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Rita

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Congratulations to Tony Blackburn
« on: April 22, 2014, 10:53:48 AM »
"DJ Tony Blackburn is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at this year's Radio Academy Awards - for the second time.  The BBC Radio 2 presenter, 71, is being given the Gold Award to mark 50 years in the industry - 25 years after he received the first accolade.  Blackburn, who famously was the launch host for Radio 1, says "I am truly honoured to be receiving the Gold Award for the second time in my career.  I  can only assume the academy thought I'd be dead by the time my 50th anniversary came round and wouldn't have to worry about me!"
Thanking his listeners Blackburn, who is the first person to receive the award twice, adds: "Without you on the other end of the microphone I'm just a man in a room talking to myself for hours on end".
He will receive the award at a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on May 12rh.



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Re: Congratulations to Tony Blackburn
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 07:42:32 PM »
Indeed Rita and he spoke with Eddie Mair on PM tonight.


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Re: Congratulations to Tony Blackburn
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 08:03:40 AM »
love that video...


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