As a youngster, Ray used to listen to Radio Caroline South and the other pirates on his Stanwood Transistor Radio for which the batteries were always running out, thus giving him the radio bug which has never gone away. Whilst the rest of his school pals had pictures of footballers and pop stars on their walls, Ray had pictures of the Radio DJ's, ships and forts.
He has been involved with presenting radio programmes for more years than he cares to remember, starting out as a mobile disc jockey and working on the London club circuit as a resident DJ. From there he progressed to presenting some "Guest DJ" shows for BBC Radio Medway (now Kent) on a freelance basis. Owing to commitments elsewhere, it was never feasible for Ray to take up radio presenting full time but his enthusiasm led him into working for various Hospital Stations such as Radios Rush Green and Barking where he presented specialist programmes for 9 years. He then joined Radio Basildon, a commercial cable station, where he stayed for 3 years until its closure from where he moved back into Hospital Radio at Whitechapel AM, after which he got involved in a number of RSL stations. Ray is very pleased to become part of the team at Offshore Music Radio - you can contact him at