Mike Billingham has been appointed the prestigious role of the town crier by Medway Council.
The 73 year old was born in Gillingham and now resides in Chatham.
“I am really looking forward to my new role. I have lots of broadcasting experience: I currently volunteer at Hospital Radio Medway and had some cabaret spots when I lived in Spain… I can’t wait to start”
Mike’s first official engagement will be at the English Festival at Riverside Country Park on Saturday, 21 April.