Your Local Community Radio For BrackleyBuckingham& Bicester
Alan & Tracy Smith
Alan and Tracy have been married for over 20 years and have a daughter Chloe who is studying Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham University.
Alan works in the mapping business and Tracy is Deputy Exams Officer at the Royal Latin School in Buckingham.
They have run the Brackley & Buckingham Online Post since 2009, a free service promoting local events and businesses which forms the basis of their programme the B-BOP News & Events Show.
Geeta is a Holistic Transformational Coach (Mindfulness, Mindfulness in Motion, Mindful Self Compassion and NLP Practitioner), Iridologist, Hypnotherapist, Behavioural Manager, Reiki Master, Artist, Artist in Education, Trainer, Author, FGC Co-Ordinator & Mediator.
Lee James Taylor
I am a schoolteacher by day teaching Philosophy and Religion and have lived in Brackley for over 6 years now. I am a massive music fan and an accomplished musician with a love of all types of music. I am originally from the North West - namely Wigan and these roots has meant I have an undying love for Northern Soul.
Billy de Laine
Billy is one of the busiest entertainers on the club and cabaret circuit as a singer and comedian with a successful 23 year track record.
He has now turned his hand to radio presenting which as he says 'Its a bit strange talking to a computer screen rather than a live audience!'
Keith 'Thub' Lewis
Keith ‘Thub’ Lewis started his own Disco business when he was 16 and worked in London, Sussex and around Milton Keynes for nearly 25 years. He previously had his own programme on Hospital Radio in Milton Keynes. He is now back on the radio with BCR and bringing his years of disco experience to The Mirrorball every Thursday night and his love of music to Sunday Mornings from 9am. Keith has 3 married children and 4 grandchildren, he lives with his wife and 2 dogs.
Andy 'Banny' Bannard
Brackley born and bred if you've never seen him you will recognise his dulcet tones as he pops up at most events in Brackley!
He has been in his own words "Messing about on the wireless" for far too long now (OK 25 years!) and having started his trade at Radio Horton has managed to hold down jobs at Inspiration FM Northampton and now BCR.
He is also the "Voice of BTFC" with all that calm enthusiasm he shows at St James Park.
Young talented and cheeky... only one of the attributes is like his Dad! Loves Football Pokemon Minecraft and Little Mix! No idea where Hazza's inspiration comes from! But he loves talking and music so we've a rough idea! When he makes Capital Breakfast (he likes Roman Kemp, his Dad preferred the Chris Tarrant days) remember the name!
Bernie has been a DJ since 1970 starting in clubs and local radio. In 1975 he began working as a mobile DJ in the UK and some European events. This led to a business of training and supplying DJs for corporate events and private functions which also presented for some top London hotels. During this time Bernie was given the job as road show manager for GWR Radio, mainly working with Radio 210 in Reading and 2CR in Bournemouth which gave him an insight into broadcasting. After a short break between 1995 and 2000 Bernie was enticed back, working as a mobile DJ. As one of the driving forces behind Brackley Community Radio he says that 'being involved in the local community is a great privilege'.
Dave Watts has been knocking around the radio world for some time now. He has presented numerous types of show over the years. Everything from Rock to Magazine shows.
Charlotte has presented at radio stations in Banbury, Milton Keynes and brings over ten years’ radio experience to Brackley Community Radio. With her great love of music, in particular indie, she brings you Indie Hour.
Julian 'Taff' Roberts
Originally from Anglesey in north Wales, Taff moved to Brackley in 1990 after serving in the Royal Air Force for 14 years.
He grew up with music from an early age citing Elvis Presley as his biggest influence.
In his late teens, he discovered Heavy and Progressive rock and has never looked back.
New to presenting, Taff is a relative novice having only started presenting on BCR since the station’s inception in May 2020.
Taff plays the music that has inspired him over the years, as well as sharing stories from his time as a rocker and a biker, taking you back to a carefree time of pure classic rock from the greats of the 1960’s and propelling you at speed, to the present day, with the current New Wave of Classic Rock Bands (NWOCRB).
Taff is also keen to promote or introduce new or less established bands in the rock genre with the occasional interview with bands thrown in from the New Wave of Classic Rock Bands (NWOCRB).
My name is Jaylene Akinwumiju originally from South Africa who now lives in Brackley with my amazing husband and 2 children. I love music and the power it has to bring people from different backgrounds together in a single beat and rhythm. Music is universal and it’s a language we all understand regardless of the genre.
Andy has spent most of his working life in healthcare including time as chairs of a diagnostics industry trade body and a national training association. He has also spent time as a 111 call handler and is now working on several patient representative groups in the local area. His Double A show provides health news and information but also plays an eclectic mix of music. He has been a presenter on Horton Hospital radio before joining the BCR team.