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Wyvern Towers Barbourne Terrace

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…
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The Original Radio Wyvern Directors

Wyvern was offered the franchise to broadcast to Hereford & Worcester, directly in a phone call to Sir John in his Hereford home, from the IBA (John Thompson). We were given a few days to accept or reject the offer and we had to keep it…

The Radio Wyvern TV Documentary

We must have had someone looking down on us when someone manages to get Central TV to make a documentary about the inception and the making of radio wyvern. We had the cameras in many times while the station was coming into being - here is…
The pre on-air wyvern story
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The Pre On-Air Radio Wyvern Story

More thoughts from Rob Yarnold about the early months of Radio Wyvern As there was no one really on board, from the industry before we got the franchise, I had to get all the info together for the Board to understand. I took The Chairman…
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Sammy Southall Radio Wyvern

Sammy Southall – 1982 – 1998 My Wyvern story well where do I start it's been a long time since I thought back about all the different things that happened to me on my road to being on-air at Wyvern and the 16, mostly very happy years…
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Roy Leonard – Radio Wyvern

Back in 1982 I was working as a freelance presenter and reporter for another commercial radio station, Chiltern Radio, in my home county of Bedfordshire. At the time I'd been looking for a full-time position in broadcasting and therefore responded…

Graham Hughes Radio Wyvern

Graham Hughes - Launch Presenter/Producer - Weekdays 1-4pm and specialist music Monday - Wednesday 7- 8pm. If you’ve worked in broadcasting in the last few years you’ve probably missed out on a great event - opening a new radio station.…

Mike George Radio Wyvern

Mike Henfield called me at my home in Harrow to invite me up for an interview as they’d listened to my cassette and wanted to know more. I’d previously done work at Radio Victory in Portsmouth hospital radio in Ealing and broadcast to…
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Mike Henfield Radio Wyvern

I have a couple of memories from the time before we went on air. I was born in Worcestershire so getting the job at Wyvern was like coming home. But in 1982 Wyvern must have been the only radio station in Britain with a gazebo and fish…
switch onto wyvern
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The Wyvern Launch Newspaper

A number of people have mentioned the launch newspaper. Again Wyvern had an amazing start as far as awareness was concerned with a huge amount of publicity afforded by a launch newspaper which was delivered to virtually every home in…