Mix94.5’s Captain Paul is hanging up the mic
‘Captain’ Paul Shepherd has announced that he is calling time on his radio career.
After spending 30 years on air with Mix94.5, Paul came onto The Big Breakfast to break the news to Clairsy, Matt & Kymba that he’d decided to retire at year’s end.
‘Captain’ Paul was diagnosed with bowel cancer earlier this year and has undergone surgery and chemotherapy treatment, and will now move to Denmark with his Golden Lab Bella to build a plane.
“It’s a big decision and I certainly wasn’t ready to leave at the time but this has brought my thinking forward a few years,” he said.
“When you get a smack in the face that you could die, do something about it, I’m doing something about it. There is a lot of things I want to do. I’m going to build an aeroplane right from scratch, build everything myself and start flying again.”
Having started his career flying aircraft over Perth roads, he’s now getting back to aviation.
“Gee we miss you, we just miss you, no one else laughs at our jokes,” Kymba said.
“It was very clear what a part of the furniture you are in this city, let alone this station,” Matt said.
“I’m sure there is a lot of people very sad to hear that you are retiring but happy you will be doing what you want to be doing for the rest of your life.”
Mix94.5 is set to celebrate Captain Paul’s career for the next few weeks.