Peter Bakker was born in 1953 in Nieuw-Weerdinge, a small village near Emmen, in the Dutch province of Drenthe.
"Born with a microphone
in his hand"
- is how Peter's story begins!
|At the age of 16 he joined the Navy, and remained in
He always listened to RNI, and the other pirate stations, aboard his navy ships.
During the early 1970's, Peter enjoyed listening to the Super-DJs - Joost den Draaijer, Ferry Maat and Leo van der Goot, etc.
"The real feeling of offshore radio", Peter says.
Peter began his DJ career with a small Dutch pirate station in 1984, (Den Heder Radio), he made radio programmes there for three years. Later, Peter worked for 18 years at a legal local station, L.O.S. Radio - Den Helder, making 850 shows, under the title "Dune Tunes".
On no less than thirteen occasions, Peter was involved with a special presentation called ''Top 100 Of All Time''. This represented a marathon 13 hour broadcast. Mostly, Peter worked as a two or three man DJ team. But there was at least one time when he completed the whole thing on his own.
''That's a lot of work - but I fixed it ! " - says Peter
PETER BAKER - THE MUSIC SHAKER
In 2006 he emigrated to Germany, and made his home in a small place called Rhauderfehn. For nearly six years, Peter also produced shows for FehnRadio, a German internet radio station.
PETER IN THE STUDIO
L.O.S. RADIO DEN HELDER
Peter has also been a DJ for RNI's German service for nearly 4 years, and presents a weekly show called "Ship of Memories".
IN THE STUDIO
In 2014 Dave Nicholas invited Peter to come over and play music for Swinging Radio England, and in May of that year, he started to make pre-recorded shows for the station.
A little while later, he also started with his "Live" shows for S.R.E., on Monday evenings, 7 - 10 UK time.
These days, Peter is also "Live" on Wednesday mornings between 9 and 11am, UK time, and again on Fridays between 11am and 1pm UK time.
Peter says: "It's a boys dream come true, to play music on the radio".
"I hope you enjoy the music on S.R.E.
I must say the REAL S.R.E. - we love music".
Peter Bakker the man born in Holland, lives in Germany,
and plays music for Swinging Radio England.
"SRE Forever - We love music".