Presenters

Here are just some of the faces that make
Hull Kingston radio what it is …

dave nDave Nightingale

Dave is occasionally known as the “Mouth of the Humber” even though he’s born & bred in Sheffield. He has been around radio since he was 16 on a number of short term licence projects and hospital radio in his home city.

So how does a lad from the Steel City end up on Hull Kingston Radio? Was it seeing his beloved Sheffield Utd getting Trashed by Hull City in the FA Cup Semi Final that made him realise Hull was the place to be? Nah, it was down to sending a demo through to our programme director when he was at another station in the city! A couple of meetings and a visit to our studios later, Dave’s moved to the East side of the river bringing with him an abundance of radio talent, great personality, and enough witty banter to keep you entertained.

fionaFiona Mills

Fiona, mum to three teenage boys, is host of LiveLine. Initially, she had absolutely no interest in radio until one day she went into a radio studio with her husband who was presenting – he let her speak … well he didn’t have a choice really! … and that was it!

People have since commented her soft compassionate Irish accent, natural warm presenting style and raucous wit, others have said she’s a cross between Gloria Hunniford and Jeremy Paxman when interviewing. Either way she is taking the helm of LiveLine which is an interactive show to get people talking.

Do you have a story to tell? An issue you want to air publicly? Want to get your soapbox out and have a good old chunter? Or do you want to talk to Fiona on-air about an issue that concerns you? She wants to hear from you!

jon gibbinsJon Gibbins

Alright he’s not originally from Hull, but we won’t hold that against him.
Essex-born computer geek Jon studied at university here back in the early 2000s and has made Hull his home ever since, so he’s practically ‘ull if you ignore his flamboyant accent!

Jon has been involved with a few sporting projects in Hull and has been on and off the wireless around different parts of the country since 1997. He’s a fan of all areas of music; anything from Disco to Drum’n’Bass, although his adoration of the 1980s does creep out more regularly than not. (Photo courtesy: D.Harding)

Mike_Brown_21-180x180Mike Brown

Host of ‘Nothing but the 90s’. Mike made his radio début in 1992 when back then you had to choose between East 17 or Take That. As all the girls liked the latter, Mike went on-air for the very first time dressed in big baggy jeans, a checked shirt, chunky gold earrings and a baseball cap. Yes, he knows this was a mistake now. Since then Mike has continued to both make fashion mistakes and present on the radio. He also decided to come out of the studio to DJ in pubs & clubs, hosting everything from student nights to specialist music events, most of these done in flowery shirts!

To cut a long story short: he became a pub landlord but realised it wasn’t for him as he had to dress smart, so he’s back behind the mic wearing what the hell he likes!

Paul DakeynePaul Dakeyne

Paul is an internationally renowned record producer and DJ. He is seen by many as the man who introduced Indie music to Hull in the 80s whilst DJing at Romeo’s and Juliet’s.
The roster of artists and tracks he has remixed reads like a who’s who of rock and pop royalty over the last 3 decades from James Brown, The Human League to Michael Jackson and U2.

His show, 80s ElectroPop Radio, will take you back to that early 80s synth pop electro era.

pete MillsPete Mills

The Former Viking FM & KCFM and award winning radio presenter will be bringing his irreverent take on the world that only an ‘ull bloke could have!
Once described by a listener as Hull’s answer to Kenny Everett and by one of his former bosses as sounding like someone had thrown a lunatic in a radio studio. Take your pick, it’s never dull when he’s on air.
Pete also fronts the ever popular Hull City Fans Forum and is the station’s Hull City reporter.

pete tylerPete Tyler

Pete is no stranger to the airwaves in Hull. He grew up in Hull, went to Sir Henry Cooper High School and has loved music since a very early age, particularly rock after hearing the likes of Led Zeppelin & Deep Purple.
Pete got into radio through hospital radio and presented shows for a good number of years, which led him to becoming a technical operator at Viking FM & Magic 1161, then onto a host here on Hull Kingston Radio.

His alter-ego, commonly known as “The Station’s God of Rock”, can be heard on Sundays from 6pm.

Other presenters, contributors and volunteers include …

Lee Templeman 
Charlie Mullan 
Russ Litten 
Paul Baker 
Terry McKay 
Sean Bell 
Ian Waterson 
Steve Lazenby 
                             

Joe Brown 
Ellie Cracknell 
Mikey Scott 
Dan Morfitt 
Jim Coulson 
Phil Barrett 
Ben O’Donnell 
Josh Cook