For the past three years, and throughout lockdown, Revd Jeff Short (Stoke-on-Trent South Circuit) has been hosting a weekly show on Cross Rhythms City Radio as part of their Community Choice schedule. It is a three hour live programme in the middle of the day, from 11:00am till 2:00pm. Jeff mixes music with interviews, news features, humour and quizzes. There are book reviews and chats with the authors, which have included people such as Tom Wright, Elaine Starkey, Leroy Logan, Jeff Lucas along with Bishops, District Chairs, MPs, Sports stars and a multitude of other interesting folks. Some have been incredibly moving, such as the one with the sister of Barry George who was falsely imprisoned for the murder of Jill Dando. The interview coincided with the publication of her book and a TV documentary. Another powerful one was with someone who had been on a ventilator with Covid, and had rung Jeff to arrange his funeral. They had prayed and days later he was home! Not a church goer he was tearful as he spoke of answered prayer. A regular interviewee is Nello, who always has a tale to tell! He has a fan club in Northern Ireland and once was contacted by an ex pat Stokie in New York who was listening!
Jeff has also covered for the Breakfast Show and shared outside broadcast sessions in local markets. He always says he has the face for radio, and is always looking for news features! Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org and listen online every Wednesday or tune into 101.8fm in the Stoke area.