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 Team 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 Team 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 Team 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

David Webster

Management Team Member.

David undertakes vital work at Buzz Hub (St. Helens) an organisation that provides activities and opportunities for young people and adults who have a learning disability. Buzz Hub partners with Countywide Radio daily and broadcasts ‘The Daily Buzz’ show. David lives in the area and is also a member of our Management Team!

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.

DJ Caffers

DJ Caffers is an experienced broadcaster, who plays a great mix of music! You may have seen DJ Caffers on TikTok too!

DJ Caffers Countywide Radio Local Community

Richard Searling

Richard Searling
A man who cannot live without soul music, his family or his favourite football team- not necessarily in that order!

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.

Chris Benson

Chris Benson hosts a weekly show – 60 minutes of fantastic tracks from the 80’s, including an Album of the Week, and an 80s TV Theme Classic!

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 in between 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

JB hosts our Sunday Morning Breakfast Show, playing a mix of Christian music!

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!

Deuce Radio Show

The Deuce Show with Matt Barker features independent bands and artists from around the world promoted by DEUCE.

Tom Kelly

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

The Daily Buzz

This show is brought to you by Radio Presenters at St. Helen’s Buzz Hub, (St. Helens Coalition of Disabled People). We are proud to partner with Buzz Hub, for more information about the organisation, click here.


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.

Watch this space….

New Presenter coming soon!

Sunday Bandstand

With Chris Helme, what a 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.

Alan Wayne

Great to be with you all on Countywide Radio. They say I’ve been in radio that long I went to school with Marconi! Ignore them…. It was Edison! Hope you’ll be a regular listener and enjoy our music and fun!

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

Martin is an experienced Broadcaster with an extensive music collection. Make sure you listen to Martin’s show to hear some great records!

DJ Lunar

DJ Lunar broadcasts
a 2 hour show on Fridays 7 – 9pm LIVE!

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