Jack Savage

Jack the man that wherever he lays his hat he calls home. A life spent in music as a Dj, Producer, Engineer, Radio Presenter, Jack has many different faces and Names when it comes to the music industry.
The Radio Presenter
The Producer making his own tracks since the early 90's
Ghost writer
The Dance DJ that plays house / techno / tribal at clubs festivals worldwide
For many years a record label owner / promoter running dance events as well as owning and running bars / pubs and clubs.
Getting Jack to write anything about himself impossible, getting Jack to talk impossible to Stop.

Gail Force

Gail currently presents her "Gail Force" show on Mondays from 1 to 4, and a Classic Music show on Tuesday evenings. 
Gail is a life-long music lover of everything from Heavy Rock to Classic Opera and prior to starting with Smooth FM, had presented her Rock & Blues Show on Valle Radio for 5 years, before Valle moved to Benidorm.
Gail has lived in Spain on a permanent basis for 14 years and currently lives in a 300-year old cortijo in the Almanzora Valley.

Richard Bond

Richard was born in Birmingham, but lived in the North East of England for 33 years.
He worked in the oil transport industry in the Midlands for three years, then moved on to teach ice skating and produce ice shows in Durham City after winning the British Primary Ice Dance Championship in 1967.
Finally he worked for the Rank Organisation all over the NE of England and throughout Scotland for over 23 years.
He moved with his wife Eleanor to Spain in September 2001 and says it is the best thing he has ever done. His interests here in Spain are Smooth FM radio, Line Dancing, Driving and Gardening
Richard Bond features every Monday on the Jack Savage Show. He is our roving reporter for local info and all charity events and weekly updates.

Tony Nash

From a very early age there was always music of one form or another in my life. Mostly from the radio, although there was always live music from ‘my mum’ who used to sing as she went about her day to day chores.
My mother’s brothers, of which there were five, all played some form of musical instrument. I could never get any further than a trombone which I played in the junior band of the Salvation Army.
I decided then that if I was ever going to be an entertainer, I would have to use the talents of others to provide the music, and the answer was to ‘get on the radio’.


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Jayne Read

Jane Ye'har Read

Steve Sankey

Since leaving school at 15 years old, presenting for Smooth FM is only my third ever job!.
Ex Chef and Employee of a bank now the oldest apprentice at Smooth Radio.
Been a scooter boy since 17 and love the music.
All I want to do now is to share it with all the listeners.

Paul Wood

Paul Wood (Woody) is from Manchester. He is a keen traveler and an avid music lover, primarily Rock Indie and Punk.
His favorite saying is `if its too loud your too old!
Hobbies include Football, darts, pool tenpin bowling, motorbikes and general DIY.
Paul is happy to tell everyone that the best thing to ever happen to him is meeting his partner Annelie who grounds him.
Although Paul has never worked in radio before joining 89.8 Smooth FM he has and always will have a deep feeling for music.

Ricky Cross

Ricky began his DJ career back in the early ninetiesricky1 and as such has travelled to far flung places including, China, Bahrain, Dubai, Algiers and Greece

Ricky brings his own brand of chaos to the afternoon shows playing all manner of genres but he particularly enjoys club anthems, R&B, hip hop, soul, urban, dance & house.

Stanny G

Born and raised in Liverpool Stan ran mobile discos through the 60´s through until 80´s.
Worked on local radio in England and also ran pubs and clubs until his retirement to Spain.
Now lives in Almanzora.

Paul Baker

I first got the radio bug when I was at school and I used to put two ancient hi-fi systems together and record my own shows
on a flat deck tape player (thankfully these tapes no longer exist).
Many years later at college in 1991, I worked on a charity station called Radio Cracker and knew this is what I wanted to do,
however with other things taking off I never really found the opportunity to pursue this until 2010
when a visit to the studios of Skyline Radio in Southampton reignited my enthusiasm for radio.

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Bobby Gray

Born and bred in Bristol. Began working for the BBC at the age of sixteen and continued to do so for the next twelve years 
During this time, I managed a couple of bands, one of which supported the Jam, before becoming a club DJ both in the UK and internationally.
In 1984, I organised the first Band aid appeal in the country and thanks to Mr Geldoff, was the first to show the "Do they know it's Christmas" video, even beating Top of the Pops.

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David Sibbald

A Scot from Edinburgh but at university in Glasgow, I embarked on my radio career at Radio Clyde in the Newsroom. But I found the attraction of teaching Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and French was too strong to resist.

In 1985 I moved abroad (to England!) and managed to own a restaurant while teaching part-time. It was then I had a regular Sunday Nostalgia programme on Yorkshire Dales Radio, then on the internet and after I finally retired from teaching, I found myself doing a daily breakfast show on a community radio station in Yorkshire.

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Testimonials


Hi Smooth FM Team, Thanks again for all you efforts and helping us to raise €820 net after expenses last Sunday on our Family Fun Day. Would it be possible for me to come down to the studio to give out a personal thank you to all who supported us and attended on the day. €410 will go toward helping families in need in Arboleas and €410 to the schoolchildren of Arboleas to help pay for school outings etc. ONCE AGAIN A MASSIVE THANK YOU !!!!!
Ray and the ACRAA Committee
Great tracks, every one, but whilst making wife comfy after steroid injection, would have appreciated brief reference to artists! Keep up the good work entertaining us!!
Mike
The Committee of F.A.C.E. would like to thank you for your generous donation of 150€. The monies you raised from your tombola will be distributed to one or more of the area's charitable organisations needing financial support. With your generosity and hard work you have contributed to helping them with their needs, so thank you on their behalf too. F.A.C.E. is a registered Charity in Arboleas raising money for local needs. We are totally dependent upon external support/donations and also the commitment of our volunteers. We have raised considerable amounts of money in the past to help those in need and we would like to carry on doing so in the future, so your continuing support will be very much appreciated.
Amanda Maunders – Secretary, On behalf of the F.A.C.E. Committee
Hi Smooth FM Team I have to write to say your show is the best in the area without being prejudice it is worth tuning into. I always say live presenting is always better, we had the same problem down on mijas costa. Presenters are hard to get as most do it free or get their own sponsors. Well done keep it up and keep playing my type of music.
Gil
Hi Smooth FM, Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoy your recent programmes. We have been Smooth FM (via computer) listeners since you first started but we also listened to BBC Radio2 quite often particularly on a Sunday. However since you have improved your signal we are able to receive you loud and clear on our radio and I want you to know how we appreciate the music you are playing now and not too many adverts, we listen to you all day. (up to 18.15 when Mum wants to watch Pointless!!!!) We are a couple of 'Old Codgers' in our eighties and you play all the music we like? Particularly on a Sunday when it was always BBC Radio2 all day. Well done and thank you.
John Patrick (Big Bad John)
Dear Smooth FM, The Committee of F.A.C.E. would like to thank you for providing the music and your generous donation of a raffle prize at our recent summer night market. The monies raised from the event  will be distributed to one or more of the area's charitable organization's needing financial support. With your generosity and hard work you have contributed to helping them with their needs, so thank you on their behalf too.
The Committee