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Presenter profile: Graeme McLoughlin

Graeme McLoughlin
Graeme loves living in Suffolk after moving to the county in 2005

Graeme was brought up in Liverpool on a diet of John and Paul, Merseybeat and the Bunnymen - but he now resides in Suffolk and is never ceased to be impressed by the latest additions to the local music scene.

"What I love about my job on BBC Suffolk Introducing (with Richard Haugh) is the fact that I get to listen to the county's best new music, created by some of the most innovative artists around, and then build a radio programme about them.

"We're both so grateful to these musicians, because we wouldn't have a show without them. Our aim is to help as many of them as possible, not necessarily to stardom, but to appreciation from a wider audience."

Graeme did a turn at the BBC Children in Need Suffolk HAS Talent variety show at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion in November 2009. He did a song alongside his colleague Jon Wright under the name 'Easy Tigers':

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When The Stars Go Blue - Easy Tigers

Graeme is also a member of BBC Radio Suffolk's news and sports team, with which he's enjoyed many highlights.

In the build up to the Olympics he's interviewed both Lord Coe and world record holder Jonathan Edwards, and he recently co-hosted the Big Skill Awards in Ipswich with former BBC Television Presenter Ray Stubbs.

However, Graeme's favourite moments on air often come from the most unusual of places. He once spent Halloween in a haunted Ipswich pub with the lights out and the microphone on.

"It was a night that I'll never forget," he said.

"I'm the type of person that wants to believe in the paranormal. I didn't see anything in the pub but I definitely heard some ghostly goings on and what's more believe I captured the sound. I still have a copy of it at home."

In recent years, Graeme has hosted a regular run of summer Saturday shows during which participants have been invited to take part in the McChallenge Summer Series.

"Anyone can take part at pretty much anything they like," said Graeme.

"We've been karting, we've played snooker, we've cooked, we've tried blindfold food tasting…and most recently we boldly went where nobody had gone before and played Star Trek Next Generation Pinball - I lost."





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