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Ian Davies

Ian Davies began broadcasting in hospital radio in his home town of Chesterfield during the mid 80s before moving on to FM and AM stations in the north of England.

A self-confessed ‘radio nut’, in recent times Ian has presented shows on several radio stations, including Secklow 105.5 (FM station in Milton Keynes), Leighton Buzz Radio, Cambrian Radio in Wales and 121 Radio.

Ian is passionate about music, particularly from the late sixties through to the mid nineties, though he freely admits he knows next to nothing about chart music in the 2000s. His favourite genre by far is rock, from the sixties through to the present day. He may not know much about current chart acts, but he’s certainly right up to date with what’s going on in rock music.

“I like the classic rock artists such as AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin and co, but there are also so many great new rock bands around. I’ve become a little obsessed by The Dust Coda, a four-piece band from London, for example. Every time I hear one of their songs, I want more and I really enjoy tapping in to new acts.”

Ian presents The Rock Block, which he describes as “easy listening rock” if there can be such a thing. Classics from most rock genres, including soft-rock, prog, punk and glam, plus new music and a special category called “rock which may not even be rock.” Everything is radio-friendly; there’s no nail-your-head-to-the-floor thrash metal or similar. Just great music that fans of most genres will enjoy.

Every Thursday 8pm-10pm.