Ian ‘Knocka’ Dore
After serving ten years in the Royal Corps of Signals, where he saw active service in the first Gulf War, achieved the prestigious Soldier of the Year Award in 1993 and saw operational duty in Northern Ireland, Ian left the Army after an illustrious career to follow his deep rooted passion for Radio and DJing.
Ian ‘Knocka’ Dore learned his craft during 18 years of hosting radio programmes on heritage stations such as Isle of Wight Radio, Power FM, Sovereign Radio, and Bath FM. The former station winning Sony and Station of the Year awards whilst he was a contributing part of the team.
Ian was the creator of the youth based community station, Bath City Sound which has now given birth to Youth Radio Rocks. He doesn’t take himself too seriously and is of the opinion, that neither should you. He’s got two cats, likes flying, diving and gin.
A few ‘proper jobs’ working with National Brands
As well as the silliness of the club circuit and radio land, Ian has actually indulged in a fair bit of what could be described as ‘sensible’ work. He was a fundraising manager with Macmillan Cancer Support and was also employed as a Media consultant, providing training to area teams. For a year he worked for Mental Health Charity, Mind and for the best part of eighteen years, ran his own Web Consultancy. In this time he has provided media training and has hosted events for National and International brands. As it turns out in this context, he’s a safe pair of hands.