Les Alan was born at an early age in Croydon, South London. After finishing school, he studied Design at St.Martins in London. He later taught at London College of Fashion, ‘colour and display’. He has worked as a Freelance Set designer for Thames TV and eventually set up a company in Islington offering Exhibition services.
Les worked as a DJ at nights and weekends at various clubs including ‘The Wiremill’ in East Grinstead and later became a DJ in Greece, even appearing weekly on American Forces radio. He opened Bar/Club in Greece called ‘Troubador’.
After 5 years in Greece, Les came back to UK, got married, had 3 sons and opened a chain of Video shops. He also opened shops in Stamford, Lincolnshie, including ‘Pandora’
In 2002, Les moved to Mijas and opened a jewellery shop, which he later sold before opening ‘Maestro’ an Italian Restaurant in Marbella’s old town. He subsequently sold the restaurant and moved to Nerja and joined ‘Coastline radio’. After the demise of the aforementioned radio station, Les founded ‘97.6 Coast FM Gold’!
Steve Bowman is a South London man born and bred. Unfortunately he is still a child in an adult’s body. After an embarrassing misunderstanding with a nun he came, rather hurriedly, to live in Nerja in 2012.
Steve is a keen kayaker and can often be seen off of Burriana Beach being rescued, following some mishap or other. Steve does have a peculier liking of music from Neil Sedaka. In the past Steve has appeared as a contestant in Pets Wins Prizes, where he raced a giant African Land Snail, and had a shower scene as an extra in a hit movie, however this scene ended up, probably correctly, on the cutting room floor. A number of companies have had the misfortune to employ Steve over the past half a century. His greatest failure was as cabin crew on Virgin Atlantic where he lasted a mere three return flights. When Steve is in Nerja, and is not Kayaking, nor presenting his fantastic show, or being an embarrassment, he can be found trekking through the hills surrounding Nerja, practicing his award winning yodelling.
Steve is not proud of having more ear hair than hair on his head.
Penny “PJ” Bentley Ennis has lived on the Costa Del Sol for a number of years, having had a career in the UK in which she assisted a number of high profile professionals, mainly in the medical sector. Her main passion is golf, and she regularly plays with the various societies active on the eastern Costa Del Sol. She runs the Battleback charity, which provides opportunities for British soldiers, injured while on active duty, to come to Spain to take part in sporting activities, mainly golf, in the sunshine, in conditions which are not always available to them in the UK.
Her programme ‘Afternoon Delight’ on Fridays 4-6pm is a mixture of music and chat, and in the coming months, Penny hopes to have a series of guests on, chatting about their work, or about life in general on the Costa Del Sol.