Profile: Joe Smith

Joe SmithHi, I’m Joe, and I’ve been part of the team here since 1997. I was born and raised here in Southend, and I live on the garrison in Shoeburyness.

On-air, I present the Tuesday Connections programme between 7pm and 8pm once a week. In the real world, I work for an airline and fly all over the world five days a week. It isn’t unusual for me to arrive on a flight from New York and drive straight to the radio station to present my programme! When I am away with work my co-host Jonathan takes care of the programme.

We try and make the programme as entertaining as possible, chatting between the songs, broadcasting quizzes and every week we go “Up Your Area” taking a look at local events happening around Southend.

If you tune in, you’ll find we are very relaxed; there’s no shouting or egos here. We are two friends playing some music and having fun and you’re very welcome to join us. Maybe you could have a go at one of our quizzes, or see if you can guess the musical loose connection between three songs.

I am also part of the committee; I help to organise publicity for the station and take care of PR. Over the years I have worked for other radio stations too and I worked for a while doing voiceovers for advertisements.

I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of Southend Hospital Radio’s programmes while you’re staying with us here in the hospital. If we can make your stay brighter by playing you some of your favourite music then please just get in touch by telephone, text or emailĀ (See: Contact us).

Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery!