A new radio station has been launched in Bucks.

Waddesdon Village Radio, which officially went on air on Monday, November 9 at 9am, is the brainchild of Simon Guettier.

Mr Guettier, who is a resident of the village near Aylesbury, is also a broadcasting expert, as he has 40 years worth of experience in the field.

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Now retired, he wants the people of Waddesdon and beyond to hear music and take part in general chat, on the new radio station.

Waddesdon Village Radio joins Red Kite Radio in Haddenham as two community radio stations in and around the Aylesbury area.

Other radio stations in and around the town are Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio and Greatest Hits Radio, with the latter replacing Mix 96, which was rebranded in September of this year. 

Simon said: “I guess we can’t expect an entire on-air team all to come from Waddesdon.

“So we’d love to see folk from nearby apply as well.

“In my time in radio I worked for many stations including the BBC and commercial radio.

“But, you know, this tiny station coming from Quainton Road in Waddesdon is probably the most fun I’ve ever had.

“In the very early days of lockdown, I started doing a two-hour Saturday night internet radio programme.

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“The idea was that it was something to take part in when we couldn’t go to the pub – so we had a quiz, people chose music and we had a good laugh.

“Then I thought – ‘What if we did that all the time?’

“And so, WVR [Waddesdon Village Radio] was born.”

Simon also revealed that he is in need of team members so if you are interested in joining the radio station, visit www.wvr.digital.