About Us

Valley Radio is a local internet radio station playing the best variety of music from the 1960s to now. Covering Wakefield, Normanton, Pontefract, Featherstone, Castleford and Knottingley. We are a local community focused station and encourage community engagement.

We’re a up-beat station with regional news & weather on the hour 24/7. In addition we also provide regular sports news & showbiz news every hour at breakfast and drivetime. Throughout the day we air specialist features and community chat and endeavour to promote local sport, charities, clubs, societies, businesses and events across Wakefield and the 5 towns on a regular basis.

We are currently working hard to be able to bring a full local service to DAB by 2018.

Wakefield and the 5 Towns:



 The Management Team:


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Jon Butler.

Director / Program Director.


Gary Smith




Gary Smith.

Director / Sales Director.








Gavin Watson.

Technical Broadcast Assistant.


Roger Hipkiss






Roger Hipkiss.

Promotions / Events Manager.








David Woodhall.

Station Advertising Sales Executive.

The News Team:


The Presenting Team:







Spencer James – Airplay 40 Rewind (Sundays 4pm-8pm).

Spencer runs down a chart and the top 5 album tracks from a chosen year.


Gary Smith




Gary Smith – Weekday Drivetime (Weekdays 4pm-6pm).

Gary gets you home safely with music, chat, news, sport, weather, showbiz, the Head Case anagram and a mind bender.


andy henly





Andy Henly – Big Ones & New Ones (Saturdays 11am-1pm) & The Retro Radio Show (Sundays 11am-1pm).

Andy plays big songs and new songs from chosen artists Saturdays with his Big Ones & New Ones show and takes you on a trip down memory lane every Sunday lunchtime with The Retro Radio Show.







Jon Butler – Weekday Breakfast (Weekdays 7am-9am).

Jon wakes you up the local way with music, chat, news, sport, weather, showbiz, the birthday number 1 and a mind bender.








Andy Saunders – Mellow Moments (Sundays 9am-11am). 

Andy eases you into Sunday with relaxing easy listening music and some great love songs.


Steve Hart





Steve Hart – The Pleasure Dome Radio Show (Saturdays 6pm-7pm).

Steve takes you back to your 80s clubbing days with one whole hour of classic 80s club and dance classics.


Viv Craggs






Viv Craggs – The Mouth Meltdown Radio Show (Sundays 1pm-3pm).

Viv gives you great music and chat for your Sunday afternoon. There is nothing complicated about the programme, it’s just Viv sharing some of her  favourite tracks, having a bit of a chat and dropping in one or two features as the mood takes her.







Calder Jon – Valley Radio’s Agony Uncle (Sundays 10pm-12am).

Jon gives listeners honest and down to earth advice on some daily and not so daily life and relationship problems.


Paul Burnley







Paul Burnley – The Double Top 20 (Saturdays 4pm-6pm).

Paul plays two charts from chosen years between 1960 and 1989.


Sean and Ed






Sean Conway, Ed Martin & Guests – The Happy Mondays Radio Show (Mondays 7pm-9pm).

Valley Radio’s diamond in the rough! Great music, live bands, features, fun, guests, chat and audience participation is a must!








Dave MacFarlane – The Positive Spin (Sundays 7am-9am).

Valley Radio’s Sunday morning Christian music & chat show.


dominic forbes





Dominic Forbes – The Time Sweep Radio Show (Saturdays 7am-11am).

Strap yourself in for a nostalgic ride through the news, movies and most importantly, music of years gone by.








Paul Baker – Lunchtimes (Weekdays 11am-1pm). 

Join Paul weekday lunchtimes ‘On The Radio’ with Great music from the Top 40 mixed with classic tracks from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s. Features include, Mystery Top 5, The Brainbuster Fun Quiz, Acceptable 80’s, Non Stop 90’s, Power Anthems, Random TV Theme Of The Week, The 12″ Rewind and much more.


Jordan Whipp






Jordan Whipp – Evenings (Weekdays 7pm-9pm).

Jordan is with you on weekday evenings with music, chat, news, weather, the ‘3 from 1’ when a lucky listener has 3 songs played from one of their favourite artists and the ‘Who Said It?’ feature when Jordan gives you a quote and all you have to do is tell us who said it.


Roger Hipkiss






Roger Hipkiss – Mid mornings (Weekdays 9am-11am).

Roger gets you through your morning with music, chat, news, weather, the ‘Who Am I?’ feature when Roger gives you clues to a mystery person and all you have to do is tell us who you think it is and the ‘Tea Break Teaser’ a quick quiz just for fun.


Kerry Hyland






Kerry Hyland – Afternoons (Weekdays 1pm-3pm).

Kerry gets you through your afternoon with music, chat, news, weather, ‘Guess The Year’ when Kerry plays songs and gives you clues to a mystery year, when all you have to do is tell us which year you think it is and the ‘What Am I?’ feature when Kerry gives you clues. All you have to do is guess what it is!


Colin Wilkins





Rob Allen – My Generation (Sundays 6pm-8pm).

Rob plays a feast of 60s hits and B sides along with chat and great 60s memories.


John Hutchinson





John Hutchinson – The Weekend Wind Down (Sundays 8pm-10pm).

John relaxes you into Sunday night with friendly chat and an eclectic selection of easy listening hits and love songs from the 60s to now.