Locally born Neil Caddy has been appointed programme controller of Pirate FM.
He already works at the UKRD station, hosting the breakfast show, but will now oversee all programming duties too.
Neil joined the Pirate FM Accounts Department after retiring from athletics but thanks to being, in his words, “rubbish” at it he finally managed to secure a regular slot presenting the evening show in 1999. Since then Neil has done everything from scheduling the music to the commercials. His promotion will mean he oversees all output on the radio station in addition to presenting the Breakfast Show.
Neil said, “I remember listening in to the test transmissions of Pirate FM before it launched when I was still at school and never dreamed that one day I’d be waking-up Cornwall on the Breakfast Show! Our listeners are the stars and never fail to get involved with funny stories, quirky ideas and pearls of wisdom. I am always in total awe of people’s generosity. Some of my most memorable moments on air have been those times when the people of Cornwall have given so much love, support and money to good causes such as the Little Harbour appeal.”
Managing Director Beverley Warne said, “We were pleased to be able to recruit for this key position locally, since it underlines Pirate FM’s belief in the talent and experience that we already have in Cornwall. At a time when other radio stations are filling their schedules with presenters from London or Exeter we are proud to be different – and thousands of listeners continue to agree with us.”
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