No doubt, you’ve heard of the famous comedian and radio host Dave Hughes, but did you know that Kadina has its very own David Hughes on Gulf FM with The Hughesy Show?
David Hughes, 51, works at Bedford in the Packaging area putting together flat-pack furniture kits. You’d expect that the fine work involved in collating dowels, screws and hinges requires a good deal of dexterity, but David happens to be missing a few fingers on his right hand due to an unfortunate tangle with a table saw in his shed back in 2019.
“Middle fingers are over-rated”, says David, laughing. “I often forget I have a perfectly good left hand because I’ve adapted to the change in my right hand so well.” He admits picking up small screws can occasionally pose a problem, but makes it work. David credits the ‘amazing supports’ around him with his recovery, including his family and the team at Bedford.
His injury certainly hasn’t slowed David’s roll in other areas of his life. Not only does he have two radio shows on Gulf FM (The Hughesy Show on Tuesday nights and an easy listening show Fantastic Fridays from 1- 4pm - unsurprisingly on Fridays) but he’s an avid veggie grower and is giving a talk to the Copper Coast Gardening Club in August about Aquaponics.
David moved to Kadina last year and says hosting his shows allows him to play his favourite music from the 60’s and connect with the community. He was even recognised recently at the local servo – not by his face, but his voice!
In his ‘spare’ time he goes fishing with his Bedford work mate, Chris, at Wallaroo. He says it’s a great spot, but so far, no big fish tales to tell!
Listen out for Hughesy on Tuesdays and Fridays on Gulf FM. Find the schedule, and listen live on air right here.