Tony has spent 37 years of his working life teaching at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School before retiring over four years ago. He has occupied himself in retirement in a whole range of pastimes with his wife Kay including walking his Parson's Russell dog; Meg, touring in their caravan, cooking, singing and gardening, along with his and Kay's greatest passion.....Attending Steampunk events!
In the past, Tony has been involved with DJing in a Manchester nightclub and at various venues in the valley and beyond, along with compering charity events. About ten years ago Tony got the radio bug when he did a two year stint broadcasting with Burnley Hospital Radio and so when Rossendale Radio launched last December, he applied, trained and was luckily accepted as a broadcaster. Due to his commitments to other activities away from the radio, Tony is a stand-in for broadcasting colleagues taking a break from their regular shows. He does say that he absolutely loves the challenge and variety that this position brings....Although the 5.15am alarm when presenting the Breakfast Show can be a little bit testing!
Tony is so excited by the way the station has developed in such a relatively short space of time and looks forward to getting involved with further opportunities that the amazing station will be presenting in the very exciting future!