Bob Le-Roi shows
I have been in broadcasting virtually my whole working life, starting on the Offshore Forts off the coast of my native Whitstable on Radio City. When the Pirates closed it I worked at SERED an electronics and recording company owned by my father-in-law whilst picking up cover shows at BBC Radio Medway.
A bit late in the day Radio Caroline showed interest, but before I could join, the ships were towed away!
I joined the BBC as a freelance at Radio Kent. Then moved to Independent Local Radio (ILR) spending many happy years at the Kent ILR Invicta Radio, programming, producing and presenting, and fitted in a weekly show for Radio Fax in Ireland.
Events changed as Invicta was taken over a number of times, and I jumped ship to set-up my own station – Medway FM the last UK ILR whilst assisting many other stations throughout Kent.
During the 1990’s I presented programmes on Radio London and Radio Northsea International; programmes for the ILR network – Juke Box Memories, European Klassic Rock, and then joined Radio Caroline working out of the Maidstone TV Studios. For over a year I was the voice of Virgin Radio’s top of the hours commercial and ran Calypso FM in Malta, taking the station from the bottom of the league to number two.
I also worked for the high powered Radio Mi-Amigo International where the Red Sands Radio Production of ‘Bob’s 60’s Splash’ returned to the air. The programme is now broadcast by a number of select stations around the world including Black Cat Radio in St Neots.