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!

    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

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    Today's Weather

    • Exmouth

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      High: 17°C | Low: 15°C

    • Sidmouth

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      High: 17°C | Low: 16°C

    • Exeter

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      High: 18°C | Low: 16°C

    • Dawlish

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    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
    • Hide & Treat Halloween Hunt – Halloween Trail

      Do you dare to seek out our fang-tastic friends for a spookilious treat? We’ve hidden some specially made Halloween Neddies around the sanctuary, but which of these fang-tastic friends is hidden where? Follow our Halloween Hunt to find the secret hiding spots of our Neddies hidden around the sanctuary and see if you can match which Neddie is hiding in which Halloween hideout. This spooktacular activity combines family fun, exercise and brainpower and is just £5 per trail, including a treat on completion. Head to the Gift Shop to pick up a trail sheet and you’re ready to start your Halloween hunt. Plus with a new play area, daily talks, scenic walks, engaging exhibits, award-winning gardens and, of course, hundreds of adorable donkeys to meet, there’s so much to explore with your own herd, whatever the weather. Friendly dogs on leads are welcome too! Take sanctuary in our Taste of the West award-winning restaurant, The Kitchen, and enjoy fresh, local, seasonal produce while soaking in the unparalleled coast and country views. Breakfasts, lunches and tempting afternoon treats are dished up daily, with every penny of profit helping donkeys and mules around the world. Before heading home, browse our Gift Shop at leisure in the knowledge that every purchase goes towards helping donkeys in need. Packed with unique donkey-design items and souvenirs, you will find something for everyone. Make the day your own, but above all else, fall in love with our herds of donkeys. From humble beginnings as a UK rescue mission 50 years ago, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown into one of the world’s largest equine welfare charities. General admission and parking at the sanctuary are FREE (donations welcome). Dogs on leads are welcome. All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary Worldwide.

      at The Donkey Sanctuary
    • GWRSA Thursday Quiz Nights

      GWRSA Exmouth has for many years run a very popular weekly quiz night on Thursday evenings. The quiz is compiled and presented by our very own Ed Lee. It usually starts with a picture round comprising ten pictures, some may include dingbats, then a second round of twenty questions followed by a short break for drinks etc then a final round of thirty general knowledge and current news questions.

      at Gwrsa Railway Club