Peter Kerridge (1961-2024)

Iain Taylor  |  People
Date posted:  18 Jul 2024
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Peter Kerridge (1961-2024)

Peter John Kerridge, who has died aged 63, will be remembered as the man whose vision and leadership transformed Premier from a struggling radio station into Europe’s largest Christian media organisation.

Born in Gateshead, he started training for the Baptist ministry in 1986 and then read theology at Oxford University. He was appointed associate minister at Avenue Baptist Church, Southend-on-Sea and also worked as a presenter at Essex Radio, where he became religious and community affairs manager.

Premier Radio launched in London to great fanfare in 1995. But six months later it was in financial trouble. Former stockbroker David Heron stepped in and one of his first decisions was to appoint Peter as managing director.

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