David Mortimer

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

He served his apprenticeship in student and hospital radio, and made taped contributions to programmes on BBC Radio Nottingham and Derby. David got his 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, David did regular programmes at Hereward and later at GWR in Wiltshire. After a short break (well 9 years) he 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, David moved to West Somerset where he took on the role of Managing Director and Breakfast Presenter at Quaywest Radio. In 2012 he moved back to Cambridgeshire, got a proper job and retired from radio. However, one day whilst sitting in his regular traffic jam on the A14, he came across Tony Gillham on Black Cat 107. A couple of emails exchanged and a few weeks later, David found himself sitting in the studio and the rest as they say is history. You’ll find him following on from Tony on Saturdays between 12 noon and 3pm.