Fred Hart Online
About Me

BBC WMMy name’s Fred. I’m a radio presenter/producer, journalist and stock controller based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

It’s a bit of an odd combination… but that’s how life works sometimes!

I’ve lived in Gloucestershire all my life; I went to school and college in Cirencester and studied at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham – graduating with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Radio Production in 2014.

After finishing university I was unemployed for a few months, during which time I spent a month in London doing some work experience with the Jeremy Vine Show at BBC Radio 2.

Then in December 2014 I got my first job working in Stock Control at the Central Distribution Centre for a national company which sells central heating spares.

These days I juggle a full time job with a weekly radio show and frequent holidays and short breaks to destinations across Greece and the German-speaking world.

Since 2006 I have colunteered for Cirencester’s radio station Corinium Radio which will celebrate its 10th anniversary year in 2016.

Corinium Radio  started as a station which did 2 weekends of broadcasting each year but has grown to the extent that Corinium is now a 24/7 Internet radio station. I’m heavily involved in all aspects of the station from the technical side of things to the ‘on-air’ side of things, and I love hosting my own weekly show.

As well as making my own radio shows I listen to a lot of radio! Take a look at the Radio Listening Blog I ran for a year in 2012/13. My favorite stations are LBC and BBC Radio 2 but I dip in and out of most things.

I like reading books – Recently I’ve read Sir Robin Day, Peter Sissons, Jeremy Bowen and Jeremy Vine. I’m currently reading Bob Harris’ book.

I learn Greek (Modern Greek, that is) and travel to Greece each year. I have a Greek website too – you can find that at fred-hart.gr.

My third language is German – I learned it up to A level and have been to Germany a couple of times – once to Boppard-am-Rhein, once to Köln and twice to Cirencester’s twin town, Itzehoe.

Since 2015 I’ve been travelling to Germany regularly for short breaks – my aim is to get round all the German Federal States. In the last few months I’ve done trips to Munich and Berlin… I’m heading to the extreme South West of the country in early 2016. My German website is at fred-hart.de.

In my DVD collection… A couple of German films, the entire Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister collection, lots of David Attenburgh documentaries and a Greek film as well.

And music wise… I listen to just about all types of music – pop, rock, jazz, blues, classical, folk, country…just listen to one of my radio show and you’ll se what I mean!

If you wish to contact me, my contact details are on the Contact page of the website.

Updated: December 2015

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