Frank Carpenter

Frank Carpenter

Frank Carpenter joined Radio Hallam on September 1st, 1974, a month before the station went ‘on air’.

While having a varied musical taste Frank enjoys country music the most, and is pleased to see it becoming more popular and now regularly entering the pop charts. He is keen to promote country music and to bring it to a wider audience.

Before joining Radio Hallam Frank built and operated his own mobile discotheque; his main job being accountancy.

From the time of offshore commercial radio Frank has been trying to become a disc jockey, his one ambition. To achieve this aim he went to Vancouver, Canada to learn his trade, in North America the home of commercial radio. He learnt a lot from studying at the Broadcast Department of the British Columbia Institute of Technology and from the experts at CHQM and CKWX in Vancouver. Frank returned well versed in the varied techniques of broadcasting, from the hosting of record and open line telephone shows; to air-time selling, copywriting etc., through to radio station management. This valuable experience stood Frank in good stead for his present job in programming.

Frank is 5′ 10½” tall, has fair hair and blue eyes. He is slim and athletic (his own words!) although finds little time for sport as radio is an all consuming activity (his wife’s words!!) Whenever possible he plays tennis, table tennis or goes skating. Frank enjoys travelling and meeting people. During the Summer of 1973 he travelled over 10,000 miles across the length and breadth of the U.S.A, and Canada on a Greyhound coach, taking the opportunity to listen to and visit radio stations across the continent.

Frank Carpenter
1975 ● THIS IS TRANSDIFFUSION