BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Edward Adoo quits show

Edward Adoo, a weekend presenter on BBC Three Counties Radio has decided to leave his show ahead of planned changes on the Local BBC Radio network.

After seven and a half years of hosting the Sunday night show, Edward has decided the time has come to leave and seek a new challenge.

He’ll host his last show on February 26th.

He told RadioToday: “Wow I can’t believe the Sunday night show has been on air for 7 and a half years. Didn’t think it would last so long. It’s been incredible, loved every minute. Would like to thank my bosses Laura Moss, Toby Friedner and Laurence Culhane for giving me the opportunity to be myself along with the creative freedom on the programme with free rein on curating the playlist and features.

“The Sunday night show has enabled black voices across Beds, Herts and Bucks (recently Northamptonshire) to have a voice and share their stories to the community and beyond. A major personal highlight was giving local DJs weekly airtime to share their favourite black music tracks of all time. The 15 Minute Mixtape grew into a regular feature and now available in the mixes section on BBC Sounds.

“Being at Three Counties Radio provided a platform to secure work elsewhere at the BBC. I have been able to present and make documentaries for Radio 4, World Service, cover shows on 5 Live and 6 Music. I think the recent proposed changes for local radio made me think about where I am currently and what I want to do. I have met some fab colleagues who have become friends for life.

“I have spoken to and interviewed some amazing guests on Sunday nights. My Mum has also been part of the journey. Bars Wiv Babs has become a memorable feature. It was a difficult decision to make but felt it is the right time to move on. Thanks for being part of the Sunday night family xx.”

Edward has worked in the radio industry for over 20 years, working as a presenter and voiceover artist. He has presented shows on NME Radio, Mi-Soul then joined BBC Three Counties Radio in 2015. He will continue to present shows on BBC Radio London, 5 Live, 6 Music, Jazz FM and continue to appear on Sky News and Times Radio.