Here You Can Find Information On All Those Who Volunteer On Shaky Radio
Janette Dunridge
Exercise is medicine for everyone, but even more so for those with PD. Personalised exercise programmes address your unique symptoms & improve confidence.

Tony Da
Tony Da is a musician and a passionate music aficionado, who lives in the English Midlands. He has been involved in music, in one form or another, for most of his life. Having founded his first band at the age of 15 with local friends, he has been in numerous bands in an amateur or semi-professional capacity since then as well as performing and singing in amateur dramatic groups. He has sung lead vocals and played guitar and bass over the years, mainly on local pub and club circuits. The catalyst for his interest in performing came with the punk movement of the 1970’s, which shook-up the music establishment and showed him that it was possible to make music even with the most basic tools, as long as you had the enthusiasm to try. However, prior to that, and to this day, he has a keen interest in a wide, variety of music ranging from blues to progressive and heavy rock, from jazz to classical and from indie to folk, as witnessed by his large, eclectic, record collection. He has written many original songs over the years and is currently one half of, Echofinity, who continue to write and record, original work, to this day. Having been diagnosed with PD in 2014 he stepped back from performing and works as a studio based musician, and enjoys sharing his musical choices with you on Shakyradio.

Julie Walker & Andy Johnson
I am Andy Johnson, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s fourteen years ago, aged 49yrs.

I have undergone Deep Brain Stimulation surgery twice in four years, with mixed results. The left side electrode was implanted 1mm out of place during the first operation. It took eighteen months to realise this, subsequently it all had to be removed and re-installed in September 2017.

I then contracted Sepsis in my chest where the battery is located, so I had to have the battery removed for six months, and be free of infection for six months. The system was finally switched on in May 2018, and is working correctly. Because my left and right sides are so asymmetric the programming does not fully work properly, I still get balance problems and dyskinesia. However, daily life would be very much more difficult to contend with had I not the treatment.

I try to maintain a positive attitude, I accept it is not always easy. Everything is relative, but there are worse things than Parkinson’s.

In October 2016, I released an album to spread awareness of living with this disease.

I am pictured with my partner Julie Walker, together we are a formidable force in spreading awareness of Parkinson’s

John Scotter

One 3am and Shaky Radio was born as an idea. Now some 6 moths later we have a team of volunteers who contribute programming idea and skills. Next step is Charitable Status!

I have been in the backgrowned of a number of radio based projects throughout my life. Prsenting the odd show now I hope PD willing to have a regular show on Shaky Radio.

Ian Scarrett (DJ Scazza)

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Julie Walker
I was diagnosed at 44 in 2012 with young onset Parkinson's disease (YOPD).
Today, seven years diagnosed, I try to remain positive and concentrate on what I can do, rather than dwelling on what I can’t.

In January 2017 I invented a word; Parkinality; Parkin(sons) (person)ality. I started a website about living with YOPD, www.parkinality.co.uk, which has links to all parkinality projects .

My latest project is as a contributor to Shaky radio, reading poetry and talking about my PD life.

Since 2017 I have a blog, YouTube channel, Facebook page, and a monthly column in the Bishop’s Stortford Independent Newspaper, along with various interviews.
Andy Johnson and I have co-written a play, ‘These Three Words’ which reached the final of a local playwright competition. It highlights the effect a diagnosis has on friends and family.

I am also writing my second poetry book. The first, The Parkinality Poetry Book was published in July 2019.
This first book has a subtle message, hoping it will appeal beyond the Parkinson's community.
I write and perform at local festivals and open mic nights. 30% of monies from royalties earned going to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

I cannot cure PD, but I can raise awareness, to create more understanding and highlight the urgent need for a cure.


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Heather Kenedy
Heather Kennedy is the founder of Kathleen Kiddo, an advocacy site offering resources and connection through social media. An entertaining speaker known for her unique talks and film presentations about living with Parkinson’s, Heather writes from her home near SF, CA. Since her diagnosis in 2011, she has collaborated with organizations such as the Davis Phinney Foundation, The Cure Parkinson's Trust and The World Parkinson's Congress. In 2020, Heather expects to release two books, one on how to approach grief and a vivid collection of short stories. To book a speaking engagement, email her at kathleenkiddo@gmail.com.



Heather Kenedy
Heather Kennedy is the founder of Kathleen Kiddo, an advocacy site offering resources and connection through social media. An entertaining speaker known for her unique talks and film presentations about living with Parkinson’s, Heather writes from her home near SF, CA. Since her diagnosis in 2011, she has collaborated with organizations such as the Davis Phinney Foundation, The Cure Parkinson's Trust and The World Parkinson's Congress. In 2020, Heather expects to release two books, one on how to approach grief and a vivid collection of short stories. To book a speaking engagement, email her at kathleenkiddo@gmail.com.



Jim Stevens

Like many radio presenters of a 'certain age', I caught the radio ‘bug’ when I listened to the British ‘pirate’ sations in the 1960s on my transistor radio. The jingles were my favourite part and ‘Big L’ had the best ones (and I’m now proud to say that I have some personalized versions on my show!).In the seventies, I started broadcasting on a hospital radio station in Surrey and one of my shows won a national competition for best hospital radio programme. Noel Edmonds was one of the judges!In 1976, I became a Butlin's redcoat entertainer presenting music and chat from their Radio Butlin studios at Clacton in Essex. Great fun, but very hard work. In the 1990's, I did the weekday morning show on Eclipse FM which broadcast on cable and FM. One of our directors was the legendary Dave Cash.A couple of years ago, I did a spell on the weekday afternoon show of a commercial station at the seaside in East Sussex. My most embarrassing moments in radio were interviewing Bo Didley who insisted I call him ‘Mr. Didley’, and when I interviewed the comedian Richard Digance and I got a nose-bleed halfway through!I now really enjoy presenting my weekly Happy Hour show – and I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it!www.happyhourshow.weebly.com