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LISTEN: Ian Cheeseman talks to David Jones

David (right) with Ian.

Listen back to when Tameside Radio presenter Ian Cheeseman had a fascinating chat with Glossop Chronicle editor David Jones.

David, who is 77 and lives in Glossop, has served our local newspapers and reported on our communities for an incredible 58 years! 

He began his career in journalism at the age of 20, initially starting at the Glossop Chronicle in 1963. He then moved to the North Cheshire Herald in Hyde a few years later before returning to the Chronicle in the 1990s as news editor. 

In November 2017, David won a special 'Stand Out' award at the O2 North West Media Awards for his outstanding service to local journalism. 

In September 2019, he became the Honorary President of Quest Media Network, which incorporates the Glossop Chronicle, Tameside Reporter, Oldham Reporter and Tameside Radio. 

In a wide-ranging chat, David tells Ian, among other things: 

  • What he did before journalism 
  • How he became a journalist 
  • Some of the biggest stories he has covered in his extraordinary career 
  • What he enjoys most about the job
  • How the job has changed over the years 

It really is worth listening to! 

You can listen to the full 42-minute podcast here: https://www.questmedianetwork.co.uk/on-air/podcasts/ian-cheeseman-talks/episode/ian-cheeseman-04-04-20/

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