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About Kevin Howells

Kevin Howells | 13:09 UK time, Sunday, 26 August 2007

Joined the BBC in May 1985 just at the start of BBC Radio Shropshire which I'm sure forever will be the best days of my working life. I left school at seventeen to join them having been born and bred in the county. Aside from two years working for John Cravens Newsround I spent the next 15 years having a great time at various local BBC radio stations up and down the country presenting all sorts of programmes.

I packed that in when machines started picking the same old music to be played on the radio (Dull) and I moved into sport, ending up in Radio Sport seven years ago.

Cricket became my number one interest when working at Radio Leeds after taking on the job of covering Yorkshire County cricket club. That involved spending time with a good bunch including Darren Gough, a young Michael Vaughan and Matthew Hoggard to name a few.

Almost all ambitions achieved thanks to the job but still dream of making an appearance on the Archers one day and having my own country music show.

I still live in Leeds a great city, although home will always be Shropshire, which is one of Britain's best kept secrets


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