Tributes pour in for radio station manager

AN “AMAZING” radio station manager was hailed for his “infectious laugh” and charisma after his death following a short illness.

Trevor Grossett (57) was business and development manager for Redroad FM, a youth radio station for people in Rotherham and Sheffield, and worked at Kiveton Park Youth Centre, where he was said to have had a “life changing” impact.

Redroad FM said Trevor had been involved since they first went on air in February 2007.

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“He was an amazing person,” said the radio station in a statement.

“His laugh and smile was infectious, he had such charisma, energy and zest for life and we will miss him dearly.

“Away from Redroad, Trevor worked with the early help team at the council.

“His passion for young people was immeasurable something that he brought to Redroad when bringing new talent to the station and during our student takeovers.

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“Our thoughts go out to all his family and friends. We will be paying tribute over the coming days and weeks on Redroad.”

Rotherham Early Help North also paid tribute to Trevor, who had worked with young people in the area for 24 years.

“He has also worked with younger children and families, whilst continuing to support young people through youth work and with their career options at 16,” they said.

“Trevor is well known for driving the youth bus and engaging with young people in their communities. Trevor is also renowned for his love of music and his work at Redroad FM.

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“He will be remembered for his passion and commitment to youth work, his huge personality and his larger than life laugh.

“Trevor has made a huge impact on each and every one of the young people and families who he worked with and he will be fondly remembered by so many.”

Tributes flooded in on social media from people who said they had been inspired by him.

One social media user with the name Heather Celia said she had “so many memories” of his time at Kiveton Park Youth Centre.

“You were so laid back but you got things done,” she said.

“You lost so many keys but you opened doors for many!”

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Another tribute from a former colleague read: “His smile, laugh and always armed with a backpack of biscuits always made the working world so much better.

“He will be missed by so many colleagues and young people across Rotherham.”

There will be a memory book available at Swinton Brookfield Children’s Centre from August 8 for any friends and well-wishers to share their favourite stories about Trevor.