Howard James

    I was so pleased and honoured being asked to be part of the team at this radio station.... it was like coming home for me as I had lived and worked in the Exmouth and Budleigh area for around twenty years and know the area well (and many of it's people too!).

    I still have a great fondness for the area and pay regular visits even though I reside on the Devon/Cornwall border.

    Although I had not been in the radio business for a few years until joining what was then Bay FM, it was something I had always missed.

    I started my radio career as a volunteer at Hospital Radio in Exeter and then moved on to BBC Radio Devon in Exeter and Plymouth presenting programmes at either end of the day over a period of around twenty years.

    I also worked in commercial radio at Orchard FM in Taunton (along with Jeremy Kyle)...,. yes him! ,and also Lantern FM in Bideford.

    Having done every aspect of broadcasting, it was so good to be part of what i call "grass roots radio."

    My belief is that local radio should be there to give a voice to the community and I wanted to focus on that and things that were happening around the area.

    The program that I present every Sunday morning (10 till 12,) features local guests chatting about  local things, both serious and not so serious, plus a sprinkling of music features and hopefully some cheery banter.

    The magic date for me was Sunday 11th October 2015, which is when I first took to the Exmouth airwaves with my very first guest being......have a guess!

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    Schedule

    • Ben Clark

      7:00am - 10:00am

      Breakfast Show Sponsored by Home Instead

    • Andy Green

      10:00am - 1:00pm

      Daytime Show Sponsored by Rose Lodge

    • Non Stop Pop

      1:00pm - 3:00pm

      Sponsored by The Clinton Arms

    Tide Times

    Today's Weather

    • Exmouth

      Sunny intervals

      High: 16°C | Low: 8°C

    • Sidmouth

      Light rain shower

      High: 16°C | Low: 10°C

    • Exeter

      Sunny intervals

      High: 16°C | Low: 9°C

    • Dawlish

      Sunny intervals

      High: 16°C | Low: 10°C

    What's On

    • Learn to dance!

      NEW SEQUENCE DANCE CLASS starting February 15th 2022 in Sidmouth. Learn to dance the popular ballroom and latin sequence dances for social dancing. A great sociable hobby good for body and mind!

      at Stowford Community Hall
    • California Suite

      Neil Simon's hilarious comedy Hotel California! Seven actors play ten characters in four stories set in the Beverly Hills Hotel.

      at Blackmore Theatre
    • GWRSA Wednesday Bingo Nights

      GWRSA Exmouth has for many years run a very popular bingo night on Wednesday evenings. The Bingo 90 books can be purchased on entry to the club and during the evening the Bingo Caller will conduct six games followed by a short break for drinks etc then a further six games. On some evenings there may be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets prior to Bingo commencing, in which case the break time will be extended to include the raffle prize distribution. There are very good cash prizes, the amounts varying according to the number of people attending on the night but some typically can be been around 90. The bingo offers an enjoyable night out for all so if you haven’t already been to the club give our bingo nights a try. Ideally bring some friends along. The club is open to all adults. Tables are available on a first serve basis so get there early.

      at Gwrsa Railway Club