HowardHoward Simpson

My shows are Heart and Soul at 8 am Sundays.
Sounds Inspirational is at 10 pm Tuesdays, repeated the following Sunday at 5 pm.

I retired at the end of 1993 at the age of 57 – but seem to have been busy ever since. When in work I was a professional electrical engineer specialising in power system operation with Scottish Hydro-Electric. The ethos of ‘keeping the customers’ lights on’ carried over readily into broadcasting, particularly in the early days of the station. I’m married with three married daughters and 10 grandchildren who help to keep me young.

I joined Heartland FM in February 1992, a few weeks before we went on air, and am one of the original presenters. As I firmly believe in the value of having a spiritual dimension to life and as a practising Christian I’ve remained a co-producer/presenter of Heart and Soul, Heartland FM’s religious spiritual and ethical programme throughout. I am also producer and a presenter of Sounds Inspirational, a programme of inspirational music.

In the past I’ve been associated with other programmes including Newsround - a weekly summary of local news - and Heartstrings - a programme of the lighter classical music, and was an occasional presenter on a drive time programme. I served for a time as Chairman of the Friends of Heartland FM and on the Joint Management Group.

Join David Wilkie and Howard Simpson every Sunday as they bring a topical mix of music, chat, community news and guest interview, with an ethical and religious slant.

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