has been a broadcaster for many years and a pirate radio fan for
even longer. Taking his broadcasting inspiration from the watery
wireless days - particularly Radio London, David can't wait to jump
David was born in North Yorkshire but moved to Norfolk in 1963.
He was educated at Great Yarmouth Grammar School. He began broadcasting
with BBC Radio Norfolk when the station opened in September 1980,
as a freelance presenter. His Sunday morning shows achieved the
highest audience figures, ever for the station.
1983 he joined the staff, full time, to present the mid morning
Norfolk Airline magazine programme with fellow broadcaster, Neil
Walker. The programme won a Sony Award for the Best Magazine Programme
in 1986, beating network competition. This lead to the pair being
offered the Local Network series on Radio 4 which they produced
and presented for four years. The series used the expertise of the
BBC's local radio stations to cover national stories, everything
from planning gain to naturism; from regional airports to regional
humour. David and Neil covered the length and breadth of the British
Isles making a total of 112 programmes for the network.
appearing on Radio Norfolk, David spent time working on Look East,
the regional TV news programme. He was regularly seen on breakfast
news shifts as well. He also presented a series on collecting for
East on Two.
his time with Radio 4, David re-joined BBC Radio Norfolk in 1992
as the Deputy Manager, taking charge of the station's programming