Johnnie Walker

Born 30 March 1945




Having established himself on the offshore radio stations of the 1960s, Walker was immortalised as the DJ who continued to broadcast as the 'pirate' stations were outlawed. As a result, he missed the launch of BBC Radio 1, but joined it in 1969.

His outspoken views and choice of music made him a firm favourite with listeners, but pushed him into a spell on US stations, Radio Luxembourg and UK commercial radio before returning to BBC Radio 1.

Currently on BBC Radio 2, Walker proudly continues his policy of placing more importance on the records than the intermediate chat.

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