Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Johnnie Walker Exclusive Life Story Interview ~ BBC Radio 2 DJ…..
Johnnie Walker is one of the all time legends of broadcasting. He’s still talking to the UK @ BBC Radio 2.
He began his career as one of the most famous ‘pirate’ DJ’s on Radio Caroline. He then moved to Radio 1 before Radio 2.
He’s still at Radio 2 at the weekends and in 2007 he released his life story.
Alex Belfield travelled to Western House to meet with this broadcasting legend….
Recorded 2005 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.
Johnnie Walker MBE (born Peter Waters Dingley, 30 March 1945 in Olton, Solihull, England) is a popular British veteran radio disc jockey and broadcaster.
He is noted for his knowledge and love of music, his championing of new artists, and his attributing more importance to songs he plays rather than the chat in between.
On 27 February 2006, Walker announced his departure from the BBC Radio 2 drive time slot he had occupied for several years. He now presents a Sunday show specialising in music from the 1970s, and occasionally deputises for other presenters when they are on leave.
During his seven years on the drive time slot, Walker conducted many interviews, stories and features—covering less glitzy topics and bringing attention to environmental issues, spiritual experiences, musicians and artists outside of the mainstream, even alien theorists.
He took over the show from John Dunn. Dunn had been popular and had an established listener base before retiring from ill health. Walker retained listeners and increased listening figures during his seven years