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Radio Exe launches new speech station

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Radio Exe has launched a non-stop speech station.

Devoncast Radio broadcasts podcasts produced in or about the county across much of the south of Devon, together with local news and what’s on guides.

It launches with an initial five programmes, together with a daily Devon news bulletin:

Devoncast – debating issues of substance affecting the county and produced in association with the local democracy reporting service.
2 Locks and a Cox – the Devon rugby show, with former Exeter Chief lock Chris Bentley, international referee Sara Cox, and Ian Dunstan.
Building Greater Exeter – how the city and the wider travel-to-work area is growing, and how people can develop careers in construction to make Devon an even more vibrant county.
Clinic Success Blueprint – what it actually takes to launch and run a successful private healthcare clinic sharing knowledge, expertise and experience.
Torquay United Yellow Army podcast – the issues, on and off the field, at the bay’s National League South club.

Forthcoming content includes a new music podcast featuring performers from Devon and Cornwall, and a cross-generations show exploring issues and current affairs, 

As well as being on DAB digital radio, Devoncast Radio is streamed on the Radio Exe website and app, on www.devoncastradio.co.uk and on Alexa devices by saying ‘Play Devoncast Radio.’

Organisations that have their own podcasts, produced in or about Devon, can get them to a broadcast audience by adding them to the Devoncast Radio schedule. There’s a small charge for inclusion, for which the programme is repeated regularly for a week – and programmes must comply with broadcast regulations. 

Station manager Brad Hardware says: “Audiences for podcasts are growing, and radio is an ideal way to reach a larger audience, especially people who don’t search out or download content. Devoncast Radio means people can now listen on digital radio, at home or in the car, and hear a broad range of content.

“This is a one of a kind for the county. No other radio station broadcasts non-stop speech programming about Devon for Devon, and from Devon.

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