Ray Crowther

About Ray Crowther

Ray Crowther is here Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am with the mid-morning show – Stafford‘s community hub, a daily mix of consumer advice, topical local discussion, current affairs and good music.

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NRG ‘HOTMIX’ – Guest DJ’s this Sunday 13th March

Stafford FM’s NRG  – Sunday 13 th March 2016, 7-10pm



Karlton has played around 5000 gigs over last 2 decades across the globe as far as Sydney Harbour NYE.

Passionate about music of many genre’s but house music really touches his soul in a club environment.

He is one half of local house production duo Haus 51 who have had 4 record deals over the last 12 months including the latest release ‘Breathe’ which has been released by House Legend DJ Todd Terry on his In House Records label.
He’s also been working with other house legends K Klass in the studio.

Social Media
iTunes – Haus 51


It all started for Dave back in 1996 when he went to a house party and there was a DJ on, little did I know about this DJ but he turned out to be long time friend Steve Ball. I asked if I could have a go on his decks and that’s when I got the bug. Since then, my love of music and DJ’ing has taken me quite a few places such as Hanley, Manchester, Congleton, Wolverhampton.Until recently Dave was doing the pub/club circuit but then decided to go a bit further when he made a few mash ups that he posted online and got a lot of attention. So Dave decided to go down that road. Not long after that my friend Steve Ball asked Dave to do a guest mix for Stafford FM NRG. Within a few weeks it progressed from once a month to resident DJ for the NRG show. Since doing the mixes for the NRG, Dave been approached by Music Power Radio and ended up being resident DJ on there as well. Dave Cook is currently running a DJ page on Facebook where you can see where he is next DJ’ing and it also reminds him when he’ll next be on radio. You can find this page here, www.facebook.com/officialbiscuit , and it also has links to other pages such as Dave’s sound cloud page and you tube page with other mixes.

9pm –  DJ JON KANE (Production – Jan Solo)

1984-1989 Resident DJ at  The Malt and Hops/The Cellar Bar/Whitely Building, Stafford College and also The Signal Radio Roadshow.
1989 Relocated to Manchester ; Paradise Factory/Danceteria/The Bedrooms(Leeds)/The World(Warrington)
2001 Relocated to Brighton to do the friday mix show on Surf FM (now Juice FM). Resident at; Storm/Project 56/Quality Inn. Guest slots at; The Bulldog/cocorde2/random squat parties

The first mix is feel good party tunes, some might even go so far as to say a tad cheesy…bring on the pickle then!!!!
The second mix is of a different flavour. Bring it on, have fun, sorted.






The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent – new sponsors of Sarah’s Sunday Musicals Show

The producers of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are delighted to be the new sponsors of Sarah’s musicals show on Stafford FM.

Sarah’s love of musical theatre goes back to her childhood from when she started dancing and being involved in local theatre, her parents were very involved in local drama and musical societies both on and off the stage.

Sarah is a current member of Stafford & District Operatic Society who perform 2 shows a year at the Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford and also helps to run their youth section Musical Youth Theatre Stafford – MYTS!

Being a huge fan she regularly attends theatre productions both local and national and regularly arranges trips with friends and family to experience a wide selection of musical theatre.

Sarah says, “Live theatre is one of the most powerful and impactive experiences anybody can have”.

Listen to Sarah’s Sunday Musical Show on 107.3 Stafford FM every Sunday 10am -12 noon…..

Find out more about Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang at The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent and how to book your tickets here,






DJ Phil joins Stafford FM

Stafford FM are please to announce that Philip Wilmott has agreed to join our presentation team…. Staffordians may remember DJ Phil who ran the very successful Roadrunner Disco for many years, which was one of the most popular and successful mobile discos of the time. Phil, who lives in Rickerscote will be presenting “Totally 90’s”, 12 noon – 2pm on Stafford FM from Sunday 28th February after Cat K leaves us following her final show this Sunday. Stafford FM are delighted to have Phil on board who brings many years experience with him and vast local knowledge. Welcome DJ Phil 🙂

Phil Wilmott

Urgent, Stafford missing person appeal – please can you help?

Urgent, please can you help?
Stafford Police are searching for a man missing from Stafford are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Robert Preston, aged 56, from the Wildwood area of Stafford was last seen at about 3 pm on Monday 28 December. He is described as being white, 5 ft 10 ins tall, clean shaven with a ruddy complexion and greyish hair. Robert is believed to still be in the Stafford area (picture below).

Sgt Nick Maingay of Stafford Local Policing Team said: ” Although Robert was only reported missing yesterday, he has not been seen in person for about a week. We are anxious to find him as soon as possible as he has a serious health condition. Please get in touch with us immediately if you see or hear from him.”

Anyone with any information about Robert’s whereabouts is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 550 of 4 January immediately please.

Thank you.


**UPDATE 7 Jan 2016**

Officers searching for missing Stafford man Robert Preston have located him.

Robert was found this afternoon, Thursday 7 January, in the Stafford area. He is uninjured and has been taken to a place of safety. His immediate family have been informed.

We’d like to thank members of the public, and media, for sharing our appeal to locate him. The Facebook appeal was shared over 500 times and reached just under 35,000 people.

Our new van! – Thank you Afford!



Stafford FM are appreciative to Afford Rent-A-Car,  St. Albans Rd,  Stafford for their support and providing the station with a new Nissan NV 200 white diesel van which will be used as our Outside Broadcast Unit. You will have noticed their distinctive radio commercials which can be heard on 107.3 Stafford FM, with some special Christmas infomercials coming soon. The guys at Afford are tuned into Stafford FM at their St. Alban’s Road depot and appreciate the service Stafford FM provide to help promote and reflect the interests of the local community.

Stafford FM’s Station Manager Ray Crowther said, “The new vehicle will really help us moving forward, getting us out and about more and closer to the community we serve. The van will help provide a high visibility presence around Stafford and at our events”.

Ray Crowther is seen with Stu Haycock receiving the keys to the new van earlier this week from the team at Afford Rent-A-Car.

Look out for the 107.3 Stafford FM Afford Rent-A-Car Outside Broadcast Unit around town and give us a wave!!


Please feel free to visit the team on St. Albans Road, or phone them on Stafford 255233 to get a quote or see how they can help meet your car or van hire requirements. www.affordrentacar.co.uk