Fans are shocked as radio star Mark ‘Nobby’ Noble leaves FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock
Fans and colleagues were shocked after FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock star Mark ‘Nobby’ Noble announced live on air that he was leaving the station after 24 years.
The popular radio host, who co-hosted the station’s award-winning breakfast show for 13 years with Jim ‘Jim Jim’ Nugent, told distressed listeners that tomorrow is the last day. his.
In an emotional announcement that aired, which colleagues later said they didn’t expect, Noble said he had some “personal news” he wanted to share with his loyal listeners.
He said: “Friday will be the last time I sit in this chair behind this microphone and talk to you guys on The Strawberry Alarm Clock.
He continued: “Please don’t think for even a second that I’m leaving the show because I don’t like being a part of your morning every day.
“It couldn’t be further from the truth and honestly, it’s an absolute privilege that so many people watch us every morning and have continued to do so for many years.
“Your loyalty has kept the show at number 1 for a very long time.
“But that’s the point, I’ve worked at FM104 more than 50% of my life and I’ve been here a long time.
“Change is good for all of us and it’s time for change to happen in my life.
“The great news is that Jim-Jim will still be here every morning, so you only lose one of us.”
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With tears in her eyes, Noble added: “Finally, now, and to quote the wonderful late Terry Wogan as he signed on on his last breakfast show, thank you, thank you for was my friend.”
Reportedly, Noble emailed his colleagues early this morning, saying he would be leaving the show before his announcement was broadcast.
Many admitted they were “blinded” and “unaware” that one of their main hosts was about to leave the station.
Within minutes of Noble went live, FM104’s WhatsApp text stream was flooded with messages from shocked listeners saying they were “distraught”, “sad” and “crying” at the news.
Noble’s co-host Jim Nugent replied on the air: “Well, that’s the reaction of some people, it’s the reaction of a lot of listeners, a lot of lovely messages.”
Noble replied, “Thanks, I appreciate that.”
He then tweeted: “Tomorrow will be my last day in FM104. If you’ve seen the show we absolutely love, thank you,” followed by a strawberry emoji.
Some listeners tweeted messages of support with one post: “Heard you announced this morning – morning wouldn’t be the same without you” while another fan wrote, “Wow, that’s what That just ruined my morning. All the best and thanks for entertaining me for so many mornings on the road!”
While former FM104 Host Emma Nolan, who switched to the Breakfast Spin 103.8 show last year tweeted “Best in the biz”.
Before being appointed as one of the presenters of Strawberry Alarm Clock, Noble, who is also the station’s VP of Music and Programs, hosted the Drive Time show for four years.
It is understandable that Mr. Noble will be leaving both his management and presentation roles.
The strawberry alarm clock, driven by Noble and Nugent, has crossed the boards at IMRO multiple times, winning Best Breakfast Show, Best Radio DJ, Best Entertainment Add-on and being part of the several Station of the Year Awards.
Several employees at FM104 said Mr Noble would be remembered and loved by his colleagues.
In addition to her radio work, Noble is also an Automotive Journalist and runs the successful ‘Nobby on Cars’ YouTube Channel.
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