David Sibbald

David Sibbald

David Sibbald

A Scot from Edinburgh, but studying at university in Glasgow, David embarked on his radio career at Radio Clyde in the Newsroom. But the attraction of teaching Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and French was too strong to resist and he went on to be a Junior School Head and Senior teacher at a major secondary school. He still finds time to give private coaching.

In 1985, he moved abroad (to England!) and owned his own restaurant, while teaching part-time. He had regular programmes in North Yorkshire, then on the internet and, after finally retiring from teaching, he found himself doing a daily breakfast show on a community radio station near Harrogate. These days his radio work can be found on the internet, as well as on local stations for ex-pats in Spain and France. As well as his love for music of the 40s, 50s and 60s, David has found a new passion – country music.

Since turning 60, David has found yet another passion – cruising! His knowledge of language and interest in different cultures has led him to discover more about the places he visits. One of his most recent explorations led him to Budapest, which he enjoyed immensely, but the Hungarian language had him beat!

You can catch David on Ex-Pat Radio with his Sunday Brunch (11am – 1pm); his Nostalgia Club – music of the 1950s; his 60s Show on Thursdays and Fridays, his Relaxation Hour on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and his Country Classics on Saturday afternoons.

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