Laser Hot Hits International

The Shortwave Legend

Meet the team

Dave Simpson - Dave (not a slave to fashion) Simpson, Offshore radio and Caroline North enthusiast worked on the original Caroline North road shows. He became involved in the Merseyside landbased pirate stations back in 1972 and Irish stations during the early '80s. He joined Laser during the summer of 2000 and enjoys mostly rock orientated music from the 60s/70s/80s and especially Merseybeat. Dave still wears psychedelic 60s shirts ! Dark glasses are advised unless viewing from a distance. Check out his show for lots of classic tracks and a few you probably have not heard for a good few years. Write to Dave at:

Gary Drew - Gary has 35 years experience in radio and is remembered mostly for his days on the London FM soul pirates during the mid 80's Melody FM & Soul FM and in the early 90's on Base FM. If you ever used to listen to stations like JFM, Solar, Horizon, LWR or TKO - Gary's shows will be right up your street. With a dedicated passion for jazz - funk and soul and connections to the big name original soul pirate pioneers, Gary revives this format by playing the mainstream tunes of the era and the lesser known tracks as well. We say thanks for the memories and long live alternative music. Write to Gary at:

Ian Lawrence - Broadcasting every week from the Penthouse Suite, Ian is your man for Pop, Dance, Oldies 80s and 90s classics and he surprises us in every show!Tune in to Ian on Sundays LIVE. Ian has a chequered radio history with Castle Radio and Galaxy International. He brings with him a wealth of radio experience to Laser Hot Hits. Contact Ian by email or on the Laser facebook or on twitter @ ianlawrence48

Mandy Woodman - DJ Mandy really knows her music and brings personality to the station. Her friendly voice and laid back style brings a relaxing sound to laser making her a favourite with the listeners. Be prepared to rock!

Martin Scott - He literally plays the lot! Although Martin's preffered choice is dance music but if you like classic well known hits and classic oldies Martin's your man. When he's not dashing about being busier than beaver Martin gets behind the Mic (just) to bring you great music in the nick of time! e-mail him at

Mike Andrews - Laser's master of cool.. Mike plays only genuinely classic tracks and the best new music, with a new show every week on Laser Hot Hits.. the king of the short-waves! Mike welcomes your ideas on tunes to play & suggestions for future shows, as well as requests for particular records, dedications, etc e-mail, marking your message for his attention.

Nigel James - Nigel is (in)famous for being able to build almost any electronic device, some of which have nearly worked! He cannot RESIST a challenge, but his CAPACITANCE for completing projects successfully appears to have been SHORT-CIRCUITED!! An avid fan of both Max Bygraves & Kylie Minogue, Nigel's choice in music is as wide as a whale's vocabulary. Anything from HOT CHART HITS thru' CLASSIC GOLD and DANCE TUNES is sure to get a spin or two on the Nigel James show..When not on Laser or in his workshop, Nigel can often be seen in local parks feeding the ducks & exchanging Pokemon cards with other collectors. Listen out for Nigel daily on Laser Hot Hits!!
Write to Nigel at:

Rob Walker - Rob has been a DJ for "far too long" – according to his family, even though he keeps telling them you can’t get enough of a good thing. His live show "A Better Music Mix" can be heard every Monday from 8.00pm, on Laser, and features predominantly upbeat hits from past decades and the odd track from today. Rob can just about remember listening to the pirate stations in the sixties and Radio Luxemburg via his transistor radio under the bed covers. This is in itself is a miracle as he often struggles to remember what he did yesterday. Soul Music generally and its various forms are his "musical passion" although he enjoys and appreciates most forms of music. Marvin Gaye’s "What’s Going On" is his favourite album of all time, as the lyrics are as relevant today as they were when it was originally released in 1971. If you would like a dedication, or a particular track played, please feel free to get in touch with Rob, via the contact details provided in his show.

Stewart Ross - This guy's a genius! He's the voice of many of Laser's fruity voice-overs and jingle ID's. Stewart is Laser's own master of the mini-disc. He is responsible for most of Laser's production work & is often busy scripting & editing commercials, promos, etc. Stewart enjoys all kinds of music - and shares a passion for Euro-Rock and Euro-Beat with our own Chris Williams. Stewart presents his own show, whenever personal & professional commitments allow him to do so. Listen out.. You'll be impressed! Write to Stewart at:

Tony James - Tony James is the DJ that loves to surprise us all! His barrel of tunes is just so deep.. even Tony can never be sure of what is in there! With musical treats from the 60's and epic extravaganzas from the 70's, the Tony James' show is more action-packed than Flipper on Prozac.. Miss it if you dare! Tony gets his musical inspiration from his hero & iconic soul-mate, Austin Powers. In fact, many have commented upon the striking similarity between these two men of mystery… not only in terms of their dress sense! With tunes you'd forgotten & tunes you've never heard.. Classic hits abound on the Tony James show on Laser Hot Hits! For requests or dedications, contact Tony at