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Mark Forrest

Mark is the presenter of the BBC’s all-local radio evening programme, which launched in England and the Channel Islands on January, 7 2013.

Mark is an experienced talk and music presenter in networked and local programmes for both commercial and BBC radio stations.

His broadcasting CV includes fronting first ‘Drive’ (2002-2010) then ‘Breakfast’ (2010-2012) on Classic FM.

In addition, he has worked on Virgin Radio, Heart London, BBC Radio 5 live.

More recently Mark was host of BBC Radio York’s breakfast show and BBC Radio York’s gardening show on Sunday mornings, as well as freelance stints on commercial stations Smooth Radio and London’s Magic 105.4.

A proud Yorkshireman, he is originally from Beverley in East Yorkshire.

He studied Pure and Applied Maths at Newcastle University, before moving to London for 17 years.

He currently lives in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales.