"Hi there, my name is Derek Gates.
I have lived locally for
most of my life. My working background is ex-seaman and a career in the chemical
industry for more years than I care to remember and recently I had the
opportunity to take early retirement.
Along the way I have enjoyed doing D I Y and have had a successful
career as a part time DJ and have always enjoyed music and entertaining people.
I have appreciated the work done by
volunteers, especially in a hospital environment so I decided to join them and
I find it helps that you volunteer for something that you have experience in or
enjoy doing. Hospital radio fits the
bill perfectly for me. Hopefully through
the power of music and the art of conversation during ward rounds, I help
people to feel a little better during their visit to Halton hospital and it is
always rewarding to meet new people.
play a wide variety of sounds from every decade for your enjoyment, including
patientís requests, and I particularly enjoy music from the 60ís and 70ís."