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Jim started DJing in the 1980s with mobile discos and moved to residencies in Bishop Auckland in the early 1990s, playing The Bostonian, The Castle Hotel and Lennon’s. During this time he was given the nickname “JimJams” which became his DJ name. JimJams will be presenting “The Evening Session” which will bring a blend of […]

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 […]

Dan’s work title is head of Station Imaging and Production for Aycliffe Radio. Dan is the guy who writes, produces and creates our Station imaging and branding. (The voice over ID’s we play in between the songs and the promo’s for all the show’s on Aycliffe Radio) Dan’s job is to create a unique, stand […]

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: https://solid41.streamupsolutions.com/proxy/catidbxp?mp=/;type=mp3

I love music that has a good, original beat. I grew up in the 80s and 90s, therefore I was lucky to witness the start of the dance culture, and I have seen it progress to inspire recent generations. Originally from Yorkshire I have been in the northeast for 14 years and definitely call it […]

Although officially semi retired, I’m presently delivering training programmes in Reiki personal development at Chilton Community College. Following a career in local government I made the transition to education, training and development in 2000. Until I retired from full time employment in 2016 I worked with a wide range of special educational and social needs […]

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