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Radio Seagull on air: Martin Smith                 

Martin

Since I joined Radio Seagull back in 2006, time has flown by andI now do two programmes a week (Smooth Jazz & Soft Rock), if it wasnít for the day job that got in the way, I would be doing even more programmes. Thatís the joy of Seagull, the freedom to choose the music for your own programmes.

My interest in radio started with the pirates of the 70ís, Caroline, RNI, Radio Atlantis and early ILR stations like Capital, LBC. At the tender age of 14 I did the ĎYoung DJ Spotí on Capital Radio, a place I spent many a weekend hanging around to meet my hero of the day Kenny Everett.

So off to Hospital Radioís Medway and Maidstone for the ground work training and knob twiddling. At BBC Radio Medway, I was the stand in presenter for Kent Rocks and a regular contributor with the weekly Gig Guide this was followed by a period of doing Voice Overís for Commercials as Independent Radio began to expand in the UK.

When Medway FM began RSLís I presented the Breakfast Show and participated in all their other RSLís and including when they won the application to have the licence to broadcast to the Medway Towns. (now KMFM)

In October 2003 I joined Radio Caroline and carved out a spot as the Sunday Morning breakfast presenter from their then Maidstone based studios and from the Ross Revenge during Caroline RSLís till October 2005, this was in addition to doing programmes from 2005 to the current day for internet and RSL stations like ERBS Radio, TNI Radio, Radio Samantha, Red Sands Radio & Summit Radio.

Today Iím glad to be providing programmes for Radio Seagull and contributing to the nearly forgotten thought that you can still broadcast from a ship and for a short time each year to broadcast from the sea, itís like going back in time to an era of unprecedented development in the history of Radio in the UK and the Netherlands.

Show Times:

Tuesdays: 07:00 - 09:00 and 19:00 - 21:00 Smooth Jazz
Thursdays: 07:00 - 09:00 and 19:00 - 21:00