Mike Smith
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Mike is Pure Gold UK's Station Manager and has always been involved in the radio communication world, starting his interests in electronics when he was about 8 years old.


He loved hearing the pirate ships in the 60s and found himself becoming a radio communications engineer for a big utility company, maintaining a wide range of radio transmission equipment.

He has a very wide range of music appreciation and can often be found hosting discos, parties and karaokes around the local area of Market Drayton, Shropshire.

Mike presents 'Pure Gold Goes Country' on Tuesday evenings and doubles up with Mari Buckley for a Saturday evening disco spectacular.

Pete Limbrick

Pete has been involved in community radio for 9 years and loves the way radio brings communities together.

Pete began his foray into radio at Nova FM, community radio for Newport in Shropshire.

Pete has spent many years on Northern Soul dancefloors and, despite loving all genres of music, cites soul music as his true love.

Pete presents ‘Pure Soul’ on a Thursday evening at 7pm and a popular Sunday afternoon 'All Requests' show at 2pm.

Pete also developed and maintains the Pure Gold UK website.

Tony King

After gigging all over Greater Manchester and Cheshire for almost 30 years, Tony and his family relocated to Shropshire where they run a cattery business just outside Market Drayton.


Tony still has a passion for music and has worked on local radio for the last few years.


After embracing the latest technology, Tony has set up a small studio at his home and can broadcast on Pure Gold UK from there and has ‘The 70s and 80s Show’ on Sundays at 5pm.

Mari Buckley

Mari grew up in Sale and Wilmslow in Greater Manchester. She became involved with Radio HBS in Manchester for a short time in the 1970s.


Her voice may be familiar as she presents weekend shows on Chorley Hospital Radio and her face may also be familiar as she has appeared on various television game shows over the years.


Mari currently presents lunchtimes (11am-1pm) on Thursdays and Fridays. Mari also doubles up with Mike Smith for a Saturday night disco spectacular.

Mark Foster

Mark started his radio journey on Dudley Hospital Radio back in 1990 after a chance conversation in the pub.


This led to spells producing and presenting at Xtra AM, BRMB, BBC WM, Heart FM, Capital Gold, Classic Gold plus three community radio stations.


He thought his journey was complete, until he discovered the delights of Pure Gold UK.


Mark really does have radio in his blood.


You can catch Mark on Sundays from 7pm-9pm playing 50s and 60s music.

Nigel Bateman

Nige has been on the radio for over 30 years and has been involved in that time with hospital and community radio and has also worked in production for Radio City in Liverpool.


Nige has also been nominated for a Sony Award in Commercial Production.


Nigels interest in music is reflected in his shows with 60s, 70s, easy listening, Northern Soul, novelty songs and lots of songs we all know and love but you don't hear on the radio any more.


You can catch Nige on Wednesday from 2pm-4pm.

Kevin Dinnigan

 Kevin Dinnigan is originally from Sheffield where during the 70s he worked the clubs & discos as a professional DJ.

 Since then he has worked on radio combined with a full time job in Sales & Marketing.

 Join Kevin every Monday at 10am, for two hours of music you know from the 60s 70s 80s 90s and 00s.


 From Pop to Soft Rock & In-between.

Dave Brassington

Dave started his radio journey with Forces Radio in Gibraltar. These days he spends time in the studio creating his own competitions and features.

He has spent most of his life in Cheshire and is now retired. To pay the mortgage he worked as an Engineer for Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover (Never did get a company car) and also photographed Classic Motor Sport throughout Europe.

For Dave, it’s all about the music… playing those tracks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realising it, regardless of genre, tempo, style, or release date.  Don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself tapping your feet or singing into the hairbrush.