Reina Yaidoo collaborates with a range of organisations to improve accessibility to science, tech and health in Manchester. She runs Bassajamba CIC, a social enterprise developing exciting science based initiatives for inclusion and community growth.
With the community at its centre she presents a bi-monthly radio program Sanguine, an urban source for all science, tech and health news and opinion. Sanguine explores and develops community interaction with science for learning, entertainment and innovative solutions through coverage of games, festivals, interviews with scientists, business leaders and more. She is School Governor of her local primary school, St Dunstan’s, enjoys writing short stories and misses her Afro-Cuban percussion classes.
Hannah Kate is a Crumpsall-based writer and editor. She presents Hannah’s Bookshelf, a weekly literature show, and A Helping of History, which is all about North Manchester local history. Hannah has had short stories and poems published in a number of magazines and anthologies. Her fiction is best described as ‘dark’ fiction, and it often has a Manchester setting. From September 2018, Hannah will be writer-in-residence at Clayton Hall, combining her loves of creative writing and local history. You can find out more about Hannah’s work on her website: hannahkate.net
John Bailey (Jukebox John Bailey)
John Bailey has lived in Moston for over 30 years, just retired from Co-op Bank, John presents the 60’s Jukebox Friday nights 7pm -9pm. In the show he plays large hits, small hits, non chart records, B sides and requests.
If you would like a request of a 60’s track, email email@example.com and it will be played. John also promotes local sport fixtures including Manchester Rangers Rugby Team and is a season ticket holder at FC United of Manchester. John has had a varied career, he has worked down a Mine, was employed for 2 years at Belle Vue, worked in Chemicals and worked at Mather & Platt. Having also had a passion for music and sharing it with an audience, John first wrote to Radio One in 1968 to become a DJ. John say’s “it took him till 2015 to fulfill his dreams” where he now produces and presents a weekly radio show here on North Manchester 106.6FM!!
Clarence presents the Blues Show on Wednesdays from 12noon until 2pm and Double Cookin’ with Old Kiddio on Fridays from 2pm until 4pm.
Old Kiddio presents Roots, Rock, Reggae on Thursdays from 2pm until 5pm (repeated on Saturdays from 7pm).
He also co-presents Double Cookin’ with Clarence Bennett on Fridays from 2pm until 4pm.
Billy presents Billy@Breakfast every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 8am until 10am
Paul presents the JP Show every Monday morning from 10am until 12noon.
He also helps out with Friendly Friday, 10am until 12noon, with his wife Heather Green.
Fareena presents “Desi Dhamaka” every Saturday 12-2pm bringing you Bollywood and Bhangra like you’ve never heard before. An energetic presenter bringing the heart of the Desi music scene to life!
Fareena is a strong, confident and has a bubbly personality bringing together the desi culture from all walks of life. Always on the look out for new talent and guests, be sure Fareena will do her best to have you and your talent on her show.
Fareena is an active community member doing all she can to help others. In her spare time she writes and has published her first book “Meri Awaz” My Voice to tackle taboo topics within the community. Her work has been recognised by the Lord Mayor and Councillor who was present on her book launch.
If you want to wake up with Caz every Tuesday morning there’s only EVER one way to do it… Tune into Manchester’s 106.6fm from 8-10am.. Together with great music from the 80s to start your day she will be bringing you updated traffic & travel, local headlines, local events… Whats goin on in & around North Manchester… Oh & “Gardeners Tip of the Week” for you green fingered people out there!! You the listeners get to choose 3 90’s or 00’s played back to back from 9am!! & For all you theatre geeks she will be featuring whats coming up on those stages… How cools this!! Live Every Tuesday from 8am!!
After dark Caz is only THE best 80’s dj around.. From pop, rock, ska & reggae to punk, new wave, electro & dance, Caz will play it to get your event/party rocking!!
Heather presents The Friendly Friday show weekly on Fridays 10 am until 12noon. You can also catch Heather presenting The Gospel Hour every Sunday afternoon 3pm-4pm.
Abu – Bakr Ishtiaq
Abu is a co presenter and community reporter.
He often attends events and then broadcasts the content throughout the day on North Manchester FM.
Kierno is a professional rock and roll singer based in the city of Manchester.
He has now joined us at north Manchester FM featuring signed and unsigned bands from all over the world!
MMK (aka Martin Kirby) is a veteran of the music industry, having been in several bands as the Rhythm/ Lead guitarist: playing venues like Manchester Academy, Band on the Wall, and Night & Day Café. He has now moved across to apply his talents in Radio, bringing his northern charm and a fresh vibe with great music and special features.
The format of his two one-hour radio shows is to play great Chillax music whilst incorporating Mental Wellbeing features with interviews and promotions. Today more than ever it’s important to take time out for yourself and Martin’s shows are the perfect way to help you unwind. The shows go out Sunday and Monday 4-5pm.