David O'Connell

David graduated from Sussex University in the 70s with an Honours degree in English Literature.  He has taught at Primary School, in Family Learning and Environmental Education and English as a Second Language, and lectured in the further education field. 

He is a singer/songwriter and poet.  His interest in radio was sparked by the arrival on our shores in the late 60s of the pirate radio ships, like Caroline and Radio London.  For a number of years he produced and presented a music radio feature which was broadcast on a number of BBC local radio stations each week. 

He cut his teeth in live radio presenting in hospital radio in Queen's, Burton, where he doubled as a hospital chaplain but joined the Erewash Sound airwaves in December 2017, known for his wonderful sense of humour by all and 'Sunday'.