Daphne Skinnard - wild west commsWe’ve a very special Wild West Quick Draw to share: Assistant Editor at BBC Radio Cornwall and Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall, Daphne Skinnard, kindly agreed answer an onslaught of questions, cleverly designed to find out what makes this media and community powerhouse tick.

As well as being Radio Cornwall’s community relations linchpin, Daphne also runs the organisation’s charitable appeals, and is a governor of Truro and Penwith College, a board member of Kneehigh Theatre, the County Patron for Cancer Research UK and Chapter Canon at Truro Cathedral. Huge thanks Daphne for taking the time for our Quick Draw.

Questions with Daphne:


What gets you up in the morning?

I’m an early riser so my alarm clock is set to BBC Radio Cornwall…the breakfast programme…


What do you love best about your job?

Being Assistant Manager means I’m often out and about within the community. I’m able to meet a variety of local people from all walks of life – it’s a great way of learning new things from those around me.


What do you like least?

Not enough hours in the day – I’d love to spend more time cooking and being outdoors.


What keeps you motivated?

Broadcasting never stands still and in an ever-changing world this brings lots of challenges – it’s important we work together as a team to produce the very best, and that’s what keeps me going.


What are the challenges ahead for your sector?

Local radio is constantly adapting to attract new audiences. Digital and Social Media are challenges, but ones that I see as positive


What advice would you give your 21 year old self?

Keep asking questions.


Where do you want to be in 10 years time?

Happy and less busy.


What do you love most about Truro?

It’s home!


What is Truro’s best kept secret?

The open spaces (parks and walks) – you can’t beat a walk along the river to Boscawen Park, come rain or sun.


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