BBC Radio Ulster has confirmed that broadcaster Stephen Clements is joining the station as part of the station’s new weekday schedule.
Stephen will make his debut on BBC Radio Ulster on Monday, September 23rd at 10.30am.
The new morning programme – The Stephen Clements Show – will see the presenter bring his unique sense of fun and chat to the 10.30am-midday slot on Mondays-Fridays, playing a range of music and interacting with listeners.
Stephen says: “I’m absolutely thrilled and excited to be given this opportunity with the BBC. It has always been my dream to broadcast on the most respected, most creative media platform on the planet. I am looking forward to sharing some fun and lots of laughs with the amazing people of Northern Ireland.”
Emma Dunseith, Executive Editor, Arts, Music and Learning NI, says: “Stephen is a great broadcasting talent and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to the BBC Radio Ulster team. We’re excited to hear what he will bring to the station and we’re sure his show will be a great addition to the weekday schedule and reflect his bright and vibrant personality.”
From an early age Stephen had always wanted to work in radio. It wasn’t until he was in his late thirties that he made any serious attempts to find out how to go about getting the job he had dreamt of doing.
Having done some weekend presenting at Citybeat in Belfast, Stephen was offered a full time role which he chose to turn down as his wife Natasha was expecting. However, after some discussion with his wife Stephen then took the job, hosting the afternoon show on the station for a year, before moving to the breakfast show. He hosted Q Radio’s breakfast programme for seven years.
An author, sometime parody rapper (his rap with Jamie Dornan received global media attention), with a degree in geography, Stephen studied town planning in the Netherlands, and has also lived in South Korea teaching English.
He cites Terry Wogan, Gerry Anderson, Stephen Nolan, Chris Moyles and Chris Evans as his radio heroes.
Stephen lives in Carrickfergus with his wife Natasha and their two children, Poppy and Robbie.
The addition of Stephen Clements to the BBC Radio Ulster presentation team is part of BBC Northern Ireland’s commitment to review and refresh the station’s output to engage and entertain current and future audiences. BBC NI is also committed to broadening the station’s appeal in order to serve all audiences and to introducing and developing new and upcoming talent on its airwaves.