PI­O­NEER DJs...

Daily Mirror - - STARS & TOONS -

DUN­CAN JOHN­SON

The Cana­dian ex­ited Ra­dio 1 af­ter four weeks, go­ing on to work at an ad agency. He re­tired in 2004.

MIKE AHERN

Ra­dio 1’s first DJ to go, last­ing just one show as Top Gear co-presenter. Died aged 67 in 2009.

ROBIN SCOTT

The first con­troller of Ra­dio 1 and Ra­dio 2, this “pi­o­neer of the BBC” died in Fe­bru­ary 2000 at 79.

DAVID RIDER

Came from BBC’s fi­nance divi­sion to be a DJ. Left a year on to go free­lance but main­tained links.

DAVE CASH

Fronted daily shows but was dropped in 1970. Joined Cap­i­tal Ra­dio and died aged 74 in 2016.

PETE BRADY

Re­tired from broad­cast­ing to be­come CEO of Crys­tal Clear Film & Video Ltd. He is now 74.

DAVID SY­MONDS

Cap­i­tal’s Ra­dio host from 1974 to 1978. Ran a Cyprus ra­dio sta­tion and now lives in France.

PETE MY­ERS

Went on to present Good Morn­ing Africa for BBC World Service. He died in 1998.

JOHN PEEL

Dis­cov­ered dozens of ma­jor bands over 40 years, dy­ing aged 65 in 2004 af­ter a heart at­tack.

JOHNNY MO­RAN

Ex-host of Scene & Heard be­came a presenter for over 10 years at Sh­effield’s Ra­dio Hal­lam.

CHRIS DENNING

Left two years af­ter help­ing launch. Jailed for 13 years last year for child sex abuse.

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