Neil Francis (broadcaster)

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Neil Francis is a British DJ, and previously hosted the Friday evening slot on Absolute Radio and Absolute 80s.

Francis's first big break in radio came in 1985 with a stint on North Sea pirate Radio Caroline and he has also worked as a presenter for Chiltern Radio in Herts/Beds/Bucks, Invicta FM in Kent and Capital FM in London.

In his Virgin Radio stint, Francis presented at various time slots.

After Virgin re-branded to Absolute Radio He began to present a Friday night show called Absolute 80's and a Saturday morning breakfast show.[1]

Francis covered the drivetime Gold Network show on 25 August 2010. His last regular weekly show on the network was Saturday afternoons from 1-3pm.

During February 2011 he covered Steve Ladner on BBC Radio Kent's lunchtime show. Francis is a freelance presenter.

In April 2013, Gold Network suspended Francis for comments Francis had posted on Facebook about the comedian Jim Davidson .[2][3]


  1. ^ Plunkett, John (23 March 2010). "Lucio takes over from Neil Francis at Absolute". Guardian. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Danny Boyle (12 April 2013). "Presenter Neil Francis Suspended From Gold". Radio Today. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gold DJ Neil Francis suspended after Jim Davidson comments". Kent Online. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 

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