Man of Mirth
Johnny Murph presents Plenty of Seventies
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 Plenty of Seventies on Leighton Buzz Radio.
Plenty of Seventies Sunday Night at 8pm
Chris presents All About The 90’s
Find out about Chris
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about Bekka at www.bekkaprideaux.com
Drena manages the station and records interviews with local people
Leighton Buzz Radio station manager.
Favourite food: ice-cream
Music: love all sorts of music; 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/urban and cheesy pop too.
Work: Since 2012 happily working at the beehive producing Bee Local Magazine. Background in health psychology and fitness.
Radio: I did a 12 week show on MK station Secklow Sound and then spent the next 2 years figuring out how to start a station for Leighton Buzzard. Would like a show again if I can find time.
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.
Harriet Flitton presents That’s Entertainment
Growing up in my household we listened to a lot of Motown and the swinging 60’s.
He's Got The Blues
Steve James Presents The Blues Cafe
He’s got the Blues
I live in Dunstable, UK 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 radio is a real privilege. My love of all music comes across in my show at the ‘Joker in the Pack’ slot where I play a tune that is not necessarily Blues but one I really love.
The Blues Café is my venture into Radio …
The Queen to his King
Steph is the co-presenter on the King Jerky Show
Steph (Queen Jerky) has the patience of a saint and does her best to keep Guy on the straight and narrow between the lines of decency. Frequently challenged with word of the week the much suffering Steph is the voice of calm amongst the madness.
When not on the King Jerky show Steph Sergeant has a busy career in PR
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!
She's A Blogger
Laura Polkinghorne presents our buzzing music mix.
With a background in journalism, and a passion for talking, I started presenting the Buzzing Music Mix in October 2020 – having only moved to Leighton Buzzard in November 2019.
I love seeing live music and going to gigs, both big and small, as well as attending festivals.
I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, but indie rock is up there at the top of the list.
As well as presenting, I also write for the Leighton Buzz Radio blog, with blogging being another hobby of mine.
Anything food, fashion or generally fun related – I write about it. Check me out on Instagram and Facebook @biddyboosblog and feel free to get in touch!
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.
Retro Kinda Guy
Ian Davison presents Retro Remix and This is Not A Love Song
He loves a remix and is not about to be pinned down to a genre of music. A passion for all music and offering an antidote to late night love shows, Ian’s taste is that often quoted but rare to truly find eclectic.
From pantos to presenting
Davey is on air every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm
About Davey B
Davey B now lives in Linslade with his wife. As well as having a ‘normal’ job in a systems engineering company, Davey B presents Tuesday Afternoons with Davey B every week from 2 to 5pm on Leighton Buzz Radio.
His show-biz career had a flying, well more of a strolling, start when he appeared as a squire in the Wagner opera, Parsifal, at the Royal Opera House in 1973. He didn’t sing, but was required to walk across the stage twice a night with a spear!
Following a break of 30 years or so, Davey’s next stage appearances were in the PTA’s annual Panto production at his kids’ junior school for about 10 years – at least he had lines and a bit of slapstick to learn this time, as well as a song or two to frighten the audience with. During the Summer months, the school’s PTA also created and produced themed sketch and music shows, which, Davey partly wrote and performed in.
After a further 19 year break from the bright lights and make-up, Davey has now discovered the joy that is presenting a weekly, mixed-music radio show on Leighton Buzz Radio. This was prompted by one of his ‘normal’ job’s colleagues assuring him that he had the right face for radio and that he might as well use his voice for something useful – ‘it’s always great to be surrounded by such supportive friends,’ he quipped.
Given his vintage and because his sisters and brother were much older than him, it’s not surprising that Davey’s musical tastes are built on a foundation from the ’60s and ’70s great acts. He is a big fan of the Rolling Stones, Queen, Rod Stewart, Simon & Garfunkel, which he seen perform live, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Beatles and many others from that era. In fact, the first single he remembers buying with his own pocket money was ‘Bits and Pieces’ by the Dave Clark Five which he heard in the sound booth of a record shop in Finchley, North London where he grew up. He can’t remember if this was his choice or if he was coerced into buying it by his eldest sister, who had probably spent all her money on something else!
In his show, Davey plans to include interviews with local people, who do interesting or unusual things, where they get to choose a few of their own favourite tracks between the chat.
A bit of a throwback (not him his show)
Rob Davies presents The Eighties Show
He's Keeping on
Bob Hutchins presents Keep On Keeping On
He Souled Out
About Hugh Williams
Music Fan Girl
Eryl presents the Buzzing Music Mix every Thursday morning
More about Eryl
When Eryl saw the opportunity to volunteer with LBRadio, she jumped at the chance!
As a lifelong radio fan, being a presenter and sharing her love for music was a dream come true.
Originally from a small Leicestershire village (Kasabian fans will know this one!), Eryl moved to London after University and spent the next 25 years enjoying live music and theatre as well as working in-between to pay for the tickets!
Eryl has only been in Leighton Buzzard for the past ten years, but loves the area and has spent a number of years volunteering as a trustee for Citizens Advice Leighton-Linslade and advises the National Energy Foundation in Milton Keynes.
Eryl’s music highlights include holding Prince’s famous purple Taylor guitar, fulfilling her lifelong dream of seeing Barbara Streisand, getting a hug from Paul Weller and accusing Jarvis Cocker of stalking her after bumping into him 3 times in one week!”
He's Rockin It
Steve Ashwell presents the Solid Rock Show
Making it snappy
I was born in Dudley in the West Midlands, which you can probably tell from my accent. I’ve been a lifelong lover of rock music, with my dad playing Ten Years After, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Moody Blues, Osibisa and Santana among other artists to me and my brother as youngsters.
I moved to Buckinghamshire to start work in the 90s and then moved with my family to Leighton Buzzard 10 years ago. I love living in Leighton Buzzard with my amazing and talented wife, two brilliant exceptional children and my loving pets (fish, cats and pooch – a Hungarian Vizsla).
I’ve been developing my passion and skills as a keen photographer since doing the free course A Year With My Camera in 2017 (Instagram link is https://www.instagram.com/sleek1968/). I’ve taken photos at Comicon events, at photo studios and enjoy nothing more than packing my camera bag for the day to enjoy the art of photography wherever that leads me (pre-Covid pandemic). I’m always keen to explore creative projects with fellow collaborators and some of these have arisen through people getting in touch via Instagram, so I welcome these approaches.
I used to work in Manchester every week but since lockdown has meant that wasn’t possible, I needed something else in my life and that’s when I got in touch with Leighton Buzz Radio. I’m really very pleased and excited to be part of a new team that’s something entirely different in my life.
I have great fun hosting the Buzzing Music Mix on Wednesday mornings between 10am and 12pm. I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to fulfill my other passion in life by hosting the Solid Rock show on Wednesdays at 7pm. You can expect rock music from across the decades including hits and deep cuts from soft to hard rock and metal artists from across the globe. It’s a fantastically diverse world and spectrum of music and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to bring it to you. You can get in touch with me via Instagram and Twitter (@Sleek19681) for requests, dedications and anything else!
He's Totally Mixed Up
DJ Elicit presents In The Mix
More about Elicit
I woke up a few years back and decided I had missed my vocation as a superstar DJ.
Thinking there was no time like the present I bought a controller and hit the decks. Not quite sure how but to date I have had the opportunity to DJ in Ibiza, have one of my mash ups played on Radio one and share a stage and DJ alongside the legend that is Brandon Block.
I was unsure how I could top that, then I met Drena and was offered a slot on Leighton Buzz Radio…
If you like all things house you can catch me at the weekends in the mix between 10pm – 12am
Jamiroquai Broke Her Heart
Kelly presents the Friday Morning Buzzing Music Mix
More about Kelly
Loves Leighton Buzzard for its big name and big fun, and has been a member of the community for almost 20 years.
Jamiroquai’s number one fan (unofficial) – she once offered him a drink in a pub – he politely declined, not knowing he’d actually just broken her heart!
Lover of Jazz, Jazz Funk, Soul, Soulful/Funky House, R&B and any 90s rap or pop song she knows the words/dance moves to.
Mum of two kids and a miniature dachshund, wife of Tristen (DJ Elicit) and a property business owner based in LB means she’s hard to pin down… unless there’s a glass of fizz on offer.
Kelly loves the diverse talent LB has to offer and is proud to volunteer on the station as part of the team.
Is shopping a profession?
Chloe is our marketing guru
More to Chloe right here
He Still Rocks
Gaz is a resting rocker
More about Gaz
Gaz has presented on a number of shows including the Solid Rock show and the Gaz & Drena 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.
Soul In His Heart
Lee presents the Soul In Motion show
More about Lee
I am from Blackpool, Lancashire born and bred but have been down here in Leighton Buzzard longer than living in Blackpool although I still have Tangerine blood running through my veins as I still support Blackpool FC (sad I know…).
I was a disc Jockey in Blackpool working in various night clubs as the resident or guest DJ in and around the town playing all types of music but as you can imagine Northern Soul and Disco Soul was very popular ‘Up North’. When I initially moved down to London I joined up with a group of guys who had a mobile disco company where we played at numerous venues in and around London.
I moved out to Leighton Buzzard towards the end of the 1970’s. I have been in the Exhibition Industry for 45 years for which I have been lucky enough to have travelled the world looking after the stands that we designed and built for our clients in all sorts of industries.
Other things I have done is to be a Redcoat at Butlins (Good morning campers , I have been a registered football referee for 39 years and I have been a volunteer driver with the LBVPT – the Leighton Buzzard Volunteer Patient Transport since August 2019.
That is me in a nut shell.