BBC Radio Wales’ Paul Forde has been appointed as Deputy Editor of the national station.
For over 20 years, Paul has been developing new Welsh writers and performing talent overseeing Radio Wales’ comedy output during Gareth Gwenlan’s tenure as Head of Comedy at BBC Wales.
Paul brought Rhod Gilbert to the airwaves for the first time on BBC Radio Wales and working with him on the television series ‘Big Welsh Joke’ as well as BBC Wales’ ‘High Hopes’ series.
In addition to comedy, Paul has worked in music and entertainment producing programming for Radio 2, Radio 4 and television.
In recent years Paul has worked as both a Senior Producer and an Assistant Editor at the station, launching Louise Elliott, Eleri Siôn and Wynne Evans’s afternoon shows during that time.
Steve Austins, Editor, Radio Wales told RadioToday: “Paul has been a real asset to BBC Radio Wales over many years and I’m delighted he’s moving into this new role. Keeping BBC Radio Wales focussed on serving the country in an ever more competitive market is an exciting challenge and I’m really pleased that Paul will be rolling his sleeves up to help me take that challenge head on.”