Radio Scilly founder Keri Jones moves on
Radio Scilly founder Keri Jones moves on
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Radio Scilly founder Keri Jones moves on

The owner and founder of community radio station Radio Scilly is moving on after 10 years running the operation.

Keri Jones has posted on his Facebook page today informing his friends and colleagues of the move, saying “there hasn’t been a day off, even when we have been away from the islands”.

The former BBC Radio Northampton presenter and Mix 96 programmer had intended to semi-retire after leaving his previous position at Town and Country Broadcasting with Radio Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

He’s now taking on a new radio travel programme which will be made available to small commercial and community stations in a number of formats. There will be a blog, website and podcast too. Keri is also a regular contributor to RadioToday.

Radio Scilly will be taken over by Zoe Parry, a previous colleague from Town and Country, who has been working with the station over the years. Keri told RadioToday: “I’m delighted that someone like Zoe, who understands and values good local radio will take the station forward. I’m not dramatising the situation when I say that the station genuinely faced closure if she had not come forward. There is simply no accommodation available for people who want to relocate to Scilly so it is such a relief to find a resident who has her level of experience.”

Talking about his new radio show, he told us?: “Travel is my passion and I’ve aired a weekly travel show for 5 years. I’ve received dozens of pitches for syndicated shows and I think I know what stations want. I’ll launch a weekly show available in multiple formats- 2 hours, 1 hour, music-led Hot AC and AC/ Gold. There’ll also be speech only and dry links versions that stations can easily load into their play out systems. The show will be free and stations will be able to find their own sponsors- and most areas have travel agents!”

Email [email protected] for details of the new show.

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0 5 4621 24 January, 2016 People News 4:37 pm 20161 Sunday, January 24th, 2016

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