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It's the end of an era as John Rosborough steps down from Downtown Radio and one of NI's longest running music shows

When John Rosborough steps down from his Downtown Radio show on Sunday, it brings to a close one of NI's longest running music shows. He talks to Linda Stewart

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In sound hands: DJ John Rosborough at the Cool FM and Downtown studios

In sound hands: DJ John Rosborough at the Cool FM and Downtown studios

Stephen Hamilton

DJ John Rosborough throughout the years, from child to award-winner

DJ John Rosborough throughout the years, from child to award-winner

Stephen Hamilton

DJ John Rosborough throughout the years, from child to award-winner

DJ John Rosborough throughout the years, from child to award-winner

Stephen Hamilton

DJ John Rosborough throughout the years, from child to award-winner

DJ John Rosborough throughout the years, from child to award-winner

Stephen Hamilton

DJ John Rosborough throughout the years, from child to award-winner

DJ John Rosborough throughout the years, from child to award-winner

Stephen Hamilton

DJ John Rosborough throughout the years, from child to award-winner

DJ John Rosborough throughout the years, from child to award-winner

Stephen Hamilton

In sound hands: DJ John Rosborough at the Cool FM and Downtown studios

When I ask if Take It Easy is Northern Ireland's longest running commercial radio programme, John Rosborough is quick to correct me, pointing out that Downtown Radio colleague Big T holds the honours having broadcast his country music show since the day the station launched back in 1976.

But he concedes that his own Sunday night show could well be the runner-up and certainly the longest running commercial mainstream music show.

And this weekend will be a very special time for his legion of loyal fans as Take It Easy goes out on the airwaves for the last time.