The Canadian exited Radio 1 after four weeks, going on to work at an ad agency. He retired in 2004.
Radio 1’s first DJ to go, lasting just one show as Top Gear co-presenter. Died aged 67 in 2009.
The first controller of Radio 1 and Radio 2, this “pioneer of the BBC” died in February 2000 at 79.
Came from BBC’s finance division to be a DJ. Left a year on to go freelance but maintained links.
Fronted daily shows but was dropped in 1970. Joined Capital Radio and died aged 74 in 2016.
Retired from broadcasting to become CEO of Crystal Clear Film & Video Ltd. He is now 74.
Capital’s Radio host from 1974 to 1978. Ran a Cyprus radio station and now lives in France.
Went on to present Good Morning Africa for BBC World Service. He died in 1998.
Discovered dozens of major bands over 40 years, dying aged 65 in 2004 after a heart attack.
Ex-host of Scene & Heard became a presenter for over 10 years at Sheffield’s Radio Hallam.
Left two years after helping launch. Jailed for 13 years last year for child sex abuse.