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Louise Chandler

Every Sunday night from 9pm join Louise Chandler for the latest news and features all about Berkshire's Caribbean communities - plus special guests from across the pond and the best music.

Louise Chandler

Louise Chandler spoke to disco diva Candi Staton ahead of her performance in Ascot. Listen to the interview here:

Louise Chandler and Candi Staton

Louise Chandler and Candi Staton

Click on the links below to see BBC Berkshire features written by Louise:

What makes you laugh?

"I'm very mischievous so anything silly or cheeky makes me laugh!"

What’s your most embarrassing moment on air?

"I've had a fit of the giggles once and couldn't stop!"

Where is your favourite place in Berkshire?

"Caversham Bridge Park - I have fond memories of spending my childhood summers there eating ice lollies and running around."

What are your most memorable jobs before working for BBC Radio Berkshire?

"Goodness me, where do I start! I've worked at A LOT of high street shops in Reading's Broad street - River Island, WH Smith, M&S, Dorothy Perkins. I've also worked for Thames Water, Reading Borough Council and Prudential as a receptionist, PA and administrator - so it's varied! (ohh yes- I've paid my dues :o)).

"In the media, I've worked in radio since 1997 and that's included lots of different stations including BBC Radio Berkshire, 1Xtra, BBC Southern Counties, 107.6 Kestrel FM, Reading 107, Winfm, XStream East Online Radio Station, 1566MW County Sound Radio as well as many other radio RSL's and projects.

"I also dabbled with magazines by working at Sugar, J17 and NME so it's been a diverse few years…"

What’s your favourite piece of music?

"Ohh no - I can never answer this question because it depends on my mood!! But - if I have to choose one song it would be Al Green Let's Stay Together or anything by Paul Weller :o)"

Latest track listing: Sunday 30th August

ARTIST Krosfyah
ALBUM Soca Anthems Various Artists
TITLE Pump Me Up

ARTIST Jocelyn Brown
ALBUM 100% Pure Groove
TITLE Somebody Else's Guy

ARTIST Tarrus Riley
ALBUM Contagious
TITLE Human Nature

ARTIST Better Band
ALBUM Boom Bomm
TITLE Ain't going Home

ARTIST Otis Redding
ALBUM The Definitive Collection
TITLE The Dock of the Bay

ARTIST The Heritage Survival
TITLE Let it Play

ARTIST Bob Marley
ALBUM Songs of Freedom
TITLE Who the Cap Fit

last updated: 30/08/2009 at 21:57
created: 15/08/2006

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love the show Lou, it gets better ever week, good source of information, and very enjoyable. looking forward to hearing you on Sunday

kathy farrenden
Hi would any one be able to tell me what has happened to Trevor Small from the reading 107 had he moved somewhere else We miss him on a sunday. Louise keeps us going I think we are just greedy for the old time music thank.

Great show last night! Really enjoyed listening to local guy Winston Ellis and his experiences in Hollywood. Loved the music as well! Keep up the good work

Just listened to the show in the listen again - well done! Really good and I look forward to the new you feature in January! Keep up the good work.

Debbie Farnfield
Hi, Didn't Alice do well - so pleased to hear her speaking so confidenlty on your show. SHe is a real star.

Caught the show for the past few weeks and particularly enjoyed the beautician last Sunday - it's especially good to hear from a beautician who takes black hair and beauty seriously and recognises that there is a market out there for black skincare and make up!

email looking for winfield da costa chandler dob 2 September 1946 - to tell him his son Richard is going to make him a grandfather - no contact for 16 years

Enola Wright
Happy 2nd Birthaday. Loved the show... refreshing... informative and great music. The information from Joyce was invaluable and I will definetly give her a call before my big day. Keep up the excellent work! Enola

caroline gray
What was that Mighty Sparrow track you played at the start of your show on Sunday? It was ace. Was it called Dance to this?

Missed a few weeks of the show, however it still sounds great! Keep up the good work.

Claudette Henry
Caught your show re windrush a few weeks back and ended up sitting in the drive until it ended. Didn't get the last two (forgot the time!!) but just wanted to say what excellent programmes they were, well researched and presented. good music too! I used to run a Dominican chorale "Sisserou" (based in Reading) performing caribbean cultural songs and we wrote and recorded a song in 1997 called 'Streets of Gold' based on our parents interpretations of when they came to the uk. Your programme brought back memories of the many discussions they had regarding their different experiences. Well done, keep up the good work - will try to cath the show more often! (ps any chance of getting a copy of last 2 progs?)

bob m in new zealand
play sum of my tunes haha! i hope i can hear u online bingaling

Great show. Good to hear about local events.

Esther, Reading
Enjoyed listening to Simon Chandler talk about his work with young black people-but is it aimed at boys only?There wasn't much emphasis on what activities he does for girls. Still a brilliant show

Andy Franklin - "A.Class" hot96fm
Keep up the good work Lou, if your show is as radiant as your smile, i know its a winner....A.C.x

OC (aka mad professor)
common sweetie you got an infectious smile, this ismy first time listening to your show i think it is as good as your grin kudos gal. Jah bless. OC, USA

bob M
Play some no woman no cry this sunday please xx

Louise Chandler

Bill Monkau
Hi LouiseBorn and bred in Dutch Guyana, I have been taught by my parents to do the things I can to the best of my ability. The concept of role models doesn't appeal to me. The whole environment, milieu if you like, is my domain to pick up ideas. Whatever you strive for at the end of the day you have to do it all by yourself. My mother is an Amerindian and my father from African dissent. They taught their children to look at people as human beings. But don't get me wrong, I am aware of black, Asian and caucasian perceptions. It is good to know all that's invented by blacks. However, what's been achieved by countries led by blacks is better for our image. Mugabe and his African colleagues as a bad case in point. We need more leaders like Nelson Mandella!!!!I like your program, though. Keep up the good work.Cheers Bill MonkauMiddelburg - Netherlands

Any news on the family in Barbados who's home fell into the hole?

Jean Richardson
Hi Louise, listened to the show yesterday (12th) great as usual. Enjoyed the chat with Wayne - I believe he is going places. Best wishes Jean. ACE Forum

I tried to enter the competition saturday but couldnt get through, i would also like you to play no women no cry for me thanks

Miranda E.
I heard a song on the show Sunday 17th June 2007, but didn't get the artist! Can I have the playlist please??Thanks in advance M.E.

Sounding great Louise. Good to hear Natty Dread being played on the 17th June!

I would like to know what happened to the show last night (10th June). It appeared to start transmitting half an hour after schedule...

Brian McMath
Great Caribbean Queen costume, would love to see you at the Hungerford Carnival 14th July. brian.mcmath@virgin.netHungerford Round Table

alan waite
any info on where the st vincent gospel concert is please

roy mitchel
please i would like to contact u concerning my company, i need some advertszing done. My email is Am base in barbados. Thanks for your contribution to the caribbean, keep up the good work.

Really good show. Was good to hear about the plans for carnival - lets hope it's good. I'm away next weekend - are you on listen again?

hey gyal T & T carnival is nearly upon us play more soca please

hey lou! i just realised i can see u on webcam! ha

Really enjoying the show and the focus on the caribbean community.Every week the show makes me feel like booking a ticket to the caribbean! Keep up the good work!

Enjoyed the live singers last night. Good to hear a song with a strong message. Good show

Listened last night - good show. The events mentioned how can I find out more?

Listened last night - great show. Good to hear abour the mural - never knew about the work behnid it.

I think the show is really good and think the presenter is really fit

Rod peters
good to hear a show, that reflects the west indian community, keep it up.

Why is this show not on listen again? I missed it this week and I can't see it on the listen again list. Can someone from the station answer this?

Tuned in this week (bank hol weekend) and was very pleased to hear such a niche show. Great to hear music of this origin being played. Good stuff!

ashley blackwood
I listened to the show and thought it was fantastic - louise is a natural presenter it was almost a shame to hear music in between her interviewing - i will defiantly be tuning in again - keep up the good work !!!

Hi Louise,I love your show.I am a keen listener.You are beautiful as well.

Aidan Rogers
Gosh - I thought the programme had only been going for a week. All these fans so soon! Already these listeners are speaking like they know you!

Avril Beaven
Good luck lou, i'm sure you'll be great and i'm sorry i'm not in range but will see if i can tune in when i'm in Berks xxxxx

Eamonn O'Donnell
Well done and good luck from the Caversham Park fraternity....

First Radio Berkshire, next Radio One?! Fantastic to see you online, looking forward to hearing you on air! Ellie xxx

Roger Jemmott
I will be here waiting to hear what is new and different from Reading.My old home.All the way from Barbados.

Helen McCusker
Remember chinese takeaways before you go on-air! ;o) Good luck hun (remind your producer, Kemi, not to add milk to your herbal tea!) Lots of love xoxo

You having fits of giggles-never!! Good luck with it all-I'll be listening.p.s- looking great!

rebecca glanville live from oz

Tina Smith
Louise - Good luck with your new show.

Peter Small
Hi Louise, Nice one looking forward to hear the programme Sunday. Good luch Peter.

Jay from Meadway
Hey Lou! gald to see you doing so well mate! when you coming to wales? Ill be listening Sunday!!!!!!

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