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Banbury has been my home since 1990. I'm proud to tell everyone that’s where I’m (now) from.

I was, in fact, born in Rome: I spent the first ten years of my life in that captivating ‘Eternal City’, where my Dad worked for British European Airways (now BA). When he was posted to Paris, i had to go too (under extreme protest!). 

Paris quickly became a great gig too. But i was 18 by the time i could call England (Berkshire) my home: lots of catching up to do... roots to plant, new friends to make. One of my first acquaintances persuaded me to join him at Hospital Radio Reading where, until 1998, i presented a Saturday Sports show and commentated occasionally on Reading FC’s weekday evening home matches.

Since 1994, i have been a volunteer reader for Banbury Talking News (we send free weekly recordings of the Banbury Guardian to anyone who is visually impaired and/or who cannot read newsprint). And, since 2004, i have been the finishing-line commentator at Brighton Racecourse for the Brigade of Gurkhas' annual open-to-everyone endurance event Trailwalker UK - a 100km hike along the South Downs Way within 30 hours ("Good game, good game!”).

In September 2018, i met Puritans Radio’s founder Stewart Green. He persuaded me to return to a radio studio. After such a long hiatus, it took three nano seconds for me to say “yes”!

Great to be back!


  • Based in the historic town of Banbury, Puritans Radio are the official radio station for Banbury United Football Club also serving the local North Oxfordshire Community. We play a diverse range of music 24 hours a day live interviews. We cover every home and away Banbury United first team game while serving the local community supporting as many events as possible. Puritans Radio can be listened to on our website or via the TuneIn app on mobiles, tablets or computers.

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