Howard had several holidays in Spain before he decided to leave Thatcher’s Britain in 1985. When a student in Portsmouth he started his broadcasting experience presenting a variety of talk and music shows on Radio Victory, under the guidance of Paul Brown, who went on to head the IBA, as it was then called.
Once in Spain he was introduced to the owner of Nerja Spanish Radio, Alfredo Alcazar, and he started the first programmes in English between 7 and 8 am and 3-4pm when the Spaniards were either still in bed or sleeping the siesta. The programmes were a great success so shortly afterwards, Coastline Radio was born as first 24 hour English Radio Station in Spain. Later Howard moved to OCI in Marbella and when the station was threatened with closure decided to concentrate on his internet business www.typicallyspanish.com. But radio is in the blood and now Howard is happily broadcasting on Talk Radio Europe doing the news, presenting ‘Living your life in Spain’ between 3 and 4 weekdays and the long running Radio in Black and White, Sundays at 10am.
Hannah moved to Spain in 2003 after having travelled and worked abroad in a variety of jobs. Although never working in radio before, she did Performing Arts at college, and has always had an interest in the media.
She started at Talk Radio Europe in 2005 as a producer and researcher for the magazine show. Before long she was presenting both Stage and Screen and the Saturday Morning Breakfast Show. Then in 2008 she became the host of the daily magazine show, when she was interviewing up to 10 different guests each day! Some of her highlights include Noel Edmonds, Anne Diamond, Martine McCutcheon, Raymond Blanc, Louise Hay, Rick Stein, Beth Tweddle, Alexandra Shulman, and Sylvia Young.
Her role changed again in October 2012 when she became the Breakfast Show host. You can now Wake up with Hannah weekdays from 8-10.
Hannah has also been presenting The Book Show for over five years, and has interviewed some fantastic authors including James Patterson, Sebastian Faulks, Jeffrey Archer, Wilbur Smith, David Baldacci, and Lee Child. The Book Show is every Thursday at 7pm, repeated Sunday’s at 9am.
Dave is the presenter of the daily on between 4pm and 6pm on TRE. Dave is an ordained minister and also co presents the 2 revs on Sunday mornings. He has had an interest in radio from a very early age, he has also been involved with radio cracker and hope fm both community radio stations in the midlands. He was a regular guest on BBC WM in Birmingham with a thought for the week and joined TRE in 2009. Above all, he is a Derby County fan through and through, which sometimes comes across in his sports bulletins with sports media. His favourite interview to date was with Chas Hodges from Chas and Dave. You can hear Dave on TRE presenting The Daily - Monday to Thursday 4pm - 6pm.
Selina started working at TRE in 2011 when she joined Kenny Jones to Co Host the Weekend Show. This successful show is still running from 11am to 1pm every Sunday. Around 6 months later she was offered a one hour Saturday morning show which she called Lifestyles and after another 6 months this was moved to a daily slot from 1pm to 3pm. The show covers an Animal Feature, Cookery, Health, Gardening, Biography’s and much more. Some of her highlights were interviewing Midge Ure, Kate Adie and of course Gilbert O Sullivan.
Selina has been in Spain for 7 years. Before moving here she was involved in Acting and Modelling in the UK. She also ran two businesses, one of which she is still a director and travelled all over the world as International Sales Director for a hotel company.
“I love working for Talk Radio Europe” Selina says “And I feel honoured to be part of the team. I hope my time here will be long and successful”
Bill Started his Radio career at age 13 at Radio Victory, one of the original Commercial stations on the south coast of the UK. He progressed there to become the youngest Breakfast presenter in the UK at that time aged 17. He had more than 30 years in Radio as Presenter/Producer/Station Manager with stations Like Radio Clyde, BBC London, Wave 105 and Isle of Wight Radio. In his Music Career, Bill Started playing guitar/singing at age 3. He performed on national TV at age 11 as singer/guitarist. Bill composed and produced well over 1000 commercial jingles, and Composed/Produced station jingle packages for many key stations, including Capital Radio, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, Radio Clyde & Virgin Radio. He has written and produced FOUR UK and worldwide number one records and many chart hits for acts like Atomic Kitten, Westlife and Blue. Bill won an Ivor Novello award for best selling British Single and had TWO Further Ivor Novello Award nominations, and FOUR Brit award nominations.
Giles Brown has been based in southern Spain for nearly 30 years. Having worked as a journalist contributing to The Times, Daily Mail, The Mirror, Daily Star, BBC and Radio 5 Live. Giles now presents three shows a week on Talk Radio Europe. “It's GB not GQ” is a men's magazine show that goes out on Friday afternoons, while “Eleven” plays rock, funk and whatever else he decides to throw into the mix on a Saturday evening to a dedicated audience. Finally Giles brings Talk Radio Europe's weekend to an end on Sunday with, “The Weekend Wind Down” a mixture of Chillout and Classic Tracks.
I have been involved in Radio in Spain since 1998. Prior to this I was enticed to Spain by my work in video production but soon after this, I spent a year running a beach concession at Las Dunas. That was a fabulous time and soon after that, I got back into radio after many years away from the medium, with Spectrum FM. In 2004 I moved to a new operation in San Pedro based at La Colonia centre to design and commission the now TRE Talk Radio Europe station system. Before coming to Spain, was very much involved in Radio Production from the early 70s so go back a “long way”! Radio has always been in my blood. From the Radio Pirates of the late 60s to today`s highly technical systems; it´s been a long learning curve. What is important though is the people and I have always aspired to provide the best. I have a big interest in movies and film in general, as I do with all kinds of music. This I fortunately get to produce and present with my Moves and U show and the Album Hour shows. Allan Tee Other credits: Producer for London Advertisers in the 70s and Capital Radio Director of Radio Training and Production for Roger Squire Ltd Journalist for Video Industry Publications in the 80s and Film critic and reviewer for Regional Press in the same decade. Radio presenter and producer for Hereward Radio, Chiltern Radio.
Educated in Spain and England, Stephen Ritson is the host of Europe Today, Talk Radio Europe's flagship current affairs programme. Since his first job as a diarist on the London Evening Standard, Stephen's media career has spanned print media, television and radio, both in the UK and Spain. He has also worked extensively as a translator and interpreter for organisations such as the Institute for Economic Affairs in the UK, The Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute in the US and the Fundación para el Análisis y los Estudios Sociales in Spain. Consummately bilingual, he has translated books by, among others, former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar and Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. An avid traveller, he has visited nearly three dozen countries in the past three years alone, providing his listeners with a unique personal insight into some of the key issues confronting the world today. Europe Today is broadcast live every weekday at noon from our studio in Cologne, within easy reach of the EU's key institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and Frankfurt. The programme provides up to the minute breaking news from Europe and beyond as well as analysis of the motivations behind some of the most important stories in the world today. By referencing multiple sources and airing the opinions of a wide range of conflicting views, Europe Today aims to go beyond the traditional Western perspective of other mainstream media outlets. This research is complemented by a spectrum of correspondents and associates on location whenever and wherever a story breaks. Despite its name, Europe Today is not just about Europe. Rather, it provides listeners with a rounded view of the whole world from a European perspective, often covering important stories that its competitors have missed and explaining frequently complex issues in easy to understand plain English. Europe Today. Delivering your Right to Know.
Writer and former film and television producer, Richard is the presenter of the Talk Radio Sports Bar, an irreverent review of the week’s sporting action with guest panelists and the occasional high profile sporting interview. Richard started his career in radio back in 2001 as the host of OCI Radio’s Drive Time and was one of the original presenters when TRE first launched back in 2004. Richard has only recently returned to radio, having left TRE in 2005 to set up his own concert promotion company, where in the intervening years he promoted concerts by Joe Cocker, Madness, The Sugababes, George Benson and Earth, Wind & Fire to name but a few. A dedicated sports fan and keen cricketer who counts the time that the famous West Indian fast bowler, Malcom Marshall hit him for 3 sixes and 3 fours in one over as his most memorable moment on a cricket field. He is also a life long Wolves FC fan but until they’re back in the top flight of English football would prefer it if the listeners didn’t mention them too often! You can hear the Sports Bar every Friday at 7pm
No wonder I’m exhausted! It must be my age!
“What was that?”
“That was your life mate“
After completing a degree in French, discovering he was a terrible teacher, Nic decided to run away to the circus. Having trained in all aspects of theatre, he made his West End début as a Seabee in a revival of South Pacific and hasn´t escaped musical theatre in the last 30 years. Peron in Evita, Molokov in Chess, Dr. Everett Scott in Rocky Horror, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and on and off for the last 17 years, Old Deuteronomy in Cats finishing in April 2015 at the London Palladium with Nicole Scherzinger. Moved to Spain in 2007 and started the vocal harmony group Tres Divos who performed successfully for 4 years on the Costa del Sol but also toured the UK, Ireland and Norway.
A keen cook, Nic was a contestant on Masterchef in 1992.
Rons love of radio and music came together for the first time at TRE, as previously he was a broadcasting virgin, but he now sees how all of his previous work experience was leading up to this point. Music on the radio has bossed his life since 1955 and broadcasting is the final item on his bucket list. Ron trained to teach junior school children at the now defunct institution which is a teachers training college in Liverpool, just around the corner from John Lennons House and Penny Lane. He then went on to teach in the city centre for 12 years and the leafy suburbs for 9 years. He ran a mobile disco formed cavern city tours, who now own and run The Cavern and Ron was a DJ booker and compere there for 10 years which was a life changing experience and for him and a dream fulfilled. Moving to Spain in 94, Ron was engaged as entertainment manager in a hotel complex in Calahonda Malaga until it failed to show profit! He then went back to teaching as head of the infant/ junior department in Calpe College San Pedro, where he waited for 10 years to move across the road to TRE. During which time he taught pupils privately and continued doing mobile DJ work for his increasingly wrinkly fan base. Quote by Ron Jones, ‘No one told me at school I’d have to wait till I was retired to be fulfilled and do something I love. The genial TRE staff have welcomed the new boy with understanding and tact."
David the Dogman started his career In the Israeli Police was a senior dog handler and expert in explosives, drugs and air sea rescue and has been involved with dogs for over 55 years. His website www.thedogman.net is excellent for dog owners or a professional. David is a contributor to the Police Service Dog Magazine (UK) and a member of the Press Club. David show helps pet owners to return the companionship, loyalty and devotion to their pets by learning a great deal about their behaviour, mentality and requirements. David aims to ensure that pet owners have the happy combination of obedient dogs and knowledgeableunderstanding owners. David's hobbies are playing the piano and electronic keyboard. When living in the UK David was the pioneer of the Nottinghamshire Hospice, he set up several world records for Marathon playing on the organ non-stop to purchase mini buses for the elderly and physically impaired children. He is a Freemason and one the founders of a lodge on the coast, was a Lion and Rotarian. David was a private pilot until he came to Spain.
June was trained as an actress at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining her degree with Honours. She was in weekly Rep. in the Midlands, and became a member of the BBC Radio Drama Repertory Company. She worked extensively in television, and was on the permanent staff of ‘Lunch Box’ a daily television magazine programme in Birmingham.
She played the lead on stage in many plays in the UK, and in Spain as a member of ITS, winning the award in Gibraltar as Best Actress for her portrayal of Lettice in ‘Lettice and Lovage’, and Best Director for ‘Taste of Honey’. On a local Spanish television programme she was the English newsreader for several months, and recorded theatrical productions for OCI, in English.
She has written and recorded a number of plays for TRE, including her own original plays, plus excerpts from those of Alan Bennett and Joyce Grenfell. Some of these are for one-woman, others have full casts of local actors, and she looks forward to sharing old favourites and new additions with the listeners in the forthcoming programme.
I'm very lucky to combine my twin loves of radio and music. I've been in radio for the last few years. My first production job was helping Hannah prepare her Saturday show. I gained some on-air experience with Barry Mitchell on his breakfast show. I produced and co-presented the Energy FM Breakfast Show, learning a lot from the bosses about how not to run a radio station. I was a producer and presenter at Spectrum FM for two years, learning a lot more. I worked in the management and marketing of the station as well and my hair started turning grey. I became a producer at TRE in the summer of 2012. I've produced Wake Up With Hannah since it started last October, making Hannah a nice cup of black coffee (one sugar) and doing bits and pieces on air. After 10am I run the production department. I'm really fortunate to work with such a great team at TRE: broadcasters, producers, sales and support staff. I also dj at weddings and parties on the Costa del Sol. It's a privilege to work with many different nationalities and an excuse to listen to a lot of music.
Having been born in London Stephanie developed “itchy feet” at an early age. She has lived in South Africa and Israel finally deciding to put down roots in Spain more years ago than she cares to remember. She has worked in radio for almost 10 years, starting out as a producer/researcher she is now Head of Production for Talk Radio Europe combining this role with producing “Let’s Talk” with Bill Padley. Her duties are diverse covering researching and booking guests for Let’s Talk, overseeing production for all the Talk Radio Europe programming together with liaising with the other department heads in sales and programming on a regular basis as well as her on air chats with Bill. Her role also includes helping organize the Talk Radio Telethon in aid of Cudeca each year along with the rest of the TRE team. Her three daughters and grandchildren are all happily settled in Spain and she enjoys spending quality time with them on a regular basis as well as well as fitting in the odd game of tennis and classes at the gym.
Pancho Campo, a former tennis professional, is an expert in organizing events in sports, music, wine and the environment. In 1992 he participated in the Olympic Games of Barcelona. After retiring from tennis Pancho established his own event management company. He has produced concerts with Sting, Pink Floyd, Enrique Iglesias, Jamiroquai, Tom Jones and many other artists. He has also managed the Dubai Pro Beach Soccer Tour and the World Cup of Indoor Trials, as well as numerous tennis tournaments. He also worked with sports celebrities such as Andre Agassi, Eric Cantona, Stefan Edberg, Emilio Sánchez-Vicario and Dougie Lampkin, amongst others.
His long time passion for wine motivated him to found The Wine Academy of Spain in 2003. In 2008 he passed the prestigious Master of Wine examinations (currently not an active member of the IMW). In 2006, moved by his concern in for environmental issues, he founded the World Conference on Climate Change & Wine, featuring Al Gore and Kofi Annan as keynote speakers. In 2008 became Advisory Board Member of Vice president Al Gore´s The Climate Reality Project.
Favourite album: Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan / Favourite song: Empty Lives by Graham Parker and the Rumour / Favourite film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest / Favourite tv programme: An Idiot Abroad / Favourite place visited: The Himalayas / Favourite book: the Master and Marguerita by Mikhael Bulgakov / Who's the most famous person you've ever met: not interested in fame / With whom would you like to have dinner: David Attenborough / Favourite food: Vegetables
Pippa has been in producing and presenting her own programmes for 3 years but Talk Radio was always a medium that inspired her. In no small part because she questions and challenges everything, and her show, Radio Jones, on Talk Radio Europe allows her the opportunity to question guests and experts on an array of hard-hitting issues that otherwise she would not find the answers to. Pippa is passionate about challenging complacency and this is what drives her.
Favourite album? Carmen Live / Favourite song? Varies from day to day / Favourite film? The Goonies / Favourite TV programme? Open all hours / Favourite place visited? Jerusalem / Favourite book? The Bible / Who's the most famous person you have ever met? Jesus Christ / With whom would you most like to have dinner? The Apostle Paul / Favourite food? Steak & Chips / Favourite sport? NONE
Howard is an ordained minister with the Elim Pentecostal churches, pastoring a church in Benalmadena and has been involved in the media for many years. He started his musical career in groups playing drums and toured extensively supporting groups as diverse as the Drifters and AC/DC. After winning New Faces his solo career took off, topping the bill at many of the UK top Holiday resorts playing Guitar, banjo, mandolin, fife, penny whistle, harmonica, and vocals. He has appeared on many UK TV programs including Eastenders, Aufidersen Pet, Russ Abbot and now has his own weekly TV programs on the Gospel Channel and Revelation TV on the Sky satellite and co-hosts the two Revs on Talk Radio Europe.
You can hear Howard on TRE presenting The two Revs – Sundays 8pm – 9pm..
Rev. Howard Coley (King)
Elim Family Fellowship
Nicola is the Sales Director at Talk Radio Europe, having previously held the same post at other stations including Coastline Radio and Onda Cero Internacional for 10 years. Born in Scotland, she moved to London when she was 16 and spent several years working as a PA and in Market Research before taking a year out to travel around the USA. Unable to settle back into the UK, she moved permanently to Nerja, Spain in 1987 with her mother, then moving to Marbella in 1995.
She speaks fluent Spanish and before getting into radio sales has worked in Real Estate, for a Spanish Legal Firm and for an English language Magazine. Currently living back in Nerja, she splits her working week between Nerja and San Pedro de Alcantara. She is passionate about flamenco and tennis and enjoys reading and holidays with the family.
Kate Gooding, a professional chatter box landed in the world of sales at the ripe old age of 18 in Cambridgeshire and quickly progressed from selling country homes to people to space. Starting at EMAPS flag ship newspaper, the Peterborough Evening Telegraph before catching the wages bug and moving to London to work on very interesting and creative titles such as Blue Print, Expat Investor and the high flyer BA´s Highlife magazine. In 1994 Kate decided to move to Spain and follow her passion as a professional DJ but still sold space for her day job and worked for Absolute Marbella, The Broadsheet in Madrid, Time Out and launched her own publication called My Guide Marbella. 5 years ago she swapped space for time and now feels “Very Einstein” working in exciting environment of the sales department, selling campaigns, writing script, voicing ads and opinions and generally keeping the washing up done to a professional standard! Kate’s motivation is to consistently deliver exciting campaigns fitting in with clients needs and to see TRE are the largest English language station in Spain. Kate Gooding, English, Scorpio, cat over and loves house music and cocktails.
Julie is Talk Radio Europe's UK based representative. Born in London, she spent her early years in Australia, before (reluctantly!) returning to the UK. A BA in Social Science (Economics major) at University of Westminster (...when it was Polytechnic of Central London!) preceded a career in sales and marketing - including West End retail management (Sears PLC), Account Manager (GUS PLC), Contract Sales Manager (William Baird PLC) and Brand Manager (Adidas group). She spent 5 years in Spain, joining TRE in June 2009, before family commitments brought her back to the UK. Since her return she has been actively employed in developing the TRE brand with the UK multiples and other blue chip companies. A keen sportswoman, in the past (lacrosse, netball, tennis, swimming, ski-ing, scuba diving, and karting) - these days sports activities are more armchair related! Passions? Arsenal FC (...and lately, Malaga CF!), McLaren F1, tennis, reading...and music (of course!)