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24 September 2014
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Tim Wedgwood
Tim Wedgwood
Tim Wedgwood
Tim Wedgwood presents the Drivetime programme on Radio Stoke.

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Tim Wedgwood - the Facts!

Born:
13th April 1972, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Star Sign: Aries
Lives.. back in Staffordshire, after breaks in Cornwall and Nottingham... and more than happy to be back.

Career History/Big Break...
After a stint in hospital radio (aged 15) I started to pester the people at BBC Radio Cornwall who eventually let me become tea boy. On my 16th birthday I was given the job of tape reclaimer. Basically I had to recycle all the old tapes so they could be used again. Soon after I began writing and recording a five minute pop music feature for the Sunday afternoon rock show.

I moved back to Stoke for a place at the then North Staffordshire Polytechnic (now Staffordshire University). At the same time I knocked on the door at BBC Radio Stoke and they said they needed an announcer to fill in the gaps between the programmes on a Sunday. My first big break came when someone overslept and I had to present the Sunday afternoon youth show 'Mix FM' with five minutes notice. I then presented it regularly for the next three or four years.

I then took a job in Nottingham. I presented the lunchtime show, the drivetime show and then breakfast. It was then I was asked back to BBC Radio Stoke when their breakfast presenter moved on... and you know what they say, "There's no place like home!"

Likes: A lie-in.

Dislikes: Brussel sprouts

Claim to Fame...
I played the part of a mechanic in a training video for Halfords. I'm regularly spotted by their staff! Well... not really. They clearly don't know talent when they see it.

Any other interesting facts...
I was once arrested live on-air and taken to a makeshift prison cell where I had to raise a thousand pounds to help homeless people in return for my release. People were so generous... I was out in three hours.


If you wish to listen to Tim's show via the internet, and not on the radio, you can.
To find out more about how to listen to BBC Radio Stoke on the internet, click here.

The "Experts"
Tim hosts various sessions (around once a month for each) when "experts" come in to talk to him; and answer questions on a range of subjects - from pottery and antiques, and gardening to D-I-Y and astrology.
You can phone in, or use our messageboards to put questions to them - and they will answer you personally!

To read more about each of our experts and their subjects, as well as to find out what times and dates they will be on Tim's show, and how to put a question to an expert via our messageboards, click here.
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