As you are probably aware on the 4th October 2017 it was 35 years since Radio Wyvern took to the air. Over the last few years, I have been thinking it would be fun to celebrate this milestone with a nostalgic look back at this notable period of broadcast history. So many people came and went through the doors of 5/6 Barbourne Terrace, all with a tale or two to share and many have said to me over the years that their time at Wyvern holds a special place in their hearts.
Having enlisted Wyvern’s originator, Rob Yarnold’s support and blessing, and run the idea past Steph Bilton, Muff Mrfin and a few of the many presenters and DJ’s I am still in touch with like Graham Hughes who has been a huge supporter. I have now created this special website of Wyvern Stories. We envisage it as a place where we can all share with each other our favourite anecdotes and memories, photos, air checks and video clips, etc. from this amazing time.
I am sure there are a wealth of fascinating and interesting stories to be found and told. So if you were there in any capacity we would love to hear your story. Can you find an hour to sit and cast you’re your mind back to your time at Wyvern? Regardless of which department you were in, on-air, news, sales, production or admin it will be great to hear from you, with your personal look back at your time at Wyvern and what it meant to you.
What are your funniest and warmest memories of the station? How did you first hear about it? What happened at your interview? What was your first day at Wyvern Towers like, what were your first impressions? What is your favourite Wyvern story? Send in your most interesting stories, the funniest, warmest, wittiest moments, the lessons you learnt and the friendships you made. If you have any
Send in your most interesting stories, the funniest, warmest, wittiest moments, the lessons you learnt and the friendships you made. If you have any airchecks (mp3), video footage ( mp4), scanned photos / news cuttings / program schedules etc. from your time at the station, do send them too. With photo files please add the approximate date taken and all the names you can remember of those people in the photo.
Please be generous in your recollections. While aware that we may all have felt many kinds of frustrations and annoyances at the time let’s leave them in the past where they belong. Without putting on rose coloured glasses, we would like to keep this a positive look back at this melting pot of people and talent.
Your Wyvern Story can be one long piece about your time at the station or several different individual stories about different events. All we ask is that contributions are a minimum of 400 words, please. Feel free add your email, facebook page, twitter handle etc. to your story if you would like others to get in touch with you. There will be the opportunity to add comments to people’s stories (all comments will be moderated)
So if you were at Wyvern for 6 weeks, 6 months or like me for 16 years or more I would love to help share your Wyvern story. While we particularly welcome contributions from those of you who were lucky enough to enter the hallowed portals of Barbourne Terrace, if you were with the station during it’s later incarnation in Perdiswell before the name was changed, your stories are very welcome too.
All I need is an email or word doc, your name, the dates you were there, which department you were in and hopefully a photo of you at the time. Happy recollections. Thank You, Sam.
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org