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Presenter profile: Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews
Mark's worst moment was when the anchor chain broke on Radio Caroline

Two things remain constant in Mark Matthews' career - his love of sport and radio. So it was only a matter of time before he ended up doing both at Portman Road and at every other Ipswich Town game.

Mark went to school in Thurston near Bury St. Edmunds and has been working in radio for more than 20 years.

He started his radio career in the world of pirate radio in the 1980s, which included a lengthy stint on Radio Caroline broadcasting from the North Sea.

Then it was off to Invicta Radio in Kent which in turn led to a few years working in France.

"There's probably a book worth of laughs and experiences to come out of broadcasting from a barn above a converted nightclub," said Mark.

After the station closed down Mark came back to his roots and spent more than five years at SGR in Ipswich before leaving to start his own business.

Mark was tempted out of radio retirement by a former colleague who persuaded him to get into producing sport at Independent Radio News in London, where he stayed until November 2000 when he joined BBC Radio Suffolk.

To get in touch e-mail suffolksport@bbc.co.uk

Listen to Mark Matthews, on BBC Radio Suffolk each Friday evening 6pm and Saturday afternoons from 2pm.


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