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Laser Hot Hits International

The Shortwave Legend

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Laser DJ Profiles and background

Chris WilliamsChris was born in Copenhagen, far too long ago. A restless man with itchy feet and a complex career, he has lived and worked in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, France - and Wales, and has travelled throughout the continent. Life in Europe has given Chris a life-long interest in all kinds of Euro music, ranging from heavy rock to trance and hardcore. His favourite music varies from day to day, but Indochine, Placebo & ELO compete constantly with Ferry Corsten, DJ Tiesto and William Orbit. In short, anything with a beat, energy and a tune gets Chris's vote of confidence.

Chris's first dalliance into radio was in 1980, with University Radio in south Wales. Since then, he has broadcast, whenever possible, on numerous RSLs such as Offshore 1584, ELR, Carolina, Radio London, BigL, Thurrock Community Radio and community stations in Harlow & Pitsea, Essex, plus on FM pirates in East London, Essex & Suffolk, including Syndicut & variants of Laser. Chris loves nothing more than energetic radio and audience interaction, and this is reflected in his programs on Laser. Look out for his current shows, 'EuroBeat'- with club, dance, trance, rave and 'dance pop' from across Europe, and 'The Wall of Sound,' with EuroPop, rock, album tracks and one-hit wonders. Contact Chris via Twitter, @ChrisWLaser

 

Dave Simpson - Dave (not a slave to fashion) Simpson, Offshore radio and Caroline North enthusiast worked on the original Caroline North roadshows. 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.

 

Gary Drew - Gary has over 36 years experience in radio and is remembered mostly for his days on the London FM soul (super-pirates) during the mid 1980's and into the early 90's as Mixmaster -G. He later worked on hospital radio for many years and various short term RSL stations. With a dedicated passion for funk, soul and rare groove, 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. 

 

Martin Leech - I worked as a mobile DJ with The Road Runner Disco in and around the London area also in some clubs and pubs through the 70's, 80's into the early 90's. In the late 80's I worked on the Essex Radio Soul Night Special doing the warm-up slot for the live radio jocks. In 1971 I joined the team at Hospital Radio Barking had regular shows and eventually took charge of the station for 3 years until around 1987. In  December 2011 - I joined internet radio station  Radio Northsea International and got my first show on Christmas Day 2011. In 2013 started Live shows on a Sunday afternoon with the successful Sunday Evening Music Mix from 5-7pm every Sunday evening, working alongside my co-presenter Wendy. I also presented a popular Friday evening show, The Chill-down Zone. At the same time as working on RNI, I was also recording shows for Swinging Radio England. 

In June 2021 Wendy and myself left RNI and SRE.  The second week of July 2021, Wendy and myself joined the team of the shortwave legend Laser Hot Hits International, to present our Sunday Evening Music Mix, and our first show goes live on Sunday 25 July from 5pm. (see Wendy's profile below..)

 

Martin Scott - is a man dedicated to dance music. Martin also plays the current pop hits of the day bringing you right up to date and he has a wide range of classic oldies too. It's true what they say - Martin Scott, he's got he lot.

 

DJ Mandy - is a lady who knows her music. From classic rock to chart hits of the past and present Mandy will keep you locked in with the best music. Requests and dedications are always welcome and sometimes Mandy shares her programme with the legendary Stewart Ross. 

 

Mike Andrews - Laser's master of cool. Mike plays only genuinely classic tracks and the best new music, 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. More mellow music with Mike Andrews.

 

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. 

 

Rob WalkerRob 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!

 

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!

 

Wendy Leech - Having always enjoyed good music, I was very happy to join Martin when he commenced his live Sunday show on Radio Northsea International, in 2013.  At that time, I was working behind the scenes, monitoring the emails and requests that came in for the show and compiling the Featured Artist information.  Around 2017, I became more involved with the show as a co-presenter, reading the emails received and relaying information on the tracks being played. I am looking forward to joining the team, here at Laser Hot Hits International and supporting Martin through our live Sunday show, each week.