Looking for something easy to get you into the weekend groove? Well, this is the show for you! Welcome to the Comfort Zone with Molly Gilbert, where I'll be bringing you some classic easy listening, comforting tunes from a variety of decades. I also take your requests as there's nothing quite as uplifting as familiar tunes. Delivered live from Hospital Radio Plymouth.
Good Golly Miss Molly: Easy-listening Britpop and soft rock
Molly Gilbert is a Plymouth-born presenter for Hospital Radio Plymouth with a natural passion for music and all things entertainment.
Joining in 2019, Molly promptly started her own show Comfort Zone on Fridays from 7 pm-8 pm and has loved learning more about the charity and presenting over the years. Molly has always loved soft rock and indie music from a plethora of decades. However, she will never shy away from listening to something new. From The Mouldy Peaches to Mitski, Molly’s favourites change every day. She’s sure to sneak in her staple tracks from The Zutons, Pulp and her all-time favourite David Bowie.
Molly’s main music influence comes from her parents who would blast 90s Britpop day and night. Her fondest memories from her childhood are being allowed to stay up late when her parents had house parties. She loved watching them jam out to rock music on Guitar Hero. The Rolling Stones, Kings of Leon and Weezer will always form fond memories. On the other side of the spectrum, Molly is a lover of classical music. Her favourites being Henry Purcell and of course Bach – Brandenburg Concerto Number 5!
Why Hospital Radio Plymouth?
Aside from the music, Molly was driven to join HRP so she could give back to her community and help people through her passion. She loves visiting wards at Derriford and socialising with patients, staff and colleagues. Knowing the impact of a simple conversation with a patient is very special to her. Molly always loves hearing from patients how music has impacted their lives. Being able to play that on the radio for them is an amazing feeling. She aspires to achieve that feel feeling every time the mic is live.
Molly Gilbert hopes to continue a career in radio. In fact she plans to stick with Hospital Radio Plymouth until they drag her out of the studio!
“I absolutely love hearing from patients how music has impacted their lives and being able to play that on the radio for them is an amazing feeling.”