Tributes paid to Radio Clyde’s Mike Riddoch

Tributes have been paid following the death of former Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 breakfast presenter Mike Riddoch.

After a spell at BBC Radio Manchester in the early 1970s, Mike went on to spend almost 40 years on air in Glasgow following a move to Radio Clyde in the late 70s.

He was the first breakfast presenter on Clyde 1 when the AM and FM frequencies split in 1987. After 10 years on that show, he had a spell at Scot FM before returning to Clyde 2 in 2000 – first on drivetime before a move to Clyde 2’s ‘Riddie in the Morning’ breakfast show.

Mike remained on air on the Bauer network in Scotland until June 2017.

Graham Bryce, Group Managing Director of Bauer Radio in Scotland, told RadioToday: “Mike was an inspiration to everyone at Radio Clyde and will always hold a special place in the history of the station as the very first presenter on Clyde 1’s flagship breakfast show.

“Our thoughts are with his family and many friends at this sad time.”

George Bowie who took over the breakfast show from Mike in 1997 told us: “Riddie set the bar for the breakfast show at Clyde 1 and I knew I had big shoes to fill when I took over.

“I was proud to call Mike a friend and a colleague and was lucky to have had him next door in Clyde 2 for many years. He will be missed by everyone at the station and across the industry.”

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  1. Watson Beattie says

    A great radio legend,will be sadly missed.

  2. Duncan Harley says

    A now long dead ex brother in law, David Jarvis, probably knew him in the 70’s @ Radio Clyde.

  3. Christine Shields says

    So sorry to hear about Riddy. He was brilliant to wake to in the mornings especially Sundays. Will be missed.

  4. Alan Hall says

    Very sad he has left us. I remember hearing him on Radio Clyde. What a brilliant guy he was.

  5. DaveP says

    He was a great broadcaster with a wicked sense of humour. Reminded me a lot of the legendary Ray Moore. Very sad.

  6. Pat Gibson says

    Very sad news. I worked with Mike as his P.A. At odd times on the Breakfast show at BBC Radio Manchester I remember he used to have a 30min guests feature with people from all walks of life in the show every Friday, all the team got a free breakfast. He made radio broadcasting look so easy “ My thoughts are with his family and many friends at this sad time.”

  7. Margaret Collins says

    So sorry to here about the passing of Mike Riddoch. I listened to Riddie in the morning for years. He was a first class broadcaster and a very funny man. Rest in peace Mike

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