Fortune 1458 was relaunched and rebranded as 1458 Lite AM. This gave Fairclough his first fulltime position as afternoon presenter. This lasted until he took over the Breakfast show, which he was on for three years. Eventually the station was automated and then became Big AM. This is when Fairclough parted company with the station.
A new challenge was just around the corner thanks to Julian Hotchkiss, who 12 months earlier had launched Bolton & Bury's 107.4 Tower FM. Paul joined the station on it's first birthday and has been there ever since. More than six years on the breakfast show, initially on his own and then teaming up with Victoria Robinson to become Fairclough & Vix at Breakfast, a partnership of four years.
In 2007, Fairclough moved to Pulse Classic Gold, originally Pennine Radio and one of the first tenIndependant Radio Stations in the UK. In August 2007 it was re-launched as Pulse Gold after a merger between Capital & Classic Gold. Paul could also be heard on the Pulse FM sister station
After starting in Stoke I was offered a network quiz show called Money on your Mobile. The programme was broadcast to all UTV and TLRC radio stations all over the UK. The programme ran for a 12month contract.
Currently Paul is senior presenter at Signal Radio. The studios in Stoke broadcast not only the UTV Network but also have Signal 1 and Signal 2 where Paul hosts the Home Run every weekday afternoon between 3-7pm. also Saturday between 10am-2pm
March 2017 also has seen me take up a Friday night show nationally on Cheesy FM with my Old Skool Disco show between 7-10pm. You can listen nationally and internationally online and in North Wales, Cheshire and Merseysdie on the DAB multiplex