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  • Stewart Nicholson

    Stewart Nicholson has been involved in radio for just over two decades and enjoyed a spell as a club and mobile DJ, before following his dream and becoming a radio presenter.
    It all started for Stewart back in 1999 when he got to present on a brand new radio station back in his hometown of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. He then went on to present on a radio station in Chesterfield, before slowly making his way up north to South Yorkshire - where he became the breakfast show host on Rother FM in Rotherham for over 5 years. Stewart now lives in the area with his fiancé and naughty sausage dog Mash and classes it very much as his adopted home.

    He says his best moment on air so far is a non-stop 12 hour broadcast, which raised over £20,000 for charity and now becoming program director for RB1 and TX1 Radio.

    In his spare time Stewart loves seeing his family, travelling and walking with his partner Jemma and dog Mash.

    Stewart’s answers to your quick-fire questions:

    **Q1: Describe yourself in three words
    **A1: “Happy, Kind and loving.”
    **Q2: Do you have any strange rituals which you carry out before you start your show?
    **A2: “Ha! No but this question makes me want to start one. I’m open to suggestions?!”
    **Q3: If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    **A3: “One song I never get tired of hearing is ‘Donna Summer - This time I know it’s for real.”
    **Q4: What would you be doing if you weren’t on the radio?
    **A4: “I’d probably still be a mobile DJ.”
    Q5: What’s your Karaoke song of choice?
    A5: “’Otis Redding’s Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay.”

  • Clare Elise

    Clare Elise loves all things sparkly! She used to sing in the Yorkshire clubs, and got the nickname 'Sparkles' because she always left a trail of glitter from the dressing room to the stage! Clare also enjoys a good cuppa tea and time with the family.

    Join Clare Elise weekdays from 10 am till 2 pm and add a little sparkle to your day!

  • Darren Spence

    Midlands-born and bred Darren has now spent more of his life up north than in the south, working at dozens of radio stations before landing at RB1 Radio.

    His boys in red are Liverpool but he is totally behind The Millers as well and hopes to walk down New York Way one day to see them.

    Plant-powered presenter Darren is also a qualified PT and made a promise to be fitter by the end of 2021 than at the start of it. Right now, he is missing swimming, Parkrun and the gym. Home workouts with Joe Wicks it is then!

  • Gav Roberts

    An ‘outsider’ being born in the north west of England, Gav spent a large part of his childhood growing up in the Yorkshire Dales before travelling Europe thanks to the employment of his family.

    He’s worked on a number of Stations across the region over the last few years including the now sadly departed Trax Fm on Drive and Mid Mornings. You can find him now on the Big Drive Home weekdays from 3pm. When he’s not in the studio however you can find him usually still playing music in various Pubs and Clubs across the midlands.

    When he finally gets a break from work, you can find him exploring with his partner in crime, a little pug called Spud, who secretly thinks he can do a better job than Gav, if only he had opposable thumbs! He is also a self confessed Avicii super-fan (Gav not Spud).

  • Bruce Edwards

    Bruce’s interest in radio started as a kid in the 70s when his Dad gave him his old KB “Toaster” Bakelite Radio to listen to. He quickly found Radio Luxembourg, a few other local stations and the Radio 1 Top 30, and from then on, he was hooked. Night after night he would listen to all the different stations across the UK and Europe, fascinated by the variety of sounds, voices, and places he could listen to.

    Before he left school he was helping out at his local hospital radio station, and shortly after starting University in Sheffield in 1985, he started helping out on Hospital Radio here too. A year at Radio Top Shop led to the chance to join Radio Hallam, and since then he’s never been far from a radio studio. Bruce has worked on a variety of radio stations in Sheffield, Hull, Bradford, Preston, Liverpool, Manchester, Lancaster, and on Teesside, not only on commercial stations but on the BBC as well.

    These days, when he's not in someone else's studio, you can usually find Bruce in his own fully digital home recording studio. And when he’s not in his home studio, there’s a few other things that keep him out of trouble, like photography, travel, the garden, home cooking, TV Documentaries, as well as football, cricket and golf, a good book to read and last but definitely not least his 3 Chihuahuas, Candy, Dottie and Fifi. These three girls never fail to keep their Daddy on his toes with a never ending stream of requests for walkies, food and general attention seeking.

  • Naz Premji

    Naz has been on the radio and TV for the last 2 decades. He is a South Yorkshire lad and lives in Rotherham.
    Naz loves his anthems and has actually DJ'd at various locations across the area. He know his Dance Anthems and will make sure you are dancing round your kitchen on a Saturday night.
    You'll also hear Naz covering sport and is also a full time freelance sports broadcaster working for various National and International broadcasters.

  • Trevor Thomas

    I'm here on weekend mornings from 7am with music, chat, details of what's on locally, plus the odd competition or two..

    A little bit about me -

    Age - ??, but I'm old enough to have been on the radio over 30 years, still love every minute!

    Hobbies - It used to amateur dramatics in Dinnington, but nowadays hiking with my better half Julie, and our little dog Tilly Trouble

    Favourite TV - It's usually Emmerdale and Corrie, though I still enjoy sci fi classics like Star Trek and Dr Who

    Most embarrassing moment - I once managed to fuse a whole radio station, tell the boss to keep me well away from the tool box!

  • John McDonald

    Hi I’m John. I am with you from 10 o’clock every Saturday morning across the Rotherham borough starting off The Classic Hits Weekend.

    I have reached that point in my life where I am labelled as being in my mid-30s. I am a massive geek and get great satisfaction out of watching Thunderbirds and Knight Rider amongst many other geeky things. Somehow I managed to get married to a girl called Claire and we have 3 amazing kids together. Ellie, Violet and Joseph.

    I have been a huge fan of radio for many years and have worked for various different radio stations around south Yorkshire. There is something extremely special about pressing play and knowing that someone somewhere will be pleased with what has come on.

    I am a huge football fan, a huge fan of cars both modern and classic (or just anything with wheels to be honest with you) along with being a big fan of music which is something that helps when you are on the radio! I can play the violin (not very well), the guitar (not very well) and the drums (not very well) and I often get told off by my wife for drumming on the table with my fingers too much.

    Anyway enough about me, how about you?

    So if you are ever listening on a Saturday morning wondering who it is, well it’s me. See you Saturday yeah?

  • James Bolton

    James is a Rotherham lad born and bred and has worked in local radio for over a decade. He always wanted to be a radio presenter from a young age and used to practice at home on his own station - Bedroom FM!

    When he's not on the radio JB can be found watching all sorts of different sports (except for golf, he struggles watching that!) and is a big fan of the Millers and Rotherham Titans.

    James lives with his long suffering wife Vicki and two sons. He's also an animal lover and has a pet dog called Laika (named after the first dog in space) and a cat called Monty (named after no one in particular)

  • Phil Ray

    Phil grew up in the West Midlands and moved further north a few years ago to allow him to work at radio stations and make a home around here. He has been involved in radio since the age of 16 and absolutely loves it. As well as loving most parts of radio, Phil also loves the outdoors, looking at nature and a bit of gardening. As long as there's a bit of chocolate to eat at the end of the day, he's happy!

    What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?

    Visiting local shops and eating their food if they serve it, gardening, walking around nature reserves.

    What do you want to be when you grow up?

    Don't laugh... A weather presenter/meteorologist.

    What's your favourite genre of music?

    I have a very broad music taste and knowledge because I grew up with a lot of older songs. I LOVE a good party/dance song through, as you may have guessed if you've listened to my show.

    Name three words that you describe you:

    Tidy, positive, clumsy

    What is the most frightening and challenging thing you have ever done?

    I would say the most frightening and challenging thing would have been the Three Peaks challenge, having to climb all those mountains in a row! However, it was a great feeling at the end of it all.

    What is the strangest habit you have?

    Sometimes I like to spin on office chairs. I know, how old am I?

  • Kev Wilson

    Kev started radio way back in the 90’s in Hull (don’t hold that against him) at University. He quickly returned (😀) the right part of Yorkshire and worked at various radio stations presenting breakfast and drive.

    He’s a huge football and rugby fan, loves indie music and classic dance.

    Kev has been trying to get married for two years but a little 🦠 has been causing issues!

    When Kev is not on air he’s busy being ‘Dad taxi’ for his two boys Isaac and Sam to football, swimming and the skate park 😂

  • Aaron Outram

    Hi my name is Aaron Outram & you can hear me on RB1 Radio with the Classic Hit Weekend every Sunday afternoon from 2pm! I have all those songs I guarantee you won't have heard for ages.

    I was born in Rotherham (Rotherham Hospital to be exact!) & I have lived in Kiveton Park for the majority of my life.

    Fave TV Show - I absolutely love Gavin & Stacey

    Hobbies - Away from the radio I spend my time looking after my two Labrador puppies who I rescued from Cyprus last summer. I love my football too, Failing that you will probably find me down the pub.

    Career High point: Broadcasting on the radio for 27 hours non stop at another radio station I worked for. (Why 27 hours?…….. Everyone always does 24, I thought I would mix it up and do 3 hours more to be awkward.)

  • Warren Miller

    Warren started in radio over 30 years ago as station manager of Worksop hospital radio.
    He did the breakfast show, got the station onto Medium wave and managed to build a new studio at the same time!
    He started Trax FM in 1998 at its launch and stayed there with to the end in 2010!
    He is DIY crazy, teaching himself to plaster, plumb and other DIY jobs.
    He was born in Durham bit moved tot he area when He was 4 and has lived here ever since,

  • Stu White

    What show do you present and what times?
    Its my pleasure to take you through Sunday nights playing the best 80's song on my 80's Rewind show from 8pm till 11pm

    What do you love about your job at RB1 Radio?
    I love the fact that I get to work in Rotherham & South Yorkshire and communicate 1 to 1 through a heartfelt communication link as radio is totally about the listener!

    If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing instead?
    Professional dog walker maybe? Or a Helping counsellor.

    What is your favourite past time?
    Gin and tonic! And walking my daughters puppy Molly, but not always at the same time!

    Name a little known fact about you?
    I was at Butlins in Filey when Elvis died and I’ve met Paul Weller in a airport! He bought me a pint!

  • Jonathan Turner

    Jonathan has lived in Mansfield his whole life, but his day job has taught him that South Yorkshire is a wonderful place ( he nearly ssid bread cake once rather than cob) Since 1975 jonathan always knew that he wanted to do “radio” from hospital radio when leaving school to here at Tx1 and rb1 radio and a fair bit of “ radio stuff” in between.

    When not in a radio studio, jonathan can be found watching his team “united” sorry to say this is Manchester and not the blades or the millers. Lets gloss over this. Hobbies include mountain climbing and long walks. Ok just long walks. Sometimes.

    Metallica super fan with a love though of all musical genres apart from scooter. Obviously

  • Paul Atkinson

    What show do you present and what times?
    Tuesday – Soul Train 9pm to 11pm

    What do you love about your job at RB1 Radio?
    Our positive can do attitudes…..

    If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing instead?
    Enduring a long commute over the M62

    What is your favourite past time?
    Watching Leeds United

    Name a little known fact about you?
    I once attempted to break a Guinness World Record for the longest continuous team radio broadcast.

  • Tom Priestley

    Tom Priestley is a local lad born and bred who has lived in Worksop most of his 37 years. He would argue he looks his age but his wife would say he looks much older.

    Tom lives with his wife Jo and 18 month old son Jack. Jack currently provides much of the entertainment and drama at the family home and is slowly taking over. You may even hear him on air whilst we work from home.

    In his spare time, Tom loves a good box set or murder mystery and is a big fan of comedy. Also a huge music lover with a diverse range of tastes and loves a pint at the local with friends.

    Tom has worked in radio on and off for the past 15 years and is truly passionate about our area and local radio.

  • Joe Beardsall

    Barnsley-born and bred, Joe had spent his entire life living in South Yorkshire.

    He’s worked for several radios covering Barnsley FC, Doncaster and Rotherham for many years.

    He hosted the Millers celebration parade when they were promoted to the Championship and even got Paul Warne to get his physio to give him a massage once. It was a long story!

    At the start of the pandemic Joe was over 18 stone but 12 months later he’s lost over 4 stone and he’s fit and ready to chat nonsense on the radio.

  • Richie Pearson

    Richard Anthony Pearson, (only his mum’s allowed to call him Richard, and that’s when he’s in trouble...) is a 33 year old boy born and bred in Derbyshire.

    He’s been working in radio since he was 15 and he’s still not very good at it.

    Prior to this he worked on a market unloading vans (for 15 minutes) before smashing a load of things which resulted in him getting sacked.

    He has a girlfriend, a daughter and a major obsession with Katy Perry.

    When not on the radio you’ll find Richie playing a spot of tennis or working hard at the gym to maintain his temple of a body... *lies*

    Give him a listen and ALWAYS remember to lower your expectations when doing so!

  • Dan Martin

    Born and bred in the East Midlands, Dan has worked for many radio stations across the UK.

    He loves music and chatting to people on the radio.

    Away from the studio, Dan loves cooking his next culinary masterpiece, experimeting with technology and going for walks in the countryside.


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  • Daytimes with Clare Elise

    10:00am - 2:00pm

    Clare Elise adds sparkle to your daytimes with great music and chat. Expect foodie finds, family stuff, and the latest celeb goss!

  • Afternoons with Darren Spence

    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Darren plays you some great songs during your late lunch break, and he keeps you company with his banter

  • Gav Roberts' Big Drive Home

    4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Gav gets you home weekday afternoons from 4pm till 7pm with his ‘witty banter’ and the best music, he’ll also keep you up to date with what’s happening on the roads across Rotherham & South Yorkshire

  • Evening show with Bruce Edwards

    7:00pm - 11:00pm

    Fancy a ‘Brucy Bonus’ every weekday night from 7pm? Bruce will play you a great selection of songs on the evening show