David is a seasoned radio executive who's worked across all formats in the UK - managing the Century, Galaxy, LBC and Virgin brands.
He began his career at Nottingham's Radio Trent in 1980, where he became an award-winning broadcaster. Three years were spent at the former regulator, the Radio Authority, where he was responsible for overseeing compliance regulation for programming and advertising, including creating the system of Formats and of the early DAB licensing.
David spent a year at the coal-face in BBC local radio - and a famously brief spell as a BBC regional head of TV and radio - before becoming part of the management buy-in, with Orion Media, of a clutch of major Midlands stations (including the former BRMB, Beacon, Mercia, Wyvern and Heart 106). He played a key role in re-branding the stations as Free and Gem. The stations were sold to Bauer in 2016.
David is a radio historian, blogger, archivist and producer of the award-nominated legacy audio podcast series 'Conversations'.
He is currently a radio consultant, working with various stations, groups and industry bodies around the world. He also trains and lectures in presentation, production and compliance, supports research projects and licence applications, and is the Chairman of local TV channel, Notts TV.