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Presenter profile: Mark Cummings

Mark Cummings

Gloucestershire wakes up with Mark Cummings every weekday morning...with Mark bringing a lively, informative and entertaining mix of news, sport and chat to the airwaves.

He's joined on air by Kate Clark who helps commuters avoid the rush hour hold ups.

Although hailing from Yorkshire (which explains his unfortunate allegiance to Leeds United...), Mark has developed a huge love for all things Gloucestershire.

He even loves the steep hills around Stroud which make for a "more challenging cycle ride"!!

Mark presented shows from the top of the old Severn Bridge, piloted a small aircraft over the county and cycled up all of Gloucestershire's major hills - 29,000 feet in a day - the equivalent of peddling up Everest.

He has even embarked on an epic walk in the footsteps of Dick Whittington from Pauntley in Gloucestershire right into the city of London.

Mark's on air from six AM but he's in much earlier than that to make sure that the content of the show is bang up to date.

Working with his producer and newsreader he'll hone what's been left overnight and react to any news that has broken overnight.

At nine o'clock he'll take a well earned break before he's back working on the next days programme.

"Some people think I go home at nine o'clock" he says. "I wish I could but if I did there would be no programme the next day!"

Home time is actually after one o'clock when he'll return to the fun and friction of family life with his wife and two two daughters - the tales of which will often make it to air the following morning.

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