Reina Yaidoo Reina Yadoo

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.

Lorna C

Hi My Name is Lorna I’m 28 years old and I am presenter at NMFM. I focus (mostly) on music from the past from Genres such as RnB, Soul, Hip Hop, Grime, Dance even Indie and Rock.. Basically a bit of everything!

I have loved all types of Music since I was A child, and being A DJ/Presenter is all I Have ever wanted to do as I am so passionate about music!

Hannah Kate

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:

IMG_3372.jpgDavid Shanahan

David is retired but does lots of volunteering work.

As well as co-presenting the monthly “Vintage FM North show” on Wednesday mornings from 10am until 12noon David volunteers at Manchester Youth Zone, The National Football Museum, Old Trafford Cricket Ground, FC United of Manchester, Manchester International Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival and more!

David really enjoys sports and cultural stuff.

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 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!!

Joe FeeleyJoe Feeley

My name is Joe and I am a Roving Reporter with North Manchester FM 106.6.

I cover community, sporting and music events in and around Manchester and beyond.

As well as radio I love playing music and can be found playing in choirs, bell ringing and drumming with Manchester School of Samba.

I have been involved in Community Radio for nearly 20 years and have had my work used by BBC Manchester and Radio 5 Live.

I have also been on commercial and student radio.

ClarenceClarence Bennett

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

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 Belford

Billy Belford

Billy presents Billy@Breakfast every Saturday from 7am until 10am and Souled Out every Sunday from 10am until 12noon.


Paul Green

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.

John BarkerJohn Barker

I have always loved music. My mother told me that before I was three, whenever the Dam Busters March came on the radio, I would sit in the corner of the room conducting the orchestra.

Relatively recently I have discovered that I have Synesthesia, which means that when I listen to music I “see” waves of colours in my mind. I always thought that everybody experiences music in this way so I never thought it was a condition with a name.

My all time favourite band is The Beatles. When they came along they caused such an explosion of talent and innovation all over the world that it’s still going on today, and I love finding new, exciting music. It would take too long to list the various jobs I’ve had, but the highlights include the army and the film/television industry. I currently present the show Word Out on North Manchester FM on Sunday and Monday nights, which I really enjoy as I get to play music that I like and think is good, music I think the listener will like, (there is a lot of music that I like but I don’t think listeners will like, so I don’t play that on air).

Fareena Khan

Fareena Khan

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.

Caz Matthews

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!!

Telephone: 07771327561

Heather Green

Heather presents The Friendly Friday show weekly on Fridays 10 am until 12noon. You can also catch Heather presenting The Gospel Hour every Sunday morning 9am until 10am.

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.


Ged Reek

“Age friendly” DJ. Chairman of award-winning Miles Platting Age Friendly group. Vice chairman of Theatre Trippers group, Miles Platting.
Chairman of Many Hands Craft Collective (craft group at Victoria Square) Frequent participant in Manchester Cares events. Race commentator for Autograss car racing club (April-October each year).

Enjoys music (of course), watching DVDs, motor sports. Volunteer radio presenter at nmfm 106.6 (weekly monday shows 2-4) plus bi-monthly stint on vintage fm as “Gyrating Ged”!