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

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

Thank you!

Roch Valley Radio will be Radcliffe FC’s official radio provider for the 2019-2020 season.

Roch Valley Radio will be Radcliffe FC’s official radio provider for the 2019-2020 season.

Roch Valley Radio is delighted to announce that we will be working with Radcliffe FC during the 2019/2020 season to bring fans and supporters full match commentary.

We are excited of this agreement with our local club as it will benefit the fans and community that can’t make the games or that are ‘exiled to still follow the games from anywhere around the world’ via our mobile apps and website.

Our match day coverage will consist of the pre-match build-up, full live uninterrupted coverage provided by our voluntary commentary team and then post-match interviews and discussions, with some supporter reactions.

Our Chairman, David Murphy said, “This is a fantastic opportunity of working with a great local club while enhancing our outreach in the local community to provide a service that can benefit both the station, Radcliffe FC and their fans all around the world “.

Sports Coordinator, Adam Clark said, “Non-league football is a passion of mine, and it doesn’t always get the coverage it deserves in the main-stream media, I’m looking forward to leading the commentary team and working with the Radcliffe FC team on providing match commentary”.

Adam Harrison, Head of Media for Radcliffe FC said, “I am very pleased to welcome Roch Valley Radio to the club. They will offer a service for our fans like something we have never had before. I can’t wait for the partnership to get started a take our and their content to the next level”.

If you are interested in volunteering with the commentary team or would like to find out further information about roles that we have available, please email  

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.

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.