Our Team

Our station is operated by a team of passionate volunteers who truly love local radio. Get to know us below!

Our Management Committee

Ben Chester

Station Editor and Presenter

Ben is our Station Editor and is the Founder of CountyWide Radio! Ben loves gardening and broadcasts his ‘Garden Local Show’ on a Sunday Morning, from the CountyWide Garden right on the border of St Helens & Wigan!

Email: ben@countywideradio.com

Marc Jones

Management Committee Chair, Social Media and Marketing Manager

Marc organised our very first Outside Broadcast at Hindley Market in Wigan. You might also hear Marc on the radio from time to time!

Email: studio@countywideradio.com

Jack Roughley

Management Committee Member, Website Manager and Presenter

Jack is an experienced Presenter who broadcasts live from Wigan every Wednesday Evening 6-8PM. Jack is a member of our Management Committee and is our Website Manager. He lives close to the Wigan Town Centre.

Email: studio@countywideradio.com

Diane Louise Herring

Management Committee Member and Presenter

Diane Louise Herring has been a DJ for many years and has a burning passion for music to be enjoyed in the way it was meant to be heard; being played on vinyl. So far, her career has allowed her to work with some of the biggest names on the Northern Soul and Motown circuits. She is also a qualified sound/studio engineer and works on several independent projects including charity showcases, professional gigs and specialised events, she is a resident of Orrell near Wigan!

Email: studio@countywideradio.com

Our Presenters & Shows

Michelle Cantliffe

Michelle, born and bred in the North West of England, is also known as ‘The Smokeytop Poet’.

Paul Dawson

Paul broadcasts the 70’s & 80’s Show here on CountyWide, and can often be seen treading the boards at Wigan Little Theatre. His show provides a round up of all the fabulous live entertainment available this week in Wigan & St Helens.

Phil England

Phil is a Broadcaster at CountyWide Radio, and produces a special show each month for St. Helens & Wigan.

Graham Logan

Graham loves to revisit the “yesteryears” on CountyWide Radio.

Mike Read

Mike was born in Lancashire and is best known for many years at BBC Radio One as a DJ and as a Presenter for Top of the Pops.

David Gaston

David Presents three shows per week. He simply loves those “smooth grooves” over the airways.

Ian Finch

Ian presents ‘The Ultimate Chart Show’ on CountyWide! for Wigan & St. Helens

Billy Brown

Billy broadcasts The Moaning Show on CountyWide Radio. He really is the Housewives’ favourite whether it be Wigan or St. Helens!

Jim Stevens

Jim presents a show on CountyWide called ‘The Happy Hour’! He looks like hes enjoying himself!

Malwyn Williams

Malwyn is a very experienced Broadcaster and the quality of his shows are the difference.

Gary Jackson

I’m Gary Jackson and for the last 25 years I’ve been presenting and producing a show called My Generation – 2 hours of hits, rarities and b sides from the 60s.

Rodney Collins

Two hours of the smoothest music you will find anywhere every Saturday & Sunday, and his tribute to “Gene Pitney & Friends” every Sunday morning.

John Coughlan

Mid morning show with JC from 10am to 12 noon, playing old & new music. They say it gets the house work done in the 2 hours! he’s right as well!

Dave Butler

Butler at your service, with two hours of superb music across all ages. Combined with the worst dad jokes and a dry outlook on life, as he fights to handle technology and life in the 21st Century. A resident right inbetween Wigan & St Helens.

Jeff Martin

The Jeff Martin A&R Show is a specialist show that plays album tracks and rarities. Some new releases are sometimes included, and requests are welcome. Sometimes the show will be based on a theme, or a featured album or artist. An eclectic mix of genres, across the decades, there’s something for everyone.

Jonathan Bollen

Jonathan is a valued member of the team at CountyWide Radio.

Big Tommy

Tommy is from Glasgow and hosts our Saturday Music Marathon.

Dave Bolton

Connect with Dave and the connection radio show every wednesday delivering Old Skool gems that sound sensational. Dave has built up a large worldwide following he calls “The A Squad” with a show packed with entertainment and you are all invited to listen in. GET WITH THE PROGRAMME, CHILLAX BUT MOST OF ALL ENJOY!

Alan & Terry

The best from Camp Classics and 80’s Anthems. Get your dancing shoes on and sing your loudest, never mind the neighbours! Alan & Terry can often be seen sampling the Wigan eateries!

Tom Kelly

Tom is from the North of England and brings us a show with everything!

Peter Haynes

Monday – Friday the only place to be is listening to Peter Haynes Breakfast Show, for all your news, weather, sport, and travel across the Country and down your way.


A run down of the top 40 tunes currently in the charts from new entries to the top ten singles this week, from Spencer James.

Lazy Bee

The Chill Out Zone is where you will find Lazy Bee or LB as most call him, request a tune, be a phone guest and just lay back and chill out!

Radio Outreach

Half an hour of inspirational music and prayers from The Lake District with Bill Coates on a Sunday Morning.

Warren’s World

An hour of the greatest hits from the 80’s & 90’s to get you on your feet and dancing the night away. Warren is a resident of Marsh Green near to the centre of Wigan.

Sunday Bandstand

With Chris Helme, What better way of spending a Sunday evening with traditional and popular brass band music.

Jeremy Rees

Jeremy Rees here. I’m your host for Retro Records on CountyWide Radio. I hope you’ll join me for an hour of hits and rarities from the 1950s & 1960s. Expect the unexpected, with an emphasis on Soul, Rhythm & Jazz that is rarely heard on mainstream radio these days.

Claire & Sue

Claire and Sue host the ‘Let’s talk Well-being’ show here at CountyWide Radio. They are both passionate about helping others to improve their mental health and well-being. Make sure you listen in to get some helpful well-being tips and hear some brilliant guest interviews!

Peter Lewis

Peter brings us a new show called “In The Cooler”.

Mark Bilsby

Mark brings you his fantastic show, Greasepaint & Stage Lights!

Emma Scott

Emma presents ‘The Pluggin’ Baby Radio Show’, here at Countywide Radio!

Martin Morris

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