Former Galaxy and Heart presenter Paul Hayes is leaving CKBE FM 92.5 The Beat in Montreal for afternoons at Radio Aire in Leeds.
He’s been in Canada for three years, and his last show was an emotional one, as you can hear on the Soundcloud clip below.
He wrote on Facebook “It was the most impossible decision I’ve ever had to make in my life.”
Previously Paul worked at Galaxy Yorkshire, TFM, Southern FM and Neptune Radio before moving to host the evening show on Heart London.
He told RadioToday: “After three years away from the UK, it felt like the right time to return home. I’m delighted to be joining Radio Aire in Leeds, a station and city I know well having lived there for a couple of years. I’ve always felt huge affection for Yorkshire and I’m really looking forward to getting started.”
Euan McMorrow, Programme Director at Radio Aire said: “We’re on a mission to give Leeds the best possible music and entertainment during the day, and Paul is just the guy to deliver that. With his track record he’s exactly the right person to deliver Bauer Media’s strategy of distinctive programming that’s tailored for a local market place.”
Paul starts on 15th July, and will present his show 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday.