Jay Richards

About Me: I was brought up in Torbay, I have always had a passion for radio since being involved with CB radio back in the day, more recently becoming an Ofcom licenced ‘Amateur Radio Operator’, in 2016.  I completed my first degree in ‘Intellectual Property Copyright’, Accountancy and Law’ in 2004.  I graduated in March 2020 gaining my second degree, a BA (Hons) in ‘Photography, Photojournalism and Media Production’.  I am a supplier of local news for a number of newspapers in and around the Bay and am your News Producer as well as assisting with technical issues here at Riviera FM.  I also present my own news show on the station.  I started my 3rd degree in June of 2020 an MA in Photography & Videography taking News Production and Digital Broadcast as secondary and third subjects.  I joined Riviera FM in 2020 with an aim to provide the community with up to date, informative and accurate ‘Local News’ of which I have a passion for and to assist with the general running of the station.  I consider myself an approachable, technically minded person who is always willing to go that extra mile to help fellow Presenters and colleagues.  I have a wide knowledge of production and editorial skills and am always happy to help others. I’m known on the station as ‘Jay of the Bay!’.

Passion: Photography, Radio, I.T and Sound Production.

Favourite Music/Artists: Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Dire Straits, Queen (I’m Very Much an 80’s guy!)

Hobbies: Amateur Radio, Piano, Computers.

Favourite Things: Meals in with friends, Theatre, Music, Radio and Cinema.

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