BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

24 September 2014
BristolBristol

BBC Homepage
England
»BBC Local
Bristol
News
Sport
Weather
Travel News

Things to do
People & Places
Nature
History
Religion & Ethics
Arts and Culture
BBC Introducing
TV & Radio

Sites near Bristol

Gloucestershire
Somerset
Wiltshire
SE Wales

Related BBC Sites

England
 

Contact Us

Presenters

Radio Bristol presenter Nigel Dando
Nigel is taking part in the campaign

Nigel Dando

It's taken Nigel Dando a long time to discover the delights of radio - from both sides of the microphone, but after a 30-year career in local newspapers, he finally saw the light and decided on a change of scene with a move to BBC Radio Bristol.

Although a long-time devotee of the airwaves (Uncle Mac, Pick of the Pops, the early days of Radio One-derful), he's just discovered the brilliant clarity of 21st Century broadcasting that comes with owning a digital radio.

Nigel has never moved far from his roots. Born in Weston-super-Mare, he attended local schools before joining the weekly newspaper, the Weston Mercury.

From the Mercury he moved to the Bristol Evening Post where he spent 18 years working as a district reporter in Frome.

"It was a golden age in journalism," he wistfully recalls. "It was amazing how many stories you could unearth by spending time in the local pubs."

He was finally rumbled and eventually had no choice but to work for a living as the paper's chief reporter in Bristol.

Nigel's been with Radio Bristol since the start of 2001.

In his spare time, Nigel likes nothing more than to sample culinary delights from around the world.

Failing that, he's happy to settle for a 'magnificent seven' fry-up in the BBC Bristol canteen.

But doesn't that huge intake of calories threaten our man's svelte, slim-line appearance?

"Not at all," he says. "My dog, a giant Schnauzer, is always keen to take me for a walk. With a personal trainer like her to call upon, there's no risk of me turning to blubber."

You can hear Nigel Dando across BBC Radio Bristol's output.

last updated: 06/08/08
SEE ALSO
home
HOME
email
EMAIL
print
PRINT
Go to the top of the page
TOP
SITE CONTENTS
SEE ALSO

BBC Radio Bristol
Get in touch:
On-air - call a show:
0845 900 5 955

Travel desk: 0845 900 6 955
Action desk: 0845 900 7 955
Text us: 07786 200 955
E-mail us: radio.bristol@bbc.co.uk





About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy