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Presenter profile: David Smith

David Smith

David began his radio life as a behind the scenes man at BBC Radio Shropshire.

A five year spell doing the early breakfast show and travel news at BBC Radio Leeds soon followed where he chased UFOs and ghosts on Ilkley moor in a live all night broadcast, and was called a lemon by Sir Jimmy Saville.

In November 2007, he joined BBC Radio Gloucestershire, in a move he describes as 'the best I've ever made' - WE clearly didn't know what we were getting!

He has adopted Gloucestershire as his home and is a proud resident of Brockworth.

He has a great passion for the countryside and is pleased to be living by the Severn again.

In September 2008, He put his nautical skills to the test when he took a narrowboat down the Severn and Gloucester and Sharpness Canal - broadcasting along the way and only crashing the boat once!

This was described as an experience never to be repeated - but you never know, he could be persuaded.

Off the radio, David is a passionate, some might say obsessive, fan of Shrewsbury Town.

He continues to act under the delusion that they will one day be a success.

He is also gadget mad and can often be found pressing buttons on computers in an attempt to 'improve' things, and cowering in the engineers office like a naughty schoolboy when it all goes wrong!

David's on the radio each weekday afternoon with something to put a smile on your face, The best music anywhere on the radio, interesting people, fascinating stories, and you.

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