Team Members

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Colin (pictured left) co-presents the Folk / Rock show with Stephen Hindle (right) on Aycliffe Radio which is broadcast on a Sunday afternoon between 4 and 6pm. Colin says “I am  a member of a Waterboys, Pogues and Levellers tribute act when I guzzle ‘Black Velvet’, I do my thinking when I’m drinking.” Listen to […]

Stephen (pictured right) co-presents the Folk / Rock show with Colin Eales (left) on Aycliffe Radio which is broadcast on a Sunday afternoon between 4 and 6pm. Stephen says “We met in New York when we landed jobs as members of a dancing troupe called ‘Ma heids mince’, then broke away and formed our own […]

Hi, my name is Graeme Roote, I live in Darlington with my two boys. I have been mixing tunes on and off for 12 years on a program by Native Instrument called Traktor, (I don’t use vinyl records) and I get a real buzz from mixing and getting the opportunity to have a wider audience […]

Hi I’m Paul Baker, I am a full time DJ & Presenter. I have been in the entertainment industry since 1994 when I started my first mobile disco, catering for private functions such as weddings and birthday parties. One year later in 1995 it became my full time job. In 1996, in addition to DJ’ing, […]

Kevin is a long standing Soul fan and has been part of the UK’s Northern and Modern Soul scene for the past 40 years. He is also a “vinyl addict” with a record collection spanning five decades of Soul. He was a regular at most ‘All Nighter’ and ‘All Dayer’ events back in the 1970s […]

I’ve lived in Newton Aycliffe for the last 10 years. In 1996 I began working at the Mardi Gras in Darlington as a Manager for First Leisure for 10 years, travelling up and down the country from Glasgow to Cardiff and Central London. I then went on to work for Escapade for 3 years. During […]

PVR studio is based in Darlington and provides music technology facilities across three rooms. One large fully equipped recording studio complete with club style DJ Booth and two smaller rooms fully kitted out with DJ/ Music Technology equipment. The project is the legacy of Peter Ryan a well known and much loved DJ from Darlington […]

Self-confessed music nerd, Paul Mack is part of the team that brought American house music to Aycliffe in the early nineties, bringing the country’s finest DJ’s to the old Gretna Green. Fast forward 20 years and he now lives in on the NSW Central Coast and has collected as much of the vinyl that he […]

John has been a business adviser in County Durham for over 20 years. He became involved in community radio over 10 years ago when he joined the team that set up Radio Teesdale, in Barnard Castle. He presented a range of programmes for the station including Breakfast Shows, Drivetime and business programmes. During this time […]

Gary is the ‘behind the scenes man’ at Alternative Aycliffe, although he is allowed to speak on some occasions, if he can get a word in edgeways between Gaz and Alby. Gary is more often seen making cups of coffee and bringing in the biscuits, and is the victim of Gaz and Alby’s relentless banter. […]

Originally from Coalville Leicestershire, at the age of sixteen (1982) Gary joined the Royal Signals Regiment British Army. Spending 13 years with a successful career in the Armed Forces and touring the country as a member of the famous White Helmets Motorcycle display team. While stationed at Catterick Garrison Gary met his future Wife Linda, […]

Alby co-presents the “Alternative Aycliffe” show with Gary Avery, which is broadcast on Wednesday evening from 8.00 to 10.00pm. Such is the popularity of the show it is repeated on a Friday evening from 10.00pm and again on a Sunday from midnight. Listen to Aycliffe Radio by clicking the link below:;type=mp3

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