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Will’s North Norfolk gospel radio show

North Norfolk entertainer Will Chandler presents a Christian music show on Poppyland Radio every Sunday morning, and anyone can tune in on-line. Tony Rothe reports.

The internet radio station is based in Northrepps, near Cromer, and broadcasts a variety of programmes throughout the week. Will’s one hour ‘Gotta Get Gospel’ show is at 10am every Sunday, but he will be presenting a two-hour special on Easter Sunday morning from 9am.


Will was born in London but grew up on the Wirral. He is a professional entertainer and is well known for his Cliff Richard tribute act. He is also a Gospel music enthusiast and has been a Baptist Church minster, fitness instructor and runner. His hobbies are riding motorbikes and watching motorcycle racing, musical theatre and travel.


His first Gospel Music hour with Poppyland Radio went out at the end of January and so far has recorded 4 sessions. The show includes sounds ancient and modern including many written and performed by some of the biggest names in show business.


Will has travelled extensively, performing “Cliff” concerts in clubs, concert halls, churches, and cruise ships. He has been described as “one of the world’s best-loved tribute acts”. However, the tribute act is currently on hold.


Will explains, “In February 2022 I was diagnosed with cancer in my brain and one of my lungs and could not work. I was a full time Cliff Richard tribute act known as ‘Cliff As If’. I do hope to return to that some day if I survive. My wife encouraged me to try radio work to give me a focus and so I approached Poppyland Radio about doing a Gospel/Christian music show and they agreed.


“The aim of the show is to play songs with the Christian message and I picked Sunday mornings for those who maybe can’t get to their local churches. It’s mission too as I’m hoping that what I share is challenging.”

There will be a tribute concert presenting Will Chandler (Cliff As if) and Simon Goodall in aid of Tearfund at 7pm on 18 March in Cromer Parish Church. Click here for details


Anyone wishing to listen to “Gotta Get Gospel” can tune in to Poppyland Radio here.  


To read our previous story about Will Chandler, click here.


The picture above shows Will in action as Cliff Richard.


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Tony Rothe, 10/02/2023

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