Radio Bristol pays tribute to Trevor Fry

Trevor Fry Trevor Fry had 'radio running through his veins'

Radio Bristol has been paying tribute to popular presenter Trevor Fry, who died on Friday.

The station's late show host, who was 68, was described by managing editor Tim Pemberton as 'an outstanding broadcaster, colleague and friend' who would be 'greatly missed'.

'He embodied the best of local radio with his warm tones and love of the area that he served,' he added. 'He was the last voice that many of our listeners heard at night and was a firm favourite on Sunday mornings for many years as well.'

Fry joined Radio Bristol from commercial radio 17 years ago. He presented the afternoon and early evening shows, and fronted the Sunday breakfast show for 13 years until stepping down from the role in 2013.

Current Sunday Breakfast host Lucy Tegg remarked on 'his kindness, his knowledge, his cheeky sense of humour', adding that he 'loved every minute of his working life'.

'We will all miss him so much,' she said.

'A friend to many of you'

Fry, whose programmes were broadcast across the South West, won a 2010 Radio Academy Award for his tribute to World War One veteran Harry Patch.

As well as critical acclaim, the broadcaster was a favourite with the audience, with many paying their own tributes online and on air.

'For so many of you Trevor Fry was Radio Bristol,' said Richard Lewis, who broke the news of his friend and colleague's death to listeners on Saturday.

'Trevor has been part of the fabric of this radio station for so many years,' said the presenter. 'He was so much more than a broadcaster, he was a friend to many of you.'

'He had radio running through his veins. It was his lifeblood and his passion, his work and his hobby.'

Fry died at home, having been off work last week.

His wife Sue said his death came as a 'huge shock' and that she and their three children were 'all completely devastated'.

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