Hello my name is Dave Watkins, I started on local community radio in Frome, Somerset, in 2010, first of all with a sports show, then a Blues show, which won a national award in 2014. I also hosted various other programs there including the Breakfast Show and Prog and Rock shows too. Leaving the station in 2016, I was able to set up a small home studio and in January 2017, The Country Mile started to be produced.
Four years later, the show has grown by the week and now is heard on stations all around the world. Not just Country dedicated ones but also a general community and hospital stations too. I was the only UK based Country show to be listed in the 2020 Academy of Western Awards, for both ‘DJ’ and show. All playlists are carefully pieced together, to enable them to flow nicely and offer variety along the way.
A little about the Country Mile Show:
The show plays current release music, mainly independent artists, and doesn’t cover the mainstream Pop Country artists as a rule! I play Traditional, Honky Tonk, Western, Outlaw, Bluegrass, Ameripolitan, and more. Even if artist names are not always instantly familiar, I strive to bring some new favorites to your ears
Your host for this show is: Dave Watkins