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raised of £1,300 target by 31 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,300 to Calder Valley Radio. The station costs around £3,000 annually to run and as a not-for-profit, volunteer run station, relies on donations.

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The online community radio station was launched in July 2020 and is based at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, West Yorkshire. Our team of around a dozen local volunteers, with a passion for radio and a friendly voice, broadcast a wide range of music shows as well as interviews with local bands, charities and artists. Local events are also well-promoted.

Trevor (Simmo) hosted a weekly radio show 'Calder Valley Connections' on Calder Valley Radio which played a variety of music genres with a different theme connecting them each week. With his 'Tricky Trio' challenge to finish off the shows, it attracted listeners from all around the world, often receiving a Simmo Shoutout. He loved bringing the weekly hour of entertainment to everyone and spending the week brainstorming ideas for the next installment of the show!

As a registered Community Interest Company, Calder Valley Radio is a not-for-profit organisation. Any revenue goes straight back into the upkeep and daily running costs of the radio station, such as licences, as well as the maintenance of equipment. Costing around £3,000 per year in running costs, the station relies on grants, donations and income from organised events, meaning any donations are very gratefully received and are essential to cover costs and keep the station on air to support the local community.

2023 was a busy year. Our ‘One Night with Elvis’ show, spearheaded by Trevor with Colin Paul performing, was sold-out and our ‘Community Heroes’ weekend in October was a real success with around twenty guests from local organisations visiting our studio for interviews. We have also supported four local charities to promote their services on-air with custom-made adverts.

You can listen to CVR (worldwide) on your laptop, computer, phone or smart speaker:

Calder Valley Radio is always looking for new volunteers and welcome people from all sides of the local community.

For advertising or to join the team, please e-mail:

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    • Juanita Oleary

      Juanita Oleary

      Mar 1, 2024

      Just say he was a lovely man, very knowlagble , got know him and his wife via Elvis events etc, condolances to Denise , family and friends xx


    • "Aunty" Karen, Barry and Co x

      "Aunty" Karen, Barry and Co x

      Feb 24, 2024

      So lucky to have known you, Trevor. xxx


    • John Clegg

      John Clegg

      Feb 17, 2024

      In memory of a warm and generous local character with a love of life and it's adventures. I didn't know Trevor for long but he left a lasting impression on me and many others. RIP Trevor.


    • Gitte Schulze & Joe Blumenthal

      Gitte Schulze & Joe Blumenthal

      Feb 17, 2024

      Greetings to all from Germany.


    • Bearder Charity

      Bearder Charity

      Feb 12, 2024

      In memory of our dear departed Trustee who will be very sadly missed.


    • Brian and Amanda Laycock

      Brian and Amanda Laycock

      Feb 11, 2024

      Trevor was a true gent and will be dearly missed.


    • The Gifford family - Dallas

      The Gifford family - Dallas

      Feb 11, 2024

      His fabulous energy and sense of humor will always be missed, but will forever be in our memory. RIP dearest Trevor 🙏


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    Trevor (Simmo) hosted a weekly radio show on Calder Valley Radio which played a variety of music genres with a theme each week. With his 'Tricky Trio' challenge, the show attracted listeners from all around the world. He loved bringing a weekly hour of entertainment to everyone!

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