My Kind of Music

The Guests

My Kind of Music, a monthly show where Mr G interviews local people who are passionate about music.

Dave Oates

Broadcast on Friday Aug 2nd – 7 pm.

Dave is the lead singer with 1000 Mile Highway. He moved to Charlbury in 1992 and has never left! He is married to Jac, has 1 son who lives in Witney with his partner and 2 children and 4 stepchildren who live in Sydney, Texas, Amsterdam and Charlbury. A passionate fan of country music and Americana and particularly Bruce Springsteen (who he has seen 26 times!) as well as a life-long Man City. He has been involved in various local festivals over the years including Charlbury Riverside, Witney Music Festival and LibFest and loves curating the bands and being stage manager for any event that needs help. Dave talks about his love of Americana amongst other genres, his experiences at the Hacienda and playing with Grammy award wining artist John Cruz in Hawaii, check out those shorts!

Dave plays with John Cruz in Hawaii

Robert Courts

Scheduled for broadcast Friday Sept 6th – 7 pm.

Robert Courts is the MP for Witney and before his election to Parliament, Robert was a self-employed barrister for some twelve years. Robert lives with his wife, Kathryn, and son Henry in Bladon. In his spare time, Robert is an accomplished blues guitarist and enjoys cycling, swimming, and hiking. He is also a diver, giving him a great interest in the maritime environment; he is a member of the Maritime Conservation Society. Robert talks is a serious blues fan and talks passionately about his interest in Polynesian culture, music, family and Winston Churchill.

Andrew Prosser

Scheduled for broadcast Friday Oct 5th – 7 pm.

Andrew Prosser

Andrew has lived in Witney for 20 years and is married with two daughters. He grew up in Essex and studied Business at City University, London. He started his career in manufacturing, working in Germany before settling back down in the UK, where he met his lovely wife (who comes from Berlin) in romantic Slough. He now runs his own company, which helps organisations reduce their environmental impacts. Andrew joined The Green Party last year, although he has been an environmentalist for much longer, and was elected as a Witney Town Councillor in May. He still somehow manages to play football and occasionally tennis, and his main interests are in history and travel.

Please return to this page as we have news of many more exciting guests coming up including a very special guest on Dec 6th. All the “My Kind of Music” shows can also be listened back to on Mixcloud. If you would like to take part in the series drop me an email: grant@witneyradio.co.uk



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