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Dave Rees

Dave Rees

Dave Rees has been with Epsom Hospital Radio since the year 2000 when the station had a makeover.

Dave is taking a break from presenting at the moment, but hopes to return at some point in the future.

Questions and Answers: 

What's your favourite genre of music?

My music taste is very wide, presenting on hospital radio I hear and play all sorts from my favourite cheesy pop to indie and rock. But overall it’s the disco classics and party dances.

When you're not at Epsom Hospital Radio, what are you doing?

I have many jobs, however only one pays me: during the day I am the Health and Safety officer for the British Red Cross, as well as this I am the safety officer and operations manager for Hampton & Richmond Football Club. In my spare time (if that’s possible) I am a member of St John Ambulance providing first aid and communications to the public at events.

If you had £1,000,000 to spend on yourself and no-one else what would you spend it on?

I would like my own business which would combine my passions of event management, presenting and entertaining. I’d also do the classic “buy own house with all the nice things that having a nice wedge of cash could buy.”

What is your ideal holiday destination?

I don’t often get away, with all these jobs I do, but I still think you can't beat a proper staycation! The British seaside holiday is still my thing! Weymouth has always been a favourite place of mine.

What is your favourite film?

I would have to say Back To The Future trilogy are still some of my all time favourites, but out them I would pick the part one, film classic.

What is your favourite TV programme?

I avoid a lot of TV now, anything to not have to see another reality show! But I couldn’t say just one, Doctor Who, New Tricks and some of the BBC classic comedies: Red Dwarf, Open All hours (most things with Ronnie Barker in), Yes Minister (and Prime Minister), and can’t beat a bit of Are You Being Served!

Who is your favourite comedian?

Again a tough one, I love the quick wit of Paul Merton, the one line laughs of Tim Vine and the story telling of Peter Kay.

Who is your favourite sports team/star?

Well my favourite and only sports team is Hampton & Richmond Borough FC, takes a lot of explaining to people but Non-League football is my first love, and Hampton are my team.

What is your favourite drink?

Anything wet!

What is your favourite food?

All the British classics, Spaghetti Bolognaise and Curry, you know things like that!

What inspires you?

I am truly inspired when I see people working tirelessly for the benefit of others.

Middle name?

Michael Andrew (after my dad and grandfather).

Star sign?


Weird & wonderful talents?

Ohh so many, but I suppose my talent to do a radio report while holding a microphone, a burger and a drink and not spill any and get the report right is the main one!

Most treasured belongings?

Well these things change through life, although I suppose now days my mobile is treasured as it’s my link to friend and family.

Favourite smell?

Well let’s keep things cheesy the sweet smell of success! I love the smell of fresh cut grass on a spring morning, but it does havoc with my hay fever!

What was the Number 1 single on the day you were born?

Didn't even need to look it up Karma Chameleon - Culture Club was number one in UK when I was born, which could explain a lot!

What record drives you mad when you hear it?

If you mean mad like hate, then songs like Black Eye Peas - The Time their re-take on the classic Time Of My Life.

What is your favourite album?

I have never really purchased albums however one of them would be - Arctic Monkeys’ first album - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.

Have you met anyone famous and if so, under what circumstances?

Have met Graham Cole (PC Tony Stamp from the Bill), Nicholas Owen (off the BBC News), while out with Epsom Hospital Radio.

Paul Merton (several times) who is friends of a football colleague of mine, Alan Simpson (who wrote Steptoe & Son and Hancock’s Half Hour) he is President of Hampton & Richmond FC.

Who is your favourite radio presenter?

Urm, a tough one, would have to say Chris Moyles, Scott Mills and Sarah Cox, I can never give one answer!

Apart from your current partner, who would be your ideal dinner date and why?

I would quite like to go out with Scott Mills chat about national radio and his life and all the things he has done, would be a lot to talk about.

If you were marooned on a desert island, what would be the items you'd need most?

I would want a radio (if I can pick up a signal!), ideally pictures of those close to me so I can think of home and getting back there.