Paul joined Radio Clatterbridge after his business became one of our sponsors.
When he sold the firm, pal John Roberts got him involved with his programme. Despite now being involved in property development, Paul still gives up the little spare time he has.
“I thought I would like to give something back to the Health Park. Just like me, everybody from around this area have either been looked after by the staff on the health park, or know somebody close to them that has.”
Now John’s co-presenter, Paul has actually known him since the late 1990s.
He says John is an inspiration and a great presenter.
"Genuinely, he is a great guy. He has a battle to face each day himself. It’s amazing spending so much time with him both socially and presenting the programmes together, to see what a positive mental attitude he has.
People call this volunteer work, but really this is volunteering to have fun. John’s philosophy is that if we are enjoying presenting, and laughing and joking, whilst remaining professional of course, then hopefully that will be shared with our listeners. I think that’s a great attitude, and I would like to think its rubbed off on me."
Paul’s highlights so far at the station have been to meet lots of great people around the health park and beyond.
An avid-Everton fan, he once played on the hallowed turf in an Everton representative game, alongside the likes Frank Worthington, Kevin Ratcliffe, David Fairclough and Dave Hickson.
But his most memorable on air moment was interviewing the most successful manager in the club’s history.
“Howard Kendal was fantastic. He came all the way over from Formby just for the interview and fascinated all of our listeners for two hours as we re-lived the glory days.”
He likes lots of different types of music and singers, providing they are talented. Paul’s era is the 80s and 90s, but he also loves live music and swing. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davies JR are amongst his favourites.
He may be a grown-up businessman, but there is one person who can put Paul in his place.
Our librarian Bernard Thornley used to teach history to Paul at Wirral Grammar School For Boys.
“I have now been disowned by Mr Thornley! Once he realised that I was such an underachiever in his lessons, he refused to speak to me. The ironic thing is that one of my favourite guests is the wonderful local historian, Ken Pye. I love history now!”
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