BBC Radio Stoke’s breakfast presenter Pete Morgan is heading back to Birmingham to take over from Phil Upton at BBC WM.
Pete has been at Stoke since 2007 and previously was breakfast producer for both Galaxy and Heart in Birmingham.
Phil Upton is leaving BBC WM at the end of April after more than five years at The Mailbox.
Pete, who’ll start the new show on 4th June, said: “I am genuinely excited at the prospect of joining the team at BBC WM. I’ve lived in the West Midlands for about 15 years and consider it my proper stomping ground. I fell in love with the area in my late teens – and that affection has only increased since living here.”
He added: “I’m incredibly proud of how the region has changed in the past few years, and continues to grow and improve, and I’m looking forward to waking up the great people of the West Midlands from Dudley to Tamworth, from Kidderminster to Cannock.”
After starting out his career at Signal Radio, Pete was a presenter for Marcher Sound in Wrexham in the 90s before doing breakfast at Bournemouth station 2CR. He joined Galaxy 102.2 in 2001 to produce Dave Clarke’s breakfast show and then went on to spend five years producing Heart 100.7’s breakfast show with Ed James.
Pete’s Radio Stoke show recently won a Gold Gillard Award for breakfast programme of the year and he’s also presented several shows for 5 live.
Gareth Roberts, Managing Editor, BBC WM says: “I’m delighted that Pete will be joining our flagship programme at BBC WM, he’s an extremely warm, friendly, talented presenter with bags of personality who is passionate about Birmingham and the Black Country, it will be great to have him on the team waking up the West Midlands.”
Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 9:25 am by RadioToday UK