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 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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