Keith Skues, Caroline, London, Radio 1 and 2 and Hallam presenter

Episode 49,   Apr 09, 2019, 07:46 PM

He is one of a generation of broadcasters who witnessed radio’s incredible journey from the pirates to the present day: from AM to DAB. 

In this hour of #radiomoments ‘Conversations', Keith Skues MBE AE tells of his love of the Light Programme which led to a foray into Forces Radio. The BBC beckoned, before Keith jumped on board the pirate Caroline. After a spell at Luxembourg, he was back out at sea on board the respected Radio London.

Keith was amongst the early recruits on the new BBC Radio 1 in ‘67, and was heard on Radio 1 and 2 for many years, before leaving to head programming at Sheffield’s new Radio Hallam where he was to spend 21 years. After a spell in the Forces during the ‘first’ Gulf War, there came a disappointing return to an enlarged Yorkshire Radio Network.

Keith was to return to radio with the BBC, where he is now still heard on local radio.

In his own words , this is the Keith Skues story.

The whole 'Conversations' series can be found here. Music by Larry Bryant.