Tributes paid to radio presenter Dave Gregory

Radio presenter Dave Gregory has died after a short illness.

Dave has most recently been on Solar Radio, where the station has paid tribute to him, saying he’s been a key part of the schedule for the last 16 years.

He has been in radio all his working life – starting with the pirates and going on to cover breakfast for Tony Blackburn at BBC Radio 1. He’s also worked at Metro, Essex, Jazz FM and Choice FM.

Solar Radio wrote on its website today: “We are sad to report that Solar Radio DJ DAVE GREGORY passed away peacefully at 10.30am this morning (Tuesday 22) after a short illness. Dave has been a valued member of the Solar Radio team since our return to the airwaves as a legal broadcaster on Sky in 1999, and has recently been a key part of the schedule with his monthly show including the legendary ‘Gregamix’! Dave is survived by his wife Sue. A full tribute will be published shortly.”

Dave’s friend and colleague Chris Grant wrote this message online: “It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of Dave Gregory, he passed away peacefully in the arms of his Lady love, Sue, with her family in attendance this morning. In the last few months of his life he bravely fought off a very aggressive lung cancer, but sadly in the end, it overwhelmed him.

“As a broadcaster and much loved close friend, I will miss him greatly, as indeed will all of his fellow broadcasters. He was a consummate professional, a fine presenter, and a respected voice artist, his knowledge of soul music was encyclopaedic, as it was one of his great loves. He will be greatly missed by all of his colleges at Solar Radio, and his regular listeners for the friendly and unique broadcaster that he was. A memorial and special tribute to him and his life, is being planned for a later date. From me, and from all of us who knew and admired him. R.I.P.”

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