Ditchy to join Star Radio for Drivetime

Former Radio Aire and Real Radio breakfast presenter David Ditchfield is joining Star Radio but admits it’s like dropping to League One.

ditchyWriting on his blog, he says “A few of my fellow professionals have laughed a little at the thought of me going there to work and I’ll be honest it wasn’t my first choice.”

He’ll take over from Tom Davies who left the station recently.

Robin Banks, Star North East Programme Director is delighted with his new recruit though: “I was after Ditchy for ages. He kept on saying ‘no’ then he saw what we were doing up here in the North East and decided to jump on our ramshackle rock ‘n’ roll bandwagon.”

Ditchy adds: “To be given 4 hours a day on the radio where the only rule is be as creative as you can, instead of ‘you must play another 30 minutes non-stop’ followed by a patronising live read – it was a no-brainer.

“Robin has given me the chance to do proper radio again and I can’t wait to take on the so-called ‘big boys’ in the North East.”

Star NE Managing Director, Mark Reason, again points at more to come “Our line-up is nearly complete, just a couple of great talents that Bauer don’t want and we’ll be there! Keep watching this space…”

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