If news and debate is on your lunchtime menu, then let Laurence Reed serve you daily.
Laurence presents the lunchtime phone in with news and views each weekday from midday until 3pm.
'It's no nonsense calls and comment'. That's how the presenter of the award-winning, lunchtime phone-in, describes the three hour daily programme.
Laurence has been presenting the show for the past fourteen years.
During that time he's interviewed virtually every household politician known to man….from Tony Blair, to Lady Thatcher. Along the way he's tackled issues with Frank Dobson, Mo Mowlam, and Charles Kennedy.
The programme has helped thousands of disgruntled listeners since Laurence has been in the chair. From replacing faulty electrical goods, sorting out passports, fixing phones and mending water leaks…in fact whatever the complaint, it's been sorted.
Laurence's show is very much a family affair. His wife has even stood in for him on Comic Relief day, while Laurence stayed at home looking after his four children, Danika, Jack, Georgia and Harriet.
Laurence is always up for a challenge. Away from the microphone he enjoys taking on other golfers on the fairways for charity matches, riding motorbikes through walls of fire, and even grappling with a fifteen foot python.
Laurence now lives with his wife, four children, cat and goldfish in most rural north Cornwall. In fact the nearest neighbour is a third of a mile away, so no-one moans about the kids and antics on the trampoline.
He moved to Cornwall when he was just 13, so considers himself to be 'almost local'. Before journalism Laurence ran a string of gift shops, was an air traffic controller in the air force and was Cornwall's best mobile DJ (or so he claims...)
Laurence and the team have recently won a Gold in the BBC Local Radio Awards known as the Gillards. Laurence and his producer Issy Taylor were at the awards ceremony which was held in Nottingham.
Laz has been presenting the show for the last 14 years
He was declared the winner of the gold award by the chairman of the BBC Trust, Sir Michael Lyons, at a ceremony in Nottingham.
The judges praised the programme as a fine example of mature radio, saying Laurence knew his stuff. The winning entry included highlights from his ten-town fund raising tour for Children's Hospice South West and coverage of a campaign to help a woman from Falmouth who suffered from agoraphobia. Last night's gold was third time lucky for Laurence. He'd received silver and bronze awards in previous years.
Listen to our award winning lunchtime presenter from midday Monday to Friday on BBC Radio Cornwall.
You can call Laurence each weekday between midday and 3pm on 01872 22 22 22.
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