On Air Team A-L

Allan Lake

Allan started his radio career at Isle of Wight Radio working as the tea boy on the Saturday sports show and as producer for the station's veteran phone-in presenter Alex Dyke. This led to his own Saturday evening show, but he was let go by the station after broadcasting a controversial feature named "Bin Laden reads the Bible". After this, he moved to neighbouring station Power FM, before leaving the south coast for Hull to present Late Night Lake at Viking FM. Whilst working at Galaxy Manchester he generated more controversy after comments he made about Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus

After a stint at Liverpool's Juice FM, he moved to London and GCap Media's Capital Disney for an evening show named "In on the Lake" from January 2005 to August 2006. Lake was then moved to the Breakfast show on sister station Core. After eight months, the show ended as the station switched to a non-stop music format. During this tame, Lake was also a regular cover presenter for Capital 95.8. He has covered shows for GCap's Coast 96.3 and Red Dragon FM, where he once again generated more controversy over his sacking, after getting listeners to call the programme controller to try to persuade him to hire him, who in turn rehired him.[4] During his time on the Evening show, Lake caused Red Dragon to have its building lease reviewed after he ordered a live cow to be delivered to the studios. Both incidents were radio stunts with the consent of management, Allan continued to be employed by the group throughout. Allan now joins us here at Zack FM.


Angelina

 
 
Hobbies and interests:  Music, Family, Friends and creating memories

All time top three songs:
Three little birds - Bob Marley
Change Me - Tamela Mann
Spirtual 'Loose Ends remix' - Don E featuring The Collective
My radio career:  105.3 Zack FM
The best thing about working in radio:  I get to discover and uncover my passion for music and share a little bit of light.
Show Name:  Mind, Body and Soul on Monday - Thurs 11pm-1am as the host Angelina mixes good music with conversation on all things spirtual, mental, emotional and physical.


Chris T


 
Hobbies and Interests: Music (obviously!), radio, snooker, electronics, street lights, boomboxes, record fairs, aircraft. All time top three songs: Wow... so many possibilities! But here goes;

Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only

Imagination - Body Talk

Third World - Now That We've Found Love (Paul Hardcastle Mix)

My radio Career: Started age 13, made a small FM transmitter and broadcast music to our house and about 50 metres up the street! Had up to TWO listeners! Made other ventures in to home-brew broadcasts in more recent years but less said about that the better! Now proud to be associated with Zack FM.


Craig Stevens

 
 
 
Craig is a TV Presenter, Radio Presenter, Voice Over artist represented by Babble Voices agency and a Film Critic.
During 2007, Craig presented ITV shows The Mint and Glitterball. His first presenting job was on Brainteaser. He has hosted his own radio shows on former East of England dance station Kiss FM, Essex & Suffolk local station SGR-FM and Heart radio. Craig is an anchor host for Sky Cinema interviewing film stars such as Jim Carrey, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Justin Bieber and Jodie Foster.
Craig has appeared on ITV's This Morning and recently flew to Dubai to interview Tom Cruise about his movie 'MI Ghost Protocol'. He is a regular host on the Red Carpet at London Film Premieres.
In 2016 he became a showbiz presenter on Channel 5's live Saturday morning magazine programme The Saturday Show and in the same year presented When Gameshows Go Horribly Wrong - also on Channel 5.

DJ Das 

DJ Das coming all the way from Jacksonville, Florida. He started his career in Japan and took off from there playing at some of the hottest clubs in Japan, Korea, Philippines and now here in the UK. He has a passion for fun and music and can be found all over clubs in the Suffolk area, playing everything from Urban to House music. He is currently the host of PartyBosses Radio playing the Hottest Hip Hop and RnB music on the airways.


Dave Caine


 
I have been into radio since the seventies. I started off with land based pirate Station Anglia Radio, ABC England to name a few. In 1979 I worked for pop pirate Radio Caroline on the good ship Mi Amigo as a DJ and painter and in 2003 worked as a DJ and producer for Rock Station Xcel FM for 3 years until it was sold. I then had a break until I joined Zack Fm. Radio has been in my life for years and i love it. You can hear me between the hours of 3 and 5am Monday - Friday. Also on Solid Gold Sunday Morning "nothing but 60's" from 5am - 7am! 
we asked Dave what his 3 top songs are:

1. Dancing In The Street by Martha Reeves and the Vandelas.

2. Music by John Miles.

3. We Love The Pirate Stations by The Roaring Sixities.


Dave Pearce



An English dance DJ, record producer, EDM producer and broadcaster who has performed across the United Kingdom and the world. He previously presented Dance Anthems on BBC Radio 1 for ten years. He is renowned for playing a key role both as a performer and behind the scenes in the development of English dance and club culture Dave now joins us on Zack FM.


Doug Kramer



Doug Kramer, known for his energetic on air personality, has spent the better part of the last 20 years in Radio. Beginning his career in Hot Springs on 105.9 KLAZ, Kramer pioneered the on air mix-show having DJ's like Chaos, Big Brown, Chris K and many others doing live mixes on the air. After several station moves in the late 90's Kramer found himself a home in New Orleans doing mornings on 104.1 KISS FM. At this point his show had begun syndication. In 2006 Kramer moved his operations to Oklahoma City where he worked afternoons at KJ103 and further refined the overall direction of his show. It was then that he began syndication of his mix-show which is still heard every Saturday night. In 2008 Kramer took his syndicated program to the studio back in Arkansas.


Flip Miller

 

Hometown: Bishop's Stortford now Beck Road Favourite colour: Purple Pets: 11 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 chickens, 1 dog, 3 guinea pigs, 2 tortoises and 1 husband.

Hobbies: I foster for Cats Protection and write theatre reviews. I also like to play the guitar when I get a chance. I enjoy going Ghost Hunting.

What was the first job you ever had? Making sandwiches at Stanstead Airport.

Radio Stations you’ve worked for: Only the best Radio station - 105.3 Zack FM.

What’s the best part about job: Chatting to lots of lovely people and meeting some very talented DJs who are willing to teach me some of their secrets to success.

What is your favourite film of all time? Mary Poppins.

What are your favourite TV shows? Any quiz or cookery show, CSI, NCIS, Law and Order.

Who are the coolest celebrities you’ve met? I went to college with Di Parrish who is on Eastenders. 

Pet peeves: Don't get me started we could be here all day. I am in training to be a Grumpy Old Woman.

People you admire the most: My Dad and my cousin Debbie.

What is your guilty pleasure? I love to curl up on the sofa with a bar of chocolate and read a Mills and Boon Medical Romance.
My shows are very community focused so tune in and find out if I'm talking about something close to your heart and home.


Frank Wisken
 
 
Better known as "Whiskas On The Wireless" - Frank started as a DJ purely by accident. Way back in 1972 a club DJ failed to turn up for a gig and Frank stood in, that's where it all began. After a few years in clubs learning the ropes he spent the next 25 years or so in to the entertainment world as a DJ / Compere at numerous venues.
The internet gave Frank his next opportunity to move in to radio when he worked on both UK and American online stations. Now, of course, you can hear Frank on 105.3 Zack FM!
Franks hobbies naturally include a love a music and his favourite three songs would be:-
1. Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl.
2. Gary Moore - Empty Rooms.
3. Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb.
Frank follows baseball and is a big fan of The Cleveland Indians.

Gail Porter

Gail has been a television personality for over 25 years. A former model and actress, she started her television career in children's TV, before branching out into modelling and presenting mainstream TV. In the 1990's she posed for a photo for FHM, which was projected on to the Houses of Parliament. Gail has presented many shows including The Gadget Show, Dead Famous and Top of The Pops. She regularly appears on television, on radio and in national newspapers. Gail also does a lot of outstanding work for many charities.


Geoff Carter



Geoff is probably the only person to have done ventriloquism on the radio. Many say he is very good at it!! You don't want to miss Geoff Carter's Big in the afternoon show! Kev the boy racer often drives into the studio during Geoff's show. He causes havoc while giving you a laugh.

Have a go at the quiz with no name. If you get the correct answer you'll get a certificate from Geoff. He sends it to you telepathically (clever that, hey?) There's great music, humour and mayhem. From 1 until 3pm with Geoff. It's radio like it should be!


Geoff Dorset



Starting his career aged just thirteen, it was only a short while before Geoff became established as one of the Mecca Group's top three DJs, seeing him open new venues worldwide. He compared the second ever gig by Led Zeppelin and early shows with Fleetwood Mac. Geoff has been heard on Radio Hallam, Q102 in Florida and KZUN in Dallas, pirate radio station Sunshine Radio, Skyline FM, Express FM, Mix 94 in Las Vegas and the UK's second most-listened to community station, Forest FM and now joins us on Zack FM.


Greg Martin

So after an 8 year hiatus where I managed to turn a four week stop gap as a Club DJ in London into something resembling a new career, I’ve been offered a chance by the Zack people to come back on the radio and try to sound like I remember what I was doing when I was with SGR FM, Broadland 102 and along the M11 at Q103 in Cambridge.
 
I like to run as you spend a few hours in a studio every day its nice to stretch the legs. Taking part in 10k’s and thirteen mile races in Cambridge and London something I’d never have dreamt of a few years ago. I’m dating a Californian so my sports tastes have moved beyond my beloved Arsenal to following the Golden State Warriors and the NFL at Wembley.
 
Love the movies, the bigger the blockbuster the better. Top Gun is my favourite film and I’ll defend that to anyone, must have been the years at the USAF Air Shows that did it, endless respect for pilots everywhere and more than a little jealousy. 
 
Nice to be back on the air. Happy that my Facebook handle makes sense again :) GMontheradio


Hamish Brown

I have been working at Zack FM now for a good number of years now, I have always enjoyed music and have spent time working in clubs and done a season abroad in Ayia Napa. I always strive to make my self better at what I do and enjoy helping people so they can also achieve their goals. My main interests are deep house music, tattoos and just going out at the weekend with my friends. Join me each and every Saturday morning between 7 and 9am.


Ian Lawrence 


 
I have been involved with playing and presenting for 40 years. At the tender age of 16 I managed to con the local disco suppliers in Chadwell Heath in to getting me credit on a £120 RSC Mobile disco. I was by this time working in pubs and clubs in London and Essex - I was underage to even be in the establishments! At a very young age I was involved in pirate radio which was an experience not to be forgotten.

I went into club management and worked at The Colchester Hippodrome, The Circus Tavern, TOTS The Berwick Manor. Reflex in Bury St. Edmunds (later Brazillia) the list goes on.

Living abroad I got very little chance to broadcast but on my return I joined a small internet station and then moved over to FM in Ipswich. Here I am at Zack FM and what fun we have. (Not sure if the station management feel the same!!) I live in Sapiston with Maisie the border collie and Charlie (Mr Woo) the Yorkshire terrier - ooh and of course Sharon!

My philosophy is to keep smiling and have fun. My show is quite off the cuff and I seem capable of finding those tunes you want to dance and sing to. I learned to laugh at myself after some awful things in my life which also gave me an insight and empathy of other peoples lives. If you want stability and steadiness then listen to Radio 4. If you want fun on a Sunday tea time then tune in to Zack FM.

Parental warning and for those of a nervous disposition. This show is often transmitted in my underpants and vest.


India Thompson

India is from Newmarket and is the daughter of famous racehorse commentator Derek Thompson. She undertook her radio training at Capitol FM in London and that is where she is currently based at Uni studying broadcasting and fashion.

James Whale

James Whale started his broadcasting career in 1970 as one of the DJ's at Radio Topshop - yes - stores really did have their own radio stations and DJ's! In 1974 he hosted a talk show on Metro Radio and over the years James has hosted many prestigious shows on stations such as Talk Radio, LBC and the BBC. His talents do not end with radio - he was also a contestant on 2016's Celebrity Big Brother and in the late eighties his James Whale Radio Show was also simulcast on ITV television too - the television show attracted over one million viewers.

On a more personal note, James is a patron of The National Literacy Association.   


Juice

Hobbies and interests – I go to the gym most days, I am a bit of a workaholic so work and hobbies seem to run into each other.

Top 3 songs:

John Miles – Music

Stereophonics – Dakota

Layo Bushwacker – Love story

I originally started doing mobile disco's when I was 14 years old, then moved into DJ'ing in bars and nightclubs across the country working with many famous PA's and bands before getting my own bar/ night club, which I currently have alongside a property development business.  My radio life began after being a big fan of Laser 558 and Radio Caroline; I started in radio with Instore Radio for New Look, then got a big break and went to work at Chiltern Radio, originally doing weather, travel and making the tea! I then progressed to my own show and the Chiltern radio Roadshow's. Soon after that I joined a station in Essex called 1557. I also worked for Jam FM, Midsummer Radio amongst others, in the mid 1990's I did a spell on Radio Caroline out in the North Sea. In 2005 I started DJing for Big L International Radio where I still currently have a show on Saturday afternoons. I started my show on Zack FM in 2011 and took over ownership of the station in 2014.

I always try to believe that if you want something enough, and you work hard enough one day it will happen for you, hopefully that day will come.


Kev Reed

 
Kev has been spinning up the discs since 1989 in one form or another. Originally from South Wales, Kev spent many years gigging in the local pubs with his Disco Show as well as spending some time involved in hospital radio.
A change in career meant a staggered move across country which eventually found him based in Norwich where he currently resides with his family. Kev spent many years with Big L International, broadcasting on 1395am and the internet. Now you can find him on Zack FM on a Sunday morning as part of our Solid Gold Sunday lineup.
As well as hosting shows on Zack FM, he is also part of the tech team with the station. Kev's shows are broadcast live from his own studio in Norwich to our studio in Mildenhall.
 
Kev's Sunday breakfast show is split in to two parts. Between 8 and 9am the show focuses on the sixties and seventies whilst from 9 until 10am its out and out, shamelessly eighties all the way! Its an interactive show so do have a go at the competitions (usually a mixed up mystery track) or make a suggestion for the sixties offshore pirates twin spin or eighties featured artist double play. If you listen all the way through the two hour show and don't think to yourself "I've not heard that one in years!" then we will be amazed!

Liam Anthony

DOB: 09/09/93 BABY!!!

Pretty New to the “FM radio scene” really, I hosted a slot on an online radio station when I was 16.

But I’ve always been passionate about music. I always used to smash the keys on my mums friends keyboard, music lit up my life. I picked up the piano again when I was probably 16 and from there its been such a lifesaver! I was a DJ briefly while living in Norway on a mental gap year. But writing music has always been my forte. I am known to have a tipple or two and write silly parody songs!


 

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