About Ian

Hi and welcome to my website.  It’s all about me – if you hadn’t guessed.  My name is Ian of course.

You may already know me (or at least my voice) from presenting shows on community radio or from what volunteering i do in the motorcycle community, however if you don’t know me but would like to you are still welcome here.

I’m a presenter on community radio & vast have experience of hosting live radio across Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire & South Cheshire or across the world online.  Have a look at the radio page if you want to find out more.

I’ve been entertaining (Off & on) since the age of 14 doing mobile disco’s & karaoke since the 1990s as well as a short spell as a live singer in a tribute band, I even auditioned for the Voice UK just to prove to myself & all the doubters i could sing!   I have also done event hosting at some high profile events, charity shows etc as well as radio roadshows.

I’m available to hire if you want to book or hire me. Have a look at the Contact page if you want to find out more.

By trade i’m a qualified electronics diagnostics engineer, IT technician & electrical installer, with additional experience in broadcasting I’ve been able to crossover the skills behind the scenes in radio also, I’ve done all sorts in the electronics industry from building vending machines, repairing virtual reality games, assembly of circuit boards for use in many computer hardware or mobile telecommunications devices, making wiring looms for racing cars or diagnosing or repairing faults on PCs & internet servers from a hardware or software perspective.  Have a look at the technical page to find out more.

Like many, All through my teens i was interested in music & technology, computers were my hobby & DJing was my passion.  I also raced motorcycles for a while.

I left school and went to college to train in electronics, electrical engineering & computing. I then went to work as an electrical installer, a virtual reality game engineer & after a few years of contracting for employment agencies working for various electronics companies and seemingly getting nowhere decided to go back to what i knew most about “ bikes, computers & presenting. Let’s just say i’m also a bit of a geek when it comes to gadgets & technology.

Never far from a microphone, I have been working in & out of radio over the years with thousands of hours of live radio under my belt on radio stations & RSL’s doing volunteering or freelance radio presentation & also some behind the scenes production, promotional support or studio engineering.

I’m also quite a dab hand at interviewing celebrities it turns out.

Interests

Racing
I’m never been far from a race track, be it racing around on motorbikes, riding bikes, helping behind the scenes at events or just racing RC cars.  I’ve raced RC on a local & national competition level for fun. Still in my traditional racing colours of Blue & Yellow. I also helped the running of a local RC club.

Volunteering / Charity
I am also passionate about helping people, I’ve spent years volunteering with several organisations promoting motorcycle road safety & using my passion for bikes to help raise money for charity.

Motorcycling
I’m a keen motorcyclist, also I’m currently on the Staffordshire motorcycling focus group promoting motorcycle road safety, assisting with events, presenting Pre-CBT training courses & helping with running the websites for the organisation.  You can find more information on what i do at www.staffsbiker.co.uk

Computers & Electronics technology
As well as this i’m still very keen on technology, computers & retro gaming tech, website creation (yes this website is all my own work) & preparing SEO being among the things i’m knowledgeable in as well as tinkering with electronics.  I still repair & maintain or build computers often just for fun rather than professionally. As well as this i have been building websites since around the year 2000.  Needless to say, in my house you are never far from a computing device of some sort & often i’m the go to guy in my street & among the family & my friends when it comes to computer problems or general advice.

You can find out more information on my computing hobby by visiting my tech site blog which is found at www.electroniques.co.uk which i’ll be updating in the coming months.