Rock Hard, a weekly rock show on Radio Ashford 107.1fm in and around the Ashford area in Kent but it is also available via the internet and by using a smartphone app called tunein and online on www.radioashford.com
The show features Rock, Classic Rock, Metal, & Progressive Rock from local unsigned to globally known bands, the show contains features and info on the bands and tracks played.
Steve often has studio guests in for a chat live or over the phone, many unsigned bands have visited the Rock Hard cave. Interviews with “Known” names include Chris Slade (ACDC, Manfred Mann, The Firm, Tom Jones and many more) John Coghlan (Original drummer with Status Quo) Danny Bowes (Thunder) Dave Brock (Hawkwind), Alan Nimmo (King King), Bob Catley & the whole band (Magnum), Mollie Marriot, Wilko Johnson, Bernie Torme and more.
Airing on a Tuesday night from 9pm with a tag line “Steve Monk in the Rocking Chair” it’s a must for rock fans.
Ashford Hometime (In the past)
Launched on March 23rd 2015 this show has given me such an exciting scope, plans are in place to get guests in to talk about themselves and their interests.
I am interested in anyone with something interesting to say, Potters, Woodsmen, Choir singers, Arts & Crafters, Bell ringers, Musicians of all genres, actors, airline pilots, the list is endless.
Interspersed with a great mixture of music from 3 to 7pm Monday to Friday. Get in touch and you could come in and take part.
Some of the guests I have interviewed on Hometime include Wilko Johnson, Hayley Squires, Molly Marriott, Alan Nimmo, Alan Davey and plenty of local hero’s too.
I retired from Ashford Hometime on Friday September 25th 2020 to pursue other life ambitions and dreams whilst I still can.
The AHBS Saturday Request Show (In the past) as the title infers this is a request show on 107.1fm and available on the internet and tunein app too.
Broadcast from the AHBS studios at the WHH in Ashford across the world. The show features include “On This Very Day”, “Monkey Goes Modern” plus “A Bit of Bolan” and a Local gig guide for Ashford for the following week.
The show contains a lot of past classics from the Sixties through to modern day and plenty of interesting facts too. Listeners can call in or text in their requests or join in the abundant banter.