Tony Dixon (DJ)

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Tony Dixon
Died 25 November 2010
Station(s) FM104
Time slot Saturday nights
Style Hip hop, R&B
Country Dublin

Tony Dixon was an Irish disc jockey, blogger and a member of the "Northside mafia". He specialised in the hip hop and R&B genres.

Dixon grew up in Pinewood, Dublin's Northside.[1][2] He was associated with Ian Dempsey, Tony Fenton and Gerry Ryan.[1][2] He was part of the "Big D" station during the 1970s and Sunshine Radio during the 1980s.[2] Then he managed a nightclub called "Hollywood Nights" which occurred at the Stillorgan Park Hotel.[2]

In February 2000 Dixon became part of FM104, presenting a show on Saturday nights and possessing his own catchphrase, "If it's Hip Hop and RnB, don't miss me, Tony D".[1][2] While at FM104 he brought artists such as Mary J. Blige, Puff Daddy and Destiny's Child to the attention of the Dublin public.[1] Blues & Soul magazine named him as one of the UK's Top 5 DJs.[1] He blogged regularly.[1]

Dixon died in November 2010 at the age of 52 following a brief illness.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Tony Dixon RIP". Hot Press. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Irish DJ Tony D has died, aged 52". RTÉ Ten (RTÉ). 25 November 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 

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