Carlisle-born radio executive John Myers is to receive an honorary fellowship of the University of Cumbria for his outstanding contribution to radio.
He will also become a visiting professor.
John began his broadcasting at BBC Radio Cumbria in 1982. He later became a presenter on Border Television before launching CFM Radio in Carlisle in 1993.
He was also at Red Rose Radio in Lancashire where he hosted the breakfast show on Red Rose Gold when the station launched in 1990.
John told RadioToday.co.uk: “I am absolutely delighted to accept this wonderful honour from the University of Cumbria. To be recognised by my own city and county is very special indeed. I also look forward to spending some time working with the University and its media students.”
He recently denied on Twitter that he has anything to do with the rumoured sale of GMG Radio.
(Source : Radio Today, UK)