Louise Bugeja goes Global with her Show… again!

Louise Bugeja has been with Roch Valley Radio since the beginning; in fact, we can say that she originally started at HFM before the amalgamation to Roch Valley Radio.

With over 12 years of broadcasting experience and never missing a show, Louise produces a Soul Scene Show on Tuesday evenings between 8 pm and 10 pm (GMT) playing 60’s and 70’s Motown and Northern Soul music, with requests welcome, Louise plays all the secret favourites and some that you may not have heard before.

On Wednesday evenings Louise hosts a 60s Request Show where listeners can request any 60’s song during the LIVE show, including rare and unreleased tracks.

Last year Louise started working with Keep The Faith Internet Radio which is dedicated to the fantastic sounds of 60’s & 70’s Soul, embracing Northern, Modern, Crossover and Tamla Motown and plays non stop round the clock to broadcast Louise’s Show from Roch Valley Radio.

Louise is pleased to announce that Gibraltar Gold Radio which also broadcasts in Spain will be broadcasting her show LIVE from our studios to their listeners too.

David Murphy, the Chairman, said “The dedication and research that Louise puts into her show is outstanding, the show is always a good listen and you learn something new each week. The patients love Louise’s show and the feedback from our local community is great too”.

If you would like to listen to Louise, please tune into Roch Valley Radio on Tuesday evenings between 8 pm and 10 pm or on Wednesday evenings between 8 pm and 10 pm, you can also listen again to Louise via our Listen Again section. https://www.rochvalleyradio.org.uk

Quiz Night Fundraiser with Creative Living Centre

Quiz Night Fundraiser with Creative Living Centre

On Saturday 30th March, from 7pm onwards at St Michael’s Parish Hall, Whitefield, ‘The Friend’s Choir’ will perform Songs from the Shows for an hour followed by a Quiz Night hosted by Roch Valley Radio!

All in a good cause for raising money for Creative Living Centre, working together for mental wellbeing and to support Roch Valley Hospital and Community Radio. This is a ticketed event at £5.

Some of the prizes include:

Win a meal for two at the fantastic ANATOLIAN GRILL famous for its succulent Turkish food 


Win a meal for two at the at one of Whitefield’s finest the BLUE BAY RESTAURANT succulent Bangladeshi food.

Win tickets to watch the table climbing SHAKERS at Gigg Lane .

Win two tickets for the legendry WINE TASTING EVENT at ANATOLIAN GRILL ,Turkish WINES AT their best 


Win a bottle of ” HOUSE OF COMMONS WHISKY signed by a famous PRIME MINISTER 

Many other prizes coming in ready for the Big Draw at our fundraiser on the 30th March GET YOUR TICKETS NOW.

New Amazon Alexa Skill

New Amazon Alexa Skill

Roch Valley Radio has now launched a brand new Amazon Alexa Skill which enables listeners to choose between Roch Valley Radio and Roch Valley Radio Xtra, a new radio channel to increase and give a wider choice of music.

The skill is free to add to your Amazon Alexa device, instructions on how to add the skill can be found on the website here: https://www.rochvalleyradio.org.uk/alexa

David Murphy, the Chairman, said: “We are always looking at feedback from our listeners and volunteers on how we can provide an improved service to our patients and the local community.

Part of our service is ensuring that we are accessible to all, whether its providing a FREE radio service within the hospital at patients bedsides, through our FREE mobile phone and tablet app, via our website or now this new Amazon Alexa Skill.

We think this new Alexa Skill is a great addition on how listeners can reach us; some volunteers have already shown older relatives how to ask Alexa to play the radio station, reaching out at a generation and community that can benefit from our volunteers the most.”

If you would like any information about the Amazon Alexa Skill or would like to get involved in some way, then please contact us via email at studio@rochvalleyradio.org.uk

Dementia Friendly Radio Programme looking for new volunteers!

Dementia Friendly Radio Programme looking for new volunteers!

Being in the hospital can be a daunting thing for anybody, however, what is it like for those that have Dementia or Alzheimers? Living with this whilst being in a hospital can bring additional stress and confusion to the individual.

Roch Valley Radio the hospital radio station at Fairfield Hospital is working with the Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation on providing a ‘Dementia Friendly Breakfast Show’ whereby each morning the station plays music that is tailored to the patients on the wards that may suffer from dementia, targeting music from their childhood, past memories and such.

The radio can entertain, engage and reduce the feeling of isolation for some patients. It can do this for any of us, but for the patient with dementia, it can provide a precious link to a world of music.

To make this happen, we’re looking for volunteers to join the radio stations team at Fairfield, you don’t need to have a background in technology or music, we’re just looking for volunteers that can communicate and are compassionate when visiting and speaking to patients. This will help us gather relevant music requests and raise awareness on the wards.

Each volunteer will receive the relevant training including receiving the training to become a “Dementia Friend” to help carry out the role. We’re looking for anyone that has a couple of hours each week, ideally early mornings, but afternoons and evenings are fine too.

For more information, please email our volunteering team at: volunteer@rochvalleyradio.org.uk or by ringing the station at 0161 764 9200.

Tim Moore interviewed Bury Council leader Rishi Shori

Tim Moore interviewed Bury Council leader Rishi Shori

Councillor Shori has been the leader of Bury Council for 18 Months and we discussed the borough-wide issues he has had to address in his time in office.

We spoke at length about his desire to improve the environmental health of Bury, including his involvement in the big clean switch campaign www.bigcleanswitch.org a UK first scheme being piloted in Manchester which aims to get people to swap to clean energy tariffs and the Environmental engagement events which are coming up over the next few months.

We also put to rights the best way to fill in potholes and even got a worldwide exclusive.


You can also listen again to the programme below;