107.3 Radio Exe

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Radio Exe
Radio Station Logo for Exe Radio in Exeter.
City Exeter
Broadcast area Exeter, Devon
Branding 107.3 Radio Exe
Frequency 107.3 FM
First air date 18 February 2008 (as Exeter FM), 10 January 2012 (as Radio Exe)
Format All-time favourites, easy listening, local
Language(s) English
Audience share 5.8% (June 2016, RAJAR)
Owner Exe Broadcasting Limited (100%)
Website Radio Exe

Radio Exe (formerly Exeter FM) is an independent locally owned radio station based in Exeter in Devon.[1]

About[edit]

Radio Exe is a locally focused radio station for Exeter and the surrounding area that is designed to appeal to a broad range of adult listeners, particularly those aged 35–54, with a full service of comprehensive news and local information, engaging speech features and conversation and a wide variety of music from the 60s to the present day.[2]

History[edit]

Exeter FM launched on 18 February 2008 as part of the London-based Sunrise Radio Group.

In June 2011, the station was taken over by Exe Broadcasting Ltd, a new company owned by local broadcasters Paul Nero and Mark Tyler.

The re-branded Radio Exe began broadcasting on Tuesday 10 January 2012 at 7.55am, when breakfast presenter Ben Clark played Billy Joel’s River of Dreams.

In August 2016, Devon Radio Ltd, owned fully by Celador Radio sold their 40% share in Radio Exe. This also lead to the resignation of Paul Smith CBE, a director of the station who is also the Chairman of Celador resulting in the station becoming 100% locally controlled and owned. [3]

Presenters[edit]

Weekday[edit]

  • Ben Clark (6am-11am)
  • Chris Dinnis (11am-3pm)
  • Ashley Jeary (3pm-8pm)

Others[edit]

  • Ben Clark (Sat, 8am-1pm)
  • Dean Brame (Sat, 6pm-9pm; Sun, 2pm-5pm)
  • Laura James (Sun, 8am-12pm)
  • Mike Reynolds
  • JJ
  • Paul Nero (also Managing Director)
  • Steve Carpenter (Cover)
  • Chris Tagg (Legal Eagle)

Previous[edit]

  • Joe Hellier
  • Colin Slade
  • Nino Firetto
  • Graham Russell
  • James Santer
  • Veronica Capaldi
  • Jim Colvin
  • Ian Starling

References[edit]

  1. ^ 107.3 FM Radio Exe
  2. ^ ofcom.org.uk
  3. ^ "Celador sells 40% shareholding in Radio Exe". Retrieved 2016-09-04. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°41′56″N 3°31′30″W / 50.699°N 3.525°W / 50.699; -3.525