Darren Crook / Presenter
Darren Crook shows
Darren has worked / volunteered on a number of community & radio projects in and around Gloucestershire in the south west of England since 1995. Starting off as a volunteer then as a part time member of staff at Forest Of Dean Radio, presenting a number of shows including The Spectacular, The Eclectic Breakfast, Chilled And Blissed. But he’s most known around the area for presenting White Labelled City promoting unsigned bands and singers, initially the brainchild of local dj / singer songwriter Tim Gunter.
Whilst not on air Darren used to help the project by promoting its core aims and making it accessible to the public eye, via admin and did a number of training workshops with a selection of age groups as well as helping on outside broadcasts. Darren learnt a lot and gained so much in terms of experience in from his HNC radio and broadcasting training at Stroud College where he had been given work experience within the BBC at local level and commercial radio at national level.
Since the demise of FOD Radio, Darren has worked briefly on White Labelled Radio ( again promoting unsigned music ) and the replacement for FOD Radio, Triangle Radio. Since 2014 Darren has been a regular contributor to Arms Forces Station, BFBS and their Catterick Garrison division in North Yorkshire discussing the latest movie releases.
In 2016 Darren got involved with Radio Beacon Online responsible for bringing in a world wide rosta of talent to create a diverse and wide reaching schedule that appealed to the radio listener to listen to a specific genre of music at a time when ordinary mainstream stations were not ordinarily likely to touch it. Whilst keeping a focus on unsigned and emerging artists to make Beacon in the process one of the best places on the Internet to source out new bands and great music.
Darren presented The Ultimate Music Stash for Beacon.
Darren has a love and knowledge of movies like no other, and his other show Celluloid Street, which will be regularly broadcast by DFM, promises to bring his passion and love of movies to the radio via way of picking out the latest releases, diving through classic movie soundtracks and rounding the show out with the hottest movie gossip he can find.