BBC Essex presenter dies
Posted by
BBC Essex presenter dies

BBC Essex's Faith producer and presenter Chris Bard has died suddenly whilst researching a broadcasting project in Ireland. The radio host had presented the Sunday faith programme on BBC Essex since 2001, and made his first broadcast on BBC Radio Kent in 1975.

Editor of BBC Essex, Gerald Main, says: "All the staff at the station were shocked and saddened to learn of Chris's sudden death.

"Chris was a gifted communicator and broadcaster with the ability to distil the most complex issue into a simple idea our audience could connect with. He also played a pastoral role at the station — always willing to listen and provide support to those in need.

"Chris will be sadly missed and our thoughts today are with his family."

Chris started his radio career at BBC Radio Kent, and followed it by working as a volunteer on the Faith team of BBC Radio Cleveland. He started at BBC Essex in 1989 as a religious producer but had been involved with local radio in Essex since 1981.

After studying at King's College London and Canterbury, Chris was ordained in Durham Cathedral. He served two curacies near Stockton—on—Tees and worked in Arts and Recreation, being chaplain to Punk Rock in the late Seventies.

He came to Essex over 25 years ago to be the Bishop's press officer and Vicar of Epping Upland. He was also Chaplain to Capel Manor College (London's Horticultural College).

Chris leaves a wife, Mary, and two adult daughters, Ellen and Sarah.

[link=] – non-stop radio news[/link]

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 407 04 September, 2007 Industry News 7:03 pm 20079 Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

No related posts were found
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events