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Pirate BBC Essex Presenters D to G

Meet the team who will be aboard the LV18 bringing you Pirate BBC Essex 24 hours a day from Friday, 10, April till Monday, 13, April on medium wave and online.

Roger Day

Roger Day

Roger Day

Roger "Twiggy" Day is one of the original broadcasters on Swinging Radio England before joining Radio Caroline South where he got his nickname "Twiggy" for being as thin as the well known 60s model.

"Roger Twiggy Day your thinner record spinner" remained on Caroline’s Mi Amigo ship until it was towed away in March 1968.  Roger has worked on numerous commercial local radio stations, and on the present day Radio Caroline which broadcasts via satellite and the internet.

Legend has it that one 60s group has featured in every show he's ever broadcast!
Roger helped draw up the 2009 edition of the Pirate BBC Essex playlist and has taken part in all three broadcasts. 

Roger presents the evening show on BBC local radio across the south of England.

Tom Edwards

Tom Edwards

Tom Edwards

Tom was a journalist who became the senior presenter at Radio City on the Shivering Sands sea fort after joining in September 1965.

He earned the nickname Tatty Tom for his immaculate way of dressing – a style he hasn't changed in over 40 years.

After Radio City's demise in February 1967, Tom joined Radio Caroline South and broadcast from the Mi Amigo until the Marine Offences Act became law.

He has presented shows on Radio 1 and Radio 2 and is also a skilled TV presenter, being a household name to TV viewers in East Anglia.

Steve England

Steve England

Steve England

Steve has been involved in radio for more than 35 years.  He started his career offshore as a presenter on Radio Caroline and Radio Atlantis.  When Atlantis closed down in 1974 he returned home and joined Manchester’s commercial radio station, Piccadilly Radio.

He formed the jingle making company Alfasound in 1979 and now runs S2blue which made the much loved Pirate BBC Essex jingles.  Steve kindly made a new collection for Pirate BBC Essex 09.

Paul Freeman

Paul Freeman

Paul Freeman

Paul was one of the original presenters on the original fort-based Radio Essex in 1965. Although his spell on the Knock John tower didn't last long, he later reappeared under the name Paul Peters on BBC Radio Medway (now BBC Radio Kent) and can currently be heard on the Dorset Community station Forest FM which is based at Verwood in the New Forest.

Paul makes his debut this year on Pirate BBC Essex ... the ship is coming in.

Tim Gillett

Tim Gillett

Tim Gillett

After various stints working in independent and BBC radio across England, Tim became reporter then group News Editor of Southend based Essex Radio and Breeze AM before moving to BBC Essex on St Valentine's Day in 1994.

Tim drew up the Pirate BBC Essex schedule and playlist.

He presents the weekly Pirate BBC Essex programme on Sunday afternoons at 3.

last updated: 04/04/2009 at 10:23
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