Mark Pougatch moves on from BBC Radio 5 Live

Sports broadcaster Mark Pougatch has announced he’s been let go by BBC Radio 5 Live but looking forward to his next radio challenge.

He’s been at the station since 1994 as presenter of flagship programmes including Sports Report but has been doing less in recent months due to other commitments at ITV and BT Sport.

Mark said: “After an incredibly happy time there, I’ve come to the end of the road now at BBC Radio 5 Live.”

He thanked everyone he’s worked with on both sides of the microphone, and said he’s sorry he didn’t have the chance to say goodbye on-air.

Other long-serving 5 Live sports broadcasters to leave in recent months include Cornelius Lysaght, Garry Richardson and John Inverdale.

BBC Radio 5 Live is also losing Tim Levell who is moving to a new role at Wireless Group. Tim joined 5 Live from Blue Peter in 2013 and for the last three years has been the Editor of the Emma Barnett programme and Chiles on Friday.

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  2. Mark Budgen says

    Be replaced by another private school boy.

  3. Tom says

    Off to Talksport?

    1. mb23 says

      It wasn’t his choice to leave 5 Live so good luck to him in whatever he does next.

  4. Tim Mullen says

    And once more the incompetents aka BBC managers (usually women) play directly into the government’s hands by downgrading the product, losing listeners as a result, and creating the justification to privatise. Some of the most knowledgeable sports broadcasters in the business let go, probably to be replaced by a refugee from Radio 1 to “appeal to a younger demographic”.

  5. Len Groat says

    How nice……

    someone being “let go”…

    rather than “stepping aside”

    from the grossly over-staffed BBC

    1. Stephen Hall says

      Several excellent journalists leaving in a relatively short space of time. I’m more likely to find a voice I know and love on TalkSport these days. And 5Live’s Rajar figures suggest that’s what many people are thinking.

  6. Kish says

    This was the same with Russ Williams, he got given the boot as well from Global. He too didn’t have the opportunity to say goodbye to his listeners. And the same with Dave Brown . I’m sure all these presenters had good ratings at the time too.

    1. mb23 says

      This article is nothing to do with Global.

      1. Kish says

        No but similar instance just another radio station

  7. JASON ANDREW TOPPIN says

    IN AUSTRALIA A RADIO ANNOUCER WAS SACJED IN A WAY FIM 3AW AND HIS PRODUCER THEIR NAMES ARE TONY MOCLAIR AND BIANCA JOHNSTON

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