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Mike Smith

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Mike is Buttercross Radio's Station Manager and has always been involved in the radio communication world, starting his interests in electronics when he was about 8 years old.

 

He loved hearing the pirate ships in the 60s and found himself becoming a radio communications engineer for a big utility company, maintaining a wide range of radio transmission equipment.

He has a very wide range of music appreciation and can often be found hosting discos, parties and karaokes around the local area of Market Drayton, Shropshire.

Mike presents the Country Show on Tuesday evenings at 7pm and The 70s and 80s Show on Sundays at 5pm.

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Mari Buckley

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Mari grew up in Sale and Wilmslow in Greater Manchester. She became involved with Radio HBS in Manchester for a short time in the 1970s.

 

Her voice may be familiar as she presents weekend shows on Chorley Hospital Radio and her face may also be familiar as she has appeared on various television game shows over the years.

 

Mari currently presents lunchtimes (11am-1pm) on Thursdays and Fridays. Mari also presents a Saturday night disco spectacular and a Sunday morning soul show.

Nigel Bateman

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Nige has been on the radio for over 30 years and has been involved in that time with hospital and community radio and has also worked in production for Radio City in Liverpool.

 

Nige has also been nominated for a Sony Award in Commercial Production.

 

Nigels interest in music is reflected in his shows with 60s, 70s, easy listening, Northern Soul, novelty songs and lots of songs we all know and love but you don't hear on the radio any more.

 

You can catch Nige on a Sunday from 2pm-5pm and a Wednesday from 2pm-4pm.

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Dave Brassington

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Dave started his radio journey with Forces Radio in Gibraltar. These days he spends time in the studio creating his own competitions and features.

He has spent most of his life in Cheshire and is now retired. To pay the mortgage he worked as an Engineer for Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover (Never did get a company car) and also photographed Classic Motor Sport throughout Europe.

For Dave, it’s all about the music… playing those tracks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realising it, regardless of genre, tempo, style, or release date.  Don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself tapping your feet or singing into the hairbrush.

Dave presents his show on a Monday and Friday 8pm-9pm

Barry Davies

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Barry's love for music started at a young age. At 9 years old his parents bought him a record player with a microphone and two flashing lights in the speakers.

 

From this, Barry went on to work as a mobile DJ working at a number of pubs, clubs and hotels all over the UK, providing entertainment, not only for the public, but working along side some of the big names in the music industry.

 

Barry worked in later years for the Solid Gold Entertainment agency and became the resident DJ at Patshull Park Hotel where he entertained 1000's of people during his 12 years there.

 

 Barry also took to radio in 2009 and has worked on many radio stations playing his fabulous 50's & 60's Sunday Show every Sunday at 7pm

Chris Heart

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Chris has been on the airwaves on and off for around 10 years, working for a few stations, before finding a station that he loves and listens to, here at Buttercross Radio. 

He spent an early part of his life in the Forces, as a defence driver and after finishing his tour, he drove wagons. Being a lad from Yorkshire, the open countryside is a great draw for Chris, who likes to spend as much time as he can in the open air, living a stone's throw from the wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. 

Music to Chris, is all about enjoyment, relaxing and a smile. He loves music from the 60's onward, most genres are on his play list, as long as it's tuneful to the ear.

 

Chris can be found live on air as part of the Super Sunday, weekly from 11am - 2pm, and also every Thursday Morning 9am to 11am.

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