Stockport's Drive Home with Paul Holloway
You’ll hear me every Monday-Friday from 2 - 7pm & Sundays 4-6pm with Heroes. I'm also the most likely member of the team to be sent out and about roving around Stockport with the radio mic.
I’ve been with Pure since 2007 and covered some great events but the highlight was certainly the Olympics. I headed up the mobile team that covered the Olympic flame relay passing through Stockport. It was a great morning talking to all the torch bearers who were all bursting with pride at being chosen. Then we got a surprise when Keith Lemon, (or is it Leigh Francis, I’m never sure where one ends and the other begins) turned up as a guest torch bearer, the press office kept that one hush, hush.
After the games I was also privileged to cover the Olympic and Paralympics athletes’ homecoming at the town hall. It was a great day and the Town Hall seeing all the returning athletes honoured
Get to know Paul Holloway
Covering the Olympic home coming & Torch Relay through Stockport is my highlight working for Pure so far
I keep myself very busy at Pure. I produce One Voice – Radio Without Barriers, our disability magazine programme. I’m very proud of the progress the team has made since the project was launched in 2012. I also normally write our column in the Stockport Express.
I also manage and train over 60 volunteers, giving them feedback on their shows and making sure the quality of our evening music and community shows is kept high. Many of them have gone on to good jobs in the media industry so I must be doing something right.
My first radio gig was hospital radio back in 1987 although I didn’t take it up as a full time career for another 20 years. The best thing about working in radio is I get to talk about three of my favourite subjects music, sport and people with a story.
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