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Radio York boss to leave the BBC


PATTERNSimon Pattern, the managing editor of BBC Radio York is to leave the corporation after three decades.

He began his career at the station in 80s, before heading to BBC Radio Humberside. There he won a number of awards and commissioned the unique talents of Beryl and Betty.

Pattern returned to Radio York in February this year, taking over from Sanjiv Buttoo.

“Simon joined the BBC in the 1980’s when the phones were key and lamp, the latest recording device was the uher, and razor blades were handed out to staff,” said Helen Thomas, BBC head of regional and local programming for Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

“Radio Humberside was named Sony Station of the Year under his leadership and he was instrumental in telling the story of Hull as it campaigned to win the 2017 UK City of Culture title.  Last year Simon moved back to the place where his BBC story began – BBC Radio York.

“I want to thank Simon for all his hard work, his dedication to local radio in both Hull and York and for the support he has given to the individuals and teams he has worked with.”

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