
He's a Sporty Sorty
Kieran presents The Sports Roundup
I’m Kieran, I’m 17 and I’m still in sixth form. My life basically revolves around football, and specifically Leighton Town, for whom I am kitman, match reporter, social media man, committee member.
I’ve done some radio reporting for BBC 3CR and I want to go into Football Journalism as a career.
He's Got The Blues
Steve James Presents The Blues Cafe
He’s got the Blues
I live in Bedfordshire and am a lifelong musician having picked up the guitar at 12 years old. I love all types of music and have played in many different types of bands from blues to dance to jazz to folk. Still playing in bands and love every minute of it. I have a special love of the Blues and sharing that love with people on the air is a real privilege. However, my love of all music comes across in my show in the ‘Joker in the Pack’ slot where I play a song that is not necessarily Blues but one I really love.
The Blues Cafe is my venture into Radio …
Member of the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association).
Member of the UK Blues Federation.
A Little Bit Country
Russell Auty presents A Little Bit Country
I have been interested in bands since my son had his own band playing Indie Music where I went around the gigs with him. Later I used to go to London with my son to hear bands such as Razorlight, Oasis,Muse, Blur etc. Then in 2008 I thought there must be good bands locally as they have to start somewhere. I was going to gigs 2 or 3 times a week listening to bands and having their music to play on my programmes. I start broadcasting on 1000 mikes and Blogtv for few years, then join Radiomk which I have been broadcasting 11 years playing both pop music and Country & Western Music. Now joining Leighton Buzz Radio playing Country & Western Music.
Harriet Flitton presents That’s Entertainment
Growing up in my household we listened to a lot of Motown and the swinging 60’s.
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