A LIVELY teenager is living the dream on the airwaves.

Luke Reynolds presents five shows on various community radio stations from his home in Winsford.

But the 19-year-old doesn't receive a penny in wages as his work is all voluntary.

Dedicated Luke developed a love for broadcasting when he was only 10.

"I love it," said Luke, who lives with parents Mandy and Andrew, both former teachers, and Westie dog William. "I taught myself how to use online software. I like keeping people happy with a bit of fun.

"My shows are very bonkers with loads of music and features. I like talking to people and keeping them entertained. Many of my listeners may be alone so it's lovely to keep them company."

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The family garage has been transformed into a radio studio.

"My home studio has a laptop and a USB microphone and that's it," said Welsh born Luke who moved from Swansea to Winsford with his family last Christmas.

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Luke Reynold's home studio in Winsford

"I'm a fun person with great energy. I feel comfortable talking to people. I hope I never have to stop radio presenting as I've been lucky to work for some fantastic stations who are all doing their bit for the community."

Luke prepares pre-recorded shows and also broadcasts live, playing a variety of music from the 1950s to today's top 40 hits.

The chat show host has interviewed many well known celebrities from Wales including Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Amy Dowden.

For the past four years he has been presenting a Saturday afternoon sports programme on community radio station The Cat, which broadcasts to Crewe, Nantwich, Sandbach and surrounding villages.

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Luke Reynolds interviews Nantwich Town FC manager Dave Cooke

Luke presents a live breakfast show six days a week on Big City Radio and a Saturday Night Party.

On Wednesdays he does a live morning show on Rainbow FM.

Pre-recorded shows are broadcast on Oystermouth Radio later on Wednesdays and he has another show on Puritans Radio on Saturday evenings.

"I have met friends for life and all of us are obsessed with radio and creating exciting programmes," said former footballer Luke.

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Luke Reynolds preparing his sports show on The Cat community radio

Chris Cadman, managing director of The Cat community radio, said: "Luke is so enthusiastic and has a real passion for radio. We set out to encourage, train and give people that vital broadcast experience they need to build a career in this industry.

"Having already helped over 20 people gain full time employment in the commercial TV and radio sector, we hope Luke's experience will help move another step closer to his goal."

Luke hopes he will soon get a lucky break.

"My long term goal is to do it full-time," said Luke. "Working for the BBC would be a great experience.

"I am in talks with a producer from a commercial radio station.

"I hope to stay in radio until I'm old. It is hard work but if you want to chase your dreams you have to put in the effort."