Dr. Bishop Joe Aldred Retires From BBC Radio West Midlands
Ecumenist and broadcaster Bishop Dr. Joe Aldred is hanging up his headphones after a decade of hosting, then co-hosting a popular BBC Radio West Midlands talk show highlighting issues that matter to the African and Caribbean community.
He was a solo presenter with his chat show on the station for five years before joining forces with gospel show host Nikki Tapper who first joined the BBC back in 2003. Together they have been a professional double act on Sunday Night with Joe & Nikki offering discussion and music on the airwaves every Sunday between 8-10pm.
After ten years behind the microphone, Aldred feels it’s time to hand over the headphones and leave others to carry on where he leaves off.
“Without a doubt, the biggest pleasure for me has been having a platform for debate and discussion on so many issues that affect the African and Caribbean community,” said Aldred, 64, who is head of Pentecostal and multi-cultural relations at Churches Together in England (CTE) and a bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy.
“I think one of my highpoints was being able to dedicate an entire show to discussing the riots of 2011, which greatly affected the West Midlands. I remember joining forces with presenter Arshad Riaz and we were able to give both the African Caribbean and Asian communities a chance to air their views. We had so many calls from the public that we repeated the show on the first anniversary of the riots.
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SOURCE: The Voice