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Welcome to Nitro FM – Santa Pod’s very own event radio station

Nitro FM broadcasts from early each race day morning until at least 10pm at night with a selection of great music, interviews and chat to keep you company throughout your stay.

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At each event there is an upbeat programme format based around live race commentary as it happens. Throughout the race weekend you'll also get to listen to many exclusive interviews from riders and drivers plus a host of competitions courtesy of the many sponsors here at Santa Pod.

Nitro FM will be broadcasting on the following days:

  • The Fast Show, 1st - 2nd April 2017
  • Festival of Power, 13th - 16th April 2017
  • Big Bang, 21st - 23rd April 2017
  • FIA/FIM Main Event, 25th - 29th May 2017
  • Summer Nationals, 24th - 25th June 2017
  • Dragstalgia, 13th - 16th July 2017
  • Bug Jam, 20th - 23rd July 2017
  • Mopar, 27th - 30th July 2017
  • Ultimate Street Car, 4th - 6th August 2017
  • FIA/FIM European Finals, 6th - 10th September 2017
  • National Finals, 23rd - 24th September 2017
  • Flame & Thunder, 27th - 28th October 2017

Nitro FM want you to get involved when on air - text them a message, ask them a question or just request your favourite tune.

This year producer Julian Parsons will be joined by:

Paul Wright (Oz) - A long time motor sports fan, was converted to Drag Racing in the 70's when persuaded by a friend to visit Santa Pod, to watch an American chap called "Garlits", Peter Crane stole the show that day, hooked ever since. A VW fan I attended the first 5 Bug Jams and helped put the VW Display together in the REME Museum in Arborfield.

Music buff with a vast collection dating from the Doo Wop and Rockabilly period all the way up to modern day bands. My three teenagers make sure I don't miss anything. I love music trivia. I have been DJing or compering since the early 70's.

Nikki Skinner -  A new fan of drag racing my first taster was the main event in 2011 which had me immediately hooked and spending whole weekends at the track. The main event 2012 saw me meeting the nitro team and after a chat on the radio as a newbie racing fan I was asked to join the team for the next event.  From there my involment has grown.

Although this is my first experience behind the mike, music is an important part of my life and I love being able to share my choice of tunes on Nitro and hope you enjoy my taste too.

Rob Ashard - Rob Ashard has had two passions in his life since the 1970's. The first was drag racing, fuelled by the presence of the Corgi toy Commuter and Quatermaster dragster, so Rob got his dad to take him to see drag racing at Santa Pod and Blackbushe.

In the mid 70's Rob was also a keen listener to Radio Caroline which was then an album station, playing mainly rock tracks from the likes of Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes and Supertramp. He joined Hospital Radio Ipswich in 1976 as an engineer and presenter. In 1980 he got a job in the field that he is still in today. It was in the sound department at London Weekend TV, where he stayed until going freelance in 2004, Rob has worked on many very well-known shows being in charge of the sound on The Graham Norton Show, I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!, Dancing On Ice, as well as doing most of the Michael McIntyre and Lee Evans DVD's. These days he does the occasional air-shift on Radio Caroline, still on the air today with many of it's former ship-bourns DJ's at Rob is also a longtime Corvette fan and has his own 1975 C3 and has been a CCCUK member since 1997.

He says, "To work on Nitro FM is fantastic. I get to zip up my two anoraks together!".

Nitro FM Online

If you can't make it to the raceway for every day of a meeting you can now listen online at Nitro FM.

Text POD followed by your message to 60163

Thanks to you all who enjoy our output and don't forget to put in those requests for your favourite music, You say it we play it.

Advertise on Nitro FM…

Why not advertise your company on Nitro FM? Radio commercials can be broadcast at all major events and are a fantastic way to promote your company, services and products. Call the Santa Pod marketing team to discuss a tailor made production on 01234 782828.

Over To You

Nitro FM would like to hear from any listeners with thoughts, views and suggestions on how they can re-tune Nitro FM to ensure that the service for the upcoming season is better than ever!

To contact Nitro FM please complete the form below.

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Nitro FM Interviews   Download Windows Media Player

Click the links below to listen to some of the interviews with stars and racers from various events!

Ron Hope & Rich Guasco's at Dragstalgia 2014
The owners and drivers of the Pure Hell and Rat Trap fuel altered's talk to Nitro FM.
Listen to the interview

Reachout World Wide Interview 2015
An interview with JD Dorfman from Reachout Worldwide after the Paul Walker Tribute Day.
Listen to the Interview

Johnnie Lindberg at Euro Finals 2013
An interview with Johnnie after he set the world Top Methanol Funny Car speed record.
Listen to the interview

Chris Andrews at the FIA European Finals 2013
Chris Andrews, Top Fuel Dragster driver was interviewed following him winning the final round of the European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod Raceway.
"It's the guys that put all the hard work in and I take all the glory, really all the credit should go to them. I get the fun part and they get all the hard work!"
Listen to Chris Andrew Interview

Don Garlitts for The Auto Trader Easter Thunderball 2011
Don Garlitts is interviewed by John Price, this piece was aired at the Easter Thunderball in celebration of the first 5 second pass outside of America, a meeting at which Don Garlitts himself was racing at.
Listen to Don Garlitts Interview

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