Radio presenter Tim Gough dies during his breakfast show

GenX Radio Suffolk has announced its breakfast presenter Tim Gough died during his breakfast show on Monday morning.

Tim, who was just 55, passed away at 7:50am from a suspected heart attack, the station said.

Tim started his broadcasting career in 1985 at Radio Orwell in Ipswich. He saw through the re-brand of the station to SGR-FM, before joining Trent FM in Nottingham in 1995.

He then spent five years at Leicester Sound presenting before becoming Programme Controller.

Tim then moved to Saga Radio to host the evening show in the East Midlands, and when GMG Radio took over in 2007 and re-branded the station as Smooth Radio, Tim was appointed Head of Presentation and subsequently Programme Controller till he left for family commitments and projects outside radio in 2010.

James Hazel, Managing Director of GenX Radio Suffolk told RadioToday: “Tim has been on the radio since the 80s and had come out of radio retirement to fully involve himself in our project from the beginning, to bring local commercial radio back to his beloved Suffolk and was hugely excited for our DAB launch at the end of the month.

“To know Tim personally, as I did very closely for over 30 years, was to know a warm, caring, fun guy who myself and my family loved dearly. We are heart broken by the news.

“I know his family are enormously comforted by the hundreds of loving messages that have been received and have asked for privacy at this devastating time.”

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2022 at 5:03 pm by RadioToday UK

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