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Stuart Clarkson

Breakfast show presenter and co-founder

Stuart is an experienced national radio broadcaster and journalist - and a local lad from Silsden too.

He started his radio presenting career as a teenager with hospital station Radio Airedale in Steeton in 1996, before making the move to the fledgling Yorkshire Dales Radio in Skipton where he presented shows alongside his A-level studies. He spent 4 years with Yorkshire Dales Radio and its successor Fresh AM, followed by freelance work as a presenter and newsreader for Harrogate's Stray FM.

Following a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Stuart worked in the newsrooms at 2BR in Burnley and Hereward FM in Peterborough before a move back North to Smooth FM in Manchester where he was the breakfast newsreader.

Since 2012 he has been a regular voice BBC Radio 5 Live, reading the news and presenting programmes including 'Morning Reports'.

Stuart was also the Deputy Editor of RadioToday, the trade website which reports on the radio industry, for many years and presented its weekly podcast, The RadioToday Programme.

In his spare time, Stuart is a Foundation Trustee and Governor at Ermysted's Grammar School in Skipton and also sits on the Silsden Emergency Planning Committee, which set up and ran the Silsden Helpline during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic.

He lives in Silsden with his wife, three children, a dog, a cat and several chickens.

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