Yorkshire Coast Radio MD Chris Sigsworth leaves the station, which is to become Greatest Hits Radio

Yorkshire Coast Radio’s Managing Director, Chris Sigsworth, leaves the radio station today after almost 27 years’ service.

By Steve Bambridge
Friday, 7th August 2020, 10:16 am
Updated Friday, 7th August 2020, 10:19 am

Mr Sigsworth was one of the original presenters when the station launched on November 7 1993 and became Programme Controller and Station Manager.

Since 2010 he has been Managing Director of the business.

Chris’s departure follows the acquisition of Yorkshire Coast Radio by Bauer Media.

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The station will rebrand, along with a number of other stations around the country, as Greatest Hits Radio from September 1, as Bauer creates the UK’s biggest commercial radio network.

Last week, popular DJ Paddy Billington announced that his breakfast show, Paddy in the Morning, would be ending.

He posted on Twitter: “As part of Yorkshire Coast Radio’s transition into Greatest Hits Radio, I will be leaving the breakfast show in a month’s time, my final show on Friday August 28.

Chris Sigsworth

“If you’ve listened to, or engaged with the show or supported my fund raising over the last near eight years thank you!”

Mr Sigsworth said: “Yorkshire Coast Radio has been a huge part of my life, and it has been an honour to lead the team that have worked so hard to give the listeners in the area a radio station they can call their own.

"I have been lucky to work with some exceptional people over the years, and I thank them all for the part they played in making the station such a success.”

Dee Ford CBE, Group Managing Director, Bauer Radio, said: “Chris has made an invaluable contribution to Yorkshire Coast Radio since its creation, and has helped build the station into a popular and well-loved local institution.

"On behalf of Bauer and all the teams he has worked with over the years, we’d like to thank him for his service and wish him the best for the future.”

Mr Sigsworth thanked listeners, local businesses and the community with which he has worked closely, for the support shown to the radio station over the years.

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