Matt started his radio career at the North Devon District Hospital radio station, Tarka Radio back in the mid-90s. It was there that he met Hopps, who invited him to be part of the 'Out Of Order' show team on BBC Radio Devon, which Hopps presented at the time.
Matt then moved to Kent and worked for both BBC Radio Kent and the commercial station Mercury FM, before being lured back to the South West. In 2002, he formed one half of the Lantern FM breakfast show, PJ & Spanky (with Matt being the Spanky half). Then, in 2006, he moved to Exeter to work for Gemini FM, which later became Heart, and then found himself working for Radio Exe too.