Radio and TV personality John Myers has passed away

Radio executive, presenter and television personality John Myers died suddenly on Saturday night aged 60.

His family paid tribute to him early Sunday morning saying: “He went through life with a smile, his glass always half full, and no matter how much life got you down, he always found the humour.

“We hope your memories are filled with as much joy as ours”.

He was well-known from his days presenting on Border Television in Cumbria as a continuity announcer in the 1980s.

John, who was also known under his presenter name John Morgan began his radio career with BBC Radio Cumbria and Red Rose Radio in Preston.

He moved into management and went on to launch CFM in Cumbria, as well as the Century, Real, Smooth and Rock Radio.

He spent many years on the air and as Programme Director at Red Rose Radio / Red Rose Gold in Preston and was CEO of both Border Radio and GMG Radio.

John became a visiting professor at the University of Cumbria where he also gained an honorary fellowship. He also wrote a number of reports on radio for the government and the BBC.

In 2018 John underwent treatment for cancer after the discovery of a tumour on his tonsil and tongue, receiving the all-clear last May.

He was highly regarded by the radio industry and received various awards including a Fellowship by the Radio Academy and 2010 he was presented with an outstanding achievement award by The Radio Centre in recognition of his long service to commercial radio.

John is survived by his wife Linda, his children Scott and Kerry, and two grandchildren.

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