Tim Blackmore was the titan of our profession, but everyone reading this knows that. I can only express my profound personal gratitude for his life. He asked me to become the host of both the Ivor Novello Awards and Sony Radio Awards, which I did for 34 and 10 years respectively, providing me with career highlights in both cases. We worked together on the first nationally syndicated sponsored radio show. Even now I broadcast PICK OF THE POPS produced by Seven Digital, of which he was co-founder. At all times he managed to be a complete gentleman. Personally and professionally, Tim was tops.