Broadcaster Paul Barnes to celebrate seventh anniversary of his radio show

Paul Barnes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Paul Barnes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Broadcaster Paul Barnes is this weekend celebrating seven years of his late night radio show.

The Late Paul Barnes show is broadcast live on BBC Radio Norfolk and other stations in the BBC East region every Saturday night from 11pm, and Mr Barnes estimates he has broadcast more than 350 shows in the last seven years.

A programme of 'rhythm and rhubarb of a superior sort' is the way he describes the radio programme which features music from the 1920s to the present day, and in 2011 it earned him the accolade of broadcaster of the year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards at the House of Commons.

Mr Barnes, whose career in broadcasting spans more than 45 years, said: 'It is a privilege, as with everything else I have done in broadcasting. I have been blessed.'

On his anniversary show this Saturday he plans to mark the birthday of the late musician and big band leader Ted Heath by playing a selection of his music.

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