Saturday, May 18, 2024

Our Team

To speak to a member of the board of directors please email – FAO Directors

Kyle is our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of our company and has experience in running a variety of community groups and community radio stations. Kyle Scott has been involved in the local media since a very young age. His first radio show was at Newcaslte & Gateshead’s first ever fulltime FM community radio station (NE1fm) Kyle presented a number of shows including The dedication show, Saturday Mid Morning, Drivetime and attending a number of Outside Broadcasts. He left NE1fm early 2019 to start something new.

In August 2019 Kyle Scott formed Radio Shields NE CIC with only two volunteers and limited funds, the station eventually opened its doors in September and launched it’s fulltime online only community radio service on 14th September. The Station grew and eventually the programming schedule was busy with lot’s of different programmes. Throughout lockdown the local radio services proved itself to the local authorities that it had something to offer and their was a need for the local radio service.

In early 2021 the station was asked by MUX ONE to support it’s ofcom application to bring Tyneside 30+ radio stations to the area and in December of that year Radio Shields went live on the UK’s first small scale DAB Radio system and has gone from strength to strength.

In March of 2024 Kyle and the board of directors renamed the company from ‘Radio Shields NE Community interest Company’ to ‘Affinity Media NE CIC’ we plan to bring Tyneside a second radio service delivered by ourselves. We expect this to launch across Newcastle and Gateshead soon.

Jade is a named director of our company and has been involved with the station as a presenter since January 2020. She works at a South Shields-based business selling windows and doors, she’s been doing this since the aged of 16. Since becoming part of the directorship of Radio Shields she’s been a massive support to Kyle to carry the vision of the organization.

Jade has a husband called Carl who one day will be our roving reporter, two girls, and lots of animals.

Wayne has been with Radio Shields for over three years, and he has a massive passion for “Indie Music” and loves his fast cars. Wayne is also a named director of our company and is full of ideas and ambition! He works alongside Kyle ensuring the business of the radio station runs smoothly.

Stephen is a named director. More information will appear here soon.

Colin is a named director of Affinity Media NE CIC. More inforamtion will appear here soon.

Jacqui joined Affinity Media NE CIC in April 2024 as Company Secretary. She was born and bred in South Shields but lived away for 40 years before she came to her senses and gave in to the call of the North Sea, and Colman’s fish and chips!

She has spent most of her life working in libraries, starting out volunteering in her school library aged 9. She has experience of writing grant and funding applications from her time as a senior manager in academic libraries in the UK and USA, and as a volunteer at a local community library. Behind this quiet librarian façade is a budding DJ and Jacqui is excited to be working with the Affinity team.

Richard is our company strategy manager and is a named director of Affinity Media NE CIC. More inforamtion will appear here soon.