Meet the Team
Meet team Reverb - bringing you Brighton's community radio station.
Station Administration (staff)
Kelly heads up the management of RadioReverb’s office and has a radio background that began in 2012 at Coastway Hospital Radio, where she produced & presented a weekly new and local music show for over two years.
These days you’ll find her presenting on Juice 107.2 on weekday evenings and also on the Saturday breakfast show, despite not being a morning person!
She’s also on the Brighton Sound Women committee.
She’s nuts about audio (aren’t we all!?) and listens widely every waking hour of every day, especially to podcasts. In fact, she’s subscribed to so many podcasts that she barely has time for anything else!
She’s super-neat and tidy, is a sucker for a good administrative system and likes to keep HMS Reverb ship-shape!
Programming, Audio and IT (staff)
Anthony has been involved in the Brighton radio world since early 2015, presenting, producing and working behind the scenes at a number of stations. He has made the national radio industry press in that time, when he broadcast a full radio show using only a smartwatch and when he became the first person in the UK + Ireland to capture his radio show in 360 degree video.
Under his stewardship, Coastway Hospital Radio, Brighton, earned a record number of National Hospital Radio Award nominations, including one for himself. In under a year since launching, his RadioReverb show What’s The Craic? amassed a quarter of a million listens on podcast.
In 2017, he was on the team who worked on the BBC Sussex programme "Running the Brighton Marathon" which went on to win a Silver at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards that year.
Anthony has also created digital content for BBC Introducing The South on BBC Sussex and Surrey and freelances for BBC radio.
Show Production (staff)
Ben works full time as a music journo and broadcast producer in Brighton, making radio for basically whoever will let him. He has presented his own specialist music show on RadioReverb, The Groove Factory, since early 2016, and in that time he has recorded live studio sessions with some excellent bands from Brighton.
Ben now works with RadioReverb to bring new talent, with any level of experience, onto the station, guiding new producers through the submission process, through to training in the studio, and finally to broadcast. “It’s not so long ago that I’d never used a sound desk before - and now it’s my day-job!” he says. “I’m very happy to be helping passionate people get the skills they need to make great radio, and to be expanding the already amazing output of a station that does so much good for the local community.”
Ella Gray Thomas
Funding & Sponsorship Executive (staff)
Ella works with donors, sponsors and grant providers to raise the funds that keep RadioReverb on-air and advert free.
Ella is delighted join the Radio Reverb team as it brings together the varied experiences she has gained working in radio, PR& communications and the Brighton arts scene.
From her background in local communications and PR (formerly at British Airways i360 and currently at Sea PR) Ella is looking forward to building relationships between sponsors and listeners that allow RadioReverb to flourish.
Also an audio producer, Ella has previously created audio content for RNIB and is currently starting production on a new podcast, funded by Arts Council England.
As a lover of both radio and Brighton, Radio Reverb is the perfect home for her.
Digital Marketing (staff)
Emma joined the team in summer 2017 and brings a wealth of knowledge of local community initiatives, sales and marketing and relationship management to the station.
Through her time volunteering at the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership & working as part of Brighton Fringe Festival and other local Brighton companies, Emma comes equipped with a wealth of local knowledge.
She loves music especially afro punk, African blues, indie rock, and a whole host of other genres. Favourite podcasts: The Adam Buxton podcast, Russell Brand's - Under the Skin and RadioReverb's very own Growing Wild.
Well what can we say about Ali? He's Brighton born and bred and has been in the world of music radio entertainment for the past 20 years (another way of saying he's a bit of an old git!).
He started out as a radio presenter and then went down the road of producing radio station sound, programming radio stations, making audio sound design, documentary mixes and original music, not only for traditional radio but also bespoke audio geared towards New Media and Multiplatform.
Credits include producing the station sound for 95.8 Capital FM, 1043 MyFm in Los Angeles and BBC 6Music, among many others. His documentary projects range from mixing the 50 part series ‘Sounds of the 20th century’ on BBC Radio 2, to productions for BBC Radio 1 / 1Xtra and BBC Radio 4.
As a DJ, he’s played across Brighton and beyond, from playing at Glastonbury, to programming music for the Brighton Pride Street Party. His music collection is packed full of old and new, as well as stuff that doesn't see the light of day that you haven't heard for yonks!
As the CEO of SEA PR - a communications agency based in Brighton - and with a career background in commercial radio (Capital Radio / Global Radio), Tracey supports RadioReverb in its ambitions to broadcast great radio with social action messaging and cool music to its listeners across Brighton and Hove and beyond.
With over twenty years of experience working with third sector organisations and the media, Tracey has a strong understanding of how radio can support local communities and charities, giving grass roots organisations a voice, which helps them to raise their profile and achieve their ambitions. So much of her work is about communication and campaigning for the greater good.
Tracey has been a Director of RadioReverb 97.2FM since 2014.