Gerry Anderson will be remembered for his dry wit and engagement with listeners.
His show was one of the most popular of BBC Radio Ulster and Foyle.
Here’s a clip of Gerry telling us why he was looking forward to the City of Culture.
The 69-year-old Londonderry man, who career spanned 30 years, has been described by the director of BBC Northern Ireland, Peter Johnston, as a “true legend of the industry”.
He said he was a “man of great wit and mischief” who would be sadly missed by his BBC colleagues and loyal listeners.
The formal social worker and musician started working as a radio presenter in 1984, and became a household name.