BBC radio presenter Douglas Mounce dies

Former BBC Radio Devon and Radio Plymouth presenter Douglas Mounce has died at the age of 65 following a year long batter with cancer.

Douglas MounceHe worked at the BBC station for almost 30 years presenting many shows including the Treasure Hunt on a Sunday and was also known locally for his pantomime appearances.

BBC Devon Editor Mark Grinnell paid tribute: “He was a big personality, full of zest for life. He could turn any conversation into one that was full of double entendres.

“I remember listening to him on Radio Devon long before I joined the station. He used to do a quiz every morning, which was just a vehicle for him to have fun with the listeners. That’s how I remember him.”

He also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night and hosted a number of television commercials.

In 2010 he spent eight months at Plymouth’s commercial radio station, Radio Plymouth.

Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 3:33 pm by RadioToday UK

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