Howard Hale

Sundays, 8am-11am

Great music is at the heart of the show, from new releases to album tracks, oldies, instrumentals and everything in between - if it sounds good, Howard will play it.

Howard also takes a look at the newspapers, bring you sports, weather and travel news, as well as a guide to local events and a look at the week ahead on TV.

Features includes 'The Tune That Fits' - a song and a story that go hand-in-hand, the 'Music Link Brain Teaser Quiz' - three songs with a hidden link for you to guess, and the 'Up and At 'Em' songs - three songs to get you up and moving on a Sunday morning.


About Howard

I started on Hospital Radio Haslar in 1993 and have been with Express FM since 2007, firstly on Tuesday evening and then on mid-morning on Sunday before moving to the breakfast show. I love the intimacy and immediacy of radio and have been an avid listener of all types of radio for as long as I can remember.

Favourite Song - Tough call! 'The Way It Is' by Bruce Hornsby and the Range is a firm favourite, it was one of those tunes that made me stop and listen when I first heard it when it was first released, and I chose it as the first song I played on the radio when I started.

Favourite Gig - Any and every Cliff Richard concert, including Stansted House in the summer of 2017.

Favourite Film - Another one that is too tough to call, and it all depends what mood I'm in. Gone With The Wind and Casablanca would have to be in the top 10 though.

Favourite Place In Portsmouth - The Seafront - what's not to like?


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    6:30am - 10:00am

    Start your day the Portsmouth way with great music, fun and games alongside local guests from all walks of life and the latest travel news to guide you through rush hour in the city. Represented by Biscoes Solicitors.

  • Paul Marsh

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    The Pompey man with the mid-morning plan brings you great music, interviews and shares everything you need to know about what's going on in the great waterfront city. Hand-crafted by Coffee Cup.

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