David was born in Liverpool, UK and he’s new to Radio Seagull.
His radio roots go back a long way, in his spare time, when he was a teenager, he worked on various land based pirate radio stations in Liverpool such as Radio Elenore and spent a short period of time working on ABC Radio in Dublin in the early 80's
In 1984, he decided to go to Israel to join The Voice of Peace radio station for one year. He was known on the peace station run by Abie Nathan and broadcast from the East Mediterranean as Paul Rogers, the same name he used for Radio Elenore in Liverpool.
Following The VOP, on the world famous station Radio Caroline, he was the first to be heard on the radio in the early hours of 7 August 1985 where he used the name Dave Collins for the first time as the station already had a DJ with a similar family name, Del Rogers. Caroline DJs on board the ship at this historic time included Susan Charles, Peter Philips, Johnny Lewis and David Andrews in addition to Dave Collins.
Following Radio Caroline, he enjoyed another spell in Ireland, on the breakfast show at Radio West in Mullingar and then more than a dozen radio stations in the UK. He has been presenter and at times Head of Music at many radio stations in the UK including Radio Top Shop, Marcher Sound , Radio City, Red Rose, CFM, Wire FM, The Wave and even had a stint as Programme Controller at The Bay and Alpha in Darlington.
In 2007, he decided to hang up his headphones and move into radio sales,working as Account Manager for Yorkshire Coast Radio and Minster FM and Sales Account Manager for Viking FM/Magic 1161.
David also broadcast again on Caroline North, from a ship docked at Albert Dock in Liverpool from March 31st 2014. This was a RSL called Caroline North Liverpool on 87.7FM.
Now, for a change using his real family name Young, David is our Sales and Marketing expert and is overseeing the sales operation of Radio Seagull and looks forward to working with the team as the stations coverage area has been increased with the expansion onto DAB+
10:00 - 13:00 and 22:00 until 01:00 Fridays