Ernie Almond

For many years Ernie has been known as one of the county’s top children’s entertainers, both performing and training others. He’s been entertaining children with magic, ventriloquism and balloon modelling since our latest Royal Parents were children themselves! His act was featured in Andrew Morton’s “A Royal Christmas” for ITV.
For 25 years Ernie entertained and compered at London’s Mansion House for the annual Lord Mayor’s Children’s Party.
He has regularly broadcast for BBC Local Radio and thinks he’s presented every time slot known to British Radio!
Whilst presenting a late night music and chat programme “The Club” he met Jonathan Vernon-Smith and together they formed an on-air partnership which produced “Ern & Vern” and outrageous comedy show that ran for seven and a half years, much of that time broadcast across the BBC Eastern Region.
These days Ernie is happily ensconced here at Black Cat Radio presenting the morning show from 9-12. His programme includes recordings from around the area, and in the studio with interesting people and people with something to say!
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