Dave Kelly (broadcaster)

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David Kelly is a British radio presenter and DJ from Northampton, England. He is currently employed by Bauer Radio for Radio City 96.7 and Key 103.


Kelly worked at Kix 96 FM until 2000, then freelanced as a radio presenter. He later joined the Newcastle upon Tyne, England based Galaxy North East where he presented the weekday evening show and a networked Saturday dance show.

After two years, the then-owners of Galaxy (Chrysalis Group) decided to network his radio shows, resulting in him moving to the network centre, Galaxy Yorkshire in Leeds, England.

He also presented a Saturday dance show on the Global Radio owned Capital London alongside his Galaxy shows and eventually in June 2009, he left Galaxy to work at Capital FM full-time, presenting the 2200–0200 slot.[1]

On 3 January 2011, the Galaxy and Hit Music networks merged to form the Capital network. As a result, his late night show could therefore be heard across the UK on the new network with a slight change of show time, as he was moved to Sunday to Thursday from 2300–0300. From 3 January, he was once again broadcasting on his old Galaxy stations, under the new Capital name.

On 11 April 2011, Radio City 96.7 announced that Kelly would become drivetime presenter from mid June 2011,[2] he presented his final Capital broadcast on 29 April 2011.

Kelly presented the weekday drivetime show from 1500–1900 on Radio City 96.7 from 13 June 2011 until late April 2014. Whilst on the drivetime show [3] He also presents a Saturday evening "in the mix" slot from 2200–0200 from Key 103 which he started on 18 June 2011.[4] This show is broadcast across the Bauer Network to 16 stations across England & Scotland. From 11 February 2012 he also presents "Saturday Night Live" on Radio City 96.7. He also hosts the "House Party" on Sunday nights on Radio City 96.7 where he broadcasts live from his house. Dave has a dog called Clive who regularly appears (and pees) on his radio shows. Dave was the main cover for the Radio City 96.7 breakfast show normally hosted by Simon Ross a.k.a. Rossie & Co. up until 2 May 2014 when Dave began a 2-year contract placing him at the centre of the all new Radio City 96.7 Breakfast Show, co-hosting with former Juice FM breakfast presenter Leanne Campbell. The shake up came as part of a revamp of the stations schedule to mark the 40th year of the Radio City 96.7 launch with former host Simon Ross taking over the 10am-2pm show. Alex James briefly took over Dave's drivetime show in May 2014 before handing the permanent role over to Scott Hughes.

Aside from his UK radio shows, Kelly also presents the Drive Time show for Cayman Islands radio station X1071.[5] As well as the Mon – Fri 3–7 shift on X107.1 he also presents the Saturday Dance show from 8–12.

Kelly also mixes the music for the No.1 National Radio network in Australia Nova FM on their 'Saturday Night Nova' show.


  1. ^ John Plunkett (11 June 2009). "Margherita Taylor loses Capital 95.8 morning slot in shakeup". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 January 2010. The late evening slot is filled by Dave Kelly, who moves from Global Radio's Galaxy network.
  2. ^ Dave Kelly to replace Neil Fitzmaurice at Radio City Archived 2 August 2012 at Archive.today at How-do.co.uk
  3. ^ Dave Kelly's signature "Radio Gold" was prominent in his presentation. SPSOTP (Scissors Paper Stone on the Phone is featured at 16:50 and Neil or No Neil is presented at 17:35. Dave interacted very well with his sidekick, Claire Morrow. Part of the schtick is for Dave to make outrageous comments about how wonderful he is and for Claire to knock him down. There is nothing offensive about this and it is very funny.Dave Kelly Radio City 96.7
  4. ^ On Air – Station Schedule Key 103
  5. ^ <http://x1071.ky/shows-hosts/dave-kelly/

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