BBC Essex’s Gerald Main leaves after 35 years
BBC Essex editor Gerald Main Gerald Main, who has been with the BBC for 35 years, has decided to leave the corporation.
Before joining BBC Essex in 2007, Gerald was Editor at BBC Radio Suffolk from 2002 – 2006 and has also worked at Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio Blackburn, BBC Radio Northampton and BBC Radio Bedfordshire.
Gerald has presented and written BBC training films, produced training programmes and co-designed the “New Presenter” course for BBC Local Radio. He also wrote a guide containing advice on presenting called “Presenter Coach”.
Gerald comments: “It’s just the right time to go … and as a very wise man once said, ‘Without change, there’d be no adventures’. My future lies in discovering and developing radio on-air talent at all levels…and I might even get back to presentation myself at some stage in the future.”
Gerald also works alongside Wire Free Productions on the weekday Mark Forrest Show, as Executive Producer.
Mick Rawsthorne, Head of Regional and Local Programming in the East, said, “Gerald has been at the BBC for 35 years and during that time he has had many achievements. More importantly than that, Gerald is a good man who cares about his team, his audience and what the BBC does for them. He will be missed and we wish him all the best for the future.”
The BBC tells RadioToday the recruitment process to find Gerald’s successor will begin immediately.