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Radio 2: The Hosts

YOUNG, Jimmy

Former balladeer and Light Programme crooner turned Pink Floyd-baited mid-morning stalwart of Radio 1, before shifting over to 2 in 1973, becoming ‘Mrs. Thatcher’s Favourite Broadcaster’ in the process (as if that was something worth repeating to people). Debatable ‘highlight’ of syrupy request-heavy meanderfest was a daily recipe, heralded by the voice of chipmunkesque chef-type creation Raymondo (that nationally-adopted catchphrase in full: “What’s the recipe of the day, Jim?”). Until recently could still be heard every lunchtime with his Legal Beagle and that fantastic theme music, up to enforced ‘retirement’ with attendant public outcry and time-honoured column-based ‘blasting’ of his former paymasters.

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  1. Applemask

    May 17, 2013 at 12:19 am

    It wasn’t enforced at all. He said he was retiring, then changed his mind, but they’d already hired his replacement.

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