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David Potter

David-PotterI was born sometime ago in the sixties in Coventry. As a child I had a relative short, but fun filled spell in Sussex and then a move to Cambridgeshire to finish my childhood.

I moved to St Ives nearly 30 years ago and am still here in this lovely market town. Married to Michele, with two boys, I have been heavily involved in local Youth football for the last 15 years.  I work in the transport industry, and have done so since leaving full time education. The pirate radio stations of Radio Caroline and Lazer 558 in the 80’s really made me take a more than healthy interest in radio as a young man, and made me want to have some involvement in radio. I joined the local hospital radio station Radio Hinchingbrooke and was delighted to be involved with HCR104fm through all its initial broadcasts.

What would be your idea of a perfect day?

Any day that involves lots of laughter. It is the best feeling in the world to be able to laugh. Sprinkle in a few other delights such as being with your family and there is the perfect formula.

What would be a nightmare day?

Any day that meant I let someone down in some way. However, often a nightmare day turns out to be one that you laugh about when looking back and usually make the best stories to tell.

What 3 words best sum you up?

Always grinning stupidly.

What makes you laugh?

Usually daft things that happen, but I tend to see a funny side in the majority of situations.

What is in your CD player at home at them moment?

Roxy Music. Just a super cool band that never fails to hit the spot with me.

What would you do if you didn’t do radio?

I have a huge ambition to be good enough to play guitar in a band, but it is taking me so long to learn to play the thing, that I might be drawing my pension before I take to the stage.

What would you change about yourself if you could?

My little stubby fingers as I think they hinder my guitar playing.
What is your biggest fear?
Heights get me every time. I am alright in an aeroplane, or on the top of Ben Nevis enjoying the views, but I cannot look straight down from a high rise building and I once sprinted the first three levels of the Eiffel Tower with my wife in pursuit through sheer fear and hence a massive adrenaline surge.

Did you grow up locally?

I grew up in Little Abington, South of Cambridge and it was just an amazing place to live as a youngster. Happy days.
What do you love most about Huntingdonshire?
It could do with a few hills and one or two mountains, and the sea being a little bit closer, but apart from this it is a very complete area. Good for businesses, very vibrant, close to anywhere you need to be, and yet still a lovely place to live with great people.