Alex Lester - BBC Radio 2 and local radio presenter

Apr 09, 07:39 PM

He was the jobbing BBC local radio presenter who was to end up spending thirty years at Radio 2, watching the network evolve from its Light legacy to the present day. 

In this hour of #radiomoments ‘Conversations’, Alex Lester tells of the eccentric early days of BBC local radio; the challenging debut for commercial radio; and the people with whom he shared his years on the UK’s biggest radio station. He opens up about the end of his Radio 2 years - and life beyond.

From crazy disc jockey names to old studio technology; vacillating management approaches to puzzling music policies. In his own words, this is the Alex Lester story.

Enjoy the whole 'Conversations' series here. Music by Larry Bryant.

Podcast the series here.