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Ken Anton

HRB Hall of Fame

Graham Seaman – now works for BBC Radio in Swindon

Simon Blake – now works in radio professionally.

Steve Fox –  Presenter on 107.6 Kestrel FM every weekday evening for 13 years   He has helped establish several new local radio stations including 107.6 Kestrel FM following early trial broadcasts

Steve Caldwell – senior producer with Storm Broadcasting in Newbury

Christos – has been heard on various local radio stations

Nick Carter – has presented for two RSLs in Reading

Neale Adams – presented on Kestrel FM and has reported for BBC Radio Surrey and worked at 2-Ten FM in Reading.

Gary Prole – now works in radio professionally.

Mike Jackson –  presented on BFBS in the Falklands

David Blower – Worked as regular newsreader and afternoon show presenter on Delta FM 102 in Alton

David Seal – his Big Band shows were used for many years on Delta FM in North East Hampshire 

Alex Walsh Taylor – now works as a TV Producer in BBC Comedy department working on various shows including Still Open All Hours with Sir David Jason.

Simon Wright – caught 7520 speeders (and made the national media) before moving to Crimestoppers and appearing on local radio stations around the South, including HRB.

Helen Powell  – presented Kestrel FM’s Club Classics for a short time before moving away in 2008.

Mark Watson – Has worked at many stations around the south of England including Kestrel FM in Basingstoke and Reading 107.  

Simon Mclean Regular full time newsreader on The Breeze in Basingstoke. 

Phil Spray – former freelance journalist in commercial local radio

Martyn Strong works for BBC Radio Berkshire and was nominated for two Sony awards as part of the team working on two of the station’s shows. 

Scott Crozier presented on Kestrel FM and Kick FM.  

Phil Farlow – Originally  with HBA Southampton and Winchester from 1969;  pre-recorded Big Band shows used on CMMR from very early days.  Instigated Friday specialised music slot ‘Big Band and Swing’ in mid-1998 on BBC South/South East Evening Share network (ie Solent, Southern Counties, Oxford, Berkshire and Kent).Presented show (with Dominic Busby as Host) until December 1999. now fills for current presenter Grant James (of Hospital Radio Marsden) with Host Sue Dougan every 6-8 weeks.

Rob Grant moved to Canada where he now works in radio professionally.

Gordon Hunter – has presented on various stations in the south of England including Kestrel FM, Kick FM and 2-Ten FM.

Neil Ogden – has produced and presented shows for Delta FM in Alton as well as helped produce the sports show and an outside broadcast  on Kestrel FM.  Now also presents on Wey Valley Radio in Alton.  

Vernon Pearce presented a monthly show on Delta FM from Haselmere “Talkabout Food and Drink”

Dave Leonard – has reported for various local BBC and commercial stations on football and cricket matches.

Andy McCormick has broadcasting experience on the radio in New Zealand.

Martin Parsons is an experienced TV presenter, actor and writer.

Melisa Montagnon has presented on Kestrel FM and now presents for Wey Valley Radio in Alton.  She has also been heard from time to time out and about for BBC local radio.  

Dave Warren works for LBC.

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