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By Fiona Reid
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Well known DJ tunes out

A FAMILIAR voice on local radio has hung up his headphones.

Dumfries DJ Tommy Jardine has today retired after 25 years on the local airwaves.

Formerly an auctioneer, he started his radio career in 1996 with West Sound on an evening show called “The Back Shift”, broadcasting from Campbell House at the Crichton. And for the last ten years he has been in the breakfast show hotseat, which has required him to get up at 4.30 am every weekday.

Tommy is also well known for his involvement with the Cash for Kids charity, helping to raise over a million pounds over the years and most recently, becoming the charity’s ambassador for Dumfries and Galloway. He said: “They say a second is a long time in radio, but the past 20 years have passed so quickly. I have met and worked with some wonderful, talented people and I can now look forward to some long lies and spending more time with my wife Margaret and our two Westies Hamish and Bonnie.”

Wishing him well, Graham Bryce, Group MD, Greatest Hits Radio Network, said: “I would like to hugely thank Tommy for his incredible contribution to West Sound over the years. From raising huge amounts of money for our charity Cash for Kids to waking up Dumfries and Galloway for the past ten years, his enthusiasm, passion and connection to the community will be sorely missed.”

Tommy will be replaced by fellow presenter Kenny Campbell, who starts his new show on April 1.

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