My name is Candie. I live in Surrey, England, and have done for over five years. Originally, I am from Georgia in the United States. Growing up, music was my best friend, keeping me company while reading or completing school assignments. Some of my best childhood memories are listening to music, either played on the radio or played by family members. By listening to golden oldies shows with my mother, or cassettes, vinyl records, or the local country stations, or whatever else we could find, with my two older brothers and my twin sister, I gained a liking for all types of music.
Since I was very young, I thought I’d like to be a DJ, playing songs other people wanted to hear. Now, thanks to TAFN Radio, I have that opportunity. I really enjoy the interaction with my listeners, and love hearing any song I might not have properly heard before, when it is requested. The old favourites are also always welcome.
My interests include:
* Helping people whenever I can
* Learning new things
* Spending time with friends or family
* Dramas and documentaries
* Online games and quizzes
If you want to contact me, or any of the other DJs on TAFN Radio, here are the contact details:
If you hear one of my shows from our on-demand service and would like to send a comment or request to me personally, please, include my name in the subject of your email, so I will be aware of your comments. Also, if you have my personal contact details, you may use them.
Thank you for reading.
My name is Harry Mason and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself here.
Originally, I come from a small town in Lancashire and lived there until I moved to West Yorkshire when I married my wife Chris. In my working days, I worked for various local authorities and ended up for the last twenty-one years at Natwest.
I have enjoyed working for Radio for many years and did about thirty-five years in Hospital Radio before entering into Internet Radio, where I have worked for several stations before coming to TAFN Radio.
I thoroughly enjoy bringing my shows to you all and very much hope to continue doing so for as long as possible.
Born in Birmingham 1957
Lives in Fife Scotland
a great passion for Song writing, playing keyboards,
enjoy Good food and fine wines,
Socializing when at all possible
Due to my inimitable sense of humor, enjoy British comedy
Dj work is also high on my priority list too, in particular I am extremely proud to be part of the Accessible Friends Network
musical tastes include sixties seventies and some eighties,
Favourite artists Alan Parsons Project, Jude Cole and Skipperwise
My name is Mark Tyler.
I was born in Isleworth west london in 1972.
I am married to my lovely wife Linda,
I have 4 Step children,
and 3 granddaughters,
2 dogs and 2 cats.
I have always been intrested in music from a young age.
But never thought i would be a DJ on TAFN radio.
I do 4 shows a week ranging from 1950s to music in the charts today.
If you would like to contact me or any DJS please email
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me, i am michelle collins, i live in new malden surrey with my partner of 33 years pat.
we have two adult sons and 2 lively grandsons, and add to that my own babies ice and bella our family is complete.
ice is my boy , he is a white husky with blue eyes,
bella is my girl, she is a black and tan rottweiler with a very gentle temprament .
i hav been a member of the accessible friends network since 2007 and have made many good friends, and of course i am very much involved in tafn radio both as a dj and as a member of the management team.
add to this my work as an exec officer and a member of the events team and you see i have a very full life , you could even say my cup runneth over.
my likes hmmm,
i love reading, music , chatting on either skype or tafn team talk server, and my real relaxing hobby is role play once a week where i am able to weind down for the weekend. as well as being a VIP, i use a wheelchair but can still hobble around when i need to. thank you for reding and i hope you will tune in to the great sound of tafn radio, you can find links etc on this website .
enjoy and i hope tafn radio is to your likeing.
cheers michelle collins.
My name is Shirley Grant, living in the Midlands, I host the Jazz Event on TAFN Radio every
Monday and Friday evening from 7pm to 8pm.
I was introduced to Jazz in my teenage years by my late husband Geoff, and really got hooked on it.
Now I get so much enjoyment out of playing my Jazz music on TAFN Radio.
My broadcasting profile, by Simon Doy
Monday Drive Time: Mon 4 – 5pm
Wednesday Drive Time: Wed 4 – 6pm
I have been interested in radio since a child, and it heavily influenced my various musical interests. Going back to my pre-teens in the late 60’s and the beginning of the 70’s, I recall that I used to listen along with my mother to BBC Radio Two, and, embarrassingly, the likes of Jimmy Young (”what’s the recipe today, Jimmy?”). Luckily, I also got to listen to Terry Wogan, who I feel was a master of his craft.
On leaving my pre-teens, I started to look forward to the chart rundown on a Sunday afternoons, and I distinctly recall begging my parents to turn the car radio up (which was in the front of the car…no rear stereo speakers in those days!), within minutes of them turning it down. The Sweet were my favourite recollection with ‘Hell Raiser’…much to my parent’s frustration…smiles. I consider 1978/79 to be my pop ‘hayday’ as I’d just inherited my grandmother’s radiogram into my bedroom. Coming home from school and listening to the Capital Radio Hit Line (the day’s most requested songs) formed the basis of much of my interests today, with the punk/new wave period well underway, I loved The Boomtown Rats and The Undertones, mixed in with, conversely, tracks like Genesis’s ‘Follow You, Follow Me’ and Earth Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ and much more…does anyone recall Elton John’s ‘Ego’, which was No 1 on the Caprital Hit Line for almost an entire two weeks? Somewhere in 1979 I discovered the delights of Paul Gambaccini’s Billboard charts on a Saturday afternoon, and Tommy Vance’s Friday Rock Show…which influenced my love of bands like Little River Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd respectively.
It was somewhere around this time that I started to work in Hospital Radio at the local Rowley Bristow Hospital (now closed) where I gained the experience of gathering requests from inpatients, and then playing them on real live turntables!…smiles. Towards the end of my teens, I left radio, both as a volunteer and to a lesser extent, a listener…until 2005, when my long running compulsion to find a way back into radio broadcasting became a reality, because of that wonderful invention…the internet! I had a friend, also visually impaired, who worked at Radio 4’s ‘In Touch’, and I asked him if he knew of anyone who could help me get on an internet station, as I’d been messing around with Live365 and was struggling to get anymore than 2 listeners. He pointed me in the direction of TAFN, who didn’t actually have a station back then, but two of the Exec at that point, Audrey Tonge, and the late Chris Cant, were doing shows on FTP Radio (For The People…no longer running), who gave me a lot of support in learning the internet way of broadcasting. I did two shows back then, ‘Strictly Seventies’ (a co-hosted show with Audrey Tonge) and ‘The Prog Show’. We used to get around 20-25 listeners to the Seventies show, but my true passion of Progressive Rock was the inspiration for ‘The Prog Show’ but I was lucky if I got more than three listeners…lol. I felt this was a result of Prog being such a niche genre, not to mention the fact that not many people really understand what Prog is.
At that time, there was a specialist station in the US, called ‘Delicious Agony’ which was globally the biggest Prog Rock station on the web, so I sent a demo of my FTP Prog Shows to the owners of the station, and lo and behold, I was about to get my first taste of broadcasting to an average of 200+ listeners…which was huge for a specialist genre Internet station. Hence, Bilbo’s Prog Show was born. I did this show for about two years, but then I met Candie, and my interests led elsewhere…smiles. We got married in 2012, some 5 or 6 years after my hiatus from TAFN started. Then, in early 2016, I returned to the TAFN server, as I was already a Life Member, bring my wife, Candie as a new member. Later that year, after some encouragement from Candie, I picked up my dusty cans, bought some new mics and a mixer, and ran a co-hosted show with Candie called ‘Seven Teas Or Eight Teas Please’, a new and considerably expanded version of ‘Strictly Seventies’, with more competitions, and extending the remit to include 80’s music. That show ran from 30th November 2016, the day before TAFN’s launch as a public internet station, until July 2017, which ceased largely due to needing a break from the extensive prepaaration needed for that kind of show. Since then, I’ve run the Wednesday Drive Time show in it’s place at 4-6pm, adding the Monday Drive Time a few months later.
So, there you have it, my radio broadcasting experience, through the ages…smiles. In that time I have expanded my musical horizons to include many different genres. My favourites include Progressive Rock (for explanations of what that is, go to www.progarchives.com), Alt/Indie Rock, Classic Rock, Jazz Rock Fusion, 70’s & 80’s Pop, New Romantic/Synth Pop, and many others!
It has been suggested I add something about my other interests, but it would be hard to put them all down here, so I will just add my two favourite Football teams, Woking FC, and Arsenal. Then there’s Fantasy and Crime Fiction, and I’m also a bit of an armchair political commentator…smiles.
If anyone has any questions, or just fancies a chat about music of any kind, I am always happy to oblige, whether on the TAFN Team Talk server, or via email. I am always keen to share knowledge in both directions, and discover different viewpoints. Just
Personal Profile For Steve HD
The Afternoon Show – Tuesday 2 pm – 4 pm
The Trance Show – Thursday 10 pm – 11 pm
The Friday Rock Show – Friday 10 pm – 12 midnight
I never really know how to start one of these profiles! I guess, telling you a bit about myself, and my background would be a good start! I grew up in a musical family. My father was a Professional Brass Bandsman and played Principal Cornet for many bands. My Mum loved listening to him and this, I think, gave me a wider appreciation of music in general. I learned to play classical guitar which, I think is the point where I started to move to the dark side! Much to the disgust of my classical guitar teacher. I now had the tool to further express my love for rock music! The occasional leap into a Metallica lead break did not go unnoticed! Smiles. Although I loved all sorts of music, I always felt that my roots were firmly imbedded in rock and metal music. I love the minor chord progressions and key changes. This is why I love doing the Friday Rock Show on TAFN and being able to share with our listeners some of the thrill and excitement of the genre. I feel that there’s only a thin line that borders my interest for Trance music as well. The comparisons between the dark and powerful minor chord sequences and the progressions within the music. Finally, my afternoon show on a Tuesday allows me to play so much of the popular music I grew up with. Old and fond memories of yesteryear. I enjoy the knowledge that many people will also hear the music and think back over old experiences. Music is so powerful and emotive.
A Little About myself
I’m married to my lovely wife, Jayne and have two beautiful little girls, Aimee and Megan. I also have two older lads from my previous marriage, Craig and Karl. We live in the frequently rainy county of Cumbria, you may even hear the rain on air sometimes! I’m in my late 40’s and come from the Emerald city of Belfast. Amongst my hobbies, I love my radio work, I’m a Ham Radio nerd and have played Acoustic, Lead, Rhythm and Bass Guitar, though not all at the same time! And have done so for over 30 years! I’ve also played in numerous bands but currently play in an acoustic band called The Big Society.
One of the things that gives me a buzz with TAFN radio is knowing that what we’re doing is giving some pleasure to someone. It’s great to see the feedback from listeners who enjoy the shows and I know, all the presenters feel the same when they get emails into the station. I’d like to finish simply by thanking you all for listening to TAFN Radio, to myself and to all of the DJ’s. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do it. Drop me, or any of the presenters, an Email
and we’ll gladly say hi and play you something!
Profile for Tony Bowers.( Truck Stop)
I am 66 years old and live in the wonderful english county of Shropshire.
My show,Truck Stop , is a mismash of all age country music both
traditional C&W up to modern country.
As a young man i enjoyed most C&W but as country leaned toward pop music
I became disallusioned so left the genre and moved to pop music proper
so to speak.
Coming back into country I now realise how much i have missed.
As i have said , i am 66 years old, 5feet 11in tall, very light brown
hair with a very wide parting.
What do I like;
Well , i like most genre’s of music up to 1990. I love food, enjoy red
wine and camra ales. i ALSO ENJOY WALKING WITH DOG AND WIFE.
I am married to edith and have been for 35 years , happily i think.(
can’t speak for the wife,smile)
WE have a great family and enjoy life to the full.
Before joining the TAFN radio team I could never have imagined ever
sitting talking to myself but I am so glad i was talked into it .
The TAFN Radio team are a great bunch of people and many like myself
had never thought of radio presenting.
That is me in a nutshell, and like all the TAFN Radio presenters we are
all availble while on air via the station email .
Thank you for reading and hope you weren’t too bored.
tony bowers, Truck Stop presenter.