The former Town 102 Breakfast Show presenter is getting a regular BBC Radio Suffolk Saturday mid-morning show.
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The countdown and switch on moment was broadcast from the school live across the county to listeners on BBC Radio Suffolk.
A Radio Academy event in Ipswich next month will include a demo of the BBC's new Virtual Local Radio system and a tour of BBC Radio Suffolk.
Across the UK, 90% of the population are tuning in to radio, meaning 48.1 million adults listen each week.
Etholle George is taking over the breakfast show next year, replacing Terry Baxter who has left the radio industry.