Presenters

Jason Hardy

Multi-talented Jason is not only our Station Manager but he is also the new week day Breakfast Show presenter.

A veteran radio broadcaster and producer, with almost 30 years experience in the industry, Jason currently also produces shows on BBC Radio Manchester. As well as presenting and producing Jason is also an excellent interviewer, researcher and reporter. He has worked on countless commercial radio stations and has a great choice in music, putting together all the Travel.Radio playlists. His passion is to mentor new talent and he is a regular DJ at clubs and bars around the North West of England.

 

 


Verity Hilton

Verity is an award winning broadcast journalist with nearly 40 years’ experience in the industry at all levels. She has worked for several BBC and commercial radio and television stations both as a presenter and producer and has been instrumental in developing a number of community radio stations.

As well as running her own PR Company, Verity is also a University lecturer in film, television and radio studies and has been instrumental in developing modules for degrees in communication and journalism. 

Verity relishes being in front of the microphone both on the radio and hosting events across her patch but she also loves supporting others to develop their communication skills.

 

 

 


John Cooper

John has worked in travel for over 35 years, both overseas, and for the past 10 years as a presenter on television cruise programmes. He has been fortunate enough to travel on many of the world’s cruiselines and is a well respected industry expert.

He also has considerable radio experience, having hosted a Breakfast Show for over 10 years. He looks at what is happening in the cruise world, talks to friends in the industry, finds out what new things are coming and discusses what is so special about a cruise holiday.  Send questions for John to Studio@travel.Radio

 

 


Sam Kane

Sam has been in the entertainment industry for over 35 years, everything from an actor and singer to TV presenter and director. His hugely popular one-man show has been a hit with international audiences on the world’s biggest cruise ships.

Perhaps best known for his TV role in ‘Brookside’, Sam has been in several other drama series, films and musical theatre productions. Music and travel are the perfect mix for him, he claims he is not an entertainer but a long-distance traveller who puts a shiny suit on for an hour wherever he ends up!

Sam frequently interviews his celebrity and travel industry friends on his shows.

 

 


Jamie Greaves

Jamie, who lives in Brighton, began his career as a presenter in commercial radio but has since worked producing entertainment in the travel sector, overseas, onboard cruise liners and within the UK. He has designed and delivered events, entertainment concepts and production shows for blue chip clients and industry leaders in the travel, tourism, charity and visitor attraction sector.

He says it’s been great fun planning the new 'Wish You Were Queer' show with some quirky ideas including some truly unique and fabulous features and maybe even an occasional visit from his legendary drag persona – Miss Ida Down.

 

 

 


Joe Malerba

We are so excited to add Joe’s name to the presenting team as he brings a transatlantic accent to Travel.Radio broadcasting with his popular  Red Eye Show from North America.

He has been in radio and television for over 25 years and has worked as an on air personality and voice-over artist in and around the New York metropolitan area.

Joe is currently a director of advertising and marketing at KATZ Television. He is also an accomplished children’s author who has published three books, currently sold all over the world. His Red Eye show will be broadcast through the night UK time, perfect for our USA audience

 

 

 


Tash
Wordsworth

Tash, a Neuro Linguistic Programming Life Coach with a lifelong passion for travel and music, presents her show from the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta where she has an online travel business as well as owning her own coaching business, Empowered with Natasha.

Combining her love for travel and helping others she brings all things travel, lifestyle and mindset to her show. When she’s not travelling you will mostly find her dancing around a festival or gig with a drink in hand spreading positive energy to everyone she meets. You can check out her website at www.empoweredwithnatasha.com

 

 

 


Moe Zayani

Moe lives in Bahrain, he has a background in performing arts and is an agent for many local talent and film production companies. He is also an actor, model, and dancer.

Growing up among different cultures and backgrounds, he loves to travel which give him different perspectives of the world. His enthusiasm is contagious and he is passionate about what he does, travelling the world to meet people as ambitious as him. Moe loves to talk about performing and his desire to promote multicultural understanding and peace within the arts. He also likes to talk about theatre and dogs!

 

 

 

 


Trevor Jenkins

Trevor and his co-host Simon use their airline experience to appeal to our cabin and flight crew audience as well as those listeners who just love flying. A design graduate with a passion for communication, media and promotion Trevor was a Flight Service Manager for Virgin Atlantic for 25 years.

He created website group Not Just Crew as a quick response to Covid-19, so crew and those in the aviation world could have a platform to chat and talk about their futures. And what started out as a zoom chat with 37 people has turned into a global chat connecting thousands of people around the world.

 

 

 


Simon Costello

Simon is the co-founder of Not Just Crew, alongside his co-host Trevor. He previously worked for Virgin Atlantic Airways as a Cabin Service Supervisor for over 12 years and for Flybe for two years and brings his own brand of humour to their show.

He now works as a Clinical Care assistant and spearheaded the recruitment drive for cabin crew to use their transferable skills and join the NHS as ambulance crew as well as the Covid-19 vaccinator programme. He has helped many with advice and encouraged them to take roles they never thought they could do.

 

 

 


Katrina Leeder

Katrina worked as a check-in agent for easyjet at Luton Airport before rising to fame on the popular  ‘Airline’ docusoap on ITV. She was always one of the favourite characters but won the hearts of the nation when she was diagnosed with Cancer. Over the years, she has beaten the disease a staggering seven times.

She still has that familiar distinctive voice and bubbly persona and is a firm favourite with listeners and the Travel.Radio family with her cheeky humour. Since her time on ‘Airline’ Katrina has concentrated on her health and her twin daughters Freya & Clarissa. Luckily, she chose to step back into the limelight as a presenter onTravel.Radio.

 

 


Marc Johnson

 

Marc is our resident cool dude with a wide and varied taste in music. His laid-back style and gentle humour is a winning combination and he loves planning ahead for his shows, always a mix of great tunes and easy conversation.

After hosting his own podcasts from the age of 14, Marc‘s affinity with music of all ages and genres is evident. He also has a keen interest in travel and aviation, and is looking forward to reaching a much wider travel audience.

 

 


Jonathan Charles

Jonathan loves radio and music on vinyl and is bringing those two passions together for Travel.Radio.  He spent three decades on local and national radio and television and wherever he travelled in the world, he always took music with him. He will be choosing from his own large collection to play every week on The Vinyl Countdown and The Best Disco In Town.

As a BBC Foreign Correspondent he went to all corners of the globe and was sometimes on the last flight in to somewhere when everyone else was desperately trying to get the last plane out!  He once calculated he has travelled to more than 100 countries. 

 

 


Harriet Flitton

Harriet started her broadcasting journey at local radio station Chiltern FM before moving to Heart FM as part of the promotional team. She has also worked in the PR industry, client management and more recently event production.

She has a passion for all genres of music and is a keen festival fan. Harriet describes herself as “a chatterbox” who loves to quote fun facts. She is definitely a people person.

Travel wise she enjoys exploring parts of Australia, Ibiza and the Greek Islands. Destinations on ‘Harriet’s Hit List’ include Iceland and New York City.

 

 


 

 

 

Steven Gordon-Wilson

 

Steven Gordon-Wilson has been on the radio for over 20 years. His first show was on a station so small that only his mum and his dog were listening - and only one of them phoned in.

Since then he has presented specialist musical theatre shows, business and talk shows as well as fronting Drive and Breakfast on several stations. When Steven grows up he wants to be Elaine Paige.

 

 

 

 

 


James Owen

 

James Owen is a veteran of the travel industry at grass roots level. He spent 16 years as a hotel manager before taking to the open road driving holiday coaches all over the UK & Europe. He has been involved in radio for more than 20 years and has two claims to fame - his cousin is former Southampton FC captain Franny Benali and his great Uncle Alan was married to Anne Morrison, sister of the Doors front man Jim! He is a classic car fan, a keen cook and an avid dog lover.

 

 

 

 


Bill Jarvis

Bill is a happily retired teacher who says he is squandering his kids' inheritance on travel.  He sailed to Hawaii from San Francisco, sailed to Thailand from Singapore, did an extensive trip around China cruising the Yangtze River from Wuhan and visited Jamaica and Cuba in the year prior to lockdown!

Bill has a small farmhouse in central France and his future travel plans include a river cruise in Egypt an extended tour of Japan, Australia via the Ghan train and a trip  from Lima, Peru, to Machu Picchu then sailing down Chile around Cape Horn up to Montevideo, ending in Buenos Aires. A well travelled man with so many interested stories.

 

 


Mike Parker

Born in Liverpool, Mike has spent his life combining his love of music and his love of travel. Early on he went out on the road as a DJ, worked in the Fun pubs and Clubs on Merseyside and was a volunteer at Radio Broadgreen.

In 1990 he decided to become cabin crew and loved the job so much he did it for more than 30 years.

While flying he was one of the founder members of the airline’s union and his role now is working for Unite the union generally trying to make aviation a good place to work again.

 

 

 


Debbie Henley

Debbie is a firm favourite with her listeners under her radio name ‘Deb On Air’!

She was cabin crew for 35 years and ran lots of support groups for crew and airline staff. At the start of the pandemic she was passionate about keeping the airline and travel family connected and had the vision to create a fun filled bespoke radio station.

Her gritty northern humour and straight talking approach is her unique style. A great singer, who has sung at many charity events, Debbie tried presenting for the first time with CCFM On Air and to the delight of producers and listeners she was a natural.

 

 


Josef Hollywood

Josef Hollywood started in radio in 2013, aged 12, and has worked all over the world chatting with celebrities, playing the hottest new music and always bridging the gap between fan and interviewer when featuring pop acts.

As well as Travel.Radio, Josef can also be heard on over 4 radio stations across the globe.

As well as his on-air personality, Josef is an accredited journalist and chief executive officer at Ocular Media.

 

 


Tony Francis

Tony is the night owl who takes us through the night during the week broadcasting from his studio in Belfast. His love of music started early, at the age of 13, when he was the resident DJ at his local youth club. He has hosted shows on many radio stations over the years and earned the tag line "Your fun loving dependable friend".

Tony now lives in Northern Ireland having moved there from Staffordshire in 2017. When he’s not on the airwaves he loves to unwind on a Caribbean cruise with a few cocktails.

 

 

 


Rob Staines

Rob is a travel expert, writer and self-confessed travel addict. As a child he dreamed of travel but didn’t get the opportunity. So he turned his dreams into reality and got a job as cabin crew.

He's clocked up hundreds of thousands of airmiles, visited over 70 countries (and counting!) and gained experience in various areas of aviation during a career spanning 17 years. His experiences and knowledge have made him the go-to travel expert and media commentator and he is passionate about making travel easier, more accessible and far less confusing. When he’s not travelling Rob is at home with his partner recovering from jetlag!

 

 

 


Timmy Alexis Carrington Ward

Timmy Alexis Carrington Ward has performed since childhood, starting work as an original Pink Windmill Kid and an "Every Sperm is Sacred" singing child in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.

Since leaving stage school Timmy has worked in the West End and on TV, notably in Roger Roger and Footballers Wives. He is now a regular on BBC Radio London and Men's Radio, hosting Bingo All Stars each week, plus he has his own comedy show on YouTube called "HERE SHE IS" where he interviews celebrities on his bed. A colourful addition to the Travel.Radio crew!

 

 


 

Conor is a multi-award winning travel specialist. Over the last five years, he has established himself well in the UK Travel Industry. New to radio, Conor is a bit of an entrepreneur and certainly one to watch for the future.

When Conor’s not arranging luxury travel for his clients or helping other travel entrepreneurs grow their business, he can be found in the air! He has a passion for aviation and is working towards his private pilot’s licence in Scotland where he is based.

 

 

 Conor Campbell

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