Sir Bob Blues KG GCG LS&GC
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 the Hammond  to 4000 at a Blues Festival.
Lives: in Sidmouth
Favorite saying: It wasn't me
Least favorite: How Much?
During 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 Sudoku Solver app and a review can be on

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 hobbyist (who blew myself up more times than I had successful 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 synthesizer knob myself. You will find some great tracks on my show, with loads of goodies from my past and present.
My favorite two comic moments were: doing a bungee 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.
Tim now is the owner of a new eye after the old one fell apart whilst enjoying exotic dancing. He is also doing additions for Capitan Pugwash in his spare time
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 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!
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.
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 on Bay FM.
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 Stuart. Sid Valley Radio's answer to BBC2's Ken Bruce and Dr Finley.
Join Gavin on Friday for two hours of great music and Haggis Juggling.
Gavin also presents the
The Country Bunker Thursdays 6-8pm
Listeners Choice Sunday 11-12am
Gavin On a Saturday 11am - 1pm
Smooth music Monday and Tuesday from 11-midnight
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).
Steve & Barrie The Smashie & Nicey of Folk Broadcasting. Between them they have the best part of 100 years of Performing and Broadcasting.
Barry tought the art of Marconi and Steve was part of a station whose output was compared to the Titanic, although the titanic played better music!

While Steve lives in Sidford, Barry travels in each week from the continent as has a Chateau in Othery Saint Marie!

Their Monday show is on between 6 and 8 pm and although mainly folk music (well that is wat is says on the tin!) they have regularly push the envelope and occasionally Pass-The-Parcel
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.
Rockin' Lee
Born in Bushey Hertforshire and DJ'ing since the Sixties from my first gig at School leavers function at Claremont Secondary Modern School in Kenton Harrow, Middlesex, London [a right dump ED:]

DJ'd on the riverboats on the River Thames and at various department stores including Marks and Spencer. Resident DJ at Broadway Wine Bar, Mill Hill in the Eighties also spin off private functions for the Eastenders cast and Spurs which was awkward for me being a Chelsea supporter.
Continued mobile DJ'ing till 2013 before moving into Radio presenting.

In recent years Co hosted the "Rock n Roll Show" with Buddie Hollie and then Presented "The Golden Age of American Rock n Roll" on Another station until 2022 [he got Fired ED:] Joined the fantastic Sid Valley Radio in 2023. Presenting "The Golden Age of Rock n Roll" on Tuesday evenings from 8pm to 10pm.
Resident DJ for Exmouth Pavilion for the last few years also comparing the FREE EVENTS in the summer in the Pavilion Gardens with various Tribute artists and groups.

Loves music and summer
Hates the winter
Star sign Sagittarius
Favorite food Italian and any sea food
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.
Anthony comes from the Far East ( Kent! ) to re join the team, Following a few months on SVR In 2021 he was locked in a cupboard in the studio until he promised not to mention his folk roots. Now fully reformed he offers a totally self-indulgent selection of what can be roughly called Jazz with popular recordings from the jazz heydays of the 40 to todays artists. Having a spent a career hiding behind a camera or lurking in a darkroom he can be found now frequently butchering perfect good driftwood and reclaimed timber in to sculptures.
Wendy has travelled through Uzbekistan, Guatemala and Mexico. She has shed two husbands [Not buried Ed: ] and has jumped from an aeroplane at over 12,000 ft. She got her first tattoo late in life. Coming of age, she joined SVR to present Mind Body and Soul where she hopes you can find a way to get the best out of life.
One of the earliest presenters when Sid Valley Radio began broadcasting in 2018, Adrian left in 2019 after an alleged scandal involving missing paper clips.
He used his new-found freedom to embark upon a four-year expedition to find the source of the River Sid. Unfortunately, the expedition had to be abandoned on day one when the hot air balloon he was travelling in became stuck under the Mill Street bridge.
Now two years into a major project to complete a 5000 piece Jackson Pollock painting jigsaw, he’s convinced he’ll be fine once he’s managed to get the box open.
You will find Adrian presenting the “Mod Slot” on Sunday mornings, 09.00-11.00. Please give him a nudge if he’s asleep.
See you Sunday!

    Some facts about Adrian
  • He knows more about The Beatles than some people.
  • He can converse fluently in idiot.
  • He likes looking at pictures of Maria Callas.
  • He doesn’t believe in astrology because he’s a Libran.
  • Since 2023 he has sent a record 728 emails to his MP, calling for Gin to be made freely available on The National Health to those aged 65 and over.
  • He reached the age of 65 in 2023.
Paul Charles brings to Sid Valley Radio a unique hybrid of Steve Wright, John Peel and Alan Partridge but with decent tunes!
Paul has been DJ-ing (playing his favourite songs and talking in between them!) since September 2023.
Paul’s formative years were spent taping the charts on a TDK D-90 and cursing the DJs for talking over the music and now regularly commits that cardinal sin!
Paul's has two claims to fame, one he once bumped into actual George Michael at Leigh Delamere services in 1983 and two he used to go to school with a Celebrity Chef.
Paul is lover of high-art, 14th century Chinese literature and sarcasm.
The Paul Charles Radio Show brings an eclectic mix of music from the past and up to the present day replete with banter, features and chaos!
Broadcasting from 8-10pm Paul 's show is perfect way to liven up a Monday evening.
From Blondie to Bowie and Abba to ZZ Top.
Go on give it a whirl your ears deserve it!