Who are we?
South Northumberland Radio Group exist to provide the community area of Wansbeck, Blyth Valley and Castle Morpeth with broadcast standard facilities for audio recording and training, and also to provide an FM radio service to the district. We facilitate community based activity and programming with a Social and Economic remit. The steering group lead the project. We know and love our area, and importantly we have a passion for radio! We work together to achieve a high standard project.
The Management Committee
Colin Heathcote | ChairmanA former newspaper journalist in Hertfordshire, Colin, who is married with three children, moved to the North East in 1980 to become Press Reporting Officer for Northumberland County Council. Following 15 years with the council, during which he won a prestigious media relations award voted for by the regionís journalists, he left to start a freelance career and has gained media publicity for many companies, charities and community organisations in the region. His broadcasting experience includes producing and presenting five-minute news slots on local radio in Hampshire and Newcastle and work as a volunteer with the local hospital radio and TV service. He has also produced and presented programmes for Lionheart Radio in Alnwick and KEVI Radio in Morpeth. Colinís interests include five-a-side football and attempting to play the guitar. He is currently rehearsing for Warkworth Drama Groupís latest production.
Neal Younger | Financial ControllerNeal has a 15 year business data and infrastructure background, with a particular interest in communications. He has a broad range of skills; PA and lighting installation, Point Of Sale solutions, Aerial and Satellite installations, Transmission installation, Studio assembly and wiring to name but a few. Since his first broadcast on Centre FM, initially as a Traffic & Travel bulletin researcher / presenter, he has been involved in many radio projects across the North East. Enthusing about the project he said: ďSouth Northumberland Radio Group has provided an excellent high standard of programming and facilities. Trust and support continues to grow as we progress with planning further broadcasts to South East Northumberland on FM and also online through the station website.
Margaret Eagle-Clark | SecretaryMargaret has joined the Management Committee recently and is writing her biog for the website...
Brian Oliver | Non Executive OfficerBrian has joined the Management Committee recently and is writing his biog for the website...
Malcolm Robinson | Non Executive OfficerMalcolm has joined the Management Committee recently and is writing his biog for the website...
John White | Non Executive OfficerJohn has spent a considerable time presenting/producing with Ashington hospital station Radio Wansbeck, then hospital television station Windmill, before moving on to help launch Northumberlands first Community Radio Station. He has been involved in the delivery of radio & television production education, to all age groups, for over three decades. John is the staff advisor to KEVI Radio, King Edward VI School's own radio station, where students, staff, his SNRG colleagues & members of the community have completed two very successful RSL transmissions to the Morpeth area.
He passionately believes in Local TV & Radio for Local People!