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Radio Seagull on air: Des Withey

Des Withey Des Withey

My love of radio began when I was just fourteen, listening to the likes of Tony Blackburn and thinking what an inspiration he was to me.
I formed my own twin deck amplified mobile disco when I was fifteen and began performing at weddings and parties,

employing a roadie to transport me and my equipment to the gig as I was too young to drive and built a reputation of good entertainment.

My Music, I love Jazz, smooth rock, R&B, Soul and Motown, but I like the listener to tell me what they want to hear to, I get a great buzz from all the talented artists we have in this world. I’m incredibly excited to be presenting on Radio Seagull and I hope you enjoy me and my music.

* I Began Radio in 1986, in Henley- on- Thames with Media Air Studios, where I gained my first experience of sitting in a studio and being taught how to be a presenter, I had a fantastic tutor and my radio career began with me making Commercials and Voice overs during my training.

*    Progressed with full time career, which dictated my time and commitments on new home and family etc. With the love of Radio in my blood I progressed to find a part time position in local radio near home town.

*    In 1995, I joined MIX 96 as an outside broadcast man, with many roles including, standing in on live breakfast show news and weather broadcasts. Title roles included Sponsored features with a local business crowd every week, for a LIVE broadcast link via studio.

*     Other included MIX 96 Roadshows , with more than 190 other live broadcasts and more than 50 recorded interviews and features.

*  In year 2000, I moved to 1170AM and presented live shows and more outside broadcasts, including Celebrity interviews. I was the anchor man for the big switch on of Christmas lights with” Colin Baker”( Dr. Who), and  I entertained an audience in excess of 6000 people.

*    Made a television programme for Channel 4 in May 2005, A one hour long programme all about a grade II listed building which I was renovating.

*    My business renovating old buildings, took up most of my time in recent years, but now have been able to step back and rely on my own team.

*   Most recent Brill Oldies on 87.9FM August 2011 In this broadcast period I was on air for 28 Hours over  17 days.

Show Times:
Thursdays: 13:00 - 15:00
Fridays: 01:00 - 03:00
Drivetime - Mondays: 05:00 - 07:00 and 17:00 - 19:00