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Profile: Paddy MacDee

Paddy MacDee
Paddy also presents Solid Gold Sunday

Join Paddy each weekday evening from 10pm for great music and late-night banter.

Q&A

Place of birth:

Dublin, Ireland.

Favourite view in the north-east of England?

Heading from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast.

Best thing about working in radio?

Still doing it after 36 years!

Describe yourself in three words:

Fun, flirty and over fifty!

If you were making a time capsule what would you put in it?

My Beatles' tour programme and show tickets for Newcastle City Hall from 1965.

Burt Bacharach's What the World Needs Now is Love, a copy of the Federer and Nadal Wimbledon final from 2008 and a barrel of draft Guinness.

First record you bought?

Tower of Strength by Frankie Vaughan.

Most interesting person you've interviewed?

The first person I interviewed was Paul McCartney and he has been a hard act to follow!

What was your first job?

During the day I was a solicitor's articled clerk but at night I transformed into DJ Paddy MacDee.

What couldn't you live without?

My wife - she says.

Any bad habits?

I don't think I have any but my family has another tale to tell.

Where do you go when you want to think?

I take my little legs out running a few times a week, which is always a good time to think.

Your happiest memory?

Being present at my son's birth - although my wife insists this memory was rose-tinted by the presence of a hip-flask I had "acquired" for the occasion!

If you ruled the world what would you change?

First up, I'd ban questionnaires!




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