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The Amazing MBI On-Air Studio Desks

So I asked Rob Yarnold " how did we come to have those amazing MBI desks ?" - Rob Says  I was busy visiting every ILR station on air to plan Wyvern. As part of this journey, I was also working free-lance at Beacon 303 from 1976 - 1981,…
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Simon Doe Wyvern AM Split TX

I had the pleasure of broadcasting at Barbourne Terrace for two years between 1996 and 1998.   I was brought in as part of the presentation team of Wyvern AM, when the frequencies split. I remember my interview for the job, with the…

Mel & Tony Peters Get Married

I married the DJ who played me a song for Valentine’s Day. 1988 It had been an ordinary February the 13th.  I’d spent the day doing not very much, lazing about the house in the cold. To ease the boredom, I flicked the radio on. …

Gill (Manley) Edmonds Wyvern News

  Gill Manley (Edmonds) Jan 1991-March 1992 I was going nowhere, writing advertorials as a freelance for the Kidderminster Shuttle, when my dad suggested in the strongest terms that I should "get a proper job". My mum had died a…
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Phill Bird Wyvern Cheltenham

Wyvern Memories from Phill Bird  - Presenter/Promotions Executive  June 1991 – July 1995 Growing up on a diet of Radio 1, the exciting launches of Severn Sound, and then Wyvern, I felt a real pull to radio – particularly ILR.  I joined…
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Craig Beck Radio Wyvern

I was seventeen years old and had received approximately 50 or so rejection letters from radio stations around the country. The theme to the replies was similar; not enough experience, not quite ready, you have potential - come back in a few…
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Norman Bilton Radio Wyvern

Before setting off on the making of this site I spoke to Stephanie Bilton who was by Normans side during his considerable time at the station. Firstly I wanted to enlist her support and to see if she had any material she may be able to…
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Gareth Roberts Radio Wyvern

Two things I can say about my time at Wyvern from 1990 – 1994 I had extraordinary hair Without Wyvern, my dream of working in radio would probably still be just a dream. Instead, 27 years later I’m here doing the job I love,…
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Eleanor Oldroyd Radio Wyvern

Eleanor Oldroyd - 1984- 1986 “Who’s doing the sport at 1.20, David?” “Well, don’t tell her, but it’s Eleanor.”  It was September 1984, and I’d been at Radio Wyvern for a week. Ten minutes after that conversation took place,…
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Dean Roberts Radio Wyvern

Dean Roberts – Radio Wyvern/Wyvern FM (Barbourne) 1996-2002 Where do I start with my Wyvern Story? Well, I was always told that the ‘beginning’ is rather a good place to begin so let’s crack on. I can remember listening to…
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Chris Farrell Radio Wyvern

Where do I begin — I have so many great memories of the hallowed Wyvern Towers. Everybody ‘looking busy’ when we saw the boss’s yellow Capri pull up outside. Creeping up ‘The Bilton’s staircase’ as opposed to the ‘staff’…

James Robinson Listeners Story

Several listeners have been in touch having read about our little site on the Radio Today page offering their story of listening to Radio Wyvern - As they were the main reason we were there in the first place I will be adding some of the…
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Matt Healey Wyvern Perdiswell

I grew up listening to Radio Wyvern but didn't really take much interest in it until 1996. I tuned into the Chris Blumer evening show one night and I was hooked. It made me so interested in radio and I applied to join my local hospital…
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Ben Foster on Wyvern FM

I was on the station in 2004-06. I came from Sunshine 855 in Ludlow, Shropshire and had worked for BRMB, too. At the time, my on-air name was Ben Foster although I am known as Zac Damon. I came on to initially cover weekend breakfast…
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Andy Holmes Wyvern Perdiswell

I have MANY memories of Wyvern, having moved to the Two Counties aged 7, it was probably the station (along with BRMB) that inspired me to get into the industry in the first place. So to work for the station was a massive thrill. I'm now…
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Paul Masters Radio Wyvern

I joined Wyvern after doing well in two of the DJ discovery competitions. I hosted Sunday Best with Rich Edwards, my own Sunday afternoon show for many years. Sunday Breakfast and the Soul Show. Plus some weekday cover. One thing I…
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Allan Clarke Radio Wyvern

My interest in Radio started when, as a young teenager, I won a school competition, the prize, a visit to BBC Radio Birmingham (now WM) to watch the Ross & Henry Show one Saturday morning. Ross, perhaps better known as Les Ross &…
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Mark Hellings Wyvern News

When you’re a teenage radio anorak and somebody offers you the keys to an as-yet un-opened but brand new radio station so you can help play out test tapes, you’re probably not going to think about it for too long.  So there we were…
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Andy Kench Wyvern FM Perdiswell

Andy has sent in some great audio of his time at Wyvern FM - please more pictures and recollections from these days too. I share these as strange stories now with a good-natured sense of humour, not to poke fun at the station or its parent…

Sybil Ruscoe Wyvern Newsroom

Getting a job in the newsroom at Radio Wyvern back in 1982 was like getting the keys to the sweetshop. The newsroom was packed with talent (!) and youthful enthusiasm.  David Holsworth at the helm, now head of English regions for the…
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Frazer Shepard Wyvern News

In 1982, I was a year out of university and it had dawned that my anticipated career as an international rock star was not going to happen any time soon. I had spent a few months as a cartoonist in an ad agency until they “let me go”, and…
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Naomi Bishop Wyvern News

I was hired from newspapers by David Holdsworth. I had just passed my journalism exams and decided to write off to a few radio stations. I remember there was a job going at Piccadilly in Manchester and on spec I also wrote to my local station,…
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Special Mention for Wyvern Mo

Wyvern did make a difference to a lot of listeners for a whole variety of reasons, for some, it was a lifeline of sorts. One such special listener, was Maureen Preece best known to many listeners as Wyvern Mo, sadly no longer with us. She…
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Jason Harold Nearly On-Air

My Wyvern story began before I was officially working there. It was all thanks to - or maybe the fault of - Nick Wright. I used to really enjoy his evening show. I even won the odd competition, and in those days Radio had some odd competitions. On…
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Trevor Owens Wyvern Presenter

I joined Wyvern in February 1991 - and ended up doing my first-ever show by accident. I was working behind the scenes with 'Big' Rich Edwards on the sports show when he took the call that Simon Forster was ill and unable to do the late show.…
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Wyvern News This Is Howard Hughes

Like many of the best things in life I came to Wyvern by accident and chance.   I'd returned from pirate Radio Nova in Ireland and had tried to push for a community station for Southport - which it eventually got in the 1990s.   The government…
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The Pre On Air Promotional Leaflet

I have no idea how many of these Radio Wyvern pre-on-air promotional leaflets were printed or how many the 4 new presenters gave out at countless visits to all the main towns in the area who also had their own individual town named car…
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The Radio Wyvern QSL Card !

Not every station had a QSL card but at Wyvern we were not going to miss ou. After all, it was real radio enthusiasts who drove the inception of the station. According to Wiki, A QSL card is a written confirmation of either a two-way radiocommunication…
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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…