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Get the low down on the faces behind the voices! Meet Tony Horne from our breakfast show, find out more about Tony Nixon from Teatime show and everyone you hear on Rossendale Radio.

 

Tony Horne

Tony Horne

Our joint Station Manager is something of a radio legend with 30 years in the business, including 18 years of breakfast shows including Century FM right across the North West between 2001 and 2004. He made his name in two stints at Metro Radio in the North East.

He is also one of the world's most in-demand ghostwriters, penning books in other people's names, mostly in the field of crime or celebrity. His most recent releases, Christmas 2018, include 'Save One Child' by Ian James MBE (undercover cop), 'Wildcard' by Christopher Maloney (X-Factor) and 'If Only' by Terry West (Moors Murders family memoir).

Tony moved to The Valley in 2016 and lives with his partner Sarah. Massive Burnley fan!


Tony Nixon

Tony Nixon

Tony Nixon, Started his radio life at hospital Radio in 1995, progressing to professional Radio in 2000 with the launch of 2BR in Burnley as Drivetime Presenter. Worked as an overnight network producer for Real Radio and Smooth Radio networks. He runs his own successful audio production company supplying voiceovers and music for radio and TV commercials UK wide and beyond.

Previous Station Manager who is passionate about ‘all things Radio’ and has a wealth of Radio experience both in Broadcasting and Producing along with technical & joinery skills. Keen astronomer and semi-professional photographer.


Pete Sweetmore

Peter Sweetmore (Chairman of Directors) One of the Founder members of ‘Birch Radio’ – Hospital Radio in Rochdale, who was a regular broadcaster previously on Rossendale Radio and campaigns tirelessly to bring awareness of all things ‘community’ within the Rossendale Valley.

He retired after 25 years as Chairman of The View Trust/ Chair of Governors (Tor View Community Special School) in Rossendale where he was responsible for large budgets to concentrate on the New Rossendale Radio.

He has also has been involved with 2 RSL broadcasts prior to the launch of the former Rossendale Radio & Burnley Community Radio and intermittent guest experience on other local community & BBC radio stations. Ex-Managing Director of a Social Alarms Company and Development Officer with Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service, he brings a wealth of experience to the Rossendale Radio Board.


David Masters

David has extensive experience in the leisure industry, beginning his career many years ago as a croupier and eventually becoming the manager of one of the North West’s largest casinos.

Nowadays he is a well-known local resident of the Rossendale area and sole proprietor of his own personal development centre, established way back in 1994. His introduction to radio came as a volunteer with the previous Rossendale Radio station and it wasn’t too long after, that he trained as a presenter running a Sunday Community Show and the extremely popular Tuesday Soul and Motown Madness.

David is Rossendale Radio’s Mr Strange having been known to enjoy walking barefoot, on numerous occasions, over 1000 degree fire coals whilst raising money for local charities.

He is also one of four Directors on the Board.


Shaun Smith

Shaun has been involved with radio and TV for many years now.

Some of you will remember him as a former presenter on Rossendale radio. He also went on to present on another station.

His radio career started at Rossendale hospital radio.

As well as radio, Shaun (under the acting name Shaun Patrick) has been seen over the years in several top TV shows, Corrie, Shameless and Moving on to mention just a few.

He says he knew he’d made it as an actor when despite going to drama school, he played the part of a shadow on the window of the Rovers Return.

Being a local lad, Shaun even turned out for Rossendale rugby club for a few years.

Shaun is married with 2 sons and 2 stepdaughters and 4 grandchildren.


Nathan Wressell

Nathan moved to Rossendale over 15 years having grown up in the countryside of Lincolnshire.  His passion for media started in Radio on Hospital Radio for Spire Hospital Radio in Louth, moving onto 96.9 Viking FM in Hull working with the likes of JK and Joel and Key103 in Manchester.

In 2000 the opportunity came up to work for the Walt Disney World company in Florida and this gave Nathan the chance to work with Disney Radio whilst representing his country.  During his year out with the Disney company he was offered the opportunity to shadow on Regis and Kelly Morning Show and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and his career in Television began.

After his year away from the UK he returned and for the last 17 years has worked within Television on various drama and entertainment shows such as Brookside, Coronation Street, Dragons Den and more....

Radio has always been a passion of Nathan's, he loves being part of the Rossendale community and when the opportunity came up with Rossendale Radio he jumped at the chance.  His taste in music has a little to be desired, so get your requests in!.


Adrian Nixon

Adrian Nixon

Born in Bacup in the times of flares and sideburns. His formative years helped shape his love of music, with strong influences from both parents, in particular, David Bowie and Bob Dylan from his Dad, and Abba and The Carpenters from his Mum  (however there has been no permanent damage – sorry Mum )

He now resides in Sunny Rawtenstall with his beautiful wife and 2 sons, spending his days roaming the streets of the Rossendale Valley as a member of the Postal Service.

He has had a love of music his whole life and relishes sharing his passion and enthusiasm with you.


Steve Youngs

A Yorkshireman by birth, Steve defected over the Pennines in 2008.

Most of his working life was spent in or around the retail world but before work became a career, Steve was a resident DJ in his local pub and a presenter on hospital radio. It was the pub that, unbeknown to Steve, entered him into a competition to find ‘The Best DJ in West Yorkshire’ run by the local commercial radio station. Steve reluctantly went along with it...and won! This led to a residency in a nightclub and although his career eventually led to him leaving the DJ scene he never lost his passion for music. Steve has broad musical tastes and it is a dream come true to be entertaining the listeners here in Rossendale...and beyond!


Stuart Clarkson

Stuart was part of the team on the original Rossendale Radio back in 2010, presenting the early breakfast show and Sunday afternoons. He's been on the air across the North of England since 1997 as a presenter and newsreader at many stations including Fresh AM, Stray FM, 2BR, Smooth Radio and Real Radio - and these days you might also hear him reading the national news on BBC Radio 5 live. Stuart writes about radio for the industry website RadioToday and also hosts their weekly podcast. Married with two kids, he also spends time volunteering as a school governor.

 

Aside from the return of Rossendale Radio, the thing he's most excited about in 2019 is the reformation of the Spice Girls, as he was a member of the original fan club back in the 90s! Despite his love of the Spice Girls, we've decided to let him back on the air - so he'll be playing you a great selection of music (and maybe a Spice track here and there too)!


Lisa Harrison

Lisa started her radio career as a journalist for XFM Manchester during its launch in 2006. From there, she went on to present the news at Birmingham’s BRMB where she worked on some of the country’s biggest news stories at the time.

In 2008, Lisa returned to her native Lancashire to join the Rock FM news team and later moved to Juice FM in Liverpool. In 2012, Lisa hung up her headphones and trained to become a teacher. She is excited to join the Rossendale Radio team.