BBC Radio Devon

First weekend of live football back on your local BBC radio stations

Authored by Mary

BBC local radio stations up and down the country are gearing up to cheer on their local football clubs as we head into the first weekend of live Premier League and EFL Championship football since March.

While the fans can’t get to the grounds, local radio is there to bring you all the colour, drama and excitement straight your homes.

The local radio commentary teams are so...

BBC Radio Devon has announced big changes to its line-up

Authored by Mary

New presenters have joined the station’s popular team in a fresh sound that aims to reflect the whole county.

Breakfast Show presenter Gordon Sparks is now joined by Laura James, waking Devon up from 6am to 9am every morning with interesting chat, news, sport, weather and travel.

Laura is known to early risers for her BBC Radio Devon show from 5am to 6am, which she continues to...

Tim Manns joins BBC Radio Devon as Saturday Breakfast Show Presenter

Authored by News Desk

BBC Radio Devon have today (Wednesday 15 February) announced that Tim Manns will be joining the station as Saturday Breakfast Show presenter from Saturday 4 March.

Tim says: “It has been a career ambition of mine to join the Corporation, so this is a very exciting time for me. I am really looking forward to Saturday mornings’ when I hope the BBC Radio Devon audience will join me for a...

More listeners tuning into BBC Radio Devon

Authored by Marc Astley

BBC Radio Devon is celebrating after attracting more listeners to the station.

Despite a blip following a major shake up of presenters the audience has significantly bounced back.

The station now has 200,000 listeners each week, according to the independent RAJAR survey.

Mark Grinnell, Editor of BBC Radio Devon said: “BBC Radio Devon is in a strong position. We are the...

BBC Radio Devon appoints Janet Kipling as Lunchtime Presenter

Authored by Mary

BBC Radio Devon has today (Tuesday 28 June) announced that Janet Kipling has been appointed as the station’s Lunchtime Presenter on a permanent bases.

Janet, who took over from Bill Buckley earlier this year, has a long-standing history with the BBC that first started 23 years ago at BBC Somerset, before moving to BBC Radio Devon in 1993 as a reporter, producer and then presenter of...

BBC boss breaks silence of Judi

Authored by Marc Astley

BBC Radio Devon managing editor Mark Grinnell has finally broken his silence about the decision to sack popular presenter Judi Spiers.

After four days of saying nothing he has published a formal statement via the station’s Facebook page.

It said the following:

“Thank you to all who have posted messages about the Judi Spiers Show on BBC Radio Devon.

“As Managing...

Chaos at the BBC after Judi announcement

Authored by Marc Astley

BBC bosses were completely unprepared for the backlash from listeners after it was revealed that Judi Spiers had been axed from her BBC Radio Devon mid-morning slot.

An insider has been telling the Daily about the scenes of chaos which ensued following the announcement shorty after 10am on Monday.

It has been revealed that:

• Extra staff had to be drafted in to handle...

Devon's WW1 experiences to air on Radio and TV

Authored by Caitlin A Green

Starting on Monday 24th February an interesting new radio programme 'World War One at Home' will air across local radio stations across the country, with programmes documenting experiences from particular regions.

The first of a 100 World War One stories will be broadcast on BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Radio Guernsey, BBC Spotlight and at

BBC Radio Devon celebrates 30 years of local broadcasting at the Devon County Show

Authored by Matthew Vizard

BBC Radio Devon held a special birthday brunch at their Devon County Show marquee this morning as part of their year-long 30th birthday celebrations.

Specially invited guests, including The Rt Revd Michael Langrish, Bishop of Exeter, enjoyed a brunch, while Mark Grinnell, Managing Editor of BBC Radio Devon, welcomed guests and spoke of the special relationship BBC Radio Devon has with...