We have lost Radio Ulster’s finest ever broadcasters - Nolan’s tribute to Gerry Anderson

Radio Ulster presenter Stephen Nolan has paid tribute to Gerry Anderson describing him as Radio Ulster’s finest ever broadcaster.

Nolan, who often bantered with Gerry at 10.30 a.m. when the two shows crossed over, said that Gerry was simply an “incredible guy” both on the radio and behind the scenes.

“I think it’s important for people to know what Gerry was like when the mic was turned off,” he said.

Gerry was a man who helped me.”

Stephen Nolan spent this morning reading tributes to Gerry, many of which came from readers.

He then ended the show with a combination of radio clips detailing the colourful conversations the two men had over the years.

“I just feel it’s important to end the show with some of the moments we had together.

“Gerry Anderson was Radio Ulster’s finest broadcaster ever.”

Nolan tweeted: “Gerry Anderson was a broadcasting genius. He didn’t need a script because he could create magic out of nothing. RIP my friend. Some of the 1030 handover moments between myself and #GerryAnderson” and put up a link for some of the clips.

Phil Coulter said : “Anderson just tore the rule book up”

One caller to the show said: “We’ll never see the likes of him again.”

Gloria Hunniford said: “He was one of those gems.”