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Tributes have been paid to a Sony Gold award-winning BBC radio presenter who has died aged 44 after a short illness. For almost 13 years she was a presenter on Real Radio, winning a Sony Gold award for breakfast show of the year in alongside Gary Philipson.
His voice cracking, he summed up how local radio presenters were beloved members of their communities, before playing Thank You for Being a Friend by Andrew Gold. We visit the same places you do, we go to the same parks, we go to the same libraries.
We are always talking about stories in the north-east that matter, that matter to all of us. Lisa, as you know, was genuine, warm, kind, calm and full of life and she was a wife, she was a mammy, a very special person and she meant a lot to a lot of people, including us at BBC Newcastle.
She loved connecting every day with the wonderful people of the north-east, and it gives us great comfort to know how many lives she was an integral part of every single day. She hosted a special programme at Easter broadcast on all 39 of our local stations in England, a fact that reflects the regard she was held in. Tribute were also paid to Tony Lymananother BBC presenter, who died at the weekend from leukaemia, aged His career, which spanned more than 40 years, began in hospital radio and included stints at Leicester Sound, Smooth and as continuity announcer on Central TV.
Tributes paid to much-loved, award-winning presenter who has died after a short illness.
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