Roger Kirk (presenter)

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

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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 London's Capital FM - then known as Capital Radio - as a sound engineer (after originally applying as a presenter) and stayed there until 1975 when he landed a presenting job at Bradford'sPennine Radio.

In the late 1980s he presented for Classic Gold [1], Hallam FM, Viking FM and 97.2 Stray FM. He was also the first presenter on Magic 828 in Leeds and hosted its breakfast show at launch in 1990. A few years later he presented late-night phone-in shows on Hallam FM and Viking FM.

Roger Kirk's broadcast style was warm and laid-back in nature, hence him often being chosen to present at night.

Roger died in 2001.

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