Geoff Ruderham

Geoff is married to Sharon; they have three children, two boys and a girl and three granddaughters and a cat, Geoff is still hoping for his Labrador puppy to complete his ideal family group, it's still not looking good though.

Geoff moved to Edinburgh from his beloved Hawick in 1968, when he was young he used to listen to the radio, a lot of radio, including the offshore stations and internationals like Luxy on 208, well the telly shut down at half past midnight.

Geoff's way of thinking is that radio is a very intimate thing and very personal, so he tries to keep it that way.

Geoff is still broadcasting on the Mid Morning slot from 10am till 1pm most days, he is the only original member of the daytime broadcast team from the very first day we went on air “LIVE” in Late May 2007.

When asked, 'Where do you see Black Diamond FM in the future?' Geoff responded, “Well judging by the response we get from listeners, we are doing much better than I first thought. Getting folk to tune to your community station from another takes a lot of doing and we are doing it quite well, the response that I get on Mid Morning is brilliant and I thank you. As we go forward, past our 10th birthday he feels we are now truly a part of the Midlothian Community, maybe we’ll be here for a long, long time, here's to the next 10yrs.”

Geoff’s musical tastes range from Beethoven, the worlds’ greatest composer, ever, to Ennio Morricone to Stevie Wonder and all points in between, as long as it sounds good, “Music should have no boundaries and anything goes in my mind”.

You can catch Geoff most weekdays between 10am and 1pm.