Simon Hyde

Simon Hyde


Simon Hyde

When are you on air?

10.00am – 1.00pm Saturday

Tell us about your show…

Three hours of me just opening my mouth and hoping something interesting will come out.

We do some features to pass the time, give you a bit of useful stuff to enhance your day and oh yes a bit of time travel as well. It’s my favourite part of the show, we take you back to a year gone by and ask you to guess the year from the news audio, the TV clips and the movie trailers as well as some of the music that was around. It’s not an original idea but hey its very nostalgic.

What was your first job?

Paperboy, love the smell of newsprint in the morning!

What was the first song you bought?

“Birdie Song” by the Tweets

What has been your best/worst radio moment?

Getting locked out of the studio just as a song was finishing. There might have been a bit of dead air for a while! (clearly my best moment)

Best thing about being a volunteer at Chippenham Hospital Radio?

Our Volunteers, a great team of men and women, the fantastic hospital staff who always make us feel welcome and the opportunity to sit in a box and talk rubbish for a few hours and play some poptastic tunes mate!

What are the things that really wind you up?

A key!! But seriously, Crocs (the shoes, not the creatures with a lot of teeth), prawn cocktail flavour crisps, people not rewinding their video’s before returning them to the shop.

If you could interview just one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

Arthur Fry!

Favourite film:

Star Wars (Episode IV/A New Hope)

Favourite TV show (s) as a child:

Grange Hill, Top of the Pops, Dr Who, A-Team, Knight Rider, Blakes 7

Favourite TV show (s) as an adult:

Spooks, 24, Dr Who, Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Killing Eve, Would I Lie to You, the Inbetweeners

Favourite song:

“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears (A God like song)

Favourite food:


Favourite holiday destination:

Lake Garda in Italy (not to be confused with Lady Gaga in America, I've not been there)

Favourite place in Chippenham/Wiltshire

Parking Bay 42 at Chippenham Community Hospital

Programme Features

Transmission Saturday


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