Johnny Beerling


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Tim and I worked together in the early days of Radio 1. Indeed, he took over from me producing Tony Blackburn’s Breakfast Show after I decided getting up at 5am every day was too much like hard work. Our careers ran in parallel in those early days when Tim and Margaret lived in New Ash Green near his friend Noel Edmonds. Tim was responsible for much of the shaping the BBC’s “new” popular music network, and working with Keith Skues he produced the major 26 part series “The Story of Pop” These programmes did a terrific job informing our young audience more about the background and history of the music we played. He was always a great lover of that music and it was the BBC’s loss when he decided to spread his wings and fly off to Capital Radio to work alongside his friend Aidan Day. He managed the career of another friend, the late Alan Freeman, and his contributions to the Radio Academy, The Sony Awards and the Unique Broadcasting Company are well documented. Suffice to say he was one of the giants of our industry and I am proud to have known him as a friend for more than sixty years. My thoughts are with his wife Margaret and his children Jo & Simon at this sad time. Your husband and Dad was a man of whom you can be truly proud,