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Terry Cleaver

Join Terry Cleaver with “Terry’s All Gold Show” (Something that little bit different!) on Wednesday evenings at 7pm, (repeated on Saturday’s at 1pm and Monday’s at 5pm) on White Cliffs Country’s DCR 104.9FM.

To find out more about Terry and the “Terry’s All Gold Show” please see below:-

I was born in Dover and have lived in the Dover area all of my life. I attended Eythorne & Elvington Primary School, Astor College, and Canterbury Christ Church University. I have always worked locally and now work for a local authority in East Kent.

In 2001 I started presenting at Dover and Deal’s hospital radio known as the “Gateway Hospital Broadcasting Service” (GHBS) at the age of 15, becoming the station’s youngest presenter. GHBS broadcast from studios at the original Buckland Hospital in Dover (where I was born) to the Buckland Hospital and Victoria Hospital in Deal. In 2002 I started presenting my own weekly radio programme firstly on Friday’s then Wednesday’s and returning to Friday’s called “Terry’s All Gold”. This show played a variety of music from the 1960s to today, album tracks and had a variety of quizzes including the “Time Capsule”, the “Local Quiz” and weird facts. The programme was originally half an hour long and gradually extended to an hour. During this time, I went from presenting to also producing the programme as well as the following “From Me to You” Request show. During my time at GHBS I worked with Stephen Kennett, Martin Turner, and Mark Cridland (all now at DCR), Andrew Broughton (at Radio Ashford), Pat Winder, Terry Nunn, Keith Sansum, Jan Pott (formerly of DCR) and Dave Ashton.

In 2004 after leaving Astor College in Dover, I started presenting at C4 Radio, a student station at Canterbury Christ Church University presenting a Friday evening show called “Friday Fever” loosely based on the “Terry’s All Gold” format but focusing on more contemporary and modern music. In 2005 I was involved with the trial Canterbury student and community FM radio station, CSR 106.5FM which broadcast for 2 weeks across the city in November. At this time, I bought back the “Terry’s All Gold” format which resumed between January to May 2007 on CSR 97.4FM when the station obtained its community licence to cover Canterbury. At this time “Terry’s All Gold” won “Best Show Format” at the first ever CSR FM radio awards. During my time at university, I studied Film, Radio and TV studies with Geography and worked behind the scenes in voluntary administration roles at BBC Radio Kent and Sheppey’s 95.6 BRFM trial stations.

After a short break I resumed radio presenting in 2010 working at a temporary radio station celebrating the centenary for Girl Guiding at New Romney. This was alongside Matt Curtis, who I knew from hospital radio, and Catherine Block (now Curtis).

In 2010, I became one of the founders along with Matt and Catherine Curtis establishing what became Dover Community Radio (DCR). Barry O’Brien, Albert Thorp and Simon Partridge were also early members of DCR. During this time DCR’s website was established originally as a podcast service. In 2011 DCR became an internet service and in 2012 a trial service was established on FM for November and December from Dover’s Phoenix Club covering Dover’s Christmas Lights switch on and the Christmas period. During the time I volunteered with DCR I was a reporter, vice-chairman (supporting Matt and then Albert in their chairman roles), website editor (supporting Catherine) and programme controller as well as a presenter on the station presenting “Terry’s All Gold”.

Due to work commitments, I took a break from DCR in 2013 returning in 2022 when DCR became a full time FM radio station for White Cliffs Country broadcasting on 104.9FM. I returned to presenting “Terry’s All Gold” which has now been running for 20 years in various forms.

In my spare time, I enjoy walking, photography, reading, swimming, spending time with my wife Emma, my family, and friends; family history, visiting historic sites especially castles of which Dover is my favourite; wildlife and bird watching and attending local events as well as listening to a wide range of music, many of which you will hear on “Terry’s All Gold”.

Tune in on Wednesday evening at 7pm for the following and more:

• The “Gateway Groove” – a new or relatively new song to get you dancing across the “Gateway to Great Britain”.

• The “Time Capsule” – 2 classic songs and local news stories to help you guess the year.

• The “Local Quiz”.

• “Hellfire Corner” – a song from Dover’s Wartime History and a particular news story from the time period.

• A “Locally Orientated Song” – a song of the week with a White Cliffs Country or Kent reference.

• Local music – if you are a local musician and would like your music featured on the programme please contact me on terry@dcrfm.co.uk

• “A TV or Film Theme” – for you to guess.

• A song played each week to promote a local group or organisation which has a link to that organisation or group. To suggest one please contact terry@dcrfm.co.uk with the song and organisation / group details and some information on that group / organisation.

• “Wild Thing” – a nature sound which you have to guess what it is and its connection to White Cliffs Country or further afield.

• A variety of all music genres from the 1960’s to the present, sometimes earlier and sometimes newer!

• ….all that and much more! I look forward to you joining me on Wednesday’s at 7pm on DCR 104.9FM and don’t forget if you don’t catch me live “Terry’s All Gold” is repeated on Saturday’s at 1pm and Monday’s at 5pm.

• “Terry’s All Gold” can also be listened to again via https://www.mixcloud.com/terrycleaver/

 

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