After serving an unlikely apprenticeship as a civil servant; telecommunications sales engineer; semi-professional guitarist; shop owner and full-time disc jockey (not necessarily in that order), David Lowe began his freelance career in the UK media with his very first radio programme for BBC Radio Medway in Kent, in October 1981.
From there he has gone-on produce and present thousands of radio programmes for the BBC and Independent Local Radio, in an unbroken 32 year career. Along the way, David has also established himself as a respected newspaper columnist, feature and travel writer, photo-journalist and … most recently … independent author.
His latest e-book titled “Maisie Pops” and written under his pen-name of Lewis Adler, was published in 2013. It’s a ghosted autobiography of his late mother’s life from infancy in 1913 to early grand motherhood in 1965. “Maisie Pops” is available for download to Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iPad and all other e-book readers, and it is selling steadily. In contrast, David’s (Lewis’s) debut novel: an occult thriller titled “Redeeming Factor” was published as an e-book in 2011. It too is available for download to all e-book readers.
David continues to produce and present radio programmes for the BBC. His current production is a weekly regional, nostalgic music show, transmitted by BBC Radio Devon from 8:03pm every Sunday evening. Something that won’t be apparent from David’s radio shows and his copious jottings, however, is the fact that he is partially disabled by a condition called Dystonic Tremor, affecting his hands, arms and head. David remains philosophical, though: “the tremor wiped-out my TV and film work, plus my guitar playing days more than 20 years ago but, hey, I can still shake a mean tambourine, without even trying!”
David lives in Torquay with his wife Jenny. He has two grown-up children … Jacqueline and Nigel … from a previous marriage.