Jon Scragg

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Jon Scragg is a radio presenter who has spent most of his career working on radio stations in the south of England. After a spell with the British Forces Broadcasting Service, Scragg joined Essex Radio in September 1981 as part of its launch team, and was the first voice heard on the station. Jon has subsequently held the position of breakfast presenter at a number of other radio stations.

Jon has been heard on Beacon Radio, 2-Ten FM and Radio Mercury, where he joined as afternoon host, but swiftly moved to the breakfast slot, affectionately remembered for his warm style and features such as the 'Birthday Stars' and 'Secret Song'. In 1994 Scragg joined Country 1035. He then moved to Jazz FM in 1997, winning a Sony award for his 'In the Morning and A Bit in the Afternoon' programme.

Jon remained with Jazz FM following its rebrand to 102.2 Smooth FM in 2005, but left the station in November that year after being removed from a regular weekday slot. He moved to Norwich to join Classic Gold as Drive presenter. However, he was unable to start the job because of major heart surgery which required a long recovery period. When he was thirteen years old Jon was diagnosed with the genetic kidney disorder Polycystic kidney disease, and in October 2010 Jon suffered kidney failure and now requires dialysis three times a week.

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