Derek's love of radio stretches back years, as illustrated by his loving production of Story of the Light for BBC Radio 2.
On-air, his career began professionally on commercial radio in Lancashire; heard subsequently on stations from Jazz FM to Century and Smooth. He's also passed on his skills in his work at Burnley College where he ran the student station.
Now you can hear Derek at midnight on Monday night to Friday night on Boom Radio - and also each weekday 10-12 noon on our Boom Light station.
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