Catherine Ball

I'm a journalist with the UCB News Team.

Join me from 2pm till 5pm Sundays on UCB 1. The weekend show features: topical interviews as we look back on the big news/current affairs stories of the week. Plus entertainment news, film reviews, sports and much more!

Vicky Gibbens

During the week, I'm a broadcast journalist with the UCB News team. Check out our News page for all the latest stories and interviews at

I also present Sunday Breakfast on UCB 1, so join me 6am till 10am! The programme features: topical interviews, the Word for Today, and exclusive teaching from Bethel Church in Redding, California, called Heaven on Earth.

Lizzie Crow

Hi, I’m Lizzie and I have worked in radio for more years than I'd like to admit to! I love presenting as it combines my great loves…chatting, people and music. And then chatting some more!

My Saturday show is about taking a look back at the week’s news, playing wonderful music to relax to at the weekend and then some family fun with the ‘Bible Brain Teaser’.

It’s a relaxing weekend listen, so I look forward to seeing you from 2pm every Saturday!

Abi Gregory

I love starting the day right - though I’m still learning to give myself enough time to do just that! As we start the weekend together with reflection, praise & worship, catching up on the week’s stories and Bible teaching too, I hope you can enjoy a life-filled day of all the good things God’s got for you!

Growing up in church on a diet of old hymns and well-loved choruses makes Classic Praise a natural show for me to present. I love playing those songs that have shaped my faith through the years and I hope they bring back some faith-filled moments for you too!

Paul Hammond

Talking Point is a Current Affairs programme that looks at the world around us and asks “What is going on?” We talk about most subjects, even the difficult ones, because we believe that our faith and our God has something to say on everything that affects the human condition. So if, like me, you believe - to paraphrase a statement in the Bible book of James -  true religion is to make sure people in need know there is an answer in Jesus, let’s dig a little deeper into how faith applies in the real world. Tune in and say what you really think.

Steve Best

I’m Steve and music is a huge part of my life. I have worked as a professional musician - so working in Christian music radio often feels like a holiday!

You can join me weekdays from 5am for Breakfast, starting the day with encouragement, a challenge and a smile. I can also be heard on Saturdays from 10am for The Saturday Show, with all the music and features you need to get your weekend rolling. Wednesday night at 10pm I also bring you Music News, with the latest on new album releases, tours, song stories and exclusive brand new tracks.

Gareth Cottrell

I am a northerner through and through having lived in Manchester all my life. Radio has been my passion since the age of sixteen and I am now blessed to do it as my career. I started in commercial radio but God eventually had something different in store for me. It’s not been an easy journey but looking back its one which I wouldn’t change for the world.

UCB News Team

UCB News & Current Affairs Team exists to inform our audience of what is going on in the world, giving you the ability to pray and act. Tune in to news on UCB 1, UCB 2 & UCB 3 at 12pm and 6pm. Get in touch with the team at

Ruth O'Reilly-Smith

Weekdays I  highlight stories of God at work in the midst of some of brokenness in life, including a testimony and song from a listener and studio guest after 11. Try and guess the Mystery Artist and hear the story behind the song and then you can vote for your Cuppa Teatime Tune just before 11. After the 12 O’clock News Programme, there’s back-to-back worship through until 1.