Mark Murphy MBE



Having worked at the BBC for 33 years, Mark Murphy MBE, is a vastly experienced radio producer and presenter.

He was the UK News Broadcaster of the year in 2003 winning a Radio Academy Gold award. Another followed in 2004 for UK station of the year and another in 2008 for the Best Outside Broadcast of the year.

Amongst many other awards Mark won the best interactive programme at the BBC Frank Gillard awards. He is a fellow of Suffolk New College and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Suffolk. His biggest accolade was receiving an MBE for services to Suffolk and radio in the Queens last New Years Honours list.

Mark describes it as his proudest moment.

Mark now runs his own media company and as well as Suffolk Sound he hosts on YouTube and Podcast. He loves all things Ipswich Town and works at the ground on match days. He loves Suffolk and is the creator of the annual Suffolk day event now in it’s seventh year. He despises litter and created the multi award winning “Don’t Be A Tosser” anti-litter campaign. He adores radio and loves being involved in Suffolk Sound.


What’s your favourite childhood memory?

I used to cry when Andy Pandy finished on Watch with Mother, yes I am that old!

If you could see any artiste in concert, living or dead, who would you choose?

It would have to be Elvis in his prime. I’ve loved his music all my life and have been an Elvis impersonator on a couple of occasions.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Big ITFC fan, love looking for bargains at boot sales and auctions. Walking my rescue dog Wolfie and a spot of fishing.

Prefer starter & main course, or main course and dessert?

Starter and main. Usually something fishy for both.

Ant or Dec?

I always get confused which is which.

Should pineapple ever be used on pizza?

Absolutely not!


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