Radio Ulster presenter Kim Lenaghan has passed away at the age of 61
The telecaster had worked for BBC Northern Ireland for a long time and was most recently introduced to her own morning show on the end of the week mornings at the end of the week.
BBC Northern Ireland’s interim head, Adam Smyth, said the staff were “stunned and disheartened” by the “death of our companion” and were “in shock and disbelief”.
Over the course of her career as a moderator for the BBC, she facilitated a variety of projects on radio and television.
There was also a better half, Andrew Jones, who lived with Ms. Lenaghan in Belfast.
In this troublesome time, Mr. Jones has asked that his security be taken into consideration.
Professional experience in the past
As a presenter for BBC Radio Ulster, she introduced Expressions Extra, This New Day, The Foodie, and many exceptional bubbly projects.
In addition, she was a regular guest introducer on programs such as The Saturday Magazine, Sounds Traditional, and The Late Show as well.
On television, Ms. Kim Lenaghan has appeared on Nation Times, Great Canine Terrible Canine as well as BBC Proms in the Recreation Area in Northern Ireland as well as the Balmoral Show.
In addition to her studies in English at Sovereign’s College Belfast, Ms. Lenaghan worked as a PR supervisor for the Nunnery Theater in Dublin and for the Northern Ireland Traveler Board in Northern Ireland and New York before she embarked on her telecom career.
In 1997, she began working with BBC Northern Ireland as a survey supervisor on BBC Radio Ulster’s Great Morning Ulster program.
As a journalist for the station at this point, she worked across Great Morning Ulster, Talkback, and Night Extra before going on to introduce a large number of new projects before becoming a producer.
The ‘exceptional bond’ between two people
As a result of the award, Ms. Lennaghan has been honored by her colleagues and partners at BBC Northern Ireland.
She was described by Mr. Smyth as a “flexible and capable telecaster who invited the audience on Saturdays and Sundays with the warmth of her tones, the comical inclination, and the flawless taste in music she possessed.”.
It is with the deepest sympathy and sincere condolences that we extend our deepest sympathies to her significant other Andrew, her family, and numerous friends.” he added.
In a statement, her kindred radio Ulster moderator Linda McAuley said that the news of her passing had come as a “horrendous shock”.
Among Kim’s many talents, it was his exceptional ability as a telecaster, a generally excellent companion, and as a great cook,” she said.
There was no doubt that her music brought joy to a great many people, and her voice over the wireless transmissions will be greatly missed.
It is with deep sadness that I extend my condolences to Andrew and the rest of her family and friends.”
John Bennett, the Sunday Club’s moderator, said that Ms. Lenaghan “cherished and had confidence in what she did” – and that her audience members recognized this and loved her for it.
“She made a unique bond with me,” he continued.
There is a tragic twist of fate in that I will not be able to taste the exceptional soup she promised me last week.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Andrew and her loved ones at this difficult time.”
It was a friendship that was much valued and appreciated
In a statement to BBC Radio Ulster, Richard Yarr said that she had been an ‘indistinguishable companion’ for him.
The relationship that she had with her audience members and the time she invested in her work was important to her,” he said.
As far as she was concerned, they were everything to her.
“I will miss Kim’s chuckling and her sense of tomfoolery, as well as the sense of delight that she brought to my life as well as to the lives of countless others.”
As part of her remarks, Emma Dunseith, head of content creation at BBC Northern Ireland, added that Ms. Lenaghan would be greatly missed.
She went on to say, “Our considerations right now are going to Kim’s better half, her family, her companions, and partners,” she added.
“This is a miserable day for everyone at BBC Northern Ireland, as well as, no doubt, for Kim’s dedicated audience members.
There is no doubt that Kim was a particularly important member of the Radio Ulster family.
“While her voice was in a split second unmistakable, the projects she developed gave a lot of esteem and friendship to the members of our audience.”