Chris Baird

Radio Career 1974-2006.

Began his career in the early seventies joining an International Entertainment Agency based in Copenhagen. They sent him all over Europe from Luxembourg to Norway as a Disc Jockey. With guest radio appearances on Sudwesfunk Radio in Baden Baden and NRK in Norway.

In 1974 he got his first break in radio as a member on UBN, the United Biscuits Network Industrial radio serving 30,000 factory workers on five sites throughout the UK and later becoming head of local programmes.

1975 he joined the start of commercial radio in Nottingham on Radio Trent presenting shows and producing live music programmes.

Two years later he left to join the BBC as a Studio Manager working at Bush House on the World Service and later Broadcasting House in London attached to the news and current affairs department on Radio Four.

In 1979 he joined BBC Local Radio at Derby serving the East Midlands with a long career working as a presenter, producer and as a Broadcast Journalist and retiring in 2006.

He has also had limited experience of offshore radio taking part in two RSL’s on Radio London 1997 and bobbing about on the Lighthouse Ship the LV 18 in 1999 when Radio Northsea International was brought back to raise funds for the RNLI 175th anniversary.

Since retiring he has contributed programmes to classic rock station Radio2XS online and community station Felixstowe Radio.


Chris Baird shows



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