Brian Curtis joined Vectis Radio in around 2014 he presented a Thursday night show the eclectic mix for many years until September this year, Brian needed to spend more time working on other projects, the door has been left ajar for a return possibly in 2022.
James Wilson presented the teatime show with Geoff Horsnell for awhile and then Covid kicked in and things changed so much that James had to spend more time flying around the world in his plane personally I think this is a dreadful excuse who wants to fly around the world instead of working on the radio. I do have a feeling and hope that one day James will return to FM10 4.6.
Shaun O’Brien came on board a couple of years ago and covered many shows including his own teatime show during lockdown and there wasn’t a show that he wouldn’t help out on. In December 2020 he moved on to another radio station on the mainland and we wish him well. Newsflash.....He Back!!
Richard Lawrence joined a few years back and presented a Saturday and Sunday teatime show for a few years until late last year moving onto another radio station, we wish him well.
Jonathan Francis Bacon first did a show for Vectis Radio back in 2013 and has had many returns and used to present a Tuesday evening show basically it was Jonathan’s record collection but it was rather good Jonathan left around 18 months ago to pursue a political career and to build up his record collection for a possible return after his political career is over.
Laura Galton started at Vectis in around 2018 presenting the afternoon show with John Hacker and of course son Archie. Laura is an incredible lady one minute she’s giving birth and in just a few short weeks she’s back on the airwaves but as soon as Archie was able to walk it soon became apparent that he wanted to take full control of the show and wasn’t prepared to take a back seat anymore.
Marko lucky boy Newlands was at Vectis Radio almost from the very start he presented mod anthems on a Monday for nine years and also a rock ‘n’ roll show on Friday afternoons he decided to take retirement at the age of 67 and we replaced him with an 80 year old!!! Marko is a legend and was a tower of strength through all years he was at the radio station there wasn’t anything that he wouldn’t do for us, he is still in touch and has threatened many time to make a comeback …
Kevin Wilson started at Vectis Radio in 2013 and was a real Jack of all trades presenting his own show and also going out on the road and presenting a cookery program, KevIn left a couple of years ago to pursue his acting career rumours are he is making a comeback watch this space ……..
Philip Pyro Petty joined in around 2012 and did a late night rock show for many years and still holds the record for more Rockshow listens whilst we were on an Internet only service.
Gordon Cooper was at Vectis Radio for many years presenting a Friday Rock show.
Gavin Harris used to do a Sunday Morning show in the very early days and still helps out behind the scenes and is the main reason you are reading this!!
Simon Cooper presented a Sunday sports show for a few years on Vectis Radio.
Darren Fernando did the team time show for a while and is now working on an Internet only station ... somewhere.
Caroline Diamond had two spells at Vectis Radio she presented both an afternoon and mid-morning show with her friend Mo, Caroline is currently working on a huge project and has been for a few years now but we never rule out a return to the airwaves.
Chris Sullivan joined in 2017 his last radio job was back in the 1980s when he worked in the United States, Chris was enthusiastic and incredibly helpful covering almost every show in his too short time at Vectis Radio and the door is always open for a return but now he’s a grandfather he’s busier than he’s ever been.
Tom Jackson was a student on the 4PS radio training course Tom has a great voice sounds very much like Hugh Grant and wasn’t long before he was doing his own show after being a co-host with James and Judith on Wednesday afternoons. Tom did his own radio show for around six months before heading off to university and has since made a name for himself running the University radio station and picking up numerous radio award nominations and the old accolade.
Andy Knight was it Vectis Radio from around 2016 and presented an afternoon show with Dame Shirley before moving to mid mornings on a Friday he was at the station when we went FM and sadly left in around 2018, I am hoping that Andy will once again be on the airwaves in the future ……..
Tony Bray joined Vectis in January right at the start of the stations history firstly as an advertiser and then as financial advisor guest and caught the bug of radio and started presenting in 2012, firstly the Toe Tapping Sunday show followed by his own business show in the afternoons but alas all good things come to an end as Tony left for Telford in October 2014 to start a new life with Sarah whom he met through the MND Charity, no doubt he got off the Island by swimming the Solent…………did you know about his swim?
Maxine AL Furness was Macca's original co host on Vectis Radio and was a whole load of fun and missed on the airwaves and you Never know she might be back before she retires!!
Dame Shirley Steed another one of Macca's leading ladies who was last in in 2020 and would have been back last year but for another lockdown, the door is always open
Vicky Massey aka Vorders joined in 2012 and presented the early breakfast show on a Saturday morning and then team up with Tim Morris, a really sweet lady with a talent for making the best iced cakes in radio. Vorders left in May 2014 to go around the world with GKN.
Tim Morris joined Vectis Radio in 2012 and presented the Weekend Breakfast Show because for some reason he liked getting up early, a naturally funny man and a decent chap who fell ill in November 2013 and as we speak is recovering from a serious illness, we all wish Tim and family well, it goes without saying we all miss him and can’t wait for him to be well enough to return to the airwaves. *Update Tim came back to Vectis Radio presenting The Thursday Tea Time Show with teenage son Sam in May 2017 but sadly died on the 30th November 2017, he is missed.
Pete Walkden started with Vectis Radio in 2011 and presented the afternoon show with his next door neighbour Dan. Pete doubles up as a Priest by day with the catholic church and became too busy in 2013 to give the show his full attention, his flock needed him more but the door is wide open….
Sam Grieve ol Grievey joined us in 2012 as an Anorak, which was a show that came back in many different formats and was broadcast on Thursday nights, Sam also presented The Punk Show and not only a really nice bloke but also a good broadcaster he left in September 2013 because of work comittments….my bet is he will return one day….soon.
Mitchell of the Tom and Dave Show left in September 2013 to go to University in Bournemouth and has promised to come back and do some shows at Christmas with his ol mate Dave who has been pining of late.
David Hartley of the Tom and Dave Show went to university and now working in London and is back at Vectis Radio, he produces the Vectis Radio Soap Penny for your Thoughts which you can hear on Friday evenings from 6pm
Josh Peverley started on Vectis Radio in January 2011 and has presented the Festival Show which we hope to bring back and Josh in the new year, he is in Rogues gallery because we are hedging our bets! Watch this space a Festival Show without Josh would be like Rice Pudding without the rice!
David Alexander was at Vectis Radio from almost the beginning, very quickly earnt the title The Oldest Man in British Radio who co hosted the mid Morning Show with Ian Mac including the Phone In on a Wednesday and also presented Toe Tappin’ Sunday, David left for pastures new (Derby) in March 2013
Stephan Alvarez came to Vectis via Essex in June 2012 and although he returned to the Mainland in January in 2013, you will still find him involved in our Promotions team, working on many a project to boost the station. Stephan left recently and said he will be back……………
Paddy Mchugh joined us in August 2010 and left in January 2013, presented the Drive Time Show and Saturday morning, the door has been left ajar and never say never….Update Paddy is back on Vectis Radio presenting the Thursday Tea Time Show between 4-6…..nope he’s gone again…………
G and Tippers Gareth Icke and Tim Pritchard were two of the most talented people to have?worked?with Vectis Radio,?genius radio albeit a bit naughty but inventive and also superbly talented musicians too and nice guys to boot joined us January 2011 and left in April 2012
Jack Gorman used to present the local music show and left to form a band and is now working at Premier Ford.
The Tramp in The Shed aka Jody Ruth joined Vectis at the start presented the Motown Show and then a successful Hip Hop Show he left in June 2012 because he didn?t want to play commercials, one of the nicest guys in radio certainly the most tattooed! his son Cameron presents the entertainments review show with Ashleigh
Steve Ray Left Vectis Radio soon after it launched ?busy these days being an agent for tomorrows stars of stage and screen. Used to present the Retro Show.
The Goss Girls were at Vectis for around 18 months and presented the GOSS Show Girls on Saturday in many different guises.
Damien from Headfunk was there at the beginning and was a larger than life character and at times quite amusing but we will never forgive him for The Sweepnapping of 2010 he put poor Sweep through hell, The Duke left in July 2011
George Steed joined after a week of work experience in July 2010 became the Youngest Sports Presenter in The UK left for IW Radio in July 2011 only to return to Vectis in January 2012 albeit brief but with superb tea making ability. His twin Harry also played a part at Vectis and continued to fool our own Tony Bray on regular ferry trips by pretending to be brother George.
Calder Jon Hughes joined Vectis in January 2011 and left later that year after presenting the afternoon show. The station will be eternally grateful for organising and paying for part of the studio walls.
Martyn Bully Bull the funniest man we’ve ever met, a laugh a minute and cracking bloke to boot, was there at the beginning and left in October 2010 after presenting the afternoon show and Cheese and Crackers. Sadly Bully died in October 2016 and has left a big hole in our lives, here is a tribute to a wonderful man?https://www.vectisradio.com/interviews/martyn-bully-bull-this-is-your-life-1956-2016/
Russ Byrne only did two shows for Vectis back in 2011 on his debut he mentioned the Isle of Wight Radio email address instead of ours did one more and never came back!!….Update he came in Jauary 2013 watch this space…..nah he’s gone again… he’s been in touch… and one again!!
Knocker Lee joned late 2010 and was gone early 2011 no one knows too much about Lee, last we heard he was cleaning caravans for a living.
Adam Eastwood was at Vectis for 6 months in 2010 presenting Saturday Night at The Movies, Adam left to start a family and is now Daddy Eastwood still in touch with the station and helps out behind the scenes and you never know…..
Tom Headfunk was there almost from the beginning with the Headfunk Show on a Friday between 5-7, Tom left for Wales in July 2017 shortly after becoming a father for the first time, he promised he would return with some holiday visit shows…..
Chris Mew another one of those guys that was there at the start and left in August 2010 after presenting the Saturday Mid Morning Show, Mewie was and still is as mad as you like and does a hair and teeth share with Ken Dodd and has been threatening to return to the airwaves, again the door is open and has been in touch. * Update Chris came back in 2017 and left after a few months to retire from the radio world!!
James and Judith Vaux joined Vectis Radio in 2013 and presented the Wednesday afternoon for 5 years when Judith quite simply refused to leave the studio until Ian Mac her and husband James a Show. It was a hugely popular and successful show incorporating LGBTQ, Hospice and The IW College. James and Judith left in May 2018 for the next chapter in their lives rumours are it was Portugal, will they ever return?