Dan is a local Tameside lad born and raised in Stalybridge.
Dan has spent over 11 years in radio and is also a mobile DJ in his spare time....if he actually gets any bookings !!
Dan is a massive Manchester United fan (Please don't hold that against him), in his spare time he likes to go to Old Trafford just to sample the odd pie and to get away from his wife. Dan is always looking to play a practical joke, Who will it be next?
Dan is known to be the dark side of the team.He is probably a radio program manager worst nightmare. Sometimes his quick comedy lines and wit could get him in trouble. The phrase of the show is ''anything could happen' when Dan and Mark are on air.
Dan has been part of Tameside Radio since 2010 and now co-hosts the #WeAreTameside show with Mark Andrews.Sadly Dan was drawn the short straw and couldn't pick his work partner.
We asked him to describe what it’s like working on the show. “I'm privileged to work on Tameside radio, I am originally from Stalybridge.I’ve worked with Mark for over 10 years (As you can tell by my boyish good looks it's taken its toll) and the best way to describe our show is like two blokes in a pub playing music and having a bit of banter...
On a serious note working with Mark Andrews is fantastic, We have such a good laugh and it's hard to think this is work.Mark brings everything you could think of in his holdall. Mark's holdall contains everything (apart from his kitchen sink) mainly moist wipes,Odd snacks and a phone charge cable. Mark is also a big anorak on trains so between you and me he will be likely to pull a train timetable out.
Dan goes on to say... “ My passion in life is to entertain and make people smile. Life's too short and I love broadcasting to the amazing people of Tameside. This is a fantastic privilege living and working here across the borough. Over the years I've met hundreds of great people and heard some wonderful stories here at the heart of our local community''.
Tameside Radio is going from strength to strength. It’s committed to not only making great entertainment but also to be focused on real people, supporting local businesses and providing a platform for the local community!”
Get to know Dan:
- What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
"Las Vegas on Honeymoon and still paying for it''
- What is the most annoying question that people ask you?
''Do you want another pint?'' I think we know the answer to that one!"
- What city would you most like to live in?
"Anywhere in the great North west excluding Merseyside. As a Mancunian I might not get the warmest welcome over there''
- What are you addicted to?
''Crisps - Especially the cheap ones like Space invaders because you get 2 bags for price of one''
- What is one of your favorite smells?
- What would be the scariest monster you could imagine?
''I've seen a few on night out in Manchester so surely I can't name them all can I?''
- Who is / was your most interesting friend?
''I would have to say my wife she's amazing, she is like royalty and never goes out without any money''
- What do you spend the most time thinking about?
"Planning my next holiday and explain to the boss yes another holiday form going in'