RADIO Clyde has paid tribute to Mike Riddoch who has passed away.

The Aberdonian joined the station in the late 1970s and was the first breakfast presenter on Clyde 1 in 1987 when the stations were split into Clyde 1 and Clyde 2.

He returned to the station in 2000 after a spell at Scot FM to present Clyde 2 Drivetime before taking over the breakfast slot with ‘Riddie in the Morning’ also on Clyde 2.

Mike remained a weekend presenter across the Bauer network until June 2017.

Graham Bryce, Group Managing Director of Bauer Radio in Scotland, said: “Mike was an inspiration to everyone at Radio Clyde and will always hold a special place in the history of the station as the very first presenter on Clyde 1’s flagship breakfast show.

“Our thoughts are with his family and many friends at this sad time.”

George Bowie said: “I was proud to call Mike a friend and a colleague and was lucky to have had him next door in Clyde 2 for many years.”