SKYLAB RADIO

MUSIC FOR THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL

Mood station, playing chillout, lounge, ambient and soft house.

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MEET THE TEAM

Neal's interest in radio goes back to when he was 10 years old when he quickly realised that he too wanted to have his own show. He started out at Hospital Radio collecting ward requests and helping out with occasional slots until he was given his own show.  

 

He started his professional radio career working behind the scenes at 'BBC Hereford and Worcester' before working for Sunshine 855 in Ludlow, Shropshire. Since then he has gone on to work and manage a number of stations not only in the UK, but around the world including, Dubai, Thailand and Oman.

Announcer

Neal Bowden

Tom's worked in radio for 25 years and if you have ever listened to Amber Radio in Norwich or Wave 105 in Hampshire you may have heard him before! Tom has mostly worked in the Middle East with stints in Cairo, Dubai and Muscat.

 

He lives with four cats and three dogs and is considering opening his home as a petting zoo.

Announcer

Tom Green

Lucy has been involved with Skylab Radio since 2017 and now researches and selects many of the tracks playlisted on the station.  She has also produced numerous editions of the 'Skylab Radio Playlist', initially as a member of the 'Masked DJ Collective' alongside Paul Teague.  Lucy has wide and varied musical passions, ranging from Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony to contemporary indie bands and electronica. 

 

Away from Skylab, Lucy is a full-time choral director.  At the age of eighteen, she founded the internationally award-winning Hildegard Choir for girls in Oxford. She emigrated to Australia in 2006 to take up the position of Head of Choral Music at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls in Perth.   Lucy returned to the UK in 2010 and is now Cathedral Choral Director for the Diocese of Leeds.  She directs three of Leeds Cathedral’s six choirs, which have broadcast many times on BBC Radio and Television.  She also teaches in ten primary schools each week as part of the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme. 

Music Research

Producer - 'Skylab Radio Playlist'  Saturday 10pm

Lucy Haigh

Born in Canada, Sarah spent most of her childhood in Toronto and Yellowknife.

Her first recording experience was performing on the soundtrack for the film ‘Hidden Lake Kids’ and on TV for Jim Henson Productions. As a teenager, Sarah moved to England and graduated from Manchester University, then moved to London and traveled around the world as a long haul Cabin Crew member.

Sarah's career in broadcasting began soon afterwards, working as a voiceover artist and in community and commercial radio as a presenter on ALL FM, Revolution 96.2 as well as researching, producing and presenting programmes and content for BBC Radio London, London2012 and MediaCityUK. Currently; Sarah hosts the mid-morning/early afternoon show on Tameside Radio, in Greater Manchester. 

Sarah’s links with Skylab goes back to 2011, when she became the first ‘station voice’. Sarah now presents 'The Skylab Radio Playlist' - Saturday at 10pm.

Presenter - 'Skylab Radio Playlist'  Saturday 10pm

Sarah Hall

Colin started broadcasting having been banned from calling into his local station for being on air too often. He got involved in a University station which lead to several short term FM stations, a station on Southampton's cable TV network, and then on to internet and community stations around the world.

 

The Chill Factor started in 2006 and is now carried by around 100 stations worldwide. When not presenting, Colin provides advice and support to many stations, fitting in with his day job on the railway, showing his old car, and as many short city breaks as he can fit into a year.

The Chill Factor can be heard Sunday night at 10pm on Skylab Radio.

Presenter - 'The Chill Factor'  Sunday 10pm

Colin Hanslip

Katy started making 'cassette player radio' as a hobby aged 8, then aged 14 elevated to weekly mixtapes for classmates called 'Blended To Perfection', covering speech and poetry snippets combined with music from radio all over the world.

In 2019; she celebrated 20 years presenting on numerous radio stations based in the West Midlands - 1350 WCR AM, 101.8 WCRfm, Beacon Radio and BBC Radio WM - curating and presenting a wide range of magazine and music shows that honed her passion for unearthing unusual and under-the-radar musical treasures, as new music is her passion.

She has been privileged to DJ with Hacienda Legend Dave Booth in Manchester, and provide chillout sets for gigs and festivals in the Midlands and the South West.

Katy is delighted to be joining the Skylab team with her new show 'Mixed Feelings'.

Presenter - Mixed Feelings

Katy Jay

Bio coming soon.

Station Voice

Victoria Shotton-Oza

Paul is the owner/licence holder of Skylab Radio, who also produces some of the programming and makes the tea. Paul initially established Skylab Radio as an online test stream in 2009, however he launched the station in its own right in 2011. Paul has since guided Skylab Radio to its present status as an Ofcom-licensed Digital Radio Station.

Paul has been interested in radio since he was 11 years old. He joined a local Hospital Radio station aged 13 and gained his first role in commercial radio in 1994; working as a Technical Operator at Sunshine 855 in Ludlow, Shropshire. Since then; Paul has presented on numerous commercial radio stations in the UK, including The Revolution, Radio Wave, Wirral's Buzz, Classic Gold and The Bear. He also managed several restricted radio licences in the West Midlands, known as 'Stourbridge FM', which helped lay the foundation to the present community radio service.

Founder / Director

Producer - 'Skylab Radio Playlist'  Saturday 10pm

Paul Teague

With a career spanning two decades, Ann Marie started out in the Irish music industry in her mid-teens when she initially decided to be a sound engineer.  She applied to the local radio station for work experience and started on Radio Kilkenny answering phones and making coffee before moving behind the mic.  Over a decade there she won awards for her presentation skills and particularly her support of fledgling Irish artists.  Her show was later syndicated in France and on Anna Livia FM in Dublin. She is an alumnus of the Rock School in Ballyfermot Senior College in Dublin where she studied music management and then music performance as a singer.  While in college she worked on RTÉ 2FM and on Cork Rock.

 

Ann Marie joined 8Radio.com when it began broadcasting over 5 years ago and presents several programmes a week - curating a select mix of emerging and interesting talent from all countries and genres – from alt roots to electro, indie and beyond, alongside music, gig news and live sessions. Ann Marie also DJ’s at the Silent Disco at Dublin music venue - Whelans. Additionally, Ann Marie has been involved in many other areas of the music industry over 20 years, including music and arts PR under her company - Novatone Music Media, booking/production/stage & venue management of a wide range of cultural events.

Announcer

Ann Marie Walsh

MEET THE TEAM

 

Skylab Radio features some very talented

individuals who lend their skills to our station. These skills are portrayed in the form of presentation, announcement delivery and programme production.