Liz Roberts is Content Lead at Falklands Radio. Although she has been presenting various shows in the station over the past decade, she has only been in this role since 2016. Previously Liz worked for the first ever television station here in the Falkland Islands.
Originally from Bangor in North Wales, Liz moved to the Falklands in 1994 when she was just 16. She has lived here ever since and now is the mother to three sons.
Liz boasts a good knowledge of the top 40 charts spanning decades and although she would describe her music taste as eclectic, she has admitted to having a guilty pleasure in cheesy pop.
Music is a big passion in Liz’s life, which is what led her to apply for a job at Falklands Radio in the first place. You can join Liz on Falklands Radio any weekday from 12:00 to 15:00 for the Afternoon Show.
Jason Lewis has worked at FIBS, FIRS and now Falklands Radio. Although he cannot remember when it started, he says that “radio is something I keep coming back to. Working partly as the station engineer and as a presenter is an ideal combination.”
He was born in Kingston Upon Thames and moved to the Falklands in 1989 to discover more about his Grandmother’s birthplace. Initially planning on only being here for one year, Jason is now married and lives in the Islands with his wife and two children, one of whom is currently studying in the UK with the other hopefully soon to follow.
As well as working towards a future where the radio station has everything it needs to grow and improve from an engineering standpoint, Jason also presents the Early Evening Show on weekdays from 17:00 to 19:00.
Jason is a member of the Falklands Islands Operatic and Dramatic Association. He listens primarily to 80s music, but also has a love for instrumental type music and novelty music. He enjoys artists such as Madonna, Ska and Enigma. When asked about his future plans, Jason stated that he intends to “join Pinky and the Brain in taking over the world!”
Myriam Booth is the station’s longest serving member of staff. She started as Continuity Announcer at Falklands Radio in 1961 and has since become one of our most popular Freelance Presenters. You can join Myriam for country music on ‘Pot Luck’ on a Friday between 20:00 and 22:00 or for 1950s – 1970s Pop on the ‘Vinyl Frontier’ on Tuesdays from 20:00 to 22:00.
Myriam was born in Punta Arenas in Chile, but has lived in the Falkland Islands for most of her life and considers the Islands to be her home. She worked for the British Antarctic Survey as the Stanley Officer until she retired in 2004, after 43 years of service.
She is an avid Manchester United FC fan, but her true passion is music, especially rock & roll and country! Myriam’s favourite artist is Elvis Presley and her music taste ranges from 1940s to 1970s pop and country music up until the 1990s.
Steve Bishop was a button presser behind the scenes at many commercial and BBC local stations and went on to present his own show on Radio Caroline. Further stints on community radio stations in the South East of England led to him recording and syndicating his own oldies show, with music in the 50s to 80s period, from the comfort of his garden coal bunker, despite the fire risk. You can join him on Falklands Radio for the Old Record Club on a Sunday between 16:00 and 19:00.
He can often be found on the terraces of Queens Park Rangers football club but wonders why, as they never go and see him when he's bad. Drinks tea like it's going out of fashion. A self-confessed luddite, he still uses CD players, record decks and tape machines. Steve’s music taste includes artists such as Electric Light Orchestra, Al Stewart, David Bowie and 1970s Queen. He intends to get away with doing his radio show for as long as possible.
Stacy Bragger has been a Freelance Presenter at Falklands Radio since 2004. He previously worked in the newsroom for ten years. He then ran the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce for three years before taking on his current position as a Member of the Legislative Assembly.
You can join Stacy for The Fusion on a Thursday from 20:00 to 22:00. He has been presenting this show on Falklands Radio for the past 15 years. Besides The Fusion, he has filled in presenting for most other shows at the station at some point. His first slot was on Saturday evenings before moving to his current Thursday timeslot. He really enjoys doing the show and hopefully offering something different to listeners.
Stacy loves being able to interview bands and talk about music that he loves. He is also a keen sports fan, more watching than participating. Football is his main sport and he supports Liverpool FC. He’s been attempting to get into running with very mixed results. In the last few months he’s completed his first triathlon and half-marathon.
Music has always been a passion in Stacy’s life and something of an obsession. Being able to showcase songs that he loves on the radio has always been something that he’s enjoyed being able to do. Besides that, he enjoys bingeing on TV shows and spending time with his young son, James.
Stacy loves many different genres of music, but mainly listens to Indie or Alternative music. Some of his favourite bands include Radiohead, The Beatles, Super Furry Animals, Pixies, Outkast, Spiritualized, Portishead, The National, The Bluetones, The Smiths… The list goes on and on…
Stacy says that he is “very pleased to have been a part of the Falklands Radio team for the last 15 years, and hopefully will be for many more years to come!”
Tony Ellis has been a Freelance Presenter at Falklands Radio since about August 2018. Originally from York in the UK, Tony has a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design. He is married and is the father to two children.
With a music taste that involves mainly rock and metal, especially the progressive stuff, Tony is very well suited to be one of the presenters of Solid Rock and you can join him on Tuesdays between 19:00 and 20:00.
In his spare time, Tony does not like participating in sports, but does enjoy watching mixed martial arts and motor racing. His interests include “lots of nerd stuff”, graphic design and gaming.
Wendy Luxton has been a Freelance Presenter at Falklands Radio since February 2018. She has been working for the last 38 years, starting out as a teleprinter operator at Cable & Wireless but moved into administration, working mainly within Falkland Islands Government departments but spent about six years in the private sector. She has also been a chambermaid, worked in a plastic factory and had a go at being a dental nurse as well as working with the elderly and young.
Wendy hopes to grow old presenting at Falklands Radio adding that this is the “first time in my life that I’ve worked a full year and am still loving every day”. As a result, you can join Wendy on any of the following shows; ‘The Morning Show’ on weekdays from 10:00 to 12:00, occasionally ‘Solid Rock’ on a Tuesday from 19:00 and 20:00, every other week on the ‘Best Of’ on Thursdays from 19:00 to 20:00 and finally every other week she presents ‘Saturday Classics’ from 12:00 to 13:00.
Wendy is a very active person who enjoys running, getting out in nature and taking walks along the beach or coastline. She enjoys swimming and dancing and has been known to enjoy watching sports, so long as it doesn’t involve ‘armchair experts’. The Olympics and athletics in particular are her favourites sports to view. When asked about her interests, Wendy said “There’s a little chef in me – I own over 100 recipe books! I’m also into nutrition in a big way. It’s very important to me.”
She is also an active member of Team Tranquil, which is a Mental Health Awareness Charity.
Traighana Smith is the Broadcast Journalist for Falklands Radio News. She has a background in film and television and has worked in Scotland, Canada and now the Falkland Islands.
Documentaries and independent films are both passions of Traighana’s – watching and making them. She especially loves choosing music to accompany scenes as well as watching something that makes use of an emotive soundtrack. This is where her love for film and TV scores has come from and is how she finds new bands to listen to.
Traighana genuinely has an eclectic taste in music which has evolved over the years. She’s a big fan of 60s music, classic rock, electronica, folk and indie. But ultimately, she always relies on her old favourite of alternative pop/punk, which comes in handy when covering shows such as ‘Solid Rock’ and 'Anything Goes'.
Nigel Dodd has been a Freelance Presenter at Falklands Radio since January 2019. His last position was that of Office Administrator in the Falkland Islands Government Housing Department.
Originally from Wimborne in Dorset, Nigel now lives in Stanley with his wife. Together they have a son and a daughter. He has O-Levels in Maths, English Language and French.
Nigel can turn his hand to most shows and because of this talent, he is one of our presenters who covers a vast range of shows, from the Morning Experience, the Early Evening Show, the Afternoon Show as well as Saturday Classics.
Nigel enjoys listening to “oldies” and when asked about his plans for the future, he told me that he wishes to live as long as he can to annoy his offspring!