About Steve

Steve Hart – a brief history

Steve started his career in radio as a volunteer at Southend Hospital Radio in 1978 and was the station’s youngest member. He spent 10 years there hosting specialist programmes such as Spectrum Motown, listener requests shows and reading the news.

He visited people in the wards (“did I wake you?”) and had great fun working on outside broadcasts.

Before training to be a journalist, and working in the newsrooms at both Essex FM and BBC Essex – as well as local newspapers – Steve hosted shows at Southend’s Radio Top Shop and fronted the breakfast show at Basildon Radio.

He DJ’d at top nightclubs and venues across Essex, Kent and London; among them were Dr Zhivago’s, The Zero 6, Electric Blue, Nero’s 2000, Sam Lords, London Hilton, and Woody’s.

He hung up DJ his headphones in about 1993 to follow other passions, but dusted them off to launch 80s dance music show The Pleasuredome in 2013.

Today he hosts smooth jazz show Cool Nights – recorded at his home studio. He does occasional voice over work as well as voice tracking, writes, and builds WordPress websites (like this one).

Steve is the author of the potential best seller Podcasting Made Easy, available from Amazon and all good book shops.