Decade at Knebworth for Steve
Jack FM Hertfordshire presenter Steve Folland is celebrating 10 years on air in Hertfordshire today.
He's the only remaining member of the original line-up from when Hertbeat FM launched on 3 March 2001.
"10 years is a long time. The cute little kids I first spoke to in primary schools that year could now have graduated from university!" says Steve.
In those years Steve has broadcast his show for the Knebworth-based station from a narrow boat on the hottest day of the year, jumped off the roof of the hospital live on air, danced like Beyonce, interviewed a young Lewis Hamilton (and didn’t believe him when he said he’d one day be World Champion), had a kids book about being a DJ published and eaten a lot of doughnuts.
Steve told RadioToday.co.uk: "What’s kept me here? Well, a complete lack of ambition I’d have thought. Actually, it’s a great creative place to be, you couldn’t get away with the freedom we have on air to play what we want and say what we want pretty much anywhere else outside of the national BBC stations. And they’ve presumably lost my number."
He added: "I’m the only one left from the first day, I don’t know.. maybe it’s something I said!"