Bob
Bob Blues. Born under a piano in a brothel sometime last century.
Related to Jake and Elwood Blues.
Started to learn the bagpipes at the age of 5
Bag pipes surgically removed at the age of 5 years and 2 weeks.
Took up Trumpet at age of 6 which was surgically removed 2 weeks later.
Desperately looking for something to play that wouldn't upset punters took up the Church Organ. During one boring church service, found the playing the blue note in Mozart's Requiem was more fun than playing is straight and was booted out.
Played with various blues bands until told to join the Army or go to jail. (twice)
Eventually, after being shot at and accidentally blown up by his own troops, now plays freelance Hammond with any band that is willing to cover his extensive Bar Tab. Star Sign: (one of the early ones)
Loves: Blues
Hates: Discos
Favorite moments: Playing to 4000 at a Blues Festival.
Lives: in Sidmouth
Favorite saying: It wasn't me
Least favorite: How Much?
Druring warmer Sundays, can be found Busking on the seafront playing Blues, Jazz and swing on an Electric Sax.

Now Runs Sid Valley Radio and trying to make it the Best Local Community Radio Station for the Sid Valley

Bob also writes software for Mac and iOS, During lockdown wrote a Suduko Solver app and a review can be on Gameskeys.net.

Tim
Tim Stevens.  I was made in the mid sixties and brought up in Ware, Hertfordshire, near the well- known Wareside Treacle Mines.
Things of note, whilst being an prize plonker, all in chronological order. [There was another word there but it was censored: Bob]
I once got stuck in a tree as a youngster, after an incident with some rope and two metal oven shelves.
I managed to circumnavigate the house, with no ropes or safety gear, from the floor, up a tree, over the roof and down the other side without my parents’ knowledge.
I fell from the top of a six foot gate, head first, on my 21st Birthday - don’t ask!
Whilst on a night hike with some mates, I stepped into a river up to my waist, just after proclaiming “this is a shortcut I know.”
Recently, as a disillusioned rocket hobbiest (who blew myself up more times than I had succesful launches) I moved into the safer pursuit of D-Jaying. I have a taste for all sorts of music and have been known to fiddle with the odd synthersizer knob myself. You will find some great tracks on my show, with loads of goodies from my past and present.
My favourite two comic moments were: doing a bunjee jump early in the morning after a night on the town; and watching a mate’s face as a banger exploded in some dog poo covering him from head to foot. Believe me the smell was incredible.
April
High Energy Dance and Club Classics with
April Rose
Yes – that is her real name. No - she is not "that" April Rose (don’t ask!). Was pretending to be old enough to get into Clubs since she was 14… and has nurtured her passion for Dance Music ever since. You can keep the TV – but if you try and take her music system away…. you’ll have a fight on your hands.
Old enough to remember when most of the segways in today’s Dance music was in the charts the first time round. Young enough not to care. If it’s a tune – it’s a Tuuuune!!
Bringing 35 years of Club tunes to the Sid Valley and loving every minute :)
Fridays 7-9pm to get you in the mood for Friday evenings.
Janet
Janet Dowling kissed the Blarney Stone when she was young and has traveled the length and breadth of the UK finding the stories of the landscape and local peoples.
A deft hand at sword dancing she has capered with giants that stunned Europe and now devotes her time to time traveling from an alternate steampunk universe.
As well as curating the Sid Valley Radio Story Cafe for inquisitive adults!
Adrian
Marrs lives in Broadclyst with his wife Lisa. He loves music especially music from the 1960s.
He is a record collector and has dj'd with his Psychedelic and Beat 7in vinyl collection at different events and clubs around the country including "immee Shelter" (Bristol), "The Crypt" (Brighton) - "Games for May Festival" (London), "Going Underground" (Cavern Exeter), "Marine Theatre" (Lyme Regis) amongst other events and supported psychedelic rock band "The Honey Pot" on their tour a couple of years ago.
He started his radio adventures supporting Carl Munson's "New Exeter Radio Show" supplying the music back in 2009. Then he moved to BayFM (Now Exmouth Air) in Exmouth where first with "The Smart Set" (60s garage and Psych) 2010 - 2016 and then "Aquarius" (Psych and Prog rock) 2016 - 2018 he built up experience and a following.
Got sacked for drinking Tea in the studio!
Now he has found a home with Sid Valley Radio on Tuesday nights 8pm to 10pm.
Star sign: Scorpio
Loves: Steak & kidney pudding (ED: and it shows !!!)
Hates: Beetroot
Favorite Moment: Holidaying with Wife Lisa
Lives: Broadclyst
Favorite saying: Oh go on then!
Least favorite: Lets touch base
Rosco
Once big in the Criminal underworld as a Hatchet man before turning his back on crime. Now works as a motivational speaker for the Woman's Institute.
Can now be found working at Sid Valley Radio with Rosco's World Service; in between flower arranging and sorting Lego bricks.
Rosco is a Married Father, a lover of sport especially Cricket, Rugby and anything his son plays.
He is also a little eccentric and a music lover.
Huggy
Stuart has a wealth of radio experience having initially been part of the later day pirate revolution of the 70’s. He was also involved with the setting up of Yeovil Hospital Radio Camelot ... In recent years he’s hosted the Breakfast Show on Exmouth based Bay FM until being struck down with life threatening pneumonia in 2015.
Stuart returned to a Sunday evening slot in 2017 and on the re-branded Exmouth AiR.
Now making the move to Sid Valley Radio with his unique ‘wall to wall’ style of presenting Stuart will be hosting the Breakfast Show 7.00 to 9.00am during the RSL on FM during Folk Week and will then be presenting various evening shows from his Temple Street studio.
Stuart is also available for disco’s , Birthdays, Weddings etc with his mobile roadshow ( contact the station for more information).
Gavin
Gavin Stuart. Sid Valley Radio's answer to BBC2's Ken Bruce and Dr Finley.
Join Gavin for two hours of great music and Haggis Juggling. Gavin also
Presents the Country Bunker 6-8pm Thursdays,
Listeners Choice 11-12am on Sunday,
Gavin On a Saturday 11am - 1pm and
Smooth music from 11-midnight on Monday and Tuesday.
Stuart
Stuart Preestly. Stuart has been making a racket in pubs and bothering the radio airwaves for over four decades. Now thankfully for all concerned he is retired from mobile DJ'ing spends his days trimming and dying his beard as well as putting the recycling out.
Stuart's irreverent presenting style is silly, sometimes sarcastic and often surreal.
On Stuart's "bucket list" are getting out of a chair without groaning and becoming a black belt in bicycle maintenance. Stuart Can also be found presenting his prize winning Poly Orchids at the annual fayre to great amusement of the vicar. (In Church Hall if wet).
denese
A refugee from the frozen North, Denese landed in Sidmouth some time ago and has since become a southern softie - rarely venturing north of Bristol without a sherpa, bobble hat and sheepskin mittens (and that's in August.)
Denese still retains some northern traits................a strange accent; the reputation for calling a spade a JCB and the inability to turn down a cup of tea ('brew' - surely) although she steadfastly refuses to sup from a saucer.
Not realising in her youth that classical music was pretty much everywhere Denese was blissfully unaware that she berated football teams (other than Liverpool FC) to the tune of Land of Hope and Glory and cannot hear Bach's Air on the G String without wanting to light up a cigar.
Denese's ambition is to convince those who say that they don't like classical music to admit that they probably do (they just don't know it.......)
Rod
Rod I'm just a kid stuck in a man's body.
An avid Gooner and sports fan. A lego geek with far too many sets to count. A movie buff and a Sci fi freak. Spend as much time as I can raising money for charities.

Died and crossed over in October 2016 but escaped the Grim Reaper and came back. Now crossing things to do off my bucket list at an alarming speed .

Never, though, did the thought of being a radio presenter cross my mind but I seized the opportunity and am loving the experience.
Liv
Liv Born Lillianski Gordievsky a secret KGB agent, trained in Walzooitzu (a unique form of hand to hand combat using spoons). Lillianski was sent to the west to observe teaching in schools and report their training methods. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lillianski turned her back on the original well-intentioned Marxist-Leninist doctrine vis-a-vis state security, which was massively corrupted by Lavrentiy Beria in the '30s and took the name 'Liv' and moved to Axminister and now keeps butterflies and small dinosaurs and does the occasional shift on Sid Valley Radio.
ScatMan
Scatmans rockin radio.
With all the original tracks from the rhythm and blues of the late 40s to the rockin tracks of the 50s with a few curve balls thrown in. Tap your feet and wiggle your rear. This show will keep you smiling till you feed the dog. Enjoy!!