I started out (quite a few years back!) working on hospital radio across the border in Somerset - although I didn't originally want to go near the microphone! I got my break at Orchard FM doing evening shows twice a week and worked there for a long time before spells in West Somerset, Exeter and North Devon. I remember once taking part in a carnical procession and throwing out a station t-shirt...only to have it thrown back! Obviously a tough crowd that night.
I've now been at Radio Exe for a few years really enjoying presenting the Sunday Breakfast show (I don't even mind the early start...mostly!)