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Kev presents BBC Radio Devon's new music show BBC Devon Introducing every Monday evening at 6pm and is the out and about presenter for Richard Green's Afternoon Show.
A behind the scenes role at BBC Radio Devon proved the perfect springboard for Kev Hutchings.
Now a presenter of "BBC Devon Introducing" and a member of the Afternoon Show team, he's delighted to be doing what he loves most; talking about music and meeting interesting people.
Amy Newton and Kev on the beach
Kev's first taste of broadcasting was at the age of 18 when studying at college and being asked to present a lunchtime show on the student radio station.
"It was brilliant," he said. "My biggest passion in life is music and to be able to play and talk about the songs I love was so addictive and such a joy."
After handing CV after CV to the people he now calls his bosses, he was finally employed by BBC Radio Devon in January 2004.
"I began working a few hours a week answering the phones on the Late Show," he said.
Working with John Govier as the "better looking half" of the Late Show team for two years and subsequently presenting the show himself for several months in 2008 was the next step for Kev.
Kev with Rosa Rebecka
"Working on the late show was a great experience and meeting all the local musicians made me realise just how much talent is out there."
And so as presenter of BBC Devon Introducing, Kev is doing what he loves most.
"It's great to introduce the listener to new local artists and to show them how varied the Devon Music scene is," he enthused.
"Going through all the CDs that get sent in is really exciting, I never know what I'm going to hear next.
"What I try to do with every show is to illustrate just how eclectic the local music scene is.
"And working with all the local acts is very inspiring, it's great to see musicians from Devon making an exciting fresh sound."
last updated: 12/01/2009 at 12:44
Interact With The Show
There are lots of ways you can interact with BBC Devon Introducing if you're a local artist.
E-mail anytime with gig listings : firstname.lastname@example.org
Text between 6pm and 7pm: 07786 202 999
If you're an unsigned artist or band you can send your latest CD to Kev
Drop a line to PO BOX 1034, Plymouth
And enjoy BBC Devon Introducing every Monday evening from 6pm on BBC Radio Devon.