Ian Beaumont

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About me

Ian describes himself as 'an eclectic kinda guy'; he is a fan of science-fiction, especially Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars, but also loves documentaries too. His musical tastes range from classical to modern pop, and 'a lot of stuff in between.'

He also enjoys old movie serials and old time radio, but strives to keep his finger on the pulse of life. Ian says that 'it's that weird mix that makes me interesting to listen to, yet different from just about any other radio presenter out there on the dial.'

Previously, Ian has appeared on hospital radio at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and the City Hospital back in the 1990s, so he may be a familiar voice to some of you, but even if you've never heard him before, Ian hopes you will enjoy what you hear on the show, and that you'll make it a regular appointment in your weekly calendar.

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I used to be a Duty Manager and Team Leader at a supermarket in Truro. I have had many years experience in radio doing Hospital Radio at what is now CHBN, but was known as Truro Hospital Radio when I was there. I also spent some time working at BBC Radio Cornwall, and later I worked with CSV Media, helping to train people to work in Journalism and Radio Production. I also spent a couple of months with Radio Plymouth. I've had a number of other shorter jobs and roles, ranging from being a bartender, to a directory enquiries operator. Overall, I've had an eclectic life so far.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

There are a number of organisations that would get large donations, but I'd probably buy a house as well.

What would listeners be surprised to learn about you?

Probably that I'm 40 years old.

Tell us about your first car

I've never had a car, never learned to drive.

Tell us about your first record

My first record was actually a cassette, of The Police. The album was called Zenyatta Mondatta.

Tell us about your first job

My very first experience of work was actually voluntary work in the Oxfam shop in Truro. I stayed there for over 4 years.

What is your favourite food ?

Traditional fish and chips, and it must be with vinegar.

What is your favourite place around Falmouth / Penryn?

Pendennis Head. Windy, but beautiful.

What is your favourite TV show ?


What is your favourite film ?

Star Wars


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4 years 19 weeks

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Ian Beaumont Live And Direct   Every Monday afternoon on The Source FM, Ian Beaumont hosts a 2 hour show full of music, entertainment, information, and sometimes a guest or two. Musically, you can expect to hear almost anything on the show, from classical to contermporary, from the 1950s until today, from the well known to the unknown, from world renowned celebrities to local up and coming artists. We can play almost anything on the show. We can also talk about almost anything too.  From global affairs and... 6
Saturday Special Join Ian Beaumont every Saturday morning, as he wakes you up with the Saturday Special.  The Saturday Special is a 3 hour show with a different musical theme every week.  During the show, Ian will also have the birthdays and anniversaries for that day, and open up the pages of the events diary to see what is happening in Falmouth & Penryn.  He'll also set a couple of Beaumont Brainteasers during the show to get those brains in gear, plus we'll play Connections.   4...

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Valentine Special on February 12th Ian Beaumont Live & Direct on February 12th will be a Valentine's Special. Okay, it's 2 days before Valentine's Day, but what's 2 days between friends? :-) On the show, I aim to be playing 2 hours of requested love songs, so I would like your requests and dedications please for that show, for your loved ones. Leave your request or dedication on my programme page here at http://www.thesourcefm.co.uk/programmes/ian-beaumont-live-and-direct, on the show's Facebook page at http://www.... 1