About Us

Rhubarb Radio was the brain child of a group of enthusiastic radio presenters Dave Stankler, Jon Butler, Gareth Smith & Roger Hipkiss who felt that their local area needed a fresh ‘tasty’ new local radio service. Although the station can only be currently heard online, the whole team here at Rhubarb Radio are currently working hard to be able to bring a full local service to the district on DAB by late 2018.

Rhubarb Radio is an fun, quirky, up-beat local radio station playing the best variety of music from the 1970s to now with news & weather on the hour 24/7. Covering The Wakefield District & South Leeds we are a local community focused station and encourage community engagement.

In addition we also provide sports news and showbiz news every hour along with the latest traffic reports for the district at breakfast and drivetime. Throughout the day we air specialist features and community chat and endeavour to promote local sport, charities, clubs, societies, businesses and events across The Wakefield District and South Leeds on a regular basis.


The Sport Team:


Ben Matthews (Head of Sport / Sports Commentator), Jools Oughtibridge (Sports Commentator & Journalist).

We are an official broadcast partner of Wakefield Trinity RLFC and broadcast all home & away games on air with full pitch side commentary, pre/post match chat and game analysis.

 

 

 

 


The News Team:


The RNH News Team – Jon Francis, Jamie Fletcher, Stephanie Otty, John Utterly & Abi Smitton.

The news team at Rhubarb Radio consists of very experienced news readers & award winning journalists!

 

 

 


The Presenting Team:


Spencer James – Airplay 40 Chart Rewind Show (Sundays 4pm-6pm).

Spencer runs down the top 10 songs and top 5 album tracks from two separate years in the last 5 decades!


Gary Smith – Weekday Drivetime (Weekdays 4pm-7pm).

Gary gets you home safely with music, chat, news, sport, weather, showbiz, the latest local traffic reports, the Head Case anagram and a mind bender.


Adam Coggin – Your Tasty Weekend Breakfast (Weekends 8am-10am).

Adam wakes you up the tasty way with loads of fun, music, chat, news, sport, weather, showbiz and features.


Danny Atch – The Tasty Breakfast Club (Weekdays 7am-10am).

Danny wakes you up the tasty way with loads of fun, music, chat, news, sport, weather, showbiz and features.


Steve Twynham – Rhubarb Smoothies (Weekdays 10pm-12am).

Steve eases away the stresses of the day with tasty love songs, power ballads and relaxing hits!


Nick Vernon- Rhubarb Smoothies (Weekends 10pm-12am).

Nick eases away the stresses of the day with tasty love songs, power ballads and relaxing hits!


Anita Hepple – Saturday Afternoons (Saturdays 1pm-4pm) 

Join Anita for 3 hours of great community spirit, local singers, businesses, charities, chat and music. 


Elliot Wright – Weekday Evenings (Weekdays 7pm-10pm).

Elliot is with you on weekday evenings with tasty music, chat, news, weather and fab features.


Jools Oughtibridge – Weekday Afternoons (Weekdays 1pm-4pm).

Jools gets you through your afternoon with an upbeat fun show.


Nick Foster – Weekday Mid Mornings (Weekdays 10am-12pm).
Nick gets you through your morning with tasty music, chat, news, weather and fab features.


Steve France – The Saturday Night House Party! (Saturday nights 6pm-10pm).

Whether you’re having a BBQ, getting ready to go out or just staying in, Steve brings the party to you! He plays some classic party tunes from the 60s to now along with your party shout outs!


Jools Oughtibridge – Solid Gold Sunday (Sundays 6pm-10pm).

Jools takes you on a trip down memory lane with great hits from the 70s and 80s along with some great memories and features.


Ben & Jools – Local Sport Live (Saturdays 4pm-6pm).

Join Ben & Jools at 4pm on Saturdays as they bring you 2 hours of tasty music, the latest local sports chat, special guests, interviews, pre/post match chat on local men & women’s Super League, Northern Premier League, Grass roots sport and various other local sports.


Matthew Butler – Lazy Sundays (Sundays 1pm-4pm).

Matthew plays tasty relaxing music along with your requests, dedications and birthday shout outs.


Roger Hipkiss – Your Tasty Weekend Brunch (Saturdays 10am-1pm).

Late riser? Roger gets you through your brunch with tasty music, chat, news, weather and fab features.


Dave Adams – Your Tasty Weekend Brunch (Sundays 10am-1pm).

Late riser? Dave gets you through your brunch with tasty music, chat, news, weather and fab features.


Jordan Whipp – The Early Breakfast (Weekdays 5am-7am).

A great show for the early risers. Chat features and tasty music to start your day.