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Richard Wilford

Richard Wilford

Richard Wilford has been with BBC WM since 1994 and in his own words "has become one of the station's Jack of All Trades".

A full-time member of the sports team, Richard has branched out as a stand-in presenter for Phil Upton, Ed Doolan and Paul Franks. He's also been 'on loan' to BBC Hereford and Worcester in 2006 to present their Drivetime Show for nine months.

Born in Birmingham in 1970, Richard grew up in Bournville before expanding his horizons as a student with spells in Bradford, Leeds, Strasbourg and Pamplona.


Sports mad Richrad Wilford

"It was a great learning period - I developed the perfect pallet for matching the right wines with the right curries. It's a skill I'm proud of," Richard insists.

Married to the long-suffering Susan since 1996, he is now a very proud father to toddler Katie and an increasingly out-of-control menagerie of cuddly toys.

Utterly obsessed with sport, whether it be football, rugby union, cricket, basketball, the NFL or a competitive game of boules, Richard also finds time for the odd trip to see a musical and plenty of music gigs.

A recent highlight for Richard was commentating on Moseley's National Trophy win over Leeds at Twickenham, a quarter of a century after he was the scoreboard operator at The Reddings.

"It brought back many memories of my school days - but I still enjoyed it," he notes.

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