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Radio honour for 'Hairy Cornflake' Dave Lee Travis

Bob Harris, David Jensen, Nicholas Parsons and Dave Lee Travis
Image caption Travis (far right) is one of four Hall of Fame inductees this year

Dave Lee Travis - the former BBC Radio 1 DJ nicknamed "the Hairy Cornflake" - is to be inducted into the Radio Academy's Hall of Fame next week.

David 'Kid' Jensen, another former Radio 1 staple, will also be honoured.

Radio 2 DJ "Whispering" Bob Harris and Just a Minute host Nicholas Parsons are among the other honorees on Tuesday.

The Radio Academy is a registered charity dedicated to the encouragement and promotion of excellence in UK broadcasting and audio production.

Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan was inducted last year when the Radio Academy held its ceremony in December.

This year's dinner has been moved from its usual slot to form part of the Academy's Radio Festival in Salford, Manchester.

As well as inducting the four into the Hall of Fame, the Radio Academy will also be announcing the winner of the PRS John Peel award for outstanding contribution to music radio.

The Nielsen award for most played artist on UK radio and the Local and Regional Lifetime Achievement award will also be presented.

Travis - also known as DLT - started out at Radio Caroline before joining Radio 1 in 1968.

The DJ host the station's breakfast show from 1978 to 1980 before famously resigning on air in 1993.

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