Richard is passionate about radio. His first broadcasts were at university, the perfect distraction from his Honours degree in Law.
After establishing himself at Capital Radio Richard could also be heard overseas on BBC World Service and BFBS and actually seen on VH-1.
Radio 2 then invited him along for the Sony Award-winning Late Show and the record-breaking Saturday afternoon sequence.
Richard's new Saturday and Sunday shows for Radio 2 alongside 'Allinson's Albums' for BBC Radio York ensures he now enjoys very short weekends.
Richard has a brace of Gold Sony awards, hosted the live awards webcast again this year and as a judge for the Ivor Novello awards, the Olivier theatre awards and the Sony Radio Academy awards finds very little time for messing about with boats, breathing new life into old cars, cooking, piano playing and tormenting his three sons.
He still owns four turntables, far too much vinyl and a worrying number of shoes.
Richard Allinson plays some CD classics and the best new releases.