Sandie Dunleavy

Began in broadcasting in 1985 at British Forces Broadcasting Service in Cyprus. Back in the UK she joined the BBC at Radio York in 1992.

Worked as a Broadcasting Journalist and Presenter for 22 years. Due of her military background she reported from several places overseas such Falkland Islands, Germany, Dunkirk, Normandy, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia & Oman. . Sandie worked as a journalist on major stories that severely affected York & North Yorkshire through traumatic times, i.e. she experienced how the Foot and Mouth outbreak affected the Dales farmers, the devastation caused by The Floods in 2000 and as a mother of two soldier sons, the personal affect of The Balkans War, Kosovo, Iraq 2003 and Afghanistan. However, it’s for her music presentation that she’s best known and respected. Her choices of music don’t stick to one era but stretches from Glenn Miller through eight decades to Elbow. Without doubt her favourite artists are Frank Sinatra (which she plays in every programme) and Ella Fitzgerald. Her collection is vast, though this year she gave 700 CD’s away to York Hospital Radio and several local charities.

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