Roger Kirk (presenter)

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Roger Kirk was born in East London and brought up and educated in Norfolk.


Roger Kirk was originally named Peter Wright. After training in engineering at King's Lynn Technical College, he started his interest in radio at Hospital Radio Tunbridge Wells and then landed a job as a "tech-op" for the BBC where he worked on numerous BBC Radio 1 programmes and also presented a Radio 1 Pop Workshop.

In 1971, he presented for Radio North Sea International, but soon left due to seasickness. By 1973, he had joined Capital FM as a sound engineer (after originally applying as a presenter) and stayed there until 1975 when he landed a presenting job at Pennine Radio.

He has since presented for Classic Gold [1], Hallam FM, Viking FM and 97.2 Stray FM. He was also the first presenter on Magic 828 and presented the breakfast show from its launch in 1990. He left and returned a few years later to present the late show.

Roger Kirk's radio voice was warm and laid back in style, hence him often being on air at night.

Roger died in 2001.

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