Bern has been a member of the management team since the station went to air full-time during Easter 2008. He was the station’s first presenter of drivetime, doing the job single-handedly five nights a week for the initial months of Stroud FM’s operation.
Bern has a long broadcasting association, first appearing on-air at the tender age of 9. He was also top in the UK when undertaking a broadcasting HNC/D and specialising in news. Among his credits since includes being an advisor to the former BBC board of governors with particular emphasis on impartiality and balance in news and current affairs reporting along with diversity, taste and decency. Bern has additionally had spells working with BBC radio and TV as well as working on presenting topical news chat shows with ITV.
He has trained many of Stroud FM’s broadcasters, and is Stroud College’s Adult Community Learning tutor on Radio Skils.
Bern professionally trains executives and organisations on media management and how to present themselves to both broadcast and print media, and is a seasoned public relations practitioner and business advisor with over 30 years’ experience. He also lectures at university level and holds qualifications in public relations while achieving Masters level in management .
Clare Jackson, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, is a woman of many talents. Not only does she present as classical music show in dulcet tones, which has guaranteed her a firm following, she also edits books for a living.
She's built a boat, parachuted off an Austrian mountain, sung for her supper at the Cheltenham Festival (she's a classically trained singer) and was the Wicked Witch of the West for the Cotswold Players.
She has been at Stroud FM since before it went full time - she was one of the writers and actors in Stroud FM's very own soap for one of our short four-day broadcasts during the Fringe Festival.
Since leaving full time work to pursue a career in radio she has worked for a number of different radio stations and completed a degree in radio production. She is now looking into going back to Uni to do a Masters Degree researching community radio. She has produced & presented a wide variety of content for radio including her Country-Folk Show right here on Stroud FM.