In 1927 Christopher Stone became the first UK disc jockey after eventually persuading the BBC to adopt his idea for a record programme.
His relaxed, conversational style was exceptional at a time when most of the BBC's presentation was extremely formal, and his programmes became highly popular as a result.
He was barred from appearing on the BBC in 1934 after joining the commercial station Radio Luxembourg, although he later returned to the Corporation.
The Melody Maker said of him, "Everyone who has written, produced or compered a gramophone programme should salute the founder of his trade."
BBC National Service – 1933
Hi Gang! BBC 1940