I've been interested in radio for a very long time. I've presented on several radio stations, set-up and run a radio station and I'm a keen listener to radio.
Back in 1993 two important things happened. Firstly, my friends and I decided that Chester was pretty poorly served by local radio. Secondly, we discovered that it was possible to get a Restricted Service Licence - a temporary radio licence to trial a new radio format. It sounded like fun, and after an awful lot of hard work and fund-raising, Deva Radio went on air in August 1994. We broadcast on 1602kHz AM for the month. We secured a second licence in 1996, this time on FM and from a new location. You can read more about Deva Radio soon.
I continued my involvement in radio in Chester as part of the Chester FM group. After a successful licence bid the Chester finally has its own radio station - Dee 106.3
Wrexham FM was a station set up by Roy Norry and Ron Jones, who I knew from Deva Radio. When Deva Radio failed to get a licence in 1995, in part because Wrexham FM was on air when we wanted to be, there was nothing else for it but to wander down the road to Wrexham and do some presenting. It was particularly fun because I didn't have to worry about station finances, admin and such like, and could just turn up and present!
While at the University of Cambridge I spent four years as Chief Engineer for CUR and still found time to present a weekly radio show. As engineer, I set up the station's internet broadcasting and organised a major studio refit, as well as starting a now traditional outside broadcast from the Freshers' Fair each year. You can read more about my work at CUR or visit their website, http://www.cur.co.uk/.©Eddy Langley - This page last updated 28 October 2003