Up Close and Personal with the HFM Presenters

Each week we go behind the mic to find out everything you've ever wanted to know about our presenters!

This week we turn the spotlight on Dave Charles.....

Dave Charles

Find Me  on Air: Sundays 7 - 10pm

First Job: Pie Maker !.....Yes its all true what they say !

Favourite Music: Tough call….Anything from Nine Below Zero and Ist, to Alan Parsons project…….Local artists The Retro, The Haize, Demon Llamas and new bands such as Kick Superb, Spotty Dogg and the Wombats. That’s just for starters I could go on but id probably run out of Pixals……

Dave's favourite food

Favourite Food: Pie, Mash & Liquor… in fact there is only one meal better……..Double pie, Mash & liquor !

Favourite Drink: Real Ale, Guinness and a weedram of single malt Whiskey (not all at once though)


Star Sign: "Pie"ces


Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?

Tough one this…..id have to say Basil Brush…what…… it’s a puppet? Noooooo ! Tony Robinson, Mick Lister, he,s famous and on my show in a few weeks !!


Southend PierFavouriteHoliday Destination: Easy Southend on Sea…Well you can get almost anything you want there. Sand, sea, heritage, culture and err pie & mash….with Liquor delicious you must try it sometime along with Jellied eels……

Favourite TV Programme / Film: Current "Mountain" with Griff Rhys Jones

Best Thing about Working at HFM: That would have to be the Pay ! as the Tax code is zilch ah so is the pay scale come to that but its great having the freedom to choose what to play and when to play it, and the Community spirit from within that hopefully extends to the Listeners both locally and throughout the world via the internet.

Fascinating Fact about Me: I have two eyes a nose and……a mouth !  oh and I do have letters after my name too in my professional career as a Health andDave Charles Safety engineer….


Your Favourite Pass Time / Hobby: Mountaineering, hanging off of ropes sounds dangerous I know …in fact it is ! utter madness but great fun and safe….


Most embarrassing (NOT RUDE!) Moment: Forgetting to tie the rope at the right end….it was a long way down !


What made you want to get a job in the radio industry:

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