About Steve Wood

Presenting programme 1000.      Photo courtesy of Herne Bay Gazette

The early years

  •          Dismantled (vandalised) Amplion wireless radio horn at age 2.
  •         Presented gramophone records to family and friends at age 3.
  •          Wired mains plug at age 4-5.
  •          Experimented with Merryfield “Gram-deck” tape recording apparatus (mounted on record player) at age 6-7, and became a nuisance. Wore out record player, so turned to Mum's prized radio-gram.
  •          Wired most of house for sound at age 8 and became more of a nuisance.
  •          Started broadcasting on cable to next-door neighbour at age 9.
  •          Acquired portable tape recorder (2 ½ “ reels) and became even more of a nuisance.

Getting on

  •          Joined Radio Cabin in 1980, mentored by the wonderful late Edmund Foley.
  •          Presented “Reminiscing”, the oldies slot in Graham Jenkins’ Lunchtime programme.
  •          Presented “The Talking Machine” for around a year, featuring exclusively phonograph cylinder recordings.
  •          “Reminiscing” was reborn as an hour of gramophone records under the title “A Sentimental Journey”, later renamed “The Light Programme”.
  •          Presenter of occasional show "The "S" Factor", featuring the very best mix of music in the Universe (probably).

Interests  

Radio, good food, good beer, good company, horology (particularly Bulova Accutron tuning-fork watches)

Favourite Radio Presenter/Programme: -

           Bob Holness: - “Late Night Extra” (BBC Light, 1 & 2) and “Anything Goes” (BBC World) 

Favourite Music: -

Anything by anyone, as long as it's good

Favourite Record Shops: -  

  • Dialogues Musiques, 37 Rue Pasteur, Brest
  • Second Spin, 14 Sackville Road, Bexhill on Sea, TN39 3JL. 
  • Smugglers Records, King & Middle, Deal, Kent.

Dedications: -

On the air: -

  •          Every Sunday at 13:00 midday, repeated on the following Thursday at 21:00 

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