Al Smart

I live and work in Leicestershire. For many years I worked on the radio networks for BT, but now my work involves  promoting road safety to, mainly adult, motorists. At Christmas 2016 I finally retired from the road safety scene but have been helping two of our good friends at a local cattery.

After a lifelong interest in radio broadcasting I started as a volunteer presenter, engineer & fundraiser  in hospital radio in 2007. My main signature programme was “Easy Sunday”. I started recording programmes from home a year or so later and have carried on ever since.

I provide programmes and  technical support for NWL Radio, based at Castle Rock High School, Coalville (not that they need much, as there are several whizzes behind the scenes).

The header picture is one I took of the Red Arrows performing at a private event at RAF Cottesmore, several years ago. I was helping to promote road safety at the base for on site staff and relatives. It was a great day, and I got paid to attend! The display was cut short, however, due to a civilian aircraft straying into the restricted airspace. I would not have wanted to be in that pilot’s shoes when the RAF caught up with them. The other picture above is of  the lovely village of Tintern.