John Tolson


​Weekday mornings from 6 join John for Breakfast. It's his job to get you started for the day... keeping you updated with the latest news, sport, weather and travel news!  Know someone celebrating? Let John know before 8am...

Here's four things to listen out for on the show...

6am: 3 for your Cuppa Tea! What a perfect way to start your day... enjoy 3 great songs whilst you have your favourite brew!
7.20am: 60 Second Showbiz The stars & their stories in sixty seconds!
8.40am: The BIG Question Each day is a different themed question... the answer is revealed at 5.20pm!
9am: Ten from Then Share your memories with John as he plays ten fab tunes from on great year...

After stints at radio stations in Leeds, John joined Ridings FM at our launch in 1999 working on our evening and afternoon shows before taking over breakfast in 2009. Born just down the road in Dewsbury, John has been living and working in West Yorkshire all his life and after 14 years at Ridings FM feels like a native of the area and is proud to be part of the station that’s just for the Wakefield District.

John’s laid back style makes a great alternative to all those loud and shouty breakfast shows elsewhere on the dial. He promises more music in the morning, the latest news, weather and travel and just the right amount of chat to start your day.

John presents Ridings FM Breakfast weekday mornings from 0600-1000