Profile: Barry Shine

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Hello! My name is Barry Shine or as I am simply known to my friends at the station Bazzy S.

I have now been a member of the station for over eight and a half years. How the time has flown by!

I have seen many changes since I first joined this wonderful station. During my time at Southend Hospital Radio, I have been part of the Thursday evening show, now known as “Southend Hospital Tonight“. 

I have presented my weekly Sunday Morning show between 10.00am – 12.00pm called the “Oldies But Goldies” show since October 2011. The format of the show is that it alternates between a golden ‘ year ‘ or ‘ era ‘ from 1960 to 1999.  The golden year features on major historical events which occurred in Southend, the UK and the World during that year, together with events that occurred in music and of course you will hear those ‘ golden oldie ‘ songs that entered the charts during the year in question.

It has been a pleasure both to have met and got to know some wonderful people around the hospital, be it patients or members of staff from the wards. I always look forward to the Thursday Night Team visiting the patients on the wards. If we as a team manage to bring a bit of pleasure and happiness to you by playing your song request then we are doing our job.

My own personal music favourites are pretty diverse, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, The Beatles, John Lennon, Bob Marley and The Rolling Stones. My main love of music is definitely the era of 60s, 70s and 80s. However, it always gives me the greatest pleasure to receive a message from a patient in the hospital or one convalescing at home asking to hear a favourite song of their own. Being able to then locate the requested song and ‘ play ‘ the song on our show makes the job feel worthwhile.

I hope that you enjoy our listening to the station during your stay in the hospital and wish you all a speedy recovery.

Bazzy S

Barry Shine at work in the Southend Hospital Radio studio

Barry Shine at work in the Southend Hospital Radio studio