One of the founders of Podcast Radio, Paul Chantler has died

Tributes have been paid to radio consultant and one of those behind Podcast Radio, Paul Chantler who has passed away aged 64.

Paul had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer and died in Eastbourne General Hospital on Easter Sunday, having been admitted last week with breathing difficulties.

He was one of radio’s most respected and popular characters, and co-author of many books and guides for radio people. As an influential player in UK commercial radio’s growth for many decades, Paul held senior programming roles at Chiltern Radio, Essex Radio and Wireless Group.

He also worked at the BBC, Southern Sound, Invicta, and started his love for radio at Hospital Radio Tunbridge Wells in 1971.

Most recently, Paul became an investor in start-up stations and was very proud of his investments and directorships and Fix Radio and Podcast Radio.

Among the hundreds of tributes to Paul, his Podcast Radio colleague and friend Gerry Edwards wrote: “Paul’s zest for exploring new and bold ideas transformed the landscape of radio in the UK and afar. He has left an indelible mark on the entire broadcasting industry. He will be profoundly missed, whilst his visionary legacy will continue to inspire.”

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