Andy Potter is a Derby lad through and through and in the odd moment of quiet reflection can remember trolley buses, Cock Pitt Hill market and trains leaving from Friargate station!
He can remember when television programmes stopped at night, smoking was allowed upstairs on the buses and Mackworth had a mobile fish and chip van.
Andy's path to the mic has been a varied one involving printing, teaching, sales and Crossroads!
"I lost count of the number of times I checked silently into the hotel as an extra on the programme and never actually saw a room."
Over his time at BBC Radio Derby Andy has presented almost every programme on the station and after three and a half years of getting up at 3.30am to present the Early Show, he’s now coming to terms with what most will call 'a proper nights sleep'!
"The first thing my daughter said when I told her I was to take on afternoon show wasn’t 'congratulations', but "that means I can get a lift to school!" I suppose I know exactly where the priorities are in the Potter household."
There’s still an early start for Andy at the weekend as he presents the Saturday Breakfast show - once an early riser, always an early riser.
Outside of Radio Derby, Andy relaxes by going to the theatre, cinema and has an unhealthy obsession with the purchase of CDs: "There’s nothing too obscure to make it into the collection", he says. Although admitting to the full Eurovision song contest back catalogue might be pushing it too far!