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KENNY McARTHUR

ON AIR: 2pm-4pm
SHOW: The Saturday Oldies Show.
YOU’LL HEAR: Oldies, some you’ll remember, some you’ll have forgotten and some that you may have never heard before.

I was born and raised down in Alabama, on a farm way back up in the woods, I was so ragged the folks used to call me Patches. Then I became a presenter at Caithness FM and since then, have never looked back.

On Saturday afternoons we play songs from a certain week in a certain year, and we do this twice. It’s a great idea, so great in fact that Paul Gambaccini has borrowed it for his Radio 2 show.

Then we have a theme hour when we play 60 minutes (unless it’s one of these hours that has more than 60 minutes) of songs that are all linked by a common theme.

For example, we have had songs about telly programmes (e.g. Sale Of The Century by Sleeper), brainy people (e.g. Don’t Be A Dropout by James Brown) and super heroes (e.g. Goody Two Shoes by Adam Ant Man).

FAVOURITE MUSIC:

I like this bunch: Desmond Dekker, Ash, The Beach Boys, The Jam, Sam Cooke, Bjork, Ella Fitzgerald, X-Ray Spex, Astrud Gilberto, Judy Garland, Boz Scaggs, The Ramones, Marvin Gaye, The Police, The coral.

WHAT IS THE WORST SONG YOU HAVE EVER HEARD?

Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie – although it could be Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton. Safe to say you won’t be hearing either of these when I’m on air.

FAVOURITE RADIO PRESENTERS:

Tash Fraser, Shane Ross and Sand Owsnett of course – the Saturday Crew.

TASH FRASER

ON AIR: 4pm-6pm
SHOW: Mix & Mash with Tash
YOU’LL HEAR: Pop to rock, dance to trance and some golden oldies sneaked in along with chart music.

My name is Natasha (Tash) Fraser and I am currently the youngest presenter on Caithness FM.

I was born and raised in Caithness and have lived in both Wick and Thurso.

I enjoy playing guitar and also volunteering within the community. I have various roles such as being a young leader at 2nd Thurso Cubs, a previous befriender as well as a radio presenter at Caithness FM.

FAVOURITE MUSIC:

Music is my world. I listen to it all the time, even if music isn’t physically playing, I am singing it in my head, humming or whistling. I love it so much so that I can’t pick a specific genre that I love the most, hence the name of my show “mix and Mash with Tash”.

If you tune into my show, I can assure two hours of laughter, fun and non-stop sing along. Come and have a Mix and a Mash with Tash.

VARIOUS

ON AIR: 6pm-8pm
SHOW: Saturday Show
YOU’LL HEAR: The “What’s On”Music.

I joined Caithness FM in February 2019.

Was born in 1990 and I have worked as a care assistant in Bayview House since 2012.

INTERESTS OTHER THAN RADIO:

I like to go to the cinema, the gym and I enjoy swimming.

SHANE ROSS

ON AIR: 7pm-9pm
SHOW: Saturday Night’s Alright
YOU’LL HEAR: The “What’s On” Diary. Dance classics, both new and old.

I joined Caithness FM in February 2019.

Was born in 1990 and I have worked as a care assistant in Bayview House since 2012.

INTERESTS OTHER THAN RADIO:

I like to go to the cinema, the gym and I enjoy swimming.

SAND OWSNETT

ON AIR: 9pm-11pm
SHOW: Indigo Nights
YOU’LL HEAR: Anything with an upbeat groove to get your body moving.

The show is named after an album by my favourite artist, Prince. I play house/dance music, techno, electro, electronic rock, indie, industrial, synth-pop, disco, funk and I may also play a bit of soul, northern soul, blues, indie, punk, rock, metal, rap, hip hop, grime, pop, rhythm and blues, R&B, new wave, and music from local artists.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM:

Oxfordshire.

INTERESTS OTHER THAN RADIO:

Fair weather infrequent motorbike rider; Trade Union member and activist; Trustee of Highland LGBT Forum (charity behind Highland Pride).

FAVOURITE MUSIC:

House / dance / electronic and indie / rock.

FAVOURITE RADIO PRESENTERS:

Annie Mac, Ana Matronic, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Trevor Nelson, Craig Charles.

WHAT YOU LIKE (OR DON’T LIKE) ABOUT CAITHNESS:

Like people, scenery and quality of life. Dislike state of the roads

THE BEST AND WORST SONGS YOU HAVE EVER HEARD:

Best Purple Rain by Prince. Worst Love Shack by B52s.

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