John Middleton

John lived in Belgium, London and Oxford before returning to his native County Durham to teach.

He lives with his wife, Roz, their children, Flintstone the cat, and his laptop.

Once he had settled back in the North-East, he discovered DHR and quickly signed up for the Friday night crew presenting “Listener’s Choice” and “The Eclectic Music Show”.

In the 2008/09 Premiership Season, ┬áJohn brought DHR “as-live” commentary from The Stadium of Light. A scary experience for a Magpie! This led to commentary from St James’ Park and a couple of TV appearances! Listen from 8pm for commentary of home matches on matchdays!

In his spare time, John loves football, quizzes, TV and, of course, music. He enjoys meeting the patients, and was once forced by some to dance and sing on Ward 5!

John has a loud laugh and can even be heard through the complex sound-proofing of Studio 1! Without him the Friday Crew would not have their weekly biscuits….