The Team

Shropshire Live is owned and edited by Chris Pritchard and Martin Childs.

They have years of media experience between them and combined with their local knowledge, they produce Shropshire Live sharing Shropshire news and entertainment to over tens of thousands of readers per month and in October 2022 they launched Shropshire Live on air as a local radio station for the county.

Chris is our Editor and weekday breakfast presenter, he’s worked in radio and online news for over 20 years.

He set up Shropshire Live in 2009 with Martin Childs, and having lived in Shropshire all his life has a great knowledge of the county which is perfect for his role as Editor and presenter.

He is always out and about attending events and likes nothing more than meeting people who have great stories to tell and share.

Chris also presents the monthly business tv show Shropshire Business Live TV, a collaboration between Shropshire Business magazine and Yarrington.

To contact Chris e-mail or call 01743 818 095.

You can follow Chris on twitter @cpritch

Martin is no stranger to the world of media, starting his career in creative radio advertising in 1993 at Beacon Radio (now Free Radio). His achievements include winning a Mobius award for creativity – one of radio’s most prestigious awards.

Martin was also the station manager for the launch of a new radio station for Shrewsbury and Oswestry in 2006 and went on to present the drivetime show, for two years.

On a daily basis, Martin looks after the advertising and business side of Shropshire Live and also presents the weekday afternoon show between 4-7pm.

To contact Martin e-mail or call 01743 818 095.

Fiona has a passion for everything Shropshire and local business, she looks after the sales side of things.

She loves to speak to local businesses that see the value in advertising their business and services online to a vast local audience. If you are new to advertising online or not sure how to get started with your first Shropshire Live campaign – just get in touch for a chat.

Find out more by contacting Fiona on 01743 816 817.

To contact Fiona e-mail

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