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Howard Brereton – Presenter
Favourite album? The The – Soul Mining & K.D Lang and the Siss Boom Bang – Sing it Loud
Favourite Song? The The – This is the day
Favourite film? Lawn Dogs
Favourite TV programme? Breaking Bad or the West Wing
Favourite place visited? China
Favourite book? The life according to Garp – John Irving
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? John Cleese
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Barack Obama or Johanna Lumley
Favourite food? Papas a la pobre
Favourite sport? Walking the dog
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 Murray – Presenter
Favourite album? 4.5, Indigo Girls
Favourite song? Brighter than the Sun, Colbie Caillat
Favourite film? Forrest Gump
Favourite TV programme? Friends (or any quiz show!)
Favourite place visited? Sydney, Australia
Favourite book? Chris Evans’ autobiographies, It’s Not What You Think & Memoirs of a Fruitcake
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? George Clooney (he’s recently bought a place in Marbella so we can spend more time together)
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Alan Carr (the comedian, not the self-help quitting smoking guy!)
Favourite food? Rosada and salad in a nice chiringuito on the beach
Favourite sport? Gymnastics
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 Hodgson – Presenter
Favourite album? Man in black, Johnny Cash
Favourite song? Steve bloomers watching (Derby County song)
Favourite film? Lost in translation
Favourite TV programme? Only fools and horses
Favourite place visited? California
Favourite book? The Bible
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? Katie Melua
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Scarlett Johanson
Favourite food? Indian Curry
Favourite sport? Football
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 MacKenzie – Presenter
Favourite album? Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
Favourite song? Parisienne Walkways by Gary Moore
Favourite film? Shawshank Redemption
Favourite TV programme? Anything that makes me laugh out loud
Favourite place visited? Too many beautiful places to just pick one!
Favourite book? Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? Undoubtedly Jamie Lee Carrington
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Myself in 30 years so I can ask what mistakes I made in order to avoid them. The people I should hold onto and the ones I should let go. The bad habits I shouldn´t start and the good ones I should and where I was most happy and productive
Favourite food? Chocolate!!
Favourite sport? Dame Edna
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 Padley – Presenter
Favourite album? Hotel California – Eagles
Favourite song? After the Love has Gone – Earth Wind and Fire
Favourite film? A Star is Born (Streisand/Kristofferson)
Favourite TV programme? Coronation Street
Favourite place visited? Thailand /
Favourite book? Keith Floyd – Stirred but not Shaken
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? The Queen
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Quincy Jones
Favourite food? Anything Thai
Favourite sport? Golf
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 – Presenter
Favourite album? Sign O The Times – Prince
Favourite song? Tempted – Squeeze
Favourite film? Withnail and I
Favourite TV programme? Frasier
Favourite place visited? Venice
Favourite book? Kitchen Confidential
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? Hannah Murray…(Jay Kay)
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Eva Longoria
Favourite food? Italian
Favourite sport? Motor Racing
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.
Allan Tee – Presenter
Favourite Album? Original Soundtrack A Thomas Crown Affair
Favourite song? Really impossible to pick but lets go with Chasing Pavements – Adele
Favourite Film? Another near impossible choice: Ben Hur 1959
Favourite TV Show ever? MASH
Favourite Place visited? Venice
Favourite Book? The Dune Trilogy
Most famous person ever met? (Interviewed)…. Michael Caine
Most like to have dinner with? Stephen Spielberg
Favourite food? Thai Noodle dishes
Favourite Sport? Rugby Union
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.
Stephen Ritson – Presenter
Favourite album? Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
Favourite song? GF Haendel – Lascia ch’io pianga
Favourite film? The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Favourite TV programme? Lilyhamer
Favourite place visited? Angkor
Favourite book? The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists
Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Prince Charles, I suppose
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Noam Chomsky
Favourite food? Roast goose
Favourite sport? Rowing
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.
Kit Hogg – Presenter
I sometimes wonder where the time has gone, born 17th believe how long ago that is!) I have lived in Spain since 1998 and my wife, Pen, and I have adopted the same laid-back approach as the locals. We live in the pueblo of Gaucin in the Serrania de Ronda where we hold an annual music and performing arts festival ‘Hoggstock’ at our riverside finca.
Our kids grew up here and we have made a lot of friends and employ local people. My Spanish dream was to arrange tours into the wilds of Spain on mountain bikes, but you fall back into what you know and what I know is tree surgery, having done this previously in Canada, California and England. Since 1998 I have been plying the Costa with The A Team (that’s what we call ourselves – ‘El Equipo A’), climbing, pruning and sometimes felling palms, pines and eucaluptus trees.
I am also a singer with the 9 piece rock cabaret Biagra. So in answer to the question “Are you a tree surgeon?” “I am, but I am also an hotelier (In 2009, we opened Dar Gabriel, a boutique hotel in Chefchaouen, Morocco), actor, singer, event organiser, American Truck enthusiast, mountain biker, bull terrier aficionado and radio presenter (I began broadcasting ‘George and The Hogg’s Saturday magazine show with Phil George, on Talk Radio Europe in September 2013).
No wonder I’m exhausted! It must be my age!
“What was that?”
“That was your life mate“
Ian Rutter – Presenter
Favourite album? Too many to name, but right now ‘Winter’, a recording by the choir Voces8
Favourite song? Tricky, but ‘Here’s to Life’ by the amazing Liane Carroll
Favourite film? Notting Hill or The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Favourite TV programme? Game of Thrones
Favourite place visited? Andalucia, of course
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met?: Met a fair few (interviewed for radio Andrea Bocelli, Russell Watson and Gloria Hunniford), but Sir Paul McCartney did come and see a play I directed. It was ‘Agnes of God’ by John Pielmeier and Paul described it as “interesting”.
Favourite book? Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Nigella Lawson
Favourite food? Beautifully cooked duck breast.
Favourite sport? Probably tennis
Ian moved to Spain in October 2016 and started to host ‘Life Stories’ on TRE in April 2017. Having visited Andalucia on and off for over 18 years, he remains fascinated by the people who leave other countries to make Spain their home.
As well as ‘Life Stories’, Ian presents ‘Classical on the Wireless’ for The Wireless radio station in the UK, a programme he has has been presenting for over 6 years and still loves with a passion. He previously hosted ‘Business Matters’, a business chat programme, and ‘Swingtime”, a two-hour weekly look back at the best of Big Band and Swing music.
A varied career started with a degree in Architecture and then 30 years in business that included 10 years as a director of two marketing agencies in London. Ian provides voiceovers for a wide range of clients.
You can hear ‘Life Stories’ every Saturday at midday and Sunday at 1pm.
Ron Jones – Contributor
Favourite album? Abbey Road
Favourite song? Green Fields of France, Eric Bogle
Favourite film? This Happy Breed
Favourite TV programme? Spike Milligan
Favourite place visited? Marasion Cornwall
Favourite book? The Library in general
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? Helen Mirren
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Helen Mirren
Favourite food? Steak & Kidney pie
Favourite sport? Cricket and rugby union
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 Lennon’s 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.”
June Rendle – Contributor
Favourite album? The Beatles – Abbey Road
Favourite song? This is my Life – Shirley Bassey
Favourite film? The English Patient
Favourite TV programme? Anything with David Attenborough
Favourite place visited? Paraty, South America
Favourite book? War and Peace
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? Probably Sean Connery
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Steve
Favourite food? Lobster
Favourite sport? Golf.
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.
Rob Humphries – Producer & Contributor
Favourite Album? Currently the Alt-J album but it changes about three times a week
Favourite Song? Not Daft Punk Get Lucky, already driving me mad
Favourite Film? Big
Favourite TV Series? Twin Peaks
Favourite Place Visited? Swindon Wilts
Favourite Book? Kidnapped
Most Famous Person with whom would you most like to have dinner? Adam or Eve
Favourite Food? Mealworms or Mussels and Chips
Favourite Sport? Football
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.
Ger Sweeney – Presenter
Favourite Album? If I MUST have one I guess it would be Paul Simon – Graceland
Favourite Song? Don’t have one
Favourite Film? The Great Escape
Favourite TV Series? Don’t have one – I’m very much a binge-watcher
Favourite Place Visited? Too difficult to say
Favourite Book? One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Most Famous Person I met: Bill Clinton
Most Famous Person with whom would you most like to have dinner? Chris Tarrant
Favourite Food? Mealworms or Mussels and Chips
Favourite Sport? Hurling, Golf, Rugby and a passing interest in F1
Ger Sweeney has been working in the radio industry in Ireland and beyond since 1981.
In March Ger turned 51, and 5 days before that he marked the 37thanniversary of his first radio programme. Quickly doing the maths he was only days from his 14th birthday when he started.
Back in 1981 Ireland had many “pirate” radio stations as legislation to regulate and licence the industry did not come along until 1988. The first of the new radio stations commenced broadcasting in 1989.
Between 1981 and 1988 Ger worked for various stations in Limerick and Galway. One of the first of the new radio stations to come on air in 1989 was Clare FM, based in Ennis. Ger was part of that, in fact he was the first voice on air at the station. Ger spent 4 years with Clare FM on Breakfast until he moved in August 1993 to Limerick 95 after being head-hunted.
Ger returned to Clare FM in 1999 to present a nightly programme and was back on Breakfast from January 2000. His stint with Clare FM lasted until July 2002. At that point he took a break from radio as he had a young family and he wanted to explore other business interests that came along.
Jill Kenton – Presenter
Favourite Album? Faith – George Michael
Favourite Song? Something just like this – The Chainsmokers
Favourite Film? A star is born ( I love Bradley Cooper!)
Favourite TV Series? Anything reality! From cooking to dating
Favourite Place Visited? Maldives
Favourite Book? Storm in a D Cup (my mums book!)
Most Famous Person I met: In my past career I was marketing director for a lingerie brand- Rigby & Peller – I fitted , Cherie Blair( in her bedroom at No 10) , Princess Diana, Dawn French …the list goes on…
Most Famous Person with whom would you most like to have dinner? Michael McIntyre
Favourite Food? Italian , but no fish !
Favourite Sport? Tennis , I play 6 hours a week too!
In her past career Jill was the marketing director for her family business called Rigby & Peller . She started aged 17 as a junior and worked most of her years fitting ladies, telling them their correct bra size and making them feel comfortable and uplifted!
As well as working on the corporate identity for the brand and dealing with the Press she also worked as a Brand Ambassador for the company in New York USA for 9 years.
Once quoted that ‘she loved changing women’s lives for the better! ‘
The business was acquired by Van De Velde in 2012 and a new career in TV and Radio beckoned. QVC and other exciting tv appearances over the years have kept her busy, she was the afternoon presenter on Time 106 .6 FM for 2 years and then headed into the world of Voiceovers. Jill also appeared in ‘Bridget Jones- The Edge of Reason ( for continuity reasons at Rigby & Peller) she really loved that one!
You can hear her today welcoming you on board at The London Eye , on Qatar Airways, The Shard and other commercials both in TV and Radio.
As she loves to talk – Radio is a passion for her! When she is in London you may hear her on BBC Radio London , as a guest presenter.
Now splitting here time living between London and Marbella , and loving her time with the best team at Talk Radio Europe.
Check out more of Jill’s work and credit : www.JillKenton.co.uk
Stephanie Miller – Producer & Contributor
Favourite Album? – Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours
Favourite Film? – Shawshank redemption
Favourite TV Series? ER
Favourite Place Visited? India
Favourite Book? The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
Most Famous Person with whom would you most like to have dinner? JFK
Favourite Food? Japanese
Favourite Sport? Tennis
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.
Rev. Howard Coley – Presenter
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
Stacey Pinkerton – Presenter
Favourite album? depends on the moment, but I’ll go with Brushfire Fairytales, Jack Johnson overall, unless it is on a Sunday morning then Van Morrison, Poetic Champions Compose
Favourite song? Ain’t no sunshine
Favourite film? Sling blade or Untouchable. La noi e la Giulia (with subtitles)
Favourite TV programme? Genius and most documentaries
Favourite place visited? islands of Hawaii
Favourite book? Pillars of the Earth
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? depends on your idea of famous, but probably most known would be Bill Clinton or Ella Fitzgerald ( she was special)
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Appetizers and drinks would start off with Jon Stewart followed by John Oliver over the first course. The main course would be accompanied by Brian Cox and finishing off dessert would be with Dave Grohl. That would be a very intriguing dinner!
Favourite sport? to participate in it would be swimming.
Stacey has had several different successful careers – always looking for a new challenge. She worked in health and studied to be a dentist, but felt more at home in the arts, and communications (minoring in communications).
Traveling the world, she lived in several different countries and moved to Barcelona, Spain to open up a corporate wellness program in cardiovascular institution. Later she trained as a professional and certified in Real Estate winning awards…but this still was not enough, until she found radio, then television – however, talk radio just ticked all the boxes. A personal one to one real conversation finding out what makes people tic satisfies this Southern girl’s soul.
When she is not on radio you can find her interpreting at the hospital or promoting something for other like minded people, above all raising awareness.
Her mantra?…”I am a survivor of many things, and still enjoying life”
Vanesa Salem – Assistant Station Manager
Favourite album? Anything by Simply Red
Favourite song? Stars
Favourite film? Ratatouille
Favourite TV programme? Cuéntame como Paso
Favourite place visited? Santa’s Homeland
Favourite book? Inventario Uno. Mario Benedetti
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? Santa Claus
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Barak Obama
Favourite food? Difficult to name just one. Love food!!!
Favourite sport? Cycling
Nicola Chalmers – Sales Director
Favourite album? There are many but I do love THE VERY BEST OF SUPERTRAMP
Favourite song? Can’t take my eyes off of you
Favourite film? BEYOND THE SEA (the only film I have watched twice back to back)
Favourite TV programme? Homeland and Downtown Abbey
Favourite place visited? Greve, Tuscany
Favourite book? Constantly changing but I loved THE MILLENIUM TRIOLOGY by Steig Larsson: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who played with Fire, The Girl who kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? Oh there’s so many…. Ah, does having dinner with David Soul count!
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Michael Parkinson.. he must have some great stories to tell
Favourite food? Chilli. Fresh, dried, sauce… I love them all
Favourite sport? Tennis
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.
Julie Baum – UK Account Manager
Favourite album: ‘Born to Run’ Bruce Springsteen (…close run with ‘Hotel California’ Eagles + ‘The Stranger’ Billy Joel)
Favourite Song: ‘Walk’ Foo Fighters
Favourite film: SO difficult…SO many! ‘The Perfect Storm’…I guess
Favourite TV programme: Also difficult! …’The West Wing’, ‘The Newsroom’, ‘House of Cards’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Damages’, ‘Homeland’, ‘ER’?…all of them!
Favourite place visited: San Francisco
Favourite book: Anything by David Baldacci or Patricia Cornwell
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met: My mum!
With whom would you most like to have dinner: Arsene Wenger + Ron Dennis
Favourite food: Anything with chilli!
Favourite sport: Do I have to pick just one…?!
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, McLaren F1, tennis, rugby, politics, reading…and music (of course!)