Phonic FM - A Sound Alternative

Phonic FM
Bradninch Place
Gandy Street

01392 434577



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Phonic FM is Exeter’s sound alternative — a community radio station for the city and beyond, broadcasting on 106.8FM and online since 2008.

Martin Hodge

Martin Hodge

Martin Hodge

It is with huge sadness that Phonic FM has learnt of the death of one of its longest-serving, and most loved and respected presenters, Martin Hodge.

Martin had been with Phonic FM since it started broadcasting in 2008. He was a knowledgeable presenter who revelled in introducing acoustic acts of all types, and encouraged them to play live on his shows, including ‘Roots & Shoots’, the ‘Multifarious Mix’ and ‘Hot Pebbles!’. Martin also co-presented Phonic FM’s coverage of Exeter Pride festival, and the weekly Respect Show, which actively supports the annual Exeter Respect festival, where he curated a stage.

He was active as a caller for various folk dance bands, and also in organising social events for the radio station. Above all he was a quiet, reliable presence around the studios, involved in behind-the-scenes tasks as well as presenting, including helping maintain this website.

He was always willing to lend his support to any aspect of work that an all-volunteer organisation requires. His quiet humour and genial disposition will be much missed, as will his ever-developing presentation style. He has supported a generation of acoustic performers through his programmes and the station will be a lesser place for his passing.

David Treharne
Chair, Phonic FM

Listen again to Martin’s programmes via Mixcloud.

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