This wonderful piece of art is an image of a print reproduced from original watercolour paintings by David Birtwhistle. David is a prolific watercolour artist who was based in Belmonte house Bransford road in St Johns, Worcester. I can’t remember exactly when the picture was commissioned but I suspect it was very late 80’s or early 90’s. […]
2022 UPDATE 2022 :- Amazingly I still regularly meet people who have many fond stories to share about the happy times they had listening to this truly local little station – If you were one of those who worked at the station in any capacity and are yet to share your story, photos or anecdotes from your time at the station I would still love to hear from you and will add on stories as and when I can. I am hoping to keep updating the site though to the stations 40th Birthday on Tuesday Oct 4th 2022 – Sam
Welcome to ” My Wyvern Story” a place to share your story, of your time at this amazing little station. On October the 4th 2017 it was 35 years since the station launched and Rob Yarnold and myself, Sammy Southall, thought it would be a good time to see if we could gather together as many staff stories, pictures, videos and airchecks that have survived the ravages of time with a nostalgic look back at this exciting time in radio. This site is intended to give everyone who worked at the station for any length of time and in whatever capacity a chance to share their own Wyvern Story.
The Radio Wyvern Documentary
Just a couple of nights before the station launched we were incredibly lucky to have a Central TV documentary about the building and creation of the station broadcast across the area. The pre-launch publicity was intense but having a 40 minute TV programme about the station go out just before we went on air was pure genius.
So turn on your sound, kick back with a drink and take yourself back to October 1982.
The video is courtesy of Dave Webb Who has supplied us with a much better quality version than we originally had on the site. Thanks Dave
The Radio Wyvern Opening
Well after a very short and restless sleep and several strolls around the car park feeling more than a little anxious – I went into the studio and with TV cameras rolling and a substantial party of the directors and other presenters I managed to get the first few words of the opening show out on air.
I was so incredibly nervous and excited all at the same time and with thanks to www.aircheckdownloads.com, we are able to listen back again to those first minutes.