A BUDDING radio presenter in South Tyneside was paid a visit by a fellow broadcaster.
Metro Radio’s Brian Moore called into the Hospital Radio South Tyneside studio as a guest on David Johnson’s request show.
Brian, who has worked at Metro for the past 13 years, appeared on the show on Wednesday night.
David, 22, from Jarrow, said: “It was fantastic. We talked all about how he first got into radio and then he did my request show with me.
“He’s a brilliant presenter, and it was great to have him along and to get some tips from him.
“He gave me some great advice about being on the radio.”
Brian, who presents a show on the Newcastle-based radio station, said: “David has had a few different presenters on and it was great fun to have a chat with him.
“I’m lucky to work in radio full-time, and starting out on hospital radio is great practice – it’s exactly what I did when I was growing up in Devon.
“Hospital radio is a great way to learn about running a show, but it’s great for the patients as well.
“David goes round to take requests from people and everyone enjoys seeing him and having a chat, and it was great to see him in action.”
South Tyneside Hospital Radio is a volunteer-run station.
It has broadcast daily to patients at South Tyneside Hospital and the former Ingham Infirmary in South Shields for the past 55 years, providing news, entertainment and information.
Anyone interested in getting involved should call the station on 0844 586 5201 or go to www.hrst.co.uk.