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Viking Radio

An ellipse - very 90sENDURING Hull station which breathed life into the country’s most populous backwater area and still dominates the locality to this day. Early era best remembered for the national canonising via the Best Commercial DJ poll in Smash Hits for much-loved evening jock Tim Finlay (“Hi! How are you?”) who usually came second in the vote to Pat Sharp, to the bemusement of everyone who lived west of Howden. It was here where a Bolan-haired Jon Culshaw was encouraged by a receptionist to quit presenting and forge a career out of the impressions he did; while it also became the first place to put talented urchins JK and Joel together on to what became an unrivalled breakfast show, after years of watching them get pissed together while on separate shifts. Maintains its dominant presence by the city’s Marina to this day.



  1. Dave Nightingale

    September 4, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    A few memories from years gone by…

  2. Paul Gatenby

    September 5, 2009 at 1:10 am

    A song I recall hearing a lot on Viking in the late 80s was ‘Yesterday Man ‘ by Chris Andrews, a song I have never heard played on the radio since. Also the absolutely batshit cover of ‘Please Release Me’ by Def Leppard on the Saturday Morning Breakfast Show.

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