Meet Our Presenting team
Creator Colin MacDonald is still producer and presenter, and his no-frills, late-night, folk-to-rock format remains essentially unchanged since it first aired back in 1974 on nascent Radio Clyde.
His show will be playing music from Ireland and beyond and have interviews
Saturday's 3pm to 5pm Sunday's 1pm to 3pm (rp)
Paisley man Bill Black has presented Country music radio shows for 40 years in West Central Scotland. He became the very first Country music radio presenter in Scotland when he began a weekly show on Radio Clyde just after the station went on the air on Hogmanay / New Year 1973 on 261 meters medium wave. Since then Bill has become something of an institution having broadcast on Radio Clyde ‘261’ and 1152 Clyde 2 AM, Saga 105.2 FM and then after Saga was bought by the GMG Radio group and rebranded and launched as 105.2 Smooth Radio.
Bill’s musical knowledge not only spans many years but over these years, Bill has interviewed many Country legends including Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Tammy Wynette, Marty Robbins and Billie Jo Spears.
He has won many accolades and awards in this time including the prestigious International Country Music Broadcaster Award from The Country Music Association in Nashville – the home of the genre
Emily Anna Dinwiddie
Mary K Burke
Mary K Burke presents a show on Tues nights 7pm to 9pm Playing a blend of Country ,Americana and Celtic Music ..
Pete MatthewmanWednesday nights 8pm to 9pm
My name is Pete Matthewman and I hail from Brookfield a smallish country town about 50km west of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.
I have been the Founder/Host of My Country Australia for the past 5
My love of country music started about 10 years ago, when I was introduced to Rascal Flatts and ever since that day I have been hooked.
When I started MCA it was predominately-American country music that I played but for first 4-5 months I have found that Australia has some of the best country music artists going around today and they now take up most of the show.
Australian country music has come a long way in the recent past and I can proudly say we have the best artist’s and music in the world.
In my private life, I am married with 2 kids and 3 grandkids, I work fulltime for a logistics company and am involved with sporting clubs in my local area.
I look forward to bringing you all the latest and greatest Aussie country music.
Sam Harris MBE
Sam Harris, MBE started broadcasting in 1954 while in the forces. In civilian life he worked at Metro Radio in the North East of England for over three years and, for the next forty years, presented Country, Holiday and Angling programmes on BBC Radio as a freelance.
For the last seven and a half years he has been with CVFM Radio based in Middlesbrough with a “Big Band Crooners & Jazz Show” on Thursday afternoons from 2 pm to 4 pm and on Saturday morning 8 am to 10 am he has presented “Gone Fishing” where top anglers from England Ireland Scotland and Wales keep us up to date with what is happening in the fishing world.
On Sunday afternoon between 3 pm and 5 pm Sam plays “real Country Music”. He is a member of the International Western Music Association and Pro Cowboy CA. On his Country programme he has had guests such as Lynn Anderson, Marty Stuart, Jessi Coilter, Suzy Boggus plus many more world famous artists.
These shows can now be heard at the above times on MKB Independent Radio.
P.S. Sam is 86 years of age.
Jeff Hyman "Somewhere in time "
Jeff Hyman Bio
Jeff is a multi-Grammy balloted singer who recently moved to LA from New York. Since arriving he has drawn considerable notice for his talents and is enjoying making new music at this stage of his life.
In 1962 Jeff formed The Gaslight Singers with some fellow folk music lovers that he met in college. This turned out to be an amazing experience for Jeff, Earl Mann, Martha Velez and Alan Alcabes. The Gaslight Singers shared the stage with icons such as Bob Dylan, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Tom Paxton, Glenn Yarbrough, Judy Collins, and so many more iconic artists. Their friends included Mama Cass and John Denver.
In 1964 The Beatles took over the music scene in the US and knocked folk music right out of the box. It was over. It was not until 2009 that Jeff took his guitar out of the closet and began to play again. The occasion was the reunion of The Gaslight Singers, two of whom he had not seen in 45 years.
The reunion was held over a long weekend that August in Toronto, Canada, and was intended to renew treasured relationships and see if the group still had the sound and the vibrancy that carried it to the top of the folk music industry back in the 60’s. In 2012 Jeff decided to become a solo artist due to the difficulty of getting the group together. He struck out on his own to develop his own individual style, with an appetite for more current genres. He performed, and began recording songs for what has become his first solo CD, “Old Dogs New Tricks”. The album, and the track “Let The Mystery Be” were both in contention for a 2018 Grammy.
Jeff Hyman Bio
As a solo artist, Jeff likes to concentrate on making music that is unique to his voice and style. He puts a lot of care into his song choices and tries to do material that he thinks folks will like.
Much of his work, and his history, both video and audio, can be found on his website, www.jeffhymanmusic.com.
Old Dogs New Tricks, has been a considerable success for Jeff. It is available on all major internet music outlets including Amazon, Itunes, and CD Baby. It streams on Pandora, Spotify and Shazam.
Jeff next album, “Pick Yourself Up” was released in July 2019. It includes duets with some amazing Indie singers as well as many of the iconic songs that his fans, and audiences, always love.
Ludo Sterkens (dj Postie) " Its Country Time" (LIVE)
Fri Nights 10pm - 1am UK
From Belgium Ludo has been presenting country music around the world and has his own station as well
Western Swing & Other Things was conceived by Marshal Allen Bailey for a Kansas radio network back in 1989 and has been on the air for over 31 years. It features the latest in Western Swing music and information, plus old Western Swing Classic recordings, some going back nearly 90 years. The program also features old classic Country Music, Big Band, and just things that you will not find anywhere else, all coming from the Marshal’s extensive personal collection.
Ten years ago, the Marshal was joined on the air by his wife, the lovely Cowgirl Janey, and together they broadcast the show from the actual Swinging Gate Ranch, located in central Kansas, USA.
Hollyj Jones (The People's Choice)
I previously worked for my Local Council in their Housing Office for 24 years and upon retirement, I was at a loss what to do with all this time I’d suddenly got. Steven King, a family friend for several years and also the owner of Krystal Radio, he kept prompting me to join his team of Radio Presenters, but I was reluctant to join at first, because I had no previous DJ background. Well, finally I relented and dipped my toes in the water. On entering this Real Live Studio, it was a shock to my system when I first sat behind a huge mixing desk, with microphones towering over me and two turntables behind me, plus a twin CD player. Every time I pushed the fader up to speak into the microphone, this red light appeared with the words ON AIR. I was given a pair of headphones and I remember feeling out of my depth at the beginning and that first hour seemed like a lifetime. Well, I survived that first introduction to Live Radio Presenting, even if it was a bit of a car crash! Now six years on, I think I’ve finally cracked it. I continued doing Live Shows at the Studio for quite some time until Steve was forced to find new premises. I’ve since joined several other Radio Stations where I play the 50’s 60’s and 70’s, Bring it on! Hollyj
MKB Independent Radio is a new independent online licensed radio station based in Scotland UK. Founded by Mary Kathleen Burke . The station is sponsored by listeners and independent artists worldwide who cover annual running costs through donations. These donations help cover the cost of the licence ,Website hosting, Stream costs and website maintenance. MKB Independent Radio supports music in the genres of Country, Americana, Celtic, Folk, Easy listening , Rock N Roll & Rockabilly music.
Mary Kathleen Burke first began in Radio in 2008 presenting a very popular show at Celtic Music Radio in Glasgow Scotland, alongside her music commitments as a Singer/Songwriter and Recording artist. Mary Kathleen left Celtic Music Radio early 2018 and continued her show syndicating it other stations worldwide weekly. Mary Kathleen is highly respected in the radio world by her peers and fellow artists and is known to many media companies and record labels worldwide. She is also a reporter to The Euro Americana Charts & The Joyce Ramgatie International Country Music Chart
This new radio station is a continuation of Mary Kathleen’s contribution to radio and the promotion of Independent artists. she has now brought together a very stellar team of broadcasters to bring only the best of shows to MKB Independent Radio with many years of experience and a faithful following. Shows include “The classic Country show with Bill Black”, On the weekend with Mike Marwick and The Rock n Roll show with Mike Marwick, “Folkal point” with Colin McDonald, The Jim Corbett show,Country Showtime with David Smyth, The Bob Birch Radio Show,The Mary K Burke Show and more to follow
The station will have a 24/7 Playout of a great variety of music within the genres specified for the station. There is also a request facility and you can request songs from the database which contains music from many artists worlwide there is a Celtic flavour to the station as well as a country and Americana vibe .
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