Award-winning Cambridge 105 Radio presenter Leigh Chambers has stepped down after 10 years behind the microphone.
Leigh joined the community station in 2013 to present Bookmark, interviewing writers including James Runcie, Jill Dawson, Elly Griffiths, Jim Kelly and Alison Bruce. Later that year, Leigh hosted her first Mid Morning show, and took over the Monday and Friday editions.
During her time at Cambridge 105 Radio, Leigh’s documentary The Allan Brigham Story, took Silver in the Community Show of the Year category at the Community Radio Awards. She was also director of The Easts, a family drama spanning the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth, which won Silver in Arts & Creative Radio of the Year, and achieved Bronze as Radio Presenter of the Year.
Most recently, Leigh produced a documentary commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Jesus Green Lido.
Julian Clover, Editorial Lead, Cambridge 105 Radio said: “Leigh contributed to a wide variety of programmes on Cambridge 105 Radio, helping our volunteer-run operation to punch well above its weight, and we’ll miss her as a colleague and a friend. Her gently probing interviews were always a great listen.”
Leigh Chambers said: ‘I’ve had an amazing ten years with the station, working with a great team and having the chance to speak to some fantastic people . The station engages so strongly with the community and was a real lifeline for many during the pandemic.
“It’s been a real privilege to have been involved. I’d urge anyone with an interest in journalism and radio to become involved with Cambridge 105 Radio. If I can do it, anyone can!”