105FM :: Local Radio for Redcar & Cleveland

Richard is originally from Middlesbrough however he's lived in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland for almost all of his life.

He has always been passionate about music and loves engaging with the public and says that whilst he had no previous broadcasting experience, he felt just had to get involved with Zetland FM.

Richard says he feels privileged to be a member of the Zetland FM family as we encourage artists within our community to connect with us.

He says he feels that we are a truly local station able to relate to its listeners in person and of course on the air.

 You can listen to 'Zetland FM Country' on Mixcloud - click here.


We are looking forward to welcoming Charlotte Elizabeth to the studios of Zetland FM Country this Sunday. Charlotte is an accomplished songwriter whose first EP 'Survive' stormed to the upper reaches of the iTunes Country Chart when released a couple of months ago. Quite a feat for one who neither played an instrument nor sang a note previously. Charlotte will be telling us about how working with a number of the UK's finest country music performers and producers quite simply inspired her to achieve a long held ambition.

There will be the usual mix of great country music, Nashville Access News and more on what I call 'The Best Get Together On Air' from 7pm Sunday. 

Your requests are always welcome. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get in touch with us through Facebook and I will do my best to give you a mention on air!

I've always enjoyed bringing you Zetland FM Country and this week's show is another I am sure you will enjoy. 


Chloe Chadwick returned to the studios of Zetland FM Country on Sunday 2nd April

Chloe's last visit proved an instant hit with you, with many getting in touch with us through our Facebook page during her fabulous Live session. Chloe's been very busy and in demand since that last visit,  which is why we made this arrangement very shortly after that evening!

Chloe talked about the forthcoming festival season and the imminent release of her next single, which was aired for the first time on Zetland FM Country.


For news and features you can expect in our shows have a listen to our latest 'podcasts' available on Thursday's here

This is a new venture for the show and I'm hoping that you would like to get involved in this in any way you can. That could mean letting me know about events, suggesting artists you would particularly like to hear on the show and indeed getting a dedication into the show on Sunday. I've always said I'm part of a great team here at Zetland FM and for this rather personal project, to receive the full backing of the station is just fantastic.

Zetland FM Country Extra is a Mixcloud only show at present so please check out our social media for news of the show. It's recorded in the 'comfort' of my own home and hence anything can happen! 


Not one, but two of the UK's brightest female stars visited the studios of Zetland FM Country in what was a frantically busy week for the show.

Emma Moore, who has recently released her debut album Pilot and newcomer Kira Mac travelled from Stoke, via Preston and Blackpool to visit our studios and record an exclusive session for Zetland FM Country. Kira's first single 'Storm on the Horizon' recently topped the UK & Irish Hot Disc chart and she has her first EP release entered the iTunes Country Music Chart at number 3!

Both ladies were accompanied by their manager, Mel Osten and spoke of their love for country music which had stemmed, like many of us, from their parents. The ladies have a refreshing take on country music and given their relative youth this can only be encouraging for the British country music scene. 

It's really quite fantastic for me as host of Zetland FM Country to be able to attract artists of their stature to the studios for our show and especially pleasing to see how much they enjoyed the experience, a return date has already been 'scheduled.' 

Given that both artists are very busy with numerous events over the next few months we were indeed fortunate that they were willing and able to come and see us. Emma is appearing with her full band at the immensely popular Rock Ridge Festival this year. I can assure festival regulars that they will not be disappointed. You can hear the full session here : https://www.mixcloud.com/zetlandfm/zetland-fm-country-hour-2-60/


Multi Award winning Darren Busby took over the helm of Zetland FM Country on Sunday the 14th of January. I interviewed Darren for our show at the Dorman’s Club a few months back and Darren revealed that hosting a radio show was one of his life-long ambitions

Darren’s music has long featured in the British Hour of our show so when I suggested that Darren could indeed host part of the show, he didn’t hesitate in taking up the offer!

The special session was arranged ahead of Darren’s appearance at the Covered Wagon Country Music Club and club host ‘MadKath’ Rigg was also invited to the studio to take part in the session.

Darren thoroughly enjoyed the experience, talking about and playing music from the excellent Tribute to Kenny Johnson CD, a fund raising project that was the brainchild of Nicky James.

Zetland FM Country has many listeners from around the UK and further afield with many getting in touch with us during the live broadcast and complimenting Darren on his presentation skills.

Whilst Darren realised one of his ambitions, you’ll be relieved to know that I'm not likely to grace the stage of any country music club belting out 'I Walk The Line’ anytime soon!


None of this is possible without your support which is very much appreciated.

Thank You

You can take part in the show by choosing tracks from my updated Popular Playlist, which now includes many of Merle Haggard's greatest tracks, by clicking the image (below) and emailing your choice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


If you would like to join me on Zetland FM Country, please get in touch with me through the Contact Us tab or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






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