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Ray Towle

Roll back to the year 1994. I was 13.  I was fortunate enough to meet several people who were involved with running PA systems for live events.  I was hooked. 

Music had always been a part of me through school and progressing in to live sound and a life on the road (while at college when I left school) kept my bank account topped up. 

It introduced me to a whole new lifestyle and the appreciation of all genres of music. 

I had an upbringing of all sorts of music from anything from ABBA to ZZ top (mostly thanks to my dad…)

Ok so roll forward to 2020 and I started listening to K-Pop music on Castledown FM, with a show hosted by someone called Laura (Laura has since moved on from Castledown FM…)

The more I listened – the more K-Pop grew on me. 

Now, I’m based “Up t’north” in Sheffield – but this didn’t stop me. I’ve spent many hours on the road up and down for various events with Castledown FM, including the queen’s jubilee weekend.  

The guys at Castledown have such a passion for what they do.  Ive spent many years working with charities and putting on charity events and this was something I felt I needed to be a part of.  

From here – it was a no brainier for me. After spending many many years behind an audio console – I now find myself hosting the K-Pop show on Thursday evenings (9pm till 11pm) and a Monday morning show between 10am – 12pm

When I’m not producing radio shows, I’ve got back in to walk/hiking and generally the great outdoors and you can regularly find me out in the peak district taking on some insane challenges (such as the Yorkshire 3 peaks) and various others.