After leaving IVC, Paul Emmines indulged his passion for music and communication by landing a presentation position at local radio stations CN.FM 103 & Hereward Radio (now Heart Cambridgeshire).
Having worked his way up to presenting a breakfast show on a local radio station in Norfolk (which genuinely was VERY Alan Partridge!), Paul moved behind the microphone as Head of Production and Operations for the Galaxy Radio network based in Bristol. From there he moved to Leeds as Head of Programmes for dance station Galaxy 105 (where he helped double the audience, and became the biggest commercial radio station outside of London), then Programme Controller at Leicester Sound, Production Director for an independent radio production company and Group Head of Music for the Guardian Media Group’s radio brands Real Radio, Smooth Radio and Rock Radio. On the Guardian’s sale of its radio assets to the UK’s biggest commercial radio operator in 2012, Paul moved to Nottingham as Programme Controller of Smooth Radio East Midlands, where they have become the region’s most listened-to commercial station within 9 months (and the transmission area almost stretches to the border of his home county, Cambridgeshire!)
A Piece of Advice
“Don’t take yourself so seriously. Fifteen years from now you’ll be playing Twister with the Spice Girls (or some other pop group)”.