On Air Team
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 DJing 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.
Steve Penk comes to Zack Fm every weekday morning from 9 am - 11am.
What will be in his next phone call !!
Steve Penk is a British radio and TV presenter. He was born in Rusholme, [[Manchester and is renowned for his wind-up calls. Penk has worked for various national and local UK radio stations. Aged just 16 he started his radio career at Piccadilly Radio in 1978 (subsequently rebranded Key 103), where his breakfast show delivered record ratings, the highest in the stations history to this day.
In 1997 Penk moved on to work at Capital Radio London presenting the mid-morning show. On his programme he regularly did his famous radio wind ups. It was during one of these "wind-up" calls that Penk had the idea to call the then British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. He was able to get through the No.10 switchboard and managed to get Blair on the air for a few minutes. Blair later mentioned during Prime Ministers Questions that Penk had prank called him that morning and at that point it became a global media story.
Mark DavisI started DJing at 17 doing mobile disco’s and youth clubs then I landed my first job in a bar in my home town. Then I continuned with the movie disco’s and started ti get more involved in bar and club work.
At the age of 21 I left to take on full time DJ work going to Germany and Austria. Then went on to do a summer season in Corfu which i was working with the PA’s and big name DJ’s. I did this for 3 years working all over Europe I even managed to drop a set in Antigua and Goa. I returned to the UK to carry on with bar and club work from Brighton all the way to Birmingham. Having now moved on to specialise in House and Deep House music I’m still working in bars and clubs and doing my Friday night dance show on Zack, which I get to play the best music on the planet.
I have been working at Zack FM now for 4 years now, within this time I have managed to progress my self and become the station manager here at Zack. I have always enjoyed music and have working in clubs and done a season abroad in Ayia Napa. I always strive to make my self better at what I do and enjoying helping people so they can also achieve there goals. My main interests are deep house music, tattoos and just going out at the weekend with my friends. Join me each and every lunchtime between 1pm and 3pm with your bit in the middle.
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) (Could have chosen a hundred more at least!) 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.
Delighted to bring my Goldmine show to the fantastic Zack FM on Sunday lunchtimes.Hobbies include...music, eating out and visiting British pubs, watching movies, walking in beautiful scenery and classic comedy shows.
Fave three songs, impossible really, but love Tom Robinsons 'Still loving You', Steve Earle 'Copperhead road' and The Walker Brothers 'The sun ain't gonna shine anymore'.
I went into club management and worked at The Colchester Hippodrome, The Circus Tavern, TOTS The Berwick Manor. Reflex in BSE (later Brazillia) it 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 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.
Parental warning and for those of a nervous disposition.....This show is often transmitted in my underpants and vest.....
Allan started his radio career at Isle of Wight Radio, working as the teaboy 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. 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
Mark having previously worked for some big radio stations : Talk Radio,Talk Sport, Capital FM, Invicta FM, Essex FM and Virgin radio where he became a radio phenomenon. Mark now joins you every Saturday from 10am and Sunday 3pm - 5pm part of Solid Gold Sundays. Mark brings a wealth of knowledge to Zack FM. There is nobody on radio does what Mark does.
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,ey? )! There's great music, humour and mayhem. From 3 until 5pm with Geoff. It's radio like it should be!
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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.
Dees is a People's Choice Award recipient, a Grammy-nominated performing artist, and Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee. He wrote two songs that appear in the film Saturday Night Fever, plus performed the title song for the film Meatballs. He co-founded the E. W. Scripps television network Fine Living, now the Cooking Channel, and has hosted Rick Dees in the Morning at 102.7 KIIS FM and Hot 92.3 in Los Angeles. Rick now joins us here at Zack.
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. Kramer Joins the team here at Zack waking you up from 5am Monday - Friday.