Paul joined Mercia sound in 1984 and left in 1988, hosting
Mercia the weekday breakfast show throughout that time initially
6 till 9
and later from 7 till 10 am. He took over from John Warwick.
At that time the line up was Paul on breakfast, Dave on thru
till 12 then
Jim Lee 12 till 3, followed by Stuart Linnell until 5 pm and
Williams and Jeff Harris with Annie Othen on late nights at
Paul joined Mercia Sound from Radio Tees (now TFM) where he
1980 hosting everything from the TOP 40 to classical from rock
programming. He presented the drive show weekday afternoons
then for two years prior to joining Mercia the Morning Call
weekdays 9 am to 12 noon.
At Mercia for two years Paul also presented the Saturday lunchtime
show WHEELS which mixed motoring and other transport editorial
music and where he introduced correspondents Les Clayton and
Cahill who soon became regular contributors to the programme.
During his time at Mercia Sound Paul presided over some of
breakfast audiences in the stations history, he started a column
Coventry Newspapers in early 1985 called Paul on Pop which
local Coventry and Warwickshire bands, as well as reviewing
it appeared weekly without ever missing a week for eight and
Paul was also resident DJ at the Bug and Black Bat in Coventry
Centre, at which he was awarded their prize of Citizen of the
his charity work in Coventry. While presenting Good Morning
Paul was a news presenter on Coventry Cable TV as well as devising
and producing Showbiz, a monthly music programme which was
on Coventry Cable and syndicated to cable TV customers across
Paul left Mercia Sound to join Chiltern Radio as Programme
where he was responsible for three stations. He was part of
that won the Milton Keynes licence from the Radio Authority.
SuperGold, acquired Severn Sound and created Galaxy Radio in
Next Paul went to BBC Radio 1 where as Managing Editor he was
responsible for all the networks programming and marketing
DJs including Simon Bates, Steve Wright. Alan Freeman, Nicky
and Mark Goodier. He was then promoted to be Head of Strategy
BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 4 and 5 Live and then became Managing Director
Talk Radio UK at which he built the audience to 2.8 million,
a figure yet
to be beaten.
Paul then joined the Walt Disney Company as Managing Director
UK before being promoted to Senior Vice President of its Children's
programming on a global basis, with an office in Los Angeles
Paul now works for Liberty Media Corporation the US based broadcaster
which controls assets including the Discovery Channel and QVC.