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In the five years since in launched on 10 January 2012, Radio Exe’s audience has soared: total listening figures are now 80% higher.
Broadcasting from studios at Matford, Radio Exe has covered visits by HM The Queen, the Dawlish railway line being swept away in storms, and the major Exeter city centre fire in 2016, and its drivetime host Ashley Jeary has become a Radio Academy award-winner. It is unique in being the only professional station to produce all its programmes wholly from the area.
Managing director Paul Nero says: “It’s been a rollercoaster. We haven’t always got everything right, but we’re as committed to our listeners as much today as we were on the day we opened the doors five years ago. We continue to be the only station - commercial or BBC - that’s Made in Devon, all day, every day and we’d like to thank the Exeter business community and the Chamber of Commerce for its support."
Photo: Presenters Ashley Jeary, Ben Clark and Chris Dinnis taking delivery of a Mad Cakes gift on Radio Exe’s fifth birthday.