Bryan Harris

 Bryan Harris PS
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Bryan Harris, Programme Organiser of Radio Birmingham, in the 1970s, died on Tuesday, 15th September 2015.  He was 82. He had an operation a few days before, but sadly died of complications.
Annie Gumbley-Williams adds the following information: ‘I worked with Bryan in Radio Birmingham in the 1970s when he was Assistant Manager of Radio Birmingham. He then went on to be Manager of Radio Derby.
He was a lovely man that was there to help many to get on within the BBC, and they owe their careers to him.’

 

The following comment was posted on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:

 

Pete Simpkin: ‘Sorry to hear of the death of Bryan Harris well known at Pebble Mill from the beginning and the Programme Organiser from the opening of Radio Birmingham. He appointed me as a Station Assistant and encouraged me in some of my later outrageous programme ideas when I became a producer. The stories about Bryan are many and legendary. He certainly was a local radio pioneer and great character.’
Viv Ellis: ‘Yes, I remember Brian, nice man, very sympathetic and helpful when needed.’
Sue Sweet: ‘A real gentleman’
Max Mulgrew: ‘Remember him so well. My first BBC boss, when he was manager at Radio Derby. He was a real gent, as Sue says.’
Tony Wadsworth: ‘I was a successor of his at BBC WM. When he was manager at Derby, a meeting of Programme Organisers was held there and he cooked us all an excellent lunch. A lovely man.’

Gordon Astley: ‘..nice man. Worked with him Broad Street and Gosta Green’

2 comments on “Bryan Harris
  1. I remember working for Radio Birmingham when Bryan Harris was the Programme Organiser. I really enjoyed working at Pebble Mill it was a magical time when working with such professional people. I am sad to hear of this sad news.I respected and liked Bryan alot.

  2. I’m sad to hear of Brian’s passing –he was very supportive of my early freelance days at radio Birmingham .I saw him at the BBC RB reunion a few years back and he just hadn’t changed -as laconic as ever -still calling me “aer kid” –though I never actually came from the Black Country. I never had the heart to tell him. Sad news of a great character.

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