Monthly Archives: August 2016

New BBC programme

The BBC are looking for people from Barnsley for a new programme.

BBC2 are looking for people to take part in an exciting new six-part documentary series. Each episode will follow a member of the public as they go through a different life-changing week – with support being offered from around the globe.


Perhaps you’re getting married, having a baby, meeting your partners’ children, having an elderly parent move in or making a big career change? Whether it’s relationships, family, health, work or something totally unique – if it’s happening between July & December 2016 then we would love to hear your story and tell you more about the series.


BBC - My Big Week

BBC – My Big Week

Roy Burgess

Roy in the studio

Roy in the studio

After a brief stint in hospital radio in the 80s my career in IT got in the way. I decided to come back to radio when I had time. I got involved with Radio Barnsley in August 2015. What can I say, I’ve been busy! Now turning a lifetime’s obsession with popular music into two shows. Soul Man plays classic music from Motown, Stax, Northern Soul, Funk and even a bit of disco thrown in.

Soul Man – Wednesday 7-9pm. Repeated on Monday at 3pm


Neil Crosswaite

Neil wouldn’t say radio presenting was stressful but when he started 3 years ago he had shoulder length hair!

Hailing from Rotherham but graduating from Barnsley College with a degree in journalism, Neil presents the news show between 7 and 9 on Thursday night.

He’s got a wide range of music tastes from Motown to rock but he steers clear of bagpipes!

He was on air when news broke of Prince’s death and turned the rest of the show into a tribute. Its moments like that when live radio takes on a new momentum.

Rob Hargreaves

I was involved in hospital radio from the late 80’s, presenting, producing and editing radio shows.
I was also DJing on a mobile disco from 1983 to 1997.
I joined YMCA Radio Barnsley in October 2010 and presented a lunchtime show on Mondays and Fridays for two years, I then moved on to presenting the Weekend Eve Show on a Friday 5 to 8pm., before taking over the Saturday Morning slot in February 2016.
I also am employed outside of Radio Barnsley working for a national wholesaler.

The Saturday Morning show with Rob Hargreaves

Rob and Tony

Rob and Tony

The Saturday Morning Show (9am to mid-day).

Presented by Rob and Mr Tony.

Features include Name The Tune, The New Movies, On This Day In History, and Birthdays not forgetting The Bad Jokes Of The Week, plus on occasions there is a 2 for 1, Song From A Film and a PowerPlay.

We chat about anything and everything, music a mixture of 70’s 80’s and current hits.

We keep you up to date with the latest news headlines and weather
It’s a light hearted way to start your weekend.

Louise Barnsworth

Louise Barnsworth

Louise – Friday 3 to 6pm

Barnsley belle, lost in Doncaster.

Stalker of all things radio since the late 80s.

Loves the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland and is very found of the number 252 and Long Waves, for some reason.

Once moved to London, but the people weren’t as friendly as Northern folk.

Has a PHD in Chemistry…

No part of this bio is made up.