Flood Warnings issued for Rochdale – Flooding is expected – immediate action required.

Flood Warnings issued for Rochdale – Flooding is expected – immediate action required.

Several flood warnings have been raised this evening by the Environment Agency covering Rochdale.

The Environment Agency have posted: “Due to persistent heavy rainfall, river levels are rising and flooding is possible from approximately 19:30pm this evening. Rainfall is likely to continue throughout the evening and we are expecting the river to peak approximately 9pm. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation.”

You can keep up to date with flood warnings via the Environment Agencies website here.

Join the Radcliffe FC Commentary Team for the 2019/2020 season.

Join the Radcliffe FC Commentary Team for the 2019/2020 season.

Roch Valley Radio is working with Radcliffe FC in the 2019/2020 season to bring you LIVE match commentary.

We are giving you the opportunity to become part of our Commentary Team to get behind the microphone and commentate on your favourite team; you’ll even get chance to ask players questions in pre and post-match interviews.

As part of this voluntary role, you will receive the relevant training to use both our studio and commentary equipment, we’ll get you registered for the corresponding press accreditation, and you’ll work alongside other like-minded people who have a keen interest in local sports. All we ask is that you have a keen interest in sports and would be up for the challenge.

We aim to have about 6-9 commentators to accommodate volunteer availability, and each game two people will be at the match ground and a third back in the studio broadcasting the match, this will be on a rotational basis.

If this is of interest to you then you can sign up by visiting to fill in the enquiry form here: http://bit.ly/2NynVsy or if you would like further information, please email sports@rochvalleyradio.org.uk the initial deadline is Wednesday 10th July 2019.

You’ll be able to tune into the match games from your mobile phone, tablet, Amazon Alexa and online, keep your eyes open for further information over the coming weeks.

Join the Ramsbottom United FC Commentary Team for the 2019/2020 season.

Join the Ramsbottom United FC Commentary Team for the 2019/2020 season.

Roch Valley Radio is working with Ramsbottom United FC in the 2019/2020 season to bring you LIVE match commentary.

We are giving you the opportunity to become part of our Commentary Team to get behind the microphone and commentate on your favourite team; you’ll even get chance to ask players questions in pre and post-match interviews.

As part of this voluntary role, you will receive the relevant training to use both our studio and commentary equipment, we’ll get you registered for the corresponding press accreditation, and you’ll work alongside other like-minded people who have a keen interest in local sports. All we ask is that you have a keen interest in sports and would be up for the challenge.

We aim to have about 6-9 commentators to accommodate volunteer availability, and each game two people will be at the match ground and a third back in the studio broadcasting the match, this will be on a rotational basis.

If this is of interest to you then you can sign up by visiting to fill in the enquiry form here: http://bit.ly/30i1Vnj or if you would like further information, please email sports@rochvalleyradio.org.uk the initial deadline is Wednesday 10th July 2019.

You’ll be able to tune into the match games from your mobile phone, tablet, Amazon Alexa and online, keep your eyes open for further information over the coming weeks.

Message from the Chairman: Annette Martens

Message from the Chairman: Annette Martens

Message from the Chairman:

Dear All,

It is with deep regret and upset that I have to inform you that Annette Martens passed away yesterday evening.

Annette (aged 73) had been with the station for several years, and we will all miss her deeply. Many of you have worked with Annette at events, while she has presented Community Corner Show, her own radio show and dedicated her time to support the station.

The love and energy she gave each one of us will never be forgotten.

We have spoken to her family this morning and passed on our deepest condolences from everyone at Roch Valley Radio.

David Murphy
Chairman

Volunteers Week 2019

Volunteers Week 2019

Between the 1st and 7th of June we celebrate Volunteers’ Week, a national week where we give recognition to all volunteers that work in many voluntary sectors, without you, many organizations, like ours would simply not exist.

Roch Valley Radio has over 50 volunteers that carry out numerous tasks, both on-air being a radio presenter to collecting music requests on the hospital wards, fundraising, attending bag packs, speaking to people in the community and more.

Throughout this week we’ll be posting interviews with volunteers so that they can tell you themselves, how great volunteering is.

If you’d like to get involved with us over the summer at a number of the events we’re attending, we’d love to have you come along.

You can contact us at volunteer@rochvalleyradio.org.uk

Thank you!