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Radio Seagull on air: Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Paul is a British resident in the UK.

His childhood pastime was listening to offshore radio in the early 70's and he would avidly tune into Radio Northsea International and Radio Luxembourg at nights on his transistor radio.

He distinctly remembers picking up a signal from a station identifying itself as "Radio Seagull" when he was 10 years old and is looking forward to meeting his "heroes" who are still with the re-born station today.

Paul Newman

Paul's professional radio career has spanned 20 years.

Like many presenters, he managed to wangle his way into 'the business' through a combination of talent and luck! Paul was in Oxford when FOX FM was about to launch and he literally spotted an open door, sneaked in, left his demo tape on the programme controllers desk and a few days later got that magical call! He's also been heard on London's Smooth Radio, Capital Gold (South and Birmingham), Southern FM, MIX96, Chiltern, 2CR FM and Red Dragon.

Most recently he's been a mainstay on weekend breakfast for Newbury Sound and Andover Sound in central southern England. Despite his history with British commercial radio, Paul shares the view that many great artists are missing from the playlists of the UK radio stations and only a "safe" selection of the classics are ever heard on the radio these days. Radio Seagull is the perfect platform to appreciate the widest variety of music from the greatest (and lesser known) artists of all time! An offering that simply wouldn't be contemplated by today's financially-biased radio stations.

Highlights of his career include interviewing actor David Jason (Only Fools & Horses), Tracey Thorn & Ben Watt (Everything But The Girl), plus working alongside BBC broadcasting legends Tony Blackburn, Dave Lee Travis and Jimmy Savile. He's compèred numerous charity fundraisers, village fetes, awards dinners and switched on more Christmas lights than he cares to remember.

Paul has also appeared on Page 3 of the Sun newspaper... mercifully with his clothes on! When he's not behind the microphone Paul loves to travel the world. His hobbies include photography, astronomy, anything involving flight and a good game of pool. He's also known for rattling off a tune on the piano and composing his own songs. Being a musician helps with his appreciation of a wide variety of music and Paul is keen to share his eclectic tastes in soft rock and world music with you on his show, which can be heard

Show Times:

Tuesdays: 15.00 - 17.00
Wednesdays: 03.00 - 05.00