Adrian Goldberg

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Adrian Goldberg
Born Harborne, Birmingham, England
Known for Journalist and radio presenter

Adrian Goldberg (born in Harborne, Birmingham, England) is a journalist and radio and television presenter.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Goldberg is a former presenter of the Breakfast Show on BBC WM. He also presented The Politics Show on BBC TV for the Midlands region, and was a reporter on the BBC TV consumer programme Watchdog.

In August 2008, Goldberg joined talkSPORT and presented the overnight 1am - 6am slot from Monday to Thursday. He left in September 2010 to present 5 Live Investigates, a current affairs programme for Radio 5 Live.[1]

He has also returned to BBC WM to present a Saturday morning phone-in programme.

Adrian Goldberg will take over Ed Doolan's BBC WM daily lunch-time shows from September. He's been chosen by WM as the man to fill veteran broadcaster Ed Doolan’s boots when he steps down to working two days a week after the summer.

He'll take over Ed’s BBC WM Lunchtime Show from noon to 2pm, Monday to Thursday from September.

Adrian will also continue to host his current Saturday morning programme.

“I am delighted to be presenting the Lunchtime Show from September, said Adrian.

“Hopefully I can continue with holding politicians to account and never allowing businesses to rip off the customer, which is what Ed has been so successful in doing over the years,” said Adrian

From February 2012, Goldberg's show moved to the 9am-12 slot.[2]


In 2006, Goldberg resigned from BBC WM in order to launch The Stirrer, a news and campaigning website for Birmingham and the Black Country. He declared himself to be "on a mission" and claimed that:

we have lost a lot of manufacturing and we need to re-skill and tool up for today, and the future, in the digital age ... I intend the project to stay in the region, to create jobs in the region and be sustainable in the region.[3]

In conjunction with the launch of The Stirrer, Goldberg announced the formation of a production company, Kick in the Grass, which produced a documentary about disquiet in the world of football - Manchester DisUnited.[4] Goldberg initially claimed that Kick in the Grass would produce one or two films annually and that viewers would pay £6 to download them from his website.[3] However, the company has produced no further films for commercial release since 2006. The Stirrer closed in September 2010 after Goldberg began his role on Radio 5 Live, which he said was incompatible with editing the website.[5]


Goldberg continues to write a regular column for the Birmingham Mail.[6] He continued to edit The Stirrer until September 3, 2010.[5][7]


Goldberg was listed at number 41 in the Birmingham Post's annual Power 50 (of the people they consider the most powerful and influential in the West Midlands) in July 2007,[8] but was not included in 2008.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Goldberg has a degree in English from Birmingham University.[6] He has two daughters, and is a supporter of West Bromwich Albion Football Club.[10]


  1. ^ Radio 5 Live launches new look to Sunday evenings featuring cream of business, politics and current affairs BBC Press Office 10 August 2010
  2. ^ "Radio presenter Adrian Goldberg is tuned into right station at BBC WM". Birmingham Post. 
  3. ^ a b Adrian's vision of a digital future Birmingham Post, 12 June 2006
  4. ^ "Manchester Disunited and Other Football Feuds". (Midlands Arts Centre). Retrieved 5 August 2007. 
  5. ^ a b Goldberg announces he is to stop editing The Stirrer, The Stirrer August 29, 2010
  6. ^ a b "Adrian Goldberg". BBC. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Goldberg confirms he has stopped editing The Stirrer, The Stirrer September 7, 2010
  8. ^ "No.41 Adrian Goldberg". Birmingham Post. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2008. 
  9. ^ "Power 50". Birmingham Post. 16 July 2008. Archived from the original on 19 August 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Politics Show - Meet presenter Adrian Goldberg". BBC News. 2 March 2003. Retrieved 5 August 2007.