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Funeral date announced for Stuart Cocker, founder of West Wolds Radio FM

Stuart Cocker at the old West Wolds Radio studio

The funeral date has been announced after the sad passing of Stuart Cocker, previous founder of West Wolds Radio (FM).

West Wolds Radio previously learnt that Stuart Cocker, founder and previous director of the previous FM version of West Wolds Radio, had sadly passed away earlier this month.

Stuart had been involved with radio from his student days, in the late Sixties at Durham's BBC local station. He later joined Hereward Radio in Peterborough as features and outside broadcast producers.

In 1990, he joined Wakefield's Hospital Radio to engineer the studio and then campaigned to bring commercial radio to the city. In 1999, he became director of Ridings FM commercial radio in Wakefield.

In the 2000s, Stuart came to the East Riding of Yorkshire and dreamed of a new community radio station for Pocklington.

West Wolds Radio, managed by Stuart and a team of directors and volunteers, went on air across Pocklington and surrounding villages on 29th November 2015 after receiving a FM license from OFCOM.

The funeral service and commemoration of Stuart David Cocker will take place at Maple Park Crematorium, situated near Thirsk at 1pm, on Friday 8th July. All are welcome to attend.

You can read and hear our full tribute to Stuart on the West Wolds Radio website.

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