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

Linette crowned Manchester Trophy champion, Duan/Zhu win doubles title

Linette crowned Manchester Trophy champion, Duan/Zhu win doubles title

Magda Linette prevailed in a tough three-set encounter against Zarina Diyas to win her first grass court title at the LTA’s Manchester Trophy on Sunday.
 
The top seed from Poland needed two hours 14 minutes to secure a 7-6(1) 2-6 6-3 victory over 2017 champion Diyas in a match which was interrupted by rain.
 
A nervy start from Linette saw her broken in the first game but a rain delay at 2-1 helped her to regroup. She won four consecutive games on the resumption of the match to lead 5-2 and although she was pegged back to 5-5 she retained her focus and took the first set in the tiebreak after 58 minutes. 
 
Diyas raised her level in the second set, breaking twice thanks to some punishing ground strokes and quickly levelled the score at a set apiece. The Kazakh maintained her momentum at the start of the decider, breaking in the opening game but Linette immediately broke back. The next four games went with serve before Linette secured a crucial break of serve in the seventh game and then held on to serve out the match.
 
“It feels amazing, especially because it’s my first title on the grass,” said Linette. “I’m really happy because these tournaments before Wimbledon are really tough because there aren’t many of them and all the girls want to play. I was happy to play all my matches on the grass and to play so well.”
 
Duan Ying-Ying and Zhu Lin made their first week together a successful one when they lifted the trophy in the women’s doubles. The Chinese pair, who knocked out the No.2 seeds Jiang Xinyu and Tang Qianhui in the semi-finals, defeated Robin Anderson and Laura-Ioana Paar 6-4 6-3 in the final in just 67 minutes. It was a second final in as many weeks for Duan who finished runner-up in the women’s doubles at Roland Garros last Sunday with Zheng Saisai.
 
“We prepared a lot last night and our coach told us a lot about them so we were ready but it was a tough match because it’s the final and we were a little nervous,” said Zhu. “We played better and better each match this week and we are really happy to win.” 

 

Photo credit Getty Images.

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!