Rod started DJ'ing way back in the 70's travelling around Yorkshire in an old GPO transit van. His first venture into radio was with Smooth FM 7 years ago with a weekly show " Step Back In Time". This quickly became 2 shows a week when he started presenting a Motown show. In partnership with Mark Deakin he took over Smooth FM and was at the helm for nearly 3 years presenting the Breakfast Show. Rod is back at Smooth FM presenting Sunday Love Songs from 8am till 10am.


Rods background is in engineering, having worked at the Royal Ordnance Factory in Leeds for 12 years followed by 25 years at John Smiths Brewery in Tadcasteras a fitter, Engineering manager and Production manager. You could say he moved Army Tanks to Beer Tanks!