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FROM TODAY'S INDEPENDENT

 

Radio performers living and dead will be entered next month in an event to find "the broadcasters' broadcaster" as a way of marking 25 years of the Sony radio awards. One hundred prominent people in British radio are being asked to vote, from a shortlist of 25 names, for who they think provided, or provides, the best voice on microphone.

 

The 25 names on the shortlist

 

Danny Baker - A former Sony winner, now at BBC London

 

Zoë Ball - The first female Radio 1 breakfast presenter

 

Tony Blackburn - A Radio 1 original now at Capital Gold

 

Alistair Cooke - Creator of Letter from America

 

Noel Edmonds - From Radio 1 to Deal or No Deal on daytime television

 

Chris Evans - Back at Radio 2 drive-time

 

Kenny Everett - The late, great pioneer of "zoo" radio

 

Neil Fox - Dr Fox joined Magic FM in 2005

 

Alan 'Fluff' Freeman - Won an award for lifetime achievement in radio in 2000

 

Paul Gambaccini - His career spans BBC Radios 1, 2 and 3

 

John Humphrys - Long-time rottweiler of the Today programme

 

Sue MacGregor - Former presenter of Radio 4's Today and Woman's Hour

 

Eddie Mair - The much-respected voice of BBC Radio 4's PM

 

Chris Moyles - The motormouth Radio 1 breakfast-show host

 

Annie Nightingale - Radio 1's first lady

 

Christian O'Connell - Virgin Radio breakfast host

 

John Peel - Much-missed Radio 1 (and Radio 4) DJ

 

Anna Raeburn - LBC's ring-in queen

 

Jonathan Ross - The BBC's top earning broadcaster - on £6m

 

Les Ross - The definitive voice of Birmingham

 

Roger Scott - The late doyen of commercial radio

 

Chris Tarrant - Breakfast-time stalwart, on Capital for 17 years

 

Johnnie Walker - The pirate-radio pioneer still rules the airwaves

 

Terry Wogan - Returned to the Radio 2 breakfast-time slot in 1993

 

Steve Wright - Hosts afternoon shows on Radios 1 and 2

 

So... who is your choice?

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John Peel. Obviously.

 

With an honourable mention for Danny Baker.

 

(what no Marc Riley?)

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Yes but Alex Brilerly

 

1. isn't one of the greatest broadcasters in Britain today.

2. Didn't used to be in the Fall. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Not sure about point two it is hard to keep up.

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I'd say they missed a few :

 

Gordon Sims AKA Venus Flytrap

Johnny Caravella AKA Dr. Johnny Fever

 

and of course News Reader

 

Les Nessman!

 

 

The world will never be the same without WKRP!

 

Oops - did not see the "British Only" bit. May as well be the worlds 25 most famous Belgians!

Edited by Cambon

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Alistair Cooke.

 

[i feel certain that John Peel and all past and present members of The Fall would agree, Declan]

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(what no Marc Riley?)

What he said. Weekdays on One were undoubtedly the best radio i've ever heard, used to look forward to it everyday. Not ashamed to admit shedding a tear when the last show finished.

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mark and lard were quality. Was gutted when they got rid of them.

 

who can forget pyschic sidekick :lol:

 

you can still listen to some clips on mark radcliffe's site for old times sake

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Don't forget their earlier Evening Show on Radio 1 and their even earlier show on the old Radio 5. Plus the many quality shows he does for Radio 6. And playing the greatest kazoo solo in Rock history.

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Best show he ever did - was the one where he quit on air. Shame it was 20 years too late!

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