BEXHILL RADIO JUKEBOX
Bexhill’s Brighter Breakfast with Lyn Watts airs at 7am Monday to Friday. Lyn’s show is a review and features news stories from all around the world but also talks about local news. There’s opinion and humour and a bit of music too. Lyn is joined by Mark Ransley in Tasmania and talks about news stories down under.
Mark was born in Hobart and is the great great great grandson of George Ransley, the Kentish smuggler and leader of the famous Aldington gang.
He trained at the Get Wet Dive school in the mid 80s and, at the tender age of 25, was appointed as diving instructor on the John Brewer Floating Hotel, the world’s first floating hotel, in 1989. Mark started commercial diving and has had 25 plus dives onto and around the Lake Illawarra, the sunken ship which brought down the Tasman bridge in Hobart Mark ran his own diving company called Seatech and was well known as a bounce diver, having done more than any other Tasmanian diver. He met Lyn Watts after she published Gentlemen in Blue, a book about George Ransley and the Aldington gang. Mark now joins Lyn regularly on the Bexhill’s Brighter Breakfast show Monday to Friday and puts a different perspective on current affairs. Mark lives with his dog, Mac, in a picturesque home on the banks of the river Derwent with stunning views across the bay. He buys, sells and repairs boats and enjoys chilling out with his wide circle of friends and family.