Who’s in the soup?

There are a lot of people in the soup. They do stuff and things and what not. These are they and these are their stories.



I am Primordial Radio. I have dreams, aspirations, and hopes tempered by fear, doubts, and uncertainty, I have good moments and bad and never a day passes where I get it all right. I do my best with what I have and strive to make things better. I passionately believe in people and their ideas and think the world would be a better place with less ego, vanity, anger and greed. I am a father, husband, son, brother, friend, and colleague and in all those roles I try to be myself. I drink way too much and truly wish I knew why. I like music, particularly rock, but it’s the people I love as they make me feel less lonely. Along with my wife, Jo, I have written two children’s books (have a look if you’re interested) and I have spent virtually all my adult life working in radio.

DewsburyContent Director

I am Primordial Radio. I’m also not one to take myself too seriously. Moose once told me “Just because we make light of a situation, doesn’t mean we take it lightly” and that stuck with me, as it kinda sums up my approach to work, life and everything else. Take care of business, but try and have fun while you’re doing it. I’m a professional broadcaster who has been lucky enough to spend his entire career so far working in rock music. This is in my blood; both the music and entertaining people. Before I figured out that radio was the direction I wanted to go in, I spent years plugging away with bands, convinced that rock superstardom was my destiny. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t. Go figure. Once I realised that the world just wasn’t ready for my music (or that I wasn’t good enough!) it came as no surprise when I gravitated towards a career in entertainment. I’ve been the class clown since infant school, and now that I’m 36 years old that shows no sign of letting up. I was trying to think of something I could write here about life outside of work, but it always seems to come out sounding like a dating advert… “I enjoy long walks in to country, watching sunsets, and burning churches etc…” Fuck that. For the last few months Primordial has been my life. The pub, the xbox and the gym have only really been extended lunch breaks from this, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Oh, and I’m a fully paid-up crazy-cat-person as well. My cat Max is definitely the brains in my house.

Pete BaileyMusic Director

Alright, alright, alright… How do! I’m Pete Bailey and I am Primordial Radio. For the last decade (fucking hell, a decade?!?!) I’ve spent my life in the world of rock & metal trying to promote new bands in whatever way I could. It’s had its ups and downs but I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. I exercise too little, watch way too much Netflix and sadly now get awful hangovers, EUGH. Perhaps it was from watching Back To The Future as a kid but I’ve always believed the future is whatever we make of it and if you want to change something, then go ahead and change it. I love to travel, hang with friends, spend time with family and have an insatiable appetite for all things interesting and fascinating in the world, which led me to start my own podcast ‘Wonder Junkie’ where I basically geek out about science, film, history and music if that takes your fancy – Wonder Junkie

ShortyWeekend Intern

Alreet! My name is Stephen Short (Shorty to my friends) and I am Primordial.
When I was 16, listening to Chris Moyles on Radio 1 drive time, being a radio DJ was all I ever wanted to be. Of course, my parents encouraged me to pursue a ‘real career’ and since 2008 I’ve worked in mental health care. I’m still passionate about promoting awareness of mental health issues and letting people know that help is out there, though working in paid employment in that field can be frustrating to say the least! A story for another day perhaps…
My heart has always belonged to music… Music was my first love! (*clink*, £2 in the wanky phrase jar). In 2013 the radio bug bit me again when I got the chance to join a community radio station for 2 broadcast runs a year, right in the heart of my home town of Prudhoe. I’ve no formal training in broadcasting, but I like to think my passion for music (predominately rock and metal) has helped me wing it so far.
I’m sure I’ll enthral you with on air stories of poaching TeamRock listeners, pissing off our station chairman in the process and the moment Dews took me to one side to offer me a slot… A slot on Primordial Radio.

BlowfishWeekend Intern / Environmental Consultant

I am Tom “The Blowfish” Hird
I’m a Marine Biologist, Broadcaster and Author. I’m also proud to be a Marine
Conservation Society Ocean Ambassador and Primordial Radio’s Environmental
My passion is the seas, and the creatures within them. I’ve dedicated my life to
helping them and educating the public about them in new and unique ways… and always
with a Metal soundtrack in the background. Primordial Radio and The Blowfish are
similar beasts, both passionate and committed to a cause, both unique and real (no
corporate shills here!), both willing to do what it takes to make a difference!!
I first started bothering the good people of Primordial when they worked in the old
place, since then, I’ve continued to bother them until they gave me a podcast and
now a show! Now I can spread the good word of metal and conservation in one swift
movement… and who doesn’t love a swift movement??
I like Cricket, Cartoons, Toys and Warhammer 40k.
I’m a Seagan (I don’t eat aquatic animals, but do eat terrestrial animals)
I play bass badly
I am The Blowfish, the World’s ONLY Heavy Metal Marine Biologist
I am Primordial

Claire FlavinWeekend Intern

Hello hello! My name is Claire Flavin and I am Primordial Radio. I am a professional suit wearing trainee solicitor by day, and a head banging battle jacket wearing metalhead by night!

I’ve never planned to have a career in music and since watching Legally Blonde when I was about 8 I’ve only ever wanted to be a lawyer (although it’s not quite as glamorous as they have you believe!). When the opportunity to join Primordial just fell in my lap, it was not something that I could have ever turned down. I’m so excited that I’ve been given a platform to share my love of rock and metal with other likeminded people across the UK, and even more excited that I finally have an excuse to endlessly harp on about Parkway Drive all of the time…

I may not be a professional radio presenter, but I’m a passionate radio presenter and I hope I can bring my own vibrant, bubbly and feminine flair to the already incredible team here at Primordial.

Ted RockWeekend Intern

Club and radio DJ with twenty plus years of getting away with it and never being good enough to actually make it, yet. That’s the sad story of this orphan boy from San Diego, California, that spent most of his life in Dublin, Ireland and one day arrived off a boat in Glasgow Scotland, before travelling south and stopping in various cities along the way on his journey of self-discovery. What he discovered was that no one gave a fuck, so why should he. Welcome to the Ted Rock Show.

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. so fuck it, Primordial Radio it is then.


Emma Scott – If It Were My Band Podcast

James Espley – Imaging

Bill Courage – Imaging

John Heaney – Video

Rozie White – APIWASS


Mark Woodhouse – Technical Director

Mark Bentley – Web/App Developer

Chris Colden – Web/App Developer

Matt Kingham – App and Web Design

Simon Curr – Website Content

Austin Cheetham – Mobile App Development

Paul Johnson – Home App Development

Blunty – Support


Vikki Colden – Marketing

Matt Young – Merch Designer

Ed Blunt – Merch Organiser

Alex Hughes – Merch Photography

Sean Ayling – Beer Maker

Juls Barkel – CashCow

Paul Wilks – Product Development

Shaun – Product Development


Juke Box Labs – Trivia

HH Films – Video


Hollie Marshall – AGM

Pridge – AGM

Mark Manby – Big Bang

Leanne Starbrook – PR Fam Fest

Angela Lane – PR Fam Fest/Cake

Christine Schultz – Catering

James Brown – Catering

James Nicholson – Catering

Paul Marshall – Logistics

Full Metal Hackett – Logistics


Stephen James – Marketing

Neil Cossey – Accounts

Lauren Stuart – Accounts

Mike Lacy – Ideas Collation

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