Founding director leaves Rewind

Rewind directors (l-r) Jamie Reed, Shaun Ford and Richard Woods

Jamie Reed, one of the founding directors of Rewind Radio has announced his departure from the station two years after launch.

During Covid, Reed had the idea to create a new local radio station for Cornwall, and together with Richard Woods and Shaun Ford, Rewind Radio first broadcast on October 7, 2021.

Life has not been straight forward for Reed and in December 2021 he underwent a kidney transplant, thanks to the generosity of a live donor.

In July 2022, he officially joined the business to head up programming and was a regular voice on air.

He said: “I’m proud to say over the last two years we have built up a superb team, who all share the same vision of creating a station to represent Cornwall’s communities.

“During this time, I have come to realise that living with a transplant and running a radio station do not mix, and as such I feel I owe it to my donor and my family to make this decision.

“I am leaving the station in good hands, and with the vision of the board and the dedication of the team, I know Rewind Radio will continue to grow and deliver for the people of Cornwall.”

MD Richard Woods added: “I want to say thank you to Jamie. Running a successful radio station means being on call 24/7 and it does not discriminate when it comes to time off, health or any other factors.

“The team have undergone extensive training as part of Jamie’s decision to leave and I am very confident as a station we can continue to develop and grow. We fully respect and understand Jamie’s reasons and wish him all our support on the next phase of his journey.”