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Our Story

Two hospital radio presenters had an idea; more specifically, they asked a question:

"Why is there not a station in Solihull to connect residents and the community to local business and charity partners?"

This online station is the realisation of that discussion. We have built a team of like-minded, passionate radio professionals and have developed Solihull Radio.

​​90% of people listen to the radio and the online share has risen 5% in the last 3 months.


This is the best way to generate a Solihull focused, live media radio stream that can interact with and entertain listeners. We are always looking to develop the station and if you can help in any way, please get in touch.

"Local is the way to connect community and life.... be part of your community".

MEET THE TEAM

Director

Geoff O'Brien

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    Children's Show

    Presenter

    Alex Manners

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    My name is Alex Manners, 23 and I am a TV & radio presenter, Asperger's champion, public speaker and author. I have a 'lust for life' and believe that you should never let your circumstances hold you back. To me life is an adventure and I am determined to spend it "Pursuing my Passions". 

    That Thursday Show and The Breakfast Show Presenter

    Kate Sinclair

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    The Solihull Rock Show Presenter

    Jake Morrison

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    The Education Show Presenter

    Jas Rohel

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    South Asian Sessions Presenter

    Bhaskar Choudhury

      Bhaskar is an engineer by day, and the presenter of South Asian Sessions by (Wednesday) night! As a second generation British Asian, he has a keen interest in South Asian events, arts and culture. And he is a massive movie and music buff!

      The Youth Project Presenter

      Julie-Anne Bensley

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      Julie is a mother of 3 and works freelance in TV production and teaches Drama. She’s also a local filmmaker and passionately believes in providing young people with a platform to voice issues that matter to them. The Youth Project is about more than music and will be a space for young people to own.

      The Phil O Show Presenter

      Phil Oldershaw

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      The Legal Hour 
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      Ash Hussain

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      Ash is a principal family solicitor at Vienna Kang Advocates, Solihull.  She is 14 years qualified and was  also recommended by name in the Legal 500 (2017).  

      Ash specialises in divorce, separation, family finances and children law. She is very passionate about family law and adopts a firm, pragmatic, strategic,  non-confrontational approach in the resolution of family law matters to minimise costs, conflict and distress.  She is very discreet, sympathetic,  and works hard to ensure her clients achieve  a five star  service and a fair outcome in their matter.

      Creative Consultant

      Rich Davies

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      Rich has been in the Graphic Design Industry for over 25 years, working in a wide range of disciplines from concept to print.

      Rich loves learning something new from a good podcast and his Tuesday night fix of the Solihull Rock Show.

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      Live & Outside Broadcasts

      Mat Spencer

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      The Wellness Wednesday Show Presenter

      Ali Swift

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      Ali, a mummy of two, Author of the award winning book ‘My Wellness Toolbox’, Reiki Practitioner, and Wellness Coach,  is extremely passionate about sharing her real-life experiences and tools to help others manage, tackle and overcome mental health challenges and live a more positive life.

      The Solihull Sports Show Presenter

      Adrian Leigh

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      Adrian is a passionate and enthusiastic sports fan. He has played for locally based grassroots Football and Rugby teams, as well as Darts for a Solihull pub team.

      He enjoys participating in locally based sporting events such as Parkruns, 10k / Half Marathons and Charity Cycling rides.

       

      He is a big fan of our national sports teams and follows all of our local football teams. He enjoys the atmosphere and buzz of watching “live” games and sporting events, however he is also happy being an “armchair fan” to keep in touch with all of the latest sports headlines.

      The Solihull Soul & Motown Show Presenter

      John Reeves

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      John is a construction manager by day and a born again 20 something by night.

       

      Ex Royal Navy, and a charity fundraising champion for Troopaid, Royal British Legion and many local charities.  John is an experienced presenter and event Host/MC and has a passion for music especially Soul, Motown and Northern Soul.

       

      John say’s that “there is nothing that gets the heart skipping, fingers clicking and the feet tapping like the classic sound of Motown”

      The Solihull Rock Show Presenter

      Jake H

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      The Solihull Health Show Presenter

      Oli Kili

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      Classic Time Machine Presenter

      Steve Clarke

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      The Arts and Entertainment Show Presenter

      Leigh Perry

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      Leigh is the Principal and Trustee of DMS H of E Music Academy based in Knowle (Est 1985). She is hands on teaching 40 pupils a week at the school . 
       

      A musician, show producer (www.dmsfusionlive.com) and presenter at Solihull Radio (The arts and entertainment show - Sunday’s live 4-6 ) Leigh is passionate about music, animals and a supporter of charities. 
       

      Business woman of the year 2016 (Birmingham Awards)
      Finalist of Business Woman of the Year 2020 (Ladies First Awards) 

      Classic Drive Presenter

      Tim Low

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      Relations Manager

      Julia Collins Parsons

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      Station Development

      Aline Boblin

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      Aline builds relationships with local charities and volunteering engagements to raise their profile and visibility of their initiatives.
       

      Aline also drives Menopause awareness campaigning in Solihull.