Liz Ellis gets breakfast on BBC Radio Stoke

BBC Radio Stoke has announced Liz Ellis will take over breakfast, replacing Pete Morgan who has been absent from the show since December.

Pete announced earlier this week that he’s now left the station after a meeting with management. Liz has been covering the show ever since Pete disappeared without comment.

Liz, previously host of Signal 1 Drive, has also worked at Rock FM and Radio Wave, and was most recently co-hosting mid-mornings on Radio Stoke with Perry Spiller.

“Every day should feel like a Friday, we’re going to have so much fun, I want to make sure you know exactly what’s going on out there. Being on the radio in Staffordshire is like nowhere else. Listeners get so involved, and have such pride in where they live. The sense of humour is unmatched and they really make the show what it is,” Liz said.

David Jennings, Head of Local and Regional Programmes in the West Midlands said: “Following in the footsteps of a popular presenter like Pete is quite a challenge but Liz has done a terrific job looking after the show in recent weeks. Liz and her family live in the area and she shares the same love of local life as our listeners. I know she’s already a firm favourite and will bring her fun friendly touch to the show.”

Liz adds: “After having two kids, I thought my career would fade away, but what did I know? I’ve never been more excited about taking on a new show. And the best thing? I can always guarantee I will find a good parking spot in Hanley now I need to be at work so early.”

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4 Comments

  1. Norma Browe says

    I have been listening to Pete Morgan since he started at Radio Stoke. In December he wasn’t broadcasting and I. couldn’t understand why and thought he must be ill. Ever since t hen I have been waiting for his return. What a disappointment to find out only this week he won’t be back. I loved his banter and and his humour. I don’t know that I will be tuning in as it’s not the same. By the way I love Max and she and Pete made a great team!! NOT HAPPY!!

  2. Catullus says

    Don’t worry. The DG says he can have his job back. He just has to meet the new BBCLR diversity requirements – by merely undergoing a little gender reassignment. ‘Petula Morgan in the morning… ‘

    The BBC. Fighting sexism by openly institutionalising sexism. (Only it doesn’t count, cos it’s against men)

  3. peppapig says

    Stuart George with his more gentle and relaxed attitude should – in my opinion – take the radio slot relinquished by Mr Morgan

  4. Jacki hampson says

    Loved Pete Morgans show, I and many,many more will miss him. Why o why do the BBC do this, a successful show, great ratings and awards. …..explain. Sorry it’s not the same

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