For those of us who encountered you, listened to you, learned from your wisdom or were otherwise enriched as enthusiasts or contributors to the industry we all love – thank you with the greatest sincerity.
When I first met you at Unique through Classic Gold, I was both slightly overawed and simultaneously reassured by your warmth, understanding, humility and perception. After so many years in it, your enthusiasm for giving pleasure to an audience of unseen listeners seemed completely undimmed and untarnished by any hint of corporate cynicism or dogma – you understood people both outside a studio and, supremely, inside one. You treated everyone with respect but also familiarity and understood both. You were always approachable, informal, engaged and engaging without any edge.
How we could do with you and your wisdom now.
Rest well sir – you have earned it.