In 2018 completed seventy years in journalism, starting at the Isle of Man Examiner and with forty years in radio and television broadcasting having been head-hunted by Manx Radio in 1969 to start their first in-house news service.
He finished permanent employment with the station in 1984 and was pitched into full-time freelancing work which he did for anyone who would hire him, including Manx Radio! He became a newsreader again and also did a Breakfast Show programme called the Cringle File.
He now sees himself as semi-retired, still freelancing and still working for Manx Radio where he produces and presents 'The History Man' on Sundays. Astonishingly after all this time he still hasn't got a dedicated parking space, mind you, neither has anybody else, not even the MD!