Jonathan Sawyer was one of HRR’s youngest members when he started out with us (in April 2010 while studying towards his A-Levels) and quickly made his mark at the station. Originally part of the Wednesday evening HRR Requests team – which won a national Hospital Broadcasting Award in 2013 as “Best Programme with Multiple Presenters” – Jonathan has also proven himself as something of a technical whiz-kid and is often to be found beavering about the studios behind the scenes in his other capacity as HRR’s Station Manager, making sure we don’t get too heavy-handed with the studio equipment and keeping an eye on the programme schedules. Born and raised in Reading, Jonathan describes himself as Berkshire through and through. And in fact he’s following in his father’s footsteps as his dad, Wally, volunteered with HRR in the 1970s. Jonathan’s aim is to one day present a show on local radio and says his claim to fame is driving the desk at BBC Radio Berkshire for Lynn Parsons and Debbie McGee, whilst on work experience in 2007. He also fancies himself as a newsreader which he has even managed to do nationwide, as part of a select band of hospital broadcasters when hospital stations throughout the country (and Ireland) join forces to share programming in “The Big Broadcast” on special occasions such as New Year’s Eve.