Hi again to the CCIR gang. It has been another hectic period of change here at Costa Calida Radio. We said goodbye to Keith and said hello to several new faces on our station. Keith decided due to several factors including distance, time and other commitments, that he could no longer carry on as our anchor man. We wish Keith well and wish him good look in the future….. Keith’s departure meant that we needed a new anchor man and I, (somewhat unwillingly) stood into the breach for THE MORNING SHOW (mon to fri 9am til 1 pm). Now the morning show is a very difficult job with lots of work, especially the world famous CCIR morning quiz and what’s on where. My good friend and wing man Bob said he’d help out and do the emails for the quiz, (bearing in mind that Bobby at this point was pretty much computer illiterate!!!)…..so Bobby came in and as soon as he opened his mouth on air I knew that we had something special, and the morning show with Damien and sideshow Bob was born! I have no idea why but it works …..mostly because of Bob’s humour and my straight man routine. Thanks for all the feedback on the show and it looks like we are here to stay.
Around this time, Ian expressed an interest in doing a soul show. Ian started the SATURDAY SPORT AND SOUL (3 TIL 6) show a month ago and has come on leaps and bounds. He now has taken over the SUNDAY SOUL show (1 til 4) and he plays some wonderful music with some laid back chat. We are very happy to have Ian aboard.
James has now taken over our DRIVE TIME slots Monday to Thursday (4 til 7) with a unique blend of music in his own inimitable style and this show is proving most popular with the music lovers out there. Also James’ Friday CALIDA ROCKS (7 til 10) show needs no introduction…no bubblegum no pop just rock!!! Another great show on Costa Calida Radio and not to be missed.
Karen was a presenter on Costa Calida Radio for the previous owners and she does a fabulous CHART OVERLOAD show on Friday drive time (4 til 7) bringing us new music.
The girls have now decided to go their own way and the Monday show is now I HEARD A RUMOUR (1 til 4) with Ruma Jordan, with fun topics, gossip and live interviews, it is very interesting and entertaining.
Michelle has taken over the FRIDAY AFTERNOON SHOW (1 til 4) and again, with interesting topics and interviews it makes for very interesting and entertaining radio.
Our newest presenter is Sharna Knight. Sharna is our weekend morning presenter who brings a lot of professionalism and poise to the station. With many years working in radio, Sharna didn’t need much training!!! Straight away it was obvious that Sharna had the voice and personality to be an asset to the station and the positive feedback was flooding after her first show! Well done, so we have the SATURDAY SHOW WITH SHARNA KNIGHT (10 am til 1) and the SUNDAY SMOOTH SHOW (10 am til 1).
Eddie B now does his AFTERNOON SHOW (1 til 4) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
And so, a new line up for our station as we carry on improving and our station goes from strength to strength.
As usual thanks for listening, thanks for the feedback and thanks for being there.
Costa Calida Radio (the old girl)…..your local station.
Til next time, cheers!!