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Richard Wheatly

Richard Wheatly


Chairman and chief executive


The Local Radio Company

Work Telephone

+44 (0)1494 435263.


11 Duke Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6EE

Fantasy business partner

My wife.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

Drive a Smart car.

Greatest influence

My wife.


Oxford and Cambridge, The Solus Club.

Favourite gadget

Bose noise-reduction headphones while flying.

Desert island objects

A piano, some great wine, and a supply of good cigars.

Most-admired politician

Neil Kinnock. He did all the hard work.

Favourite media

The Guardian, Vanity Fair, any wildlife series, used to be Jazzfm (shame),

Biggest risk taken

Investing a lot of money in an internet business.

Perfect day

Fishing off the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

Tom Hanks.

Career highlights

Running a successful advertising agency, selling a public company very well, and floating my current company on the stock market.

Fictional hero

Philip Marlowe.

Best job outside advertising

Doing a late-night show on Jazzfm.


The former ad man experienced a bumper year, announcing increased revenues of 7.5 per cent at The Local Radio Company. He also emphasised his commitment to the business by snapping up more shares.

Most expensive purchase

Jewellery for my wife.

Why are you good at what you do?

I'm good at helping people to be successful and to enjoy themselves.

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