Paul ‘Goffy’ Gough is taking over the Sunday lunchtime show on BBC Tees, replacing Ken Snowdon.
Ken has been on the show for the past 20 years on the BBC local station that covers Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire.
Goffy told RadioToday about the extra shift: “I am really looking forward to getting on the radio this Sunday. I have had a load of fun on BBC Tees for the past four years with my Saturday lunchtime show, and to now present this second show every week is brilliant news for me. The feedback in those four years has been terrific, and I really appreciate the many that tune in for the live, local fun on the air.
“My programmes are totally dominated by local people and events, and I will draw on my twenty plus years of being on the radio at Century Radio, Metro Radio and TFM. It’s too late to now change, in terms of my presentation style, I adore the area I live in and the people and characters that I meet on my travels. Listeners phone through to BBC Tees and tell me they love hearing about their own part of the world and things that are going on around the doors where they live.
“It could be a night on the Marina at Hartlepool, struggling across the cobbles of Yarm High Street late at night, or finding out the gossip from the fans coming out of Victoria Park or the Riverside Stadium,” said Goffy.
The former long-running breakfast host of Century Radio’s ‘Goffy in the Morning’, has also presented on TFM & Metro Radio, and already hosts a Saturday lunchtime show on BBC Tees.
He continued: “My new show will feature many local memories, characters, humour, live interaction, events and most importantly the fantastic music that has been so much part of my life and that I have been able to share with the listeners here in this region. Working in social clubs, nightclubs and hosting many live events across the years in the BBC Tees area, I have witnessed first-hand what makes local people tick regarding music, and this is a real bonus to bring to my shows on the station. Sunday lunchtime is a great slot to have, as it will evoke many memories for listeners when Mam was in the kitchen cooking Sunday dinner and life was not so hectic. The live two-hour show (like Saturday) will also reflect today, with details of local events, the sport happening over the weekend, and will incorporate the busy schedule at home that Sundays bring to many of my listeners around here in 2017.”
Goffy can be heard on BBC Tees this Saturday from 12 – 2 pm and with his new Sunday show 12 – 2 pm from Sunday March 26th.