2014 - Radio Farewells
Just a few of those names the radio world lost in 2014.
Christopher Chataway. Olympic runner, who established commercial radio as Minister for Posts and Telecommunications, later LBC chairman.
Derek Cooper. Host of Radio 4’s The Food Programme for 22 years
Jocelyn Hay. Tireless campaigner. Founded the Voice of the Listener, prompted by prospect of Radio 4 changes, later became Voice of Listener& Viewer.
Richard Attenborough. Actor and Director; and founding Chairman of Capital Radio
Casey Kasem. American broadcaster, host of American Top 40, syndicated around the World
Mike Smith. TV and Radio 1 personality. 5th breakfast show host, where he spent 2 years
Ian McIntyre. BBC radio producer, journalist and presenter. Radio 4 Controller of BBC Radio 4 from 1976 to 1978; BBC Radio 3 Controller 1978 and 1987
Trevor Fry. BBC Bristol, GWR, Radio West; Academy Award winner.
Charles Levitt. BBC Radio Humberside journalist of note
Pippa Harben. BBC World Service announcer
James Alexander Gordon – Famed for his classified football results
John Touhey. A familiar voice across the schedule on BBC World Service
Mark Whittaker World Service presenter
Luther Masingill. 92 year old US broadcaster, who’d been on the same station for 74 years
Betty Smith. Half of the much-loved and award-winning ‘Beryl & Betty’ on BBC Radio Humberside
Paul Vaughan. Radio 4’s 1st Kaleidoscope presenter; World Service broadcaster; reporter; Panorama reporter and narrator; and famous Orange voiceover