In 2000 I started presenting and announcing at speedway meetings in Poole, followed by Weymouth from 2003 to 2010, Somerset, Plymouth, Isle of Wight as well as live commentary for Speedway Portal meeting videos.
I’ve always wanted to find a chance to have my own radio show after making many guest appearances years ago, on local radio as a critic of the weeks’ record releases. I can’t thank Stewart enough for taking the plunge and giving me a Friday night slot for a Rock Show, my first solo chance in March 2017.
Rock music is my main love musically, I was fortunate enough to present a Sunday night Rock Night in a pub which attracted over 500+ people every Sunday for five years where I only took one night off as I enjoyed the night so much, that was 1994 until 1999.
I have three daughters and two grandsons, originally, I was born in Horton Hospital and bred in Banbury, moved to Poole on the South Coast with my parents when I was a 5-year-old. Apart from a short stint in St Austell in Cornwall as a teenager, I’ve lived most my life not more than 15-20 miles from Poole but look to move back to Banbury in the future.
A few seasons back I found non-league football by complete accident and watched the Puritans play at AFC Totton, I was hooked from there on in with this level of the sport. I travelled up a couple of times that season but found somewhere closer to home to be able to watch on a weekly basis, that was Bashley.
Banbury will always have a very special place in my heart, my grandparents both passed away in 2008 and had lived for most their life in the town, many of those years were in a bungalow in Mewburn Road half way up the hill.
I loved my visits ‘home’ especially when they were alive and now for me I would rather jump in the car and drive a 2 hour plus trip to watch Banbury United rather than a few miles down the road to one of my local teams. There is so much more atmosphere, friendliness and ambition than on the south coast and it’s been a pleasure to become involved with live Twitter updates both for the club and the station (I love a challenge and do both feeds at the same time).
I've enjoyed broadcasting 62 #LazySundayAfternoon shows and also covering Saturday's in the off season with 10 #TheMeltdown shows as well, not forgetting Christmas and New Year's Eve shows last year.
This year is a busy year helping with the match day social media for club, my #iTRocksFridayNight show each week (which you can catch up on www.djtim.co.uk along with all the previous #TheMeltdown and #LazySundayAfternoon shows), and the odd co-commentary run out for Banbury United matches when I travel up if needed. Otherwise after recently joining a station close to where I live, I'm reporting and interviewing from Wimborne Town FC home matches this season.