Ray Moore – Final Radio 2 Show

Dec 20, 2012, 04:25 PM

Ray Moore was one of that rare breed of broadcaster, loved both by the public and fellow broadcasters alike. Those that knew Ray described him to me as “a lovely, charming, funny, modest and generous man” and as having “a huge following within the Beeb”.

Starting his career as a television announcer he joined the Light Programme in 1966 on the weekly music show Pop North before moving down to London to join the continuity team. He was a regular voice on many Radio 1 and Radio 2 shows and one of the team who took it in turns to wake up the nation on Breakfast Special. Years later, as he liked to joke, he was still on the early shift: “what a wonderful progress in my career”.

This is part of Ray’s last ever Radio 2 show on Thursday 28 January 1988. Just over a year later he passed away.

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