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Pete

PETE SWEETMORE


What can we say about Pete? The man is a community radio legend and, to many, THE Voice of the Valley. He can be found back on the Rossendale Radio airwaves weekdays, joining you for breakfast (he'll have a tea, 2 sugars please) with Valley Breakfast.

One of the defining things about Pete as a human is his dedication to the Tor View Specialist Learning Community. After 25 wonderful years with them Pete stepped down as Chair of Governors but proudly stayed on as Chairman of the Members of the Sea View Multi Academy Trust to, in the Academy's words, "oversee and act as guardian to the vision and values of the Trust". 

If you cut Pete in half (please don't, he's lovely) he would have the word community written through his core like a stick of rock. Whether it's his Directorship of Dansworks Dance Acadmey of Performing Arts, being Chairman of the Rossendale 60's Festival Group or being Secretary of the Rossendale Community Support Network, if there's a community event or group, it's a safe bet to say Pete will have been involved at some point along the way.

We're not sure how he finds the time to bring his talents to our station, but we are very lucky that he does.


My Musical Moment:

Glady Knight - Midnight Train To Georgia - LISTEN

My favourite track of all time, simply loved it from the day it was released and it will be played at my funeral, or I'll haunt them what don't play it!!

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun - LISTEN

Always a great track to make people feel better

Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World - LISTEN

When it was released it was 'different' to others in the charts at the time and I've always loved it,  then I had the great opportunity to meet Lisa and I've been a huge fan ever since. (& she's from Rochdale!!)