New radio boss revealed

BBC Radio Suffolk last night announced the appointment of its new boss live on air.Peter Cook, who is currently assistant editor of Radio Norfolk, will become managing editor of the Suffolk station next month following the departure of Gerald Main.

By Danielle Nuttall

BBC Radio Suffolk last night announced the appointment of its new boss live on air.

Peter Cook, who is currently assistant editor of Radio Norfolk, will become managing editor of the Suffolk station next month following the departure of Gerald Main.

Mr Main, who has been managing editor at BBC Radio Suffolk for more than four years, is taking on a new role as managing editor of BBC Essex.


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For 37-year-old Mr Cook it is a return to the county where he spent much of his career gaining experience in both commercial and BBC radio.

He said: “I'm delighted to be returning to BBC Radio Suffolk. They're a hugely talented and dedicated team and it'll be a privilege to work with them.

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“After 13 years of living and working in Suffolk, during which I met and married my wife Angela, this will feel very much like a home-coming.

“I know from experience that the listeners of Radio Suffolk are passionate about their station and I'm looking forward to hearing what they think about it.”

Mr Cook, a father of four, started his broadcasting career at Radio Broadland in Norwich before moving to Saxon Radio and Radio Orwell in 1989.

He then became head of news at SGR FM before moving to BBC Radio Suffolk in 1999 where he held a range of positions, including news editor and producer of the Mark Murphy breakfast show.

In 2002 he became assistant editor at BBC Radio Norfolk and was seconded to work as the editor of BBC Radio Cleveland in Middlesborough last year.

Mr Cook added: “I've loved every moment of working at Radio Norfolk, a time during which the station has achieved record audience figures making it the most listened to BBC local radio station in the country, and I've been lucky enough to work alongside some brilliant people.”

danielle.nuttall@eadt.co.uk

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