BBC Radio Norfolk’s Stephen Bumfrey leaves the station

Stephen Bumfrey has presented his last show on BBC Radio Norfolk after being at the station for over 20 years.

Having first joined the BBC almost 43 years ago, Stephen had previously told his listeners that it was time for him to move on following “testing times” at the corporation.

He also said that he was worried for some of his colleagues and added: “I’ve been thinking over the last couple of years that I need to move on and do other things with my life.”

After joining the BBC in 1981, Stephen went on to work for BBC Look East, BFBS and Heart in the Midlands. He went back to the BBC in 2002, when he joined BBC Radio Norfolk. He presented his final show yesterday afternoon.

Peter Cook, executive editor at BBC Radio Norfolk said: “Stephen’s been part of the Radio Norfolk team for more than 20 years. He’s a brilliant presenter who has made afternoon radio his home.

“Stephen is treasured by his listeners for his love of music, his great sense of humour and his love of Norfolk.

“He’s a friend to all at Radio Norfolk and a great supporter of new talent. We’ll miss him lots and wish him well for the future.”