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Saturday Afternoons with David Mortimer

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Like every other child that grew up in the early 60’s, I wanted to drive a steam train. Then I discovered pirate radio but as I couldn’t swim that ambition, like the train driving, remained unfulfilled.

I served my apprenticeship in student and hospital radio, and made taped contributions to programmes on BBC Radio Nottingham and Derby. Then I got my first break into live radio, thanks to “Whispering”  Bob Harris, a car accident and Bob being unable to do his show on Peterborough’s Hereward Radio. For the next couple of years, I did regular programmes at Hereward and later at GWR in Wiltshire. After a short break (well 9 years) I returned to Peterborough as a weekend presenter on Lite FM with other freelance work at KCBC in Kettering, Connect FM in Wellingborough and X-Cel FM in the Fens. Incidentally no Bob Harris’s were harmed in the telling of this story!

In 2001, I moved to West Somerset where I took on the role of Managing Director and Breakfast Presenter at Quaywest Radio. In 2012 I moved back to Cambridgeshire, got a proper job and retired from radio. However, one day whilst sitting in my regular traffic jam on the A14, I came across Tony Gillham on Black Cat 107. A couple of emails exchanged and a few weeks later, I found myself sitting in the studio, and the rest as they say is history.