Ian Perry

Ian Perry is on-air every Sunday morning from 10am easing you into a 'Lazy Sunday', and can also be heard on the hourly news bulletins from Erewash Sound, regularly presenting Erewash Sound Sport on a Saturday afternoon and also in occasional cover slots for other presenters too.

The launch of commercial radio in Derby in 1987 gave Ian the radio bug. The airwaves called, and Ian joined Derby's hospital station, Radio Link.  Several happy years were spent as a producer and presenter on request, magazine, specialist, sports and general entertainment programming. He also fronted the station's Roadshow and fundraising department.

Whilst with Radio Link, he met BBC Radio Derby presenter Dave Halls whilst interviewing pop stars at a nightclub. Dave invited Ian onto his BBC Saturday night show to present vox-pop features and album reviews. When Dave left the BBC, Ian carried on work for Devon Daley until a management decision saw the end to Devon's show, replaced by network programming from BBC Nottingham studios.

The 90s saw Ian join charity station Radio Cracker, and in 1996, he joined Valley Radio in Ripley on the weekend line up, whilst at the same time, presenting the Saturday night late show on Chesterfield's Trust FM - a station which would go on to make an albeit unsuccessful application for a full time licence in North Derbyshire. Ian spent some time on the planning committee working on the licence bid.

In 1997 Valley Radio presenters moved city-bound to form Pride FM in Derby. Ian was later elected as Chairman (later Director) overseeing one of only 25 Millennium services across the country, and a 2002 Jubilee Broadcast to commemorate the Queen's 50th reigning year, 75 years of the Derby Cathedral, and 25 years of Derby having City status. Ian is a compere for the Erewash Sound Roadshow at both family-orientated and corporate events including the Midsummer Happening on Ilkeston’s Victoria Park, Ilkeston’s Community Hospital Annual Garden Party, and local School functions.

He has long been of the firm belief that that the people of Erewash deserve a radio station just for the area and now that they have Erewash Sound on their radio dial permanently, that they will realise just how poorly served they have been by local radio. This is why he is so proud of the local achievements of the radio group so far, and, as an Erewash resident, looks forward with great excitement to the potential of Erewash Sound.

Next on air:

Sunday, 20 January 2019 - 10:00am - Lazy Sunday
Sunday, 27 January 2019 - 10:00am - Lazy Sunday
Sunday, 3 February 2019 - 10:00am - Lazy Sunday
Sunday, 10 February 2019 - 10:00am - Lazy Sunday
Sunday, 17 February 2019 - 10:00am - Lazy Sunday
Sunday, 24 February 2019 - 10:00am - Lazy Sunday
Sunday, 3 March 2019 - 10:00am - Lazy Sunday
Sunday, 10 March 2019 - 10:00am - Lazy Sunday
Sunday, 17 March 2019 - 10:00am - Lazy Sunday
Sunday, 24 March 2019 - 10:00am - Lazy Sunday