Local commercial radio returns to half of South Hams
Local commercial radio will return to the east of the South Hams tomorrow (March 5) as Exeter-based station Radio Exe expands its coverage area.
Listeners in Ivybridge, Yealmpton, Modbury, Woolwell and other areas will be able to pick up the station from the DAB digital radio multiplex in Plymouth.
The move will allow the station to easily cover West Devon for the first time following the networking/closure of Radio Plymouth in 2020.
Split content will also be used on certain occasions.
Program Director Ashley Jeary, who presents the drvietime show, says: ‘Our listeners in Plymouth and the County West have been listening to us through smart speakers or our app, but at last we will be on DAB digital radio across Devon and South East Cornwall.
Many of the voices on Radio Exe will be familiar to listeners in South Hams, Plymouth and West Devon, as former Heart presenter Matt Rogers hosts Radio Exe’s breakfast show, with the daytime show presented by former Radio Plymouth presenter Neil Walker.
Former Radio Plymouth chief executive Tricia Duff and account manager Yassen Hadjiamin are now also part of Radio Exe.
The station will be giving away tickets to five musicals at a Plymouth theater on Monday to celebrate the occasion.