Vincent returns to BBC London 94.9FM
legendary Robbie Vincent pays a return visit this Christmas to the
station where he launched his career when he comes into the BBC
London 94.9FM studio to take on four programmes for the Jon Gaunt
will first be heard on BBC London 94.9FM on Friday 5 December from
Noon to 3.00pm when he stands in for Robert Elms.
then be back in the last week of December to stand in for Jon Gaunt
in the mornings (9.00am-Noon) from Monday 29 December through to
New Year's Eve and again on Friday 2 January 2004.
from a year spent travelling, Robbie is really looking forward to
coming back to BBC London.
was one of the pioneers on BBC Radio London 30 years ago, hosting
one of radio's first live phone-in shows and playing devil's advocate
with the listener.
says: "I'm raring to go and really looking forward to meeting
the London audience again and to returning to the radio station
I have haunted for all these years."
his broadcasting on BBC Radio London, Robbie joined Radio 1 in 1983
to front the popular Saturday evening weekend soul shows which were
carried on FM.
was one of the few radio presenters in the UK to have interviewed
moving to Sunday nights, he presented until 1989, playing jazz-funk
with artists like Rick James, the Fatback Band, Brass Construction,
Funkadelic, Crusaders, Ronnie Laws and Eddie Henderson.
the Eighties Robbie Vincent was seen on British TV screens when
he co-hosted BBC Television's Hospital Watch and Go for It.
was one of the voices of LBC for more than a decade in the late
Eighties and Nineties where his night-time phone-in show was one
of the highest rated programmes on the station.
left in 1998 to join Jazz FM where he remained until 2002.