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Tommy Taylor Time of show Northern Soul and Motown - Thursday, 8pm to 10pm
Tommy Taylor Northern Soul and Motown
Tommy has been playing music for over 45 years - he still works five nights a week and says he loves the business.

He has spent most of his working years in Barnsley and says he’s proud to have worked with some great professional DJs and entertainers. He’s friends with radio stalwarts like Simon Hirst, Steve White, Mike West and Graham Steventon and says he’s excited by WAB Radio as - he thinks - it’s the future of broadcasting.

Tommy plays a mixture of music from the 60s, Northern Soul and Motown.
Wes Hobson Time of show Sunday, 4pm to 7pm
Wes Hobson Rock
Wesley is obsessed with high energy rock music.

A bit of a rocker himself, he loves anything with a guitar based sound. Despite the rock edge, Wes is We Are Barnsley’s Mr Nice Guy. He will play your requests until we kick him out of there.

In the daylight hours, Wes is the chief photographer for the Barnsley Chronicle.
Graham Stevens Time of shows Chart and Chat - Wednesday, 7:30pm to 9pm Northern Soul and Motown - Thursday, 8pm to 10pm Gear up for the weekend - Saturday, 9am to 12pm
Graham Stevens All Genres
Graham runs a social group for the elderly in Wombwell and arranges trips out for them. He is a favourite on WAB Radio and is known for his eclectic taste in music. He’s a straight-talking, no-nonsense type and has been nominated for an award for his voluntary work.
Derek Jones Time of show Chart and Chat - Tuesday, 7pm to 9pm
Derek Jones  
Derek’s first two loves were football and music - he didn’t make it as a professional footballer so became a DJ instead!

He started DJing in school during his lunch breaks to raise money for charities and then got an apprenticeship DJing at Bailey’s in Monk Bretton, working with acts like Showaddywaddy, The Real Thing, Les Dawson, and Cannon and Ball.

In 1987, he joined nightclub Japanese Whispers where he stayed for five years, working with acts like Sinitta, Sonia, Pete Waterman and even Take That in 1991 - he paid them £50 to appear at an under-18 disco night.

For the last twenty years, he’s been at the Burntwood Court Hotel in Brierley. His show is on Tuesdays from 7-10pm.
Kieran Bestall Time of show Indie, Rock & Retro Show feat. Local Music - Monday, 7pm to 9pm
Kieran Bestall  
Credit manager by day for a local manufacturing firm, Kieran first started DJing at Regents Park Nightclub in 1997 as part of their weekly student night every Wednesday.

Playing everything from indie to punk, nu-metal to classic rock with a sprinkling of pop gems old and new thrown in for good measure, he stayed there until the club closed in 2002.

As well as playing in a number of bands throughout this period he also took to the decks playing his favourite tunes in pubs and clubs such as The Ticket Office, Hedonism and the Fealty and Firkin.

He’s a keen Twitter user (his handle is @ramone78) and he is on the lookout for local acts to feature on his show. Kieran wants to unearth the talent we have in Barnsley and give them a showcase.

If you’d like to feature on his show, email josh@wearebarnsley.com and we'll arrange something!
Martin Exley Time of shows Saturday, 12pm to 5pm Sunday, 12pm to 4pm
Martin Exley  
Martin Exley is a new presenter on WAB Radio and will play a whole host of chart music on Saturdays from 12-5pm and on Sundays from 12-4pm. Music has been a big part of Martin’s life right from leaving school having established a mobile disco company called M&H Discos. Make sure to tune in and listen to his all-new show at the weekend.