About Paul Carrington
Paul started his Radio career in 1982 at Manchester's Piccadilly Radio as a production assistant on Timmy Mallet's show (along with a certain Chris Evans). During his 9 year stay at Piccadilly, he was a Commercial Producer, Programmes Producer and latterly, Presenter. He presented a wide variety of shows including Lates and Drivetime.
Following his departure from Piccadilly, Paul headed south on the M6 to Stoke on Trent where he spent over 3 years at Signal. During this time, he presented the Breakfast Show for which he received a Sony Bronze Award in the Best Breakfast Show category. From there, he came to Yorkshire - his adoptive home - in 1993 to present Afternoons on Viking FM.
The following year, he was on the move again having been tempted by newly formed Minster FM in York to be Programme Controller and Breakfast Presenter. The frequent 18 hour days soon began to take their toll, and a year later, the Metro Radio Group invited him to rejoin them to host the Breakfast Show on Bradford's The Pulse and then as Programme Controller of their AM Gold network Great Yorkshire Gold.
A takeover by Emap Radio meant a management reshuffle and Paul left to join GWR's Classic Gold Network as Network Evening Presenter and Head of Music, alongside his radio heroes like DLT, Paul Burnett and Simon Bates. Reluctant to make the move south, Paul had his garage converted into a studio so he could broadcast from his home in York! During this time, he was also Weekend Breakfast Presenter on Emap's new Magic 1161. When the weekday Breakfast Presenter announced his departure in 1998, Paul was asked to takeover the show. He stayed for 4 years until being persuaded to present the Breakfast Show on Magic 828 in Leeds following the sad death of the much loved Peter Tait in 2002.
In 2007 he joined the BBC in Leeds where he presented The Afternoon Show and The Sunday Jukebox.
In 2009 Paul joined Pulse 2 playing the Greatest Hits of All Time on Pulse 2 Breakfast, having the pleasure of waking up West Yorkshire each day. In 2013 Paul had the chance to enjoy a lie in taking hold of the reins for Pulse 2's Big Drive Home.
On July 29th 2016, Paul took to the airwaves one last time in his regular slot. Hanging up his head phones to take a different turn in his career. You can be sure to see more of Paul on Emmerdale and perhaps crooning at a social event or two... and from time to time back here on Pulse 2 he is always welcome!
Listen to some of Paul's Best Bits Show Special