Colin Leslie has been heavily involved with radio, nightclubs, promotions, concerts and ‘mad' antics all around Devon for nearly 30 years.
He has been a professional night club DJ in and around Torbay and Exeter for nearly 3 decades. Still in great demand, Colin contributes his continued success and popularity with his ability to adapt to the audience in front of him and basically have fun!!
One thing you'll never see is Colin sitting around idle - he loves many kinds of sports including his main passions, kite-surfing - and will often be seen gracing the beaches around the South West including local haunts:- Bantham, Thurlestowe, Exmouth, Teignmouth, Broadsands and Preston.
His move into radio nearly 15 years ago, was a real turning point in his personal life and it has really spurred him on to entertain an ever-increasing Devon audience with a real passion.
Colin began his career in radio by doing many and varied stunts all around South Devon in 'Black Thunder' (remember that!!??). "They were great years", he said "I met some amazing people and it never ever felt like work. Stunts included everything from secretly waking people up at 6am with an air horn for £100, to stopping people at traffic lights to see if they could win a competition before the lights went green!! I dressed up as a gorilla, a penguin and even, the sin of sins, wore Speedo's on Torquay's harbour side."
January 2007 saw Colin join Palm FM. He says 'it was at a time when most radio stations were doing a U-turn in being local but Palm allowed me to be local and get more involved with local events, something which both they and I believe in 100%." He further pointed out "I feel like I'm speaking to a large family when I'm on air. I don't take myself too seriously but I am passionate about the area I live in and if I mention something that I like or something I disagree with, the switchboard instantly lights up with the ‘family' wanting to share their opinion.. and that's what I love about local radio!"
As well as presenting the popular daytime time show, Colin is invited to host and compere at many local events like the Brixham Happnin', BMAD festival, Torbay Youth Service awards, Miss Torbay, Dartmouth Regatta Rock to name just a few plus of course at many of the Carnivals, Summer fetes and Regattas in and around South Devon.