Gerry is a true Geordie, born and bred in Wallsend. Having been a radio presenter in the 80s, Gerry has also worked as a Blue Coat in Pontins, Blackpool the same year Shane Ritchie (Alfie from Eastenders) worked there. He enjoyed many years at the Blackpool Tower with the likes of Freddie Starr and Candlewick Green. Gerry has shared lifetime experiences on Coastline FM 97.6 in Malaga, Spain; he was also a Club 18-30 rep in Agios Georgios, Corfu. He was brought up and mentored in the DJ world by his biggest fan Lenny Fraser from After Eight Music and Kevin Bishop.
Gerry brings with him a mountain of experience and a passion to “keep it local”. You will find a round up of Ashington events, issues and stories. Packed with guests, debates and local news as well as great music, Gerry will keep you informed and entertained.
Gerry is interested in hearing from any local organisations, businesses, charities, local bands, artists and any new innovative ideas for the regeneration of our local area or; do you have a controversial subject that is affecting or could benefit our local area, does it need discussing, are you frustrated and no one is listening!!! Please contact him on email@example.com
Listen to Gerry so he can ease you into Monday mornings 8am – 10am and entertain you on Sunday afternoons 2pm – 5pm with a special Golden Oldie hour between 4pm -5pm.
Know something about Gerry
Where was he born: The Green, Wallsend
What’s his favourite place to eat: At home with his family, Indian take-away Balti Tandoori, Blyth
Favourite Film: That Will Be The Day, David Essex
Preferred Time of Year: Summer
Inspirational Artists: David Bowie, Madonna, China Crisis
What Does He Not Like: Sunderland Football Club
Favourite Football Team: Newcastle United
Favourite Drink: Carlsberg Special Brew
What Does He do For a Living: Runs pubs, hotels and restaurants
Favourite Book: Can’t think of one
Does He Wear Glasses: Yes, at a push only because he has too
Favourite place he has visited: Barbados, New York (can’t get enough of Times Square)
Special Mentions: Mum and dad Margaret and Gerry, thank you for all your patience!!!
Special people in his life: Sharon his wife, Craig and Liam his two sons, Joni his daughter and his grandchild Evelyn