We all know that Yorkshire is home to some of the finest musical artists of all time. And that is the basis for Bewildered Dad’s Yorkshire Radio Show. It’s a weekly, hour-long delve into Yorkshire music – new and old – as well as Yorkshire news, anecdotes and a few jokes of varying quality.

You’ll also hear from an act that isn’t from or based in Yorkshire, but has some connection. You have the length of time it takes to listen to the Yorkshire Affiliated track to work out the

You can contribute too. If there’s a song you want to hear, an artist you’d like me to play or an idea for a Yorkshire-affiliated act that I should stick on the show, send me a message.

My Radio Career

I was a radio presenter for more than 20 years, working at a range of stations – big and small – across the country. In Yorkshire, I hosted breakfast on Viking FM, did all sorts of shows at Hallam FM, weekends at Pulse 1, mid mornings on Pulse 2 and did a few shifts at some other Yorkshire radio stations too.

Yorkshire Radio Show Episodes

Episode 8

There’s the moment Yorkshire met Italy this week, as well as three songs from the Scarborough area, one of the best things Jarvis Cocker has ever done and which very few people have heard. You can also find out about my brush with Channel 4 fame and enjoy tracks from Leeds bands Soft Cell and Hope & Social, as well as Hull’s Beautiful South and Def Leppard going classical. Plus, what is the connection between Bruce Springsteen and Yorkshire?

Episode 7

The seventh edition of the radio show has a theme running through it that might only make sense if you’re listening around the time of recording! You can hear tunes from Kingmaker, Years & Years, Self Esteem, Eliza Carthy, ABC, Turismo and more. Plus the mundane connection between Stormzy and Yorkshire.

Episode 6

In the sixth episode of the show, there’s a tribute to the Piece Hall in Halifax’s booking team after they curated a massive summer. Plus you’ll find out which Yorkshire rocker’s packaging peanuts filled my shed at one point. And there are tunes from Housemartins, Low Hummer, Sigma, Sisters of Mercy, I Monster, Melanie B as well as the chance to guess the connection between Jimmy Nail’s Ain’t No Dount and Yorkshire. It’s tenuous.

Episode 5

The fifth episode of the Yorkshire Radio Show comes a few weeks after the last, but you’ll find out why when you listen. It also features two massive artists from one seaside town, which is unique in Yorkshire for a specific reason. There’s swearing from a Sheffield singer, a fess that might come from an indie star and music from Kiki Dee, Longpigs, Apollo Junction, Yard Act and more. Plus, the connections between David Bowie and Yorkshire.


Episode 4

In episode four, find out the MASSIVE opportunity that one South Yorkshire band missed out on, the email etiquette of a music hero and what the big topics are on the Facebook groups of Yorkshire. Plus music from Self Esteem, Kingmaker, Thompson Twins, Yungblud, Nightmares on Wax, Joe Elliott from Def Leppard and more. And find out how the Stranglers are affiliated with Yorkshire.


Episode 3

In episode three, we find out about the Sheffield band who got Harry Potter drunk, the Gary Linekers of electro-pop, where Yorkshire’s rock ‘n’ roll capital is (not where you might expect) and how Louis Armstrong is somehow connected to Yorkshire. Plus tunes from Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Priestgate, Kaiser Chiefs, Robert Palmer, Kate Rusby and more.


Episode 2

Episode two features a tribute to Steve Mackey from Pulp, with three songs from different eras of the Sheffield band’s history to honour their late bassist. I also discuss the reason I need to move away from my village, the famous people who studied English at Leeds University and play tunes from the Housemartins, Shed Seven, Berri, Jake Thackray and more.


Episode 1

In episode one, you can hear tracks from Pulp, Utah Saints, Moloko, Hope and Social and more. You’ll find out about the only pop star I’ve ever seen perform in a school play, which Yorkshire singer might fancy a Tinsley Towers tank top and what makes California’s Pavement Yorkshire-affiliated.


Yorkshire Radio Show