Geoff Dorsett shows
Geoff started his career at the age of 13 and within five years was one of the Mecca Group’s top DJs, being used as their opening act for their new venues nationwide. During the ’60s when package tours were at the height of their popularity, Geoff could be found compering shows with Animals, Kinks, Spencer Davis, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, and for the second-ever Led Zeppelin show.
In 1974 became one of Radio Hallam first voices when the station launched, being the new commercial station for Sheffield. In the ’70s, Geoff also worked on Q102 in Florida, USA and KZUN in Dallas. In the ’80s, you’d have heard him on the legendary pirate radio station, Sunshine Radio.
Geoff is now working on a number of specialist radio shows and can currently be heard on several stations internationally, with special mention of his work with Express FM who carry the 3 times -award-winning Soft Rock Show. This live show has reached a cult status and Geoff has performed over 2660 interviews over the last few years, including members of Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, The Wrecking Crew, Eagles, Chicago, Sir Cliff Richard, Genesis, Status Quo, Blondie, The Searchers, Slade, Toto, Rick Astley, Foreigner and Jethro Tull… and that’s just the start of the list! The show has carried a unique live link with Mix 94.1 in Las Vegas in the past, and now regularly features a live link to The Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas for all the hottest entertainment news from Sin City! The show continues to draw huge names to be interviewed both live on the telephone and in the studio.
Geoff also works for Forest FM, presenting a Soul and R&B show on Saturday in addition to Kick up the 80/s on Monday nights and All Our Yesterplays each weekday morning from 9 am . He has also completed the Route to Radio broadcasting course, with credits. He now also records three unique shows – Solid Gold ’60s, Supersonic ’70s and Kick Up the ’80s… all three of which are currently syndicated to 65 radio stations in 22 countries across the world. Of note, in 2013, 2014 and 2016 Geoff received the acclaimed GEO Award in Chicago for ‘Outstanding Contributing Programme’ for his Solid Gold ‘60s show and Supersonic ‘70s. Recently Kick up the 80/s won the most valuable international SOLA award.
In May 2016, Geoff and co-host Adrian Collis won another award for The Soft Rock Show, this time being honoured as ‘Best On-Air Team’. And 2018 the prestigious Listeners award for Best radio show. Also in 2018 the radio show came live from Portsmouth Guildhall with Spike Edney from Queen.