EarTunes started out as a means of improving our knowledge of Internet Streaming technologies, and has developed over time into the Community Station that it is today.
What drives us? Well, as well as satisfying our ego (all Radio Presenters like the sound of their own voice, and don't let them tell you otherwise!) we have seen a need for a more local radio service. Increasingly, once-local stations are becoming "branded", with less and less local content. You could say that certain Media Giants have taken the "Heart" out of local radio - we aim to redress the balance!
Ade (also known as "Grey Squirrel"), who has lived in and around Calne since 1975, was the Station Engineer for Chippenham Hospital Radio for many years before deciding to set up EarTunes. That was a fantastic experience in how to harness Streaming technology (CHR was the very first Hospital Radio station to broadcast LIVE on the Internet) and the experience has been put to good use when setting up Eartunes!
Ade is still occasionally involved in Chippenham Hospital Radio and until recently was Presenter and Editor for "Air Tattoo Live", the radio station of the Royal International Air Tattoo, which takes place each July at nearby RAF Fairford.
Derek ("The Silver Fox") was invited in 1986 to run, as an experiment, a single-handed airshow radio station associated with what is now the Royal International Air Tattoo. The experiment proved a success and until hanging up his headphones at the end of 2008 he headed up a team of 6 broadcasting from the airshow for 5 days every July. He was a guest presenter with the BFBS during a 4 month detachment to the Falkland Islands in 1987. In 2003 he was invited to join Moonraker FM for its month long run in Chippenham. He joined the Station again in 2004 when it broadcast in Trowbridge and remains part of the Moonraker team.
Richard's knowledge of country music is well known not only here but world wide. An experienced broadcaster, he has interviewed many of the great names in country music, sometimes live on air from the states. Now 'retired' from the day job, he splits his time between part time jobs and his country music.
Cory is Calne Born and Bred, so you can't get much more local than that!
Fresh from Falmouth's "The Source FM" and soon to be graduating from Falmouth University with a degree in Radio Production, Cory will add a slice of professionalism and more than a smidgeon of "Youth" to an otherwise Geriatric stable of presenters!
George is by far the most hard-working of the entire Eartunes team. He and his partner Mildred "man" the studio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - providing a sustaining service for times when the studio is unoccupied, and of course always ready to jump in and assist "Live" presenters.