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DJ Juice

 Hobbies and interests – I go to the gym most days, I am a bit of a workaholic so work and hobbies seem to run into each other.

Top 3 songs:      John Miles – Music                   Stereophonics – Dakota                                  Layo Bushwacker – Love story

I originally started doing mobile disco's when I was 14 years old, then moved into DJing in bars and nightclubs across the country working with many famous PA's and bands before getting my own bar/ night club, which I currently have alongside a property development business.  My radio life began after being a big fan of Laser 558 and Radio Caroline; I started in radio with Instore Radio for New Look, then got a big break and went to work at Chiltern Radio, originally doing weather, travel and making the tea! I then progressed to my own show and the Chiltern radio Roadshow's. Soon after that I joined a station in Essex called 1557. I also worked for Jam FM, Midsummer Radio amongst others, in the mid 1990's I did a spell on Radio Caroline out in the North Sea. In 2005 I started DJing for Big L International Radio where I still currently have a show on Saturday afternoons. I started my show on Zack FM in 2011 and took over ownership of the station in 2014.

I always try to believe that if you want something enough, and you work hard enough one day it will happen for you, hopefully that day will come.


Steve Penk comes to Zack Fm every weekday morning from 9 am - 11am.


What will be in his next phone call !!

Steve Penk is a British radio and TV presenter. He was born in Rusholme, [[Manchester and is renowned for his wind-up calls. Penk has worked for various national and local UK radio stations. Aged just 16 he started his radio career at Piccadilly Radio in 1978 (subsequently rebranded Key 103), where his breakfast show delivered record ratings, the highest in the stations history to this day.

In 1997 Penk moved on to work at Capital Radio London presenting the mid-morning show. On his programme he regularly did his famous radio wind ups. It was during one of these "wind-up" calls that Penk had the idea to call the then British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. He was able to get through the No.10 switchboard and managed to get Blair on the air for a few minutes. Blair later mentioned during Prime Ministers Questions that Penk had prank called him that morning and at that point it became a global media story.


Mark Davis

I started DJing at 17 doing mobile disco’s and youth clubs then I landed my first job in a bar in my home town. Then I continuned with the movie disco’s and started ti get more involved in bar and club work.
At the age of 21 I left to take on full time DJ work going to Germany and Austria. Then went on to do a summer season in Corfu which i was working with the PA’s and big name DJ’s. I did this for 3 years working all over Europe I even managed to drop a set in Antigua and Goa. I returned to the UK to carry on with bar and club work from Brighton all the way to Birmingham. Having now moved on to specialise in House and Deep House music I’m still working in bars and clubs and doing my Friday night dance show on Zack, which I get to play the best music on the planet.


Hamish Brown

I have only been working in the radio industry for just over a year now, within this time I have managed to progress my self and become the station manager here at Zack. I have always enjoyed music and have working in clubs and done a season abroad in Ayia Napa. I always strive to make my self better at what I do and enjoying helping people so they can also achieve there goals. My main interests are deep house music, tattoos and just going out at the weekend with my friends. Join me each and every lunchtime between 1pm and 3pm with your bit in the middle.


Chris T

Hobbies and Interests: Music (obviously!), radio, snooker, electronics, street lights, boomboxes, record fairs, aircraft. All time top three songs: Wow... so many possibilities! But here goes; Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only Imagination - Body Talk Third World - Now That We've Found Love (Paul Hardcastle Mix) (Could have chosen a hundred more at least!) My radio Career: Started age 13, made a small FM transmitter and broadcast music to our house and about 50 metres up the street! Had up to TWO listeners! Made other ventures in to home-brew broadcasts in more recent years but less said about that the better! Now proud to be associated with Zack FM.


Flip Miller
Hometown: Bishop's Stortford now Beck Road Favourite colour: Purple Pets: 11 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 chickens, 1 dog, 3 guinea pigs, 2 tortoises and 1 husband 
Hobbies: I foster for Cats Protection and write theatre reviews. I also like to play the guitar when I get a chance. I enjoy going Ghost Hunting 
What was the first job you ever had? Making sandwiches at Stanstead Airport 
Radio Stations you’ve worked for: Only the best  Radio station - 105.3 Zack FM 
What’s the best part about job: Chatting to lots of lovely people and meeting some very talented DJs who are willing to teach me some of their secrets to success  What is your favourite film of all time? Mary Poppins  
What are your favourite TV shows? Any quiz or cookery show, CSI, NCIS, Law and Order
Who are the coolest celebrities you’ve met? I went to college with Di Parrish who is on Eastenders 
Pet peeves: Don't get me started we could be here all day. I am in training to be a Grumpy Old Woman   
People you admire the most: My Dad and my cousin Debbie 
What is your guilty pleasure? I love to curl up on the sofa with a bar of chocolate and read a Mills and Boon Medical Romance
 My shows are very community focused so tune in and find out if I'm talking about something close to your heart and home!
Steve Ashdown
Hometown: Harlow, Essex
Favourite colour: Black
Pets: None
Hobbies: Listening to Music
What was the first job you ever had? Store man
Radio Stations you’ve worked for: Zack FM
What’s the best part about your job? Sharing music with my local and internet communities
What is your favourite film of all time? KES
What are your favourite TV shows? Match of the Day and Lost in Space
Who are the coolest celebrities you’ve met? Carl Perkins, Johnny Preston, Charlie Gracie, Lind Gail Lewis, Jack Scott and Clem Catini
Pet peeves: When someone says ‘You’re lucky to have a job’ or ‘I can’t listen to that, it was before my time’
People you admire the most: My Father, Wife, Son and Daughter
What is your guilty pleasure? Eating Fruit Gums and Pastilles

Name: Yogi

Hobbies and Interests: DJ'ing, musical theatre, acting and jam sessions.
All time top three songs:
Darling Nikki - Prince
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
My radio career: 105.3 Zack FM
The best thing about working in radio: I get to introduce great music to the masses.
What are your ambitions: Be a jack of all trades but a master of all!
What annoys you the most in life: People who can't seem to use signal lights. The phrase "I don't listen to music"
Anything else about me: I'm obsessed with Batman
Tony James
I've been in love with radio all of my life and have been lucky enough to work for some great radio stations over the years.

Delighted to bring my Goldmine show to the fantastic Zack FM on Sunday lunchtimes.Hobbies, eating out and visiting British pubs, watching movies, walking in beautiful scenery and classic comedy shows.

Fave three songs, impossible really, but love Tom Robinsons 'Still loving You', Steve Earle 'Copperhead road' and The Walker Brothers 'The sun ain't gonna shine anymore'.


Dave Caine  
I have been into radio since the seventies started off on land based pirate Station Anglia radio ABC England to name a few in 1979 worked for pop pirate Radio Caroline on the good ship Mi Amigo as a DJ and painter and in 2003 worked as a DJ and producer for Rock Station in Littleport, Xcel Fm for 3years until it was sold, I then had a break until  I joined ZackFm, radio has been in my life for years and i love it. You can hear me between the hours of 2am - 5am with my night time show Tuesday - Friday with the pop music quiz between 2 and 3am then I play 2 motown songs after 3am. and then 3 after 4 ( 3 general knowledge questions, can you answer them? ) 
we asked dave what his 3 top songs are:  1. Dancing in the street Martha Reeves and the vandelas 2, Music by John Miles 3, we love the pirate stations by the roaring sixities.
DJ Mystery
The Friday Night Show hosted by our very own DJ Mystery from 10pm - MIdnight, This will surely get you in the mood ready for the weekend. DJ Mystery was born and raised in New York City and brings you the Hottest Hip - Hop and R&B hits from the past and present. He will definitely keep you entertained with his weekly trivia challenges. You never know what he will say or play so make sure you tune in.

Rob is with you weekday evenings from 7pm monday - thursday keeping you entertained with his various fun competitions to keep you on your toes. Rob also bring us Old Skool Anthems every saturday night from 7pm - 9pm!
Ian Lawrence 
I have been involved with playing and presenting for 40 years and at the tender age of 16 I managed to con the local disco suppliers in Chadwell Heath to getting me credit on a £120 RSC Mobile disco. I was by this time working in pubs and clubs in London and Essex and regularly being underage to even be in the establishment. At a very young age I was involved in pirate radio which was...... an experience not to be forgotten.

I went into club management and worked at The Colchester Hippodrome, The Circus Tavern, TOTS The Berwick Manor. Reflex in BSE (later Brazillia) it goes on....

Living abroad I got very little chance to broadcast but on my return I joined a small internet station and then moved over to FM in Ipswich. Here I am at Zack and what fun we have.(Not sure if the station management feel the same!!) I live in Sapiston with Maisie the border collie and Charlie (Mr Woo) the Yorkshire terrier ooh and of course Sharon!

My philosophy is to keep smiling and have fun. My show is quite off the cuff and I seem capable of finding those tunes you want to dance and sing to. I learned to laugh at myself after some awful things in my life which also gave me an insight and empathy of other peoples lives...If you want stability and steadiness then listen to Radio 4...If you want fun on a Sunday tea time then tune in.

Parental warning and for those of a nervous disposition.....This show is often transmitted in my underpants and vest.....

I’m originally from Ohio and grew up with a father in the Air Force. I ended up following suit and have been enjoying a career in the Air Force myself. I’m married and my amazing wife and I have two rumbustious children. I’m a huge fan of most Ohio sports teams. I root for the Cincinnati Reds in baseball, Ohio State Buckeyes in College football, and Cincinnati Bengals in football (who I got to see in London. Tie game, couldn’t of ended in a more British way). I do have a soft spot for the Cleveland Browns and root for them when they don’t play the Bengals.

I have begun to pursue a goal of getting into broadcasting and have joined the team at 105.3 Zack FM in Mildenhall. Juice has been kind enough to let me take on the Rock show and assist with the Sports show. Both have been a blast for me as I enjoy the live format.

I have a huge addiction to anything automotive. I enjoy working on cars, driving cars, and talking about them until I bore the other person. I read a lot of online automotive journalism everything from full throttle to Jalopnik and even Pistonheads. I enjoy watching 5th Gear and Wheeler Dealer. I worshiped at the alter of Top Gear, but have since moved on to the Grand Tour. I’m a strong supporter of Clarkson, Hammond, and May.

Outside of my petrol head addiction. I like to focus on my family,sightseeing, travel, trying new restaurants, playing video games and trying to hit the gym when I can.

 Allan Lake

Lake started his radio career at Isle of Wight Radio, working as the teaboy on the Saturday sports show and as producer for the station's veteran phone-in presenter Alex Dyke. This led to his own Saturday evening show, but he was let go by the station after broadcasting a controversial feature named "Bin Laden reads the Bible". After this, he moved to neighbouring station Power FM, before leaving the south coast for Hull to present Late Night Lake at Viking FM. Whilst working at Galaxy Manchester he generated more controversy after comments he made about Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus.[1][2][3]

After a stint at Liverpool's Juice FM, he moved to London and GCap Media's Capital Disney for an evening show named "In on the Lake" from January 2005 to August 2006. Lake was then moved to the Breakfast show on sister station Core. After eight months, the show ended as the station switched to a non-stop music format. During this tame, Lake was also a regular cover presenter for Capital 95.8. He has covered shows for GCap's Coast 96.3 and Red Dragon FM, where he once again generated more controversy over his sacking, after getting listeners to call the programme controller to try to persuade him to hire him, who in turn rehired him.[4] During his time on the Evening show, Lake caused Red Dragon to have its building lease reviewed after he ordered a live cow to be delivered to the studios. Both incidents were radio stunts with the consent of management, Allan continued to be employed by the group throughout. Allan now joins us here at Zack FM





Richard Spendlove MBE

Richard Spendlove was born in Carlton. He was a railwayman for thirty five years, arriving in Cambridge in 1963, when appointed Relief Station Master- one of the youngest men to be so appointed.

He retired from British Rail and became a BBC radio presenter, hosting extremely successful 'phone-in' chat shows across the Eastern region.

Along with David Croft OBE he created and co-wrote the BBC Television, the comedy series, "Oh Doctor Beeching".

In June 2000 he was awarded an MBE for services to regional and local broadcasting.

Now we welcome Richard to the Zack Team each and every Sunday Evening .



Wayne and Lisa

The Rude Awakening Saturday Mornings from 8am - 10am

Wayne and Lisa wakes you up each and every Saturday morning (although we don't quite think it's a good idea) from 8am - 10am.

Here's a listen back link to our Soundcloud




Hamish and Radio Ryan

The Saturday Sandwich Chart Show . UK vs USA from 7am - 8am

Something Fresh for Saturday Mornings, Listen as Hamish and Radio Ryan Counts down the Top20 from both the UK and USA.


Mark Fox

Mark having previously worked for some big radio stations :  Talk Radio,Talk Sport, Capital FM, Invicta FM, Essex FM. Mark now joins you every Saturday from 10am - 2 pm and Sunday 3pm - 5pm part of Solid Gold Sundays. Mark brings a wealth of knowledge to Zack FM. There is nobody on radio does what Mark does.



Katie Harvey

Katie is here with you each and every Saturday afternoon from 5pm - 7pm getting you ready for your BIG Saturday night. Katie chooses 2 hairbrush diva songs ( the songs you love to sing in the mirror) In Katie is a professional voiceover artist and in here spare time loves to take her dog on long walks, loves meeting with friends. 


Geoff Carter

Geoff is probably the only person to have done ventriloquism on the radio. Many say he is very good at it!! You don't want to miss, Geoff Carter's Big in the afternoon show! Kev the boy racer often drives into the studio during Geoff's show. He causes havoc while giving you a laugh.

Have a go at the quiz with no name. If you get the correct answer you'll get a certificate from Geoff. He sends it to you telepathically ( clever that,ey? )!  There's great music, humour and mayhem. From 3 until 5pm with Geoff. It's radio like it should be! 


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