Official Top Six Best Local Radio Stations in the UK
(Radio Academy - ARIAS 2020)
Wycombe Sound 106.6FM is a multi-award-winning local radio station for High Wycombe and the surrounding area. We are redefining what Local Radio is in 2020. Our large and loyal audience tune in for locally-focused content, from magazine programmes to sport, arts, news, business, traffic and travel and a wide range of specialist music programmes, broadcast 24 hours a day from our studios in the heart of the town.
Chris Phillips - President
25 years at BBC Radio Oxford and Radio Berkshire, producing and presenting daytime and weekend programmes, including Children in Need. Director of Jackie Palmer Stage School in Wycombe. Chris has the extensive knowledge and experience required to ensure high production standards for our broadcast output.
Philippa Sawyer - Managing Director
Philippa spent 20 years in business before retraining in radio production. She has worked in many community stations as a presenter, producer and trainer. Philippa hosts The Breakfast Show and looks after the day to day running of the station with Luke
Keith Higgins - Director
Keith spent 36 years as a lecturer & manager in Further Education College so it was natural that he has taken on the role of developing our education & training opportunities.
Luke Davis - Programme Director / Station Manager
Luke has been with Wycombe Sound since day one! Starting out in Hospital Radio aged 16, his experience crosses every aspect of station operation and looks after the day to day running of the station. As a presenter, he understands audiences and how they vary throughout the day and you can hear him weekly on Drivetime as well as other shows throughout the week. He's a great mentor enabling others to deliver their best and most appropriate performance. Luke can also be found editing videos for our YouTube channel
Bob Johnson - Finance Director
Bob Johnson gained a Media Production with Journalism degree at the University of Bedfordshire. He then spent 13 years at LBC where he started doing work experience, then became a producer, presenter and ended up as the Programme Manager. Bob joined Wycombe Sound in 2015, initially as a news reader before he presented the Breakfast Show for a year. He is now one of the Mid Morning Show presenters and also looks after the station’s finances.
Cheryl Tissot - Commercial Director
Cheryl has been with Wycombe Sound since the beginning, originally as the presenter of Showtime and Mid-Mornings. After enjoying an early career on the stage, in the late '90s she was a Butlin's Redcoat, which defined her as an all-round entertainer, live compere/host and general shenanigans enabler! She also studied Stage Management, Technical Theatre and Design and worked in live broadcast TV as Floor Manager & Camera Operator. Cheryl then went on to forge a career in Business Operations Management in large global corporations including Microsoft, Invesco Asset Management and Gilead Sciences. Most recently she held the position of Chief Executive at leading national charity Pets As Therapy.