Carrickfergus presenter lands Radio Ulster mid-morning slot

Stephen Clements.
Stephen Clements.

Carrickfergus broadcaster Stephen Clements is joining BBC Radio Ulster as part of its new weekday schedule.

Stephen will make his debut on the station on Monday, September 23, at 10.30am.

He said: “I’m absolutely thrilled and excited to be given this opportunity with the BBC. It has always been my dream to broadcast on the most respected, most creative media platform on the planet.

“I am looking forward to sharing some fun and lots of laughs with the amazing people of Northern Ireland.”

The Stephen Clements Show will air on the 10.30am to 12pm slot Monday to Friday and feature music and interaction with listeners.

Previously a presenter with Citybeat in Belfast, Stephen has hosted Q Radio’s breakfast programme for seven years.

The broadcaster, who lives in Carrickfergus with his wife Natasha and their two children, Poppy and Robbie, cites Terry Wogan, Gerry Anderson, Stephen Nolan, Chris Moyles and Chris Evans as his radio heroes.

The BBC says the move is part of the its commitment to review and refresh the station’s output to engage and entertain current and future audiences.

Emma Dunseith, executive editor, Arts, Music and Learning NI, said: “Stephen is a great broadcasting talent and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to the BBC Radio Ulster team.

“We’re excited to hear what he will bring to the station and we’re sure his show will be a great addition to the weekday schedule and reflect his bright and vibrant personality.”

Last month’s axing of veteran broadcaster Sean Coyle’s BBC Radio Ulster morning show sparked an angry backlash with thousands of people signing an online petition seeking his reinstatement. Mr Coyle is returning to the airwaves to present a new daily programme on BBC Radio Foyle.