Meet Krissi Carpenter

image I have been in Radio for over 33 years (crikey, is it REALLY )?? Started on shortwave around the world (I was broadcasting from my garage with egg boxes on the walls to dull the sound!). From there I was so happy to be able to join the team at WABC broadcasting from Co Donegal in Ireland

Returning to England I found GEM AM on my radio. I listened to the station every single day with my two favourite Presenters, Andy Marriott and the late Brian Tansley. I made my demo tape for GEM from the same garage and sent it to the Programme Controller, Len Groat, who liked what he heard and he started my true radio career.

From GEM AM I moved to Signal Radio in Stoke on Trent and from there to BBC Radio Shropshire where I presented the weekday lunchtime programme. I was at the BEEB for 13 years.

Now, I am kind of ‘semi-retired’ with my hubby and four dogs, but I Volunteer with a Registered Charity supporting families across Shropshire where we now live and I have a large garden, so I guess you could say I'm still a ‘busy girl’. However, I treasure my time on the radio so as well as being on GEM’s ‘sister station’ Serenade Radio team, you can join me here on Sunday mornings from 8-10am!