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Des Shepherd has been involved with broadcast media since the mid 1980's and currently works for Action Broadcast Company.

Des currently broadcasts on Wey Valley Radio (under the name of Philip Grant - don't ask!). You can hear Philip (Des) on Sunday afternoon (1-4pm) and at other times covering other weekday shows.

You can listen to Wey Valley Radio on-line.


The Best of British

The Best of British is a radio programme that celebrates the cream of British pop and rock music from the last 60 years. and is presented by Philip Grant (Des).

The show doesn't just cover the classics from the 1960's, 70's and 80's - it celebrates current and new artists who contribute to the rich variety of music produced by the British music industry.

Originally produced for the on-line station Surrey Sound, the show has been broadcast on Wey Valley Radio and is available for broadcast on other stations. You can visit the show's web page here.


Born In The USA is Des's latest radio programme and celebrates the best pop, rock and soul music to come out of America since the birth of Rock n Roll in the 1950's.

The show is produced and presented by Philip Grant (Des) and was broadcast on Wey Valley Radio.

You can visit the show's web page here.


Des was involved with running and broadcasting on the on-line radio station Surrey Sound.

He produced a wide range of programmes, interviews and features, some of which are available to listen again.

Des established Redstone FM in 2005 whilst working at the RNIB Redhill College. The station has come on the air with 6 temporary broadcasts using Ofcom's Restricted Service Licenses (RSL). Originally set up for blind and partially sighted students at the RNIB college, Redstone FM launched on DAB across Surrey, north Sussex and parts of South and South West London in December 2013. The station closed in September 2015.

A history of Redstone FM can be found here

Previously . . .

Des has been involved with audience research and radio licensing and has appeared on air on a number of local radio stations. Details of previous radio work can be found here.

(c) Des Shepherd 2021