Former BBC Radio Devon host joins Bay FM

Former BBC Radio presenter Howard James is joining Bay FM 106.4 from this Sunday 11th October to present the station’s new Sunday morning show.

Howard is originally from the East Midlands and moved to Exmouth in the 1970s, where he has lived for 30 years.

In 1974 he joined Hospital Radio Exeter, where he stayed for 20 years. Howard’s big break came around 1995 he had a call to staff the phones for what was then the Late Night Southwest programme. He then joined Daybreak BBC Radio Devon.

Bay FM’s station manager Andy Green told RadioToday: “It’s great that Howard has decided to join us, he’ll fit right in”. I know Howard from Hospital Radio back in 1978. Howard always said that Exmouth should have its own radio station and now it does and Howard is joining us.”

Howard will be hosting the morning show from 10am to noon. The show will include music requests, chat and guests interviews. Andy added: Howard is really glad to be part of the team. He really loves doing local radio and it will be great for the station and great for the listeners.”

Howard said: “I love everything about Bay FM, its music and the fact that its hyper-local. It reflects the community and what is going on in the community, which is what local radio is all about.”

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