The company that owns Radio Exe, Exe Broadcasting, is based in Exeter, holding the FM commercial licence for the city and surrounding area, and a digital broadcast licence covering Exeter, East and Mid Devon, Torbay and North Devon. Radio Exe reaches over 52,000 listeners aged over 15 every month on air and its online content is read by more than 100,000 people every month.
Exeter’s community station Phonic FM broadcasts from the Exeter Phoenix centre in the city. It plays a range of music not normally covered on commercial stations, together with a breadth of speech content and is especially strong on local arts coverage.
Community station Riviera FM serves Torbay from studios in Torquay. Having been an
online service for many years, it began broadcasting on FM in 2020. An Exeter service from Riviera is planned.
Dr David Treharne is ExeDAB’s chairperson. He holds the same role at ExeDAB’s community radio station partner Phonic FM. He’s a retired university lecturer, sometime chair of Exeter City Football Club and has broadcast on radio stations in the UK & USA since 1985.