Ray Stuart

Ray Stuart

Ray Stuart started his show business career whilst serving in the Royal Air Force in Germany in 1956. Along with three other members of the R.A.F. he joined a skiffle group called the Northwest Ramblers and they played at various dances on the R.A.F. Camp and as they got better progressed into local German clubs.

After leaving the R.A.F. in January 1959, the group split up, but on returning to Sheffield Ray decided to join a Rock n Roll group called the Main Liners.

The group were fairly successful, playing at working men’s clubs throughout the area.

No degree of success came though until Ray left the Main Liners and formed a group called Frankenstein and the Monsters in 1961.

Until 1967 the group became very well known, both in this country and abroad, but due to bad agents and manager, Ray decided to call singing a day and get a proper job.

The proper job never materialised and he decided to become a D.J.

For the next two years Ray worked at the Black Swan in Sheffield and many other pubs and clubs gaining as much experience as possible. In 1969 he applied for a freelance job at BBC Radio, Sheffield, and was successful, and until 1974 worked for the BBC Local Radio learning as much as possible about Radio technique. On October 1st, 1974, Ray joined Radio Hallam, and is the regular presenter of ‘Countdown’ as well as the ‘Ray Stuart Show’ (9 p.m. – 12 midnight, Saturday: and 9 a m. – 12 midday, Sundays) He is also joint presenter of ‘Hallam Express’

Ray Stuart