Mark Painter led the BCRfm team who won the licence to broadcast to Bridgwater and the surrounding area.

The team were awarded the licence from OFCOM, and launched the station on July the 4th 2001.

Mark became the managing director in November 2001 and remained in that position until the station was sold to Choice media.

The station was subsequently sold and renamed Quaywest FM, and then Total Star.

Now the frequencies are used to broadcast programmes from outside of the county by The Breeze.

We all look back to those great days with fond memories. Mark can now be heard every afternoon on Bridgwater’s new radio station, Sedgemoor FM.