ONE of Brighton’s longest serving radio presenters is to leave his role next week.

Guy Lloyd, who has become the go-to voice of radio in the city, has announced he will be leaving Juice Brighton on Monday.

It brings to an end Guy’s 13-year association with the radio station.

The Argus understands Juice will also go off air on August 13 as Global starts making changes.

The news comes after The Argus reported that jobs were at risk at the radio station, which is based in North Street, following the announcement that Capital Brighton will be launching in the city on September 3.

Guy started at Juice in 2005, having decided to give up his career as a social worker to get his voice on the airwaves.

“I did my first show at hospital radio soon after, I knew I was hooked for life,” he said.

In a statement on his Facebook Guy thanked his fans for their support over his 13 years at Juice.

He added: “I took every opportunity that came my way because I knew I was a very lucky man and not everyone gets to live this life. And I love life and Juice has given me the most wonderful life and the most cherished memories.”

Guy has been the voice of both the Juice breakfast and drive-time shows over the course of his time with the company, garnering some of the station’s most impressive listening figures.

During his Juice career, Guy has found himself dressed as Elvis at Pride, jumping off Worthing Pier for Birdman and abseiling down the side of The Grand hotel as Spiderman – and that is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Argus asked Global whether this was part of its restructuring plan, but a spokesman for Global declined to comment.

Global announced last week that Capital would be taking the place of Juice Brighton on the 107.2 FM airwave and on DAB.

It follows the takeover of Juice by Global in February, calling time on Juice’s 15-year tenure after it had changed its name in 2003 from Surf.

Global bought Juice from UKRD which had purchased it in 2016, ending the station’s run as a locally-owned company.

Guy hopes that he will be back in radio sooner rather than later, and is hoping to go out on a high.

He said: “I like a dramatic and over-the-top ending. That’s showbiz. And that’s me.”