One of the founders of Yorkshire Dales Radio has joined the team at nearby community radio station Drystone Radio.
James Wilson was made redundant from his position as Head of News at the Skipton-based station – called Fresh Radio since 1999 – last month ahead of its sale to UKRD.
He was one of the original presenters and also oversaw news and current affairs output on the station for its whole 15 years on the air from Skipton.
James will bring his Solid Gold Sunday show to Drystone Radio, which is based in Cowling, North Yorks, and went on air three years ago with a community radio licence covering the South Craven area.
A spokesman for Drystone Radio said: “James brings with him to a community radio station much experience and advice as well as his Solid Gold Sunday Show which is much admired in the area.”
James told RadioToday.co.uk: “I see working with Drystone as a new and exciting challenge. Drystone Radio offers people from all walks of life and with absolutely no broadcasting experience the opportunity to get involved with radio. Some are on the very fringes and are at risk of being excluded by society. Drystone Radio offers them something to work for, and to aspire to. I’m hoping I’ll be able to impart some of the knowledge I’ve acquired in my years in mainstream broadcasting. I’m also delighted to bring back Solid Gold Sunday to our very patient and faithful regular listeners as well as Drystone Radio’s ever-expanding audience.”