Care Radio UK Presenters

Care Radio UK Presenters are professional broadcasters who are knowledgeable, informed and above all entertaining!

Gary Robinson
Gary Robinson
Co-founder of Care Radio UK, Gary Robinson has been in radio almost all his life. From the age of 14 entering hospital radio to becoming a professional broadcaster at 19, Gary’s career led him to become the Managing Director at some of the UK’s most prestigious radio stations including: Downtown and Cool FM in Northern Ireland to Kerrang! Radio based in Birmingham.

Gary is delighted to be leading this highly-talented group of broadcasters on this truly unique national radio station.

Dave Price
Dave Price
Dave Price was born to be a broadcaster. From the late 1970’s working in local radio when it was in its infancy, to running the largest mobile disco business in Edinburgh, to hosting radio programmes in every time-slot imaginable, Dave has done it all -including working with the broadcasting legend Tony Blackburn! As well as being a great entertaining presenter, Dave is a skilful interviewer asking the right questions at the right time in order to get the very best from his guests…a talent he brings to Care Radio UK. Dave loves quizzes and trivia so be prepared for lots of fun and thinking when you tune to Dave on Care Radio UK.
Richard Allan
Richard Allan
Richard has 30 years’ experience in radio. Over these years he has worked in many different areas, and has presented a wide variety of radio programmes including mainstream pop, 60s, 70s and 80s programmes, classical music, show music, easy listening, country, sport and other speech based programmes. Over these years he has interviewed many well-known people from the music business and other walks of life. He has presented live broadcasts from a moving ship, a hot air balloon and from a golf course abroad. He has also been MC at prestigious events including awards ceremonies and large concerts.
Alan Steadman
Alan Steadman
Alan entered radio in the early 1970s through hospital radio. He joined Radio Tay in Dundee in 1983 and remained there for 30 years doing various programmes but mainly the weekly jazz show. In 2013 Alan moved to another commercial station and spent 3 years there, again presenting the jazz show which became the longest running in the UK hosted by the same person throughout. Alan is also a jazz promoter and has run his own club for almost 30 years. In 2016 he became the Voice of the Speaking Clock.
Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson’s life has been shaped by music. At 19 she became pop editor of Jackie magazine, interviewing everyone from George Michael to Duran Duran to Kylie Minogue.

Now an author, singer, and broadcaster, she writes about music and travel for national newspapers and has been a contributor to Radio Scotland programmes such as Classic Scottish Albums for more than 15 years.

Elaine MacKenzie
Elaine MacKenzie
Elaine is a true all-rounder. A broadcaster. A publisher. A blogger. An entrepreneur. However it’s Elaine’s passionate interest in people and their rights that makes her an ideal presenter for Care Radio UK. Elaine’s programmes will surprise with her mixture of guests, interviews and topical debate that always gets to the heart of the matter. Elaine would be delighted to hear from you with any stories you may have with regard to the care community…email her, anytime, at elaine@careradiouk.com

The Young Carers Take-Over

There is an estimated 166000 Young Carers across the UK (Source: Carers Trust).

Every week, Care Radio UK dedicates a programme to give them a voice. However, what’s unique about this is they take over the station. They decide on interviews. They decide on guests. They decide on Presenters. They decide on music.

Care Radio UK is looking for Young Carers across the UK to take part on a weekly basis.

Not only is this a respite opportunity but it’s also a chance for young people to learn new skills, make new friends and share their experiences to help other Young Carers. And you never know, we may find one or two future broadcasting superstars as well!

Wayne and Jimmy – Unplugged

Wayne Douglas O’Hare and Jimmy Smart are two Scottish taxi drivers by day and two extremely talented entertainers by night! They are also Carers.

Initially famed for entertaining their passengers and live audiences in their hometown of Dundee, Wayne and Jimmy shot to fame after TV executives saw their performances on social media and invited them to star on a Saturday night primetime television programme. The nation took them to their hearts and now the Singing Cabbies are in demand all over the UK and beyond!

Wayne and Jimmy – Unplugged is a monthly show in which they invite Carers and those they care for into the studio and perform live for the audience. The programme is full of laughs, lively chat, some very special guests and live music.

Like all Care Radio UK programmes…this is one not to be missed!