Having lived “Down South” for most of my life, my roots are still firmly entrenched in the North East of England, among the beautiful countryside of the Durham and Yorkshire Dales.
I consider myself very lucky as when I was a child my Grandparents had a farm and I had an idyllic childhood as weekends were spent on the farm talking to the animals and playing on the farm machinery – the health and safety police wouldn’t allow that these days!
Eventually I had to grow up and get a job. At eighteen I joined the Fire Service where I made some great friends and, as you can imagine, had some very moving experiences.
Life has taken me many places since then, bringing me into radio at a pretty late stage in my life, however I enjoy it enormously, sharing my love of music with my audience and chatting about anything that comes into my head.
I used to help run a small radio station in the UK, following the closure of our station I went on to develop a radio programme syndication service with my partner in addition to jointly producing and presenting a popular radio show which was broadcast to approx 60 countries Worldwide. Personally I have been producing and presenting radio programmes for several years now.
Viv Craggs, DJ