Mike really does take the biscuit when it comes to describing someone as ‘interesting’.
Though he would call himself an electronics engineer by trade he could perhaps be seen more as an artist. Never have we seen such imaginative uses of circuit boards, LEDs and what fishermen would call ‘muppets’.
When he’s not playing with soldering irons and glue guns, he’s to be found trawling the local record shops and the far reaches of the world for the latest and greatest artists and CDs that no other person in the entire world has ever heard of, except perhaps all those dear friends, relatives, acquaintances and anyone else walking past when he’s handing out copies of said CDs.
His taste in music is grand if slightly bizarre and will have anyone, from 80 year old pensioners to 13 year old girls dancing around the room. Possibly his most talked about subject (other than perhaps lawyers), his life revolves around music.
At the drop of a hat, he will grab his guitar and show off the latest waltz he’s been working on, or just one of the vibrant tunes he and his crew are to be heard playing down at The Front on a Monday evening (take a wonder down one day, they’re fantastic fun).
To some, listening to this particular hour of madness will brighten even the worst day and will introduce you to some of the most exciting, lyrical and thought-provoking music you’ve ever heard. Guaranteed no Mozart or Cheeky girls, it’s definitely worth a listen. You have been told!
Mission statement “To make people smile and melt the aerial”.
Programmes featuring Mike Hopwood
I've produced some content for it (Source) during the lockdown, and I train students to make radio and help them get involved in Source FM, one of my PhD researchers uses it for his work too. It's a really important resource that brings people together and helps us get more people able to make audio.Abigail W, Falmouth
Just a quickie to say thank you for keeping us entertained on our (rainy) holiday in Falmouth. We really enjoyed the variety of music on your radio station and loved hearing all the local voices.Jamie
I just discovered your wonderful station! Wow love it....from Barbara Hepworth to the Buzzcocks! Very cool indeed. I grew up as a kid in Cornwall (St. Day and Grampound) in the 60's my family emigrated to California in 1967. My love for anything brewed in Cornwall is strong! I have spent the last 40 years as a Graphic Designer for TV and Print here in Los Angeles, I was also an online DJ for a local station here. So happy to have discovered Source!James