Meet the Presenters
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!.
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.
James is new to Radio Broadcasting but brings along his experience from the world of theatre. James has lived in sunny Bacup pretty much all of his life. Since being a child James has had a keen interest in performing arts. Having appeared on productions such as Anything Goes, Little Shop of Horrors, Pantomimes, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, A Midsummer Night's Dream and more, James decided to pursue the academic side of theatre.
James graduated the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Contemporary Theatre and Performance through which James has gone on to explore both mainstream and more contemporary aspects of theatre. Since graduating James has qualified as a Primary School Teacher and enjoys introducing children to the world of theatre.
James is a Scout Leader and also volunteers time with the North West Ambulance Service.
James is very excited to be hosting Songs from the Shows on Rossendale Radio and hopes that his passion and enthusiasm can be shared across the Rossendale Valley.
Jeannette Jackson presents ‘Women Of The Valley’ every Friday 11am-2pm on Rossendale Radio; a show dedicated to the health, happiness and wellbeing of everyone living in the Valley (….and beyond!).
She is an award-winning health and wellbeing expert and during her regular ‘day job’ she presents in-house workshops and seminars on stress resilience, healthy eating and wellbeing for companies throughout the UK.
Jeannette and her team from the Manchester Stress Institute recently won the Health & Wellbeing Consultant of The Year Award 2018/19 for the Six Week Nutrition, Fitness & Wellbeing Programme they presented for the North West Ambulance Service 999 Emergency Dispatch Teams.
She is a nutritional biochemist, a sports scientist and published author (The Drop Zone Diet by penguin Books), and has interviewed many celebrities including Melanie C, Pixie Lott, Clare Richards (Slave to Food Sky TV), Liam Gallagher, Jeremy Vine and many more…on how they sustain their health and wellbeing whilst working in the entertainment industry.
She is new to the Valley, having only moved to Rossendale 8 months ago and is enjoying living here and exploring the surrounding areas.
Tracy Heatley - Mind Your Own Business
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Catherine is Rossendale Born and Bred and LOVES the Valley.
She has pantomimed, zip wired, skydived and salsa danced her way through life with her cup half full most of the time, while raising two small people to independent adults. More adult than herself!
She has had a very varied career as a beauty therapist, teaching assistant, you might remember her from Arty Party Pottery in Waterfoot years ago! Then, a chance phone call to win a competition to be a radio presenter for one hour, led to a change in career and a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
This fed her already huge love for Radio as she worked at Radio Lancashire, Radio 4 and Radio Drama. And still keeps her hand in with Children in Need.
She now finds herself loving volunteering for Rossendale Radio on her Sunday afternoon show, Catherine's Catch Up, and getting involved with local events.
Feel free to join the chat on a Sunday :)