Pete Williamson FRAS
- "Station Manager & Presenter
Pete is a Freelance Astronomer with 50 years
experience in astronomy is working closely with several professional astronomical
organisations and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Pete founded The Shropshire Astronomical Society in 1991 and
now presents BBC Radio Shropshire Eye on The Sky, has
appeared on BBC Midlands Today and has worked with EKR (European
Klassik Rock Radio). Pete has run and managed a Radio Station
previous to this one and is the Bassist with the rock band
Anubis. One of the organisers of 'Solarsphere Astronomy and
Music Festival' Pete is attempting to combine the two
branches of his profession.
SHOWS : THE ROCK SHOW & THE MORNING SHOW
Bill Leslie -
Despite a history that includes running his own (now
defunct!) rock music website, producing reissues and sleeve notes
for bands such as Europe, Trapeze and Little Angels and delivering
numerous CD reviews for various online sites Bill joins Astro Radio
as a newcomer to the presenters end of a microphone... but after 30
years as a committed record and CD collector its probably time he
did something constructive with all that music. His show will take
us off the beaten track a bit with two hours of album tracks, deep cuts and
obscurities from the world of classic rock.
SHOW : ROCK THAT TIME FORGOT
Alan has a very eclectic taste in Music,
from Rock to Classical, and finds It all depends on his 'Mood' as to
what he likes to play. he is a big Blues/Rock fan, with Bands and
Artists from Joe Bonamassa, through Classic stuff, from Led Zep,
Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy, Genesis, playing a big part in his Life. He
does not go anywhere without listening to some Music.
He is also trying to give New Artists/Bands,
some deserved 'Airplay', and is astounded at the amount, and
Quality, of New Music, right on Our 'Doorstep'.
SHOWS : AFTERNOON DELIGHT
JD Quenzer FRAS-
Presenter & News Room
JD is a student astronomer /
planetary scientist and founder of the West Lothian Astronomical
Society. He is passionate about space science communication and the
promotion of astronomy. On the musical side of things he is a fan of
hard rock and metal; black, death, doom, heavy blues, progressive,
psychedelic, sludge, stoner, thrash and everything in between and
beyond. He is always happy to give lesser known bands a lift.
SHOWS : INTO THE VOID, LOOKUP SKY
GUIDE & ASTRO NEWS
Music has been a major part
of John's life since hearing his mum play Please Please Me on her
Dansett record player must have been that Eureka moment for him, so
moving on to playing music seemed to be a natural progression. he
now plays bass with The Lucid Mirrors and Dr Hasbeen. Forming The
Zenjen Lighting Experiment was a bonus direction in the music
industry and this has now developed into what it is today, stage
lighting at many small intimate festivals and tours with The
Hawklords and others. "Meeting Pete and him asking us to do radio
presenting as Raves From The Graves has now allowed us to inflict
our eclectic musical tastes onto others. Relax and enjoy."
SHOW : RAVES FROM THE GRAVES
Reynolds - Presenter
Keith is manager and
proprietor of GIG FEST International an organisation
responsible for the organisation of Free Festivals within
the Oswestry and North Wales Area.
He has worked for many
years in the music industry and has worked with bands such
as The Stranglers, The Levellers, Mark Radcliff and The
Family Mahone in his role as sound engineer.
SHOWS : THE ROCK REAPER
Keeler - Presenter
Sy has DJ'd at legendary clubs in and around Bristol across the
years and aired shows across the airwaves of the world.
Music Music Music ! he would go mad without it that's for sure. Punk,
Metal, Prog, Ambient, and even Trance, if It Rocks his world it gets
played. Sy's shows will be of a Prog nature and will be Progtastic.
SHOW : THE PROG ZONE
- Station Consultant : Presenter
Dave is a presenter with
the legendary Radio Caroline and has worked with many
presenters and stations through the years.
Dave works behind the scenes with Pete on all things technical and
will also be presenting shows with a flavour of classic and new
rock, prog and more.
SHOWS : RADIO CAROLINE 11pm
- Astronomical Correspondent.
Originally born in Colchester
Essex, Stephen was raised and immediately captivated by stargazing,
all the mystery and the wonders that space holds from a young age
under the immaculate dark skies of the Mid-Wales Valleys. Now living
in Chester, an active committee member and Treasurer for the Chester
Astronomical Society and acting as often as possible as a bridge and
informal liaison between various societies and institutions hoping
to promote resource-sharing among them to further peoples knowledge
in the field of astronomy. He is often to be found in the small area
within his back garden not in direct view of neighbouring security
lights staring upward.
Hampshire - Consultant : Presenter
Former pirate & hospital radio presenter & producer,
Steve turned pro in 1978 and travelled the U.K. in search of
a friendly studio and a trick microphone. You’ll have heard
old ‘Nuclear Nodes’, on everything from computer games,
cartoons, drama, multimedia & trailers to thousands of
straight & character productions for local, regional,
national radio & tv campaigns. One-time, producer & senior
writer, sound designer & creative consultant for many
independent radio stations and agencies.
Musical influences: Rock, metal, gypsy jazz, jazz-rock
fusion, world music, Celtic folk rock & progressive
Emma Wride -
Emma is a Space Ambassador for
Wales delivering astronomy workshops to schools and public events as
part of the Space Made Simple project run by Science Made Simple.
Emma tours the country with a state of the art 3D projection system,
showing stunning 3D videos of all things astronomy related from
meteors to black holes. Emma also delivers projects to schools for
the UK Space Agency including the Tim Peake Primary Project. Emma is
passionate about inspiring the next generation of Astronomers,
Astrophysicists and Astronauts. Emma will give regular updates of
her activities and interviews from her astronomer colleagues.
Hasbeen - Guest Presenter
Martyn is the organiser of The
Sonic Rock Solstice Festival, On Board The Craft Festival
and Hastrek. Martyn will present show on an ad hoc basis to
promote these festivals, he is also a member of the bands Dr
Hasbeen and Captain Roswell & The Lost Alien Tribe.
SHOW : THE SONIC ROCK & OBTC
- The Rock Druid
Jon is a self confessed rock
nutter. He joined his first band at the age of fifteen and is best
known as front man for Bristol space rock outfit Alien Stash Tin. He
is an avid record collector and started Djing in his late teens,
mainly playing metal and punk sets in pubs and clubs, but was once
sacked from a Welsh hospital radio station for playing the Black
Sabbath track Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. In 2003 he joined the staff of
the now defunct Bristol fm station Radio 19 as their resident rock
Dj and then in 2007 moved on to the award winning BCFM where he
still hosts the popular Sunday Rockshow. He has also presented shows
on various internet stations including Radio Satan 666 and KOR (Keep
On Rocking). His show, The Rock Druid - Extended Play, aims to bring
you an eclectic mix of rock in all its guises, from chilled out
acoustic folky prog rock to full on hardcore punk and extreme metal
and all things in between; mainly focusing on the brand new and
bleeding edge of the worlds underground scenes but with goodly
smattering of classics and forgotten gems of days gone by thrown in
for good measure."
VACANCY TO BE FILLED
The Backroom Office
Williamson - Co Owner & Manager of all Astro Radio Services.
Syb is Co Owner of Astro Radio along
with Pete and is involved in system planning updates and financial
Jane - Marketing Manager & Occasional Presenter.
For all your
marketing and advertisement enquiries please contact Sarah.
Leslie - Official Astro Radio Mascot & Assistant.
Katie is a music & astronomy lover, a great supporter of Astro
Radio and is the daughter of Rock That
Time Forgot Bill Leslie.
- the robot that presents Astrobot and Classical Bot.
MP3PO plays out Astrobot and Classicalbot automated music
between shows 24/7. No need to feed of pay it as it just
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