Presenter Gary Davies returns to BBC Radio

Twenty-three years after leaving BBC Radio 1, Gary Davies is back on-air at the BBC next month.

He’ll be covering Sara Cox for one week only on the BBC Radio 2 Sounds of the 80s programme.

The former Top of the Pops host is standing in for Sara on Friday 9th June from 9.30pm till midnight playing music from te 80s, plus regular features The Megamax, an Anorak Track and the Novelty Track.

Gary says: “Without a doubt some of the best times of my life occurred during the 11 years I spent at the BBC presenting Top Of The Pops and of course my shows on Radio 1 so a huge thanks to Radio 2 for inviting me back after 23 years. I’m really looking forward to sitting in for Sara Cox on Sounds of the 80’s, I might be a little rusty but I promise it will be fun!”

He began his radio career at Piccadilly Radio in Manchester in 1979 before joining BBC Radio 1 in 1982. He took over lunchtimes in 1984 with the bit in the middle and also hosted the UK Top 40 on a Tuesday afternoon. He left in 1993.

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  1. Ohad Raz says

    Great news,also gary was on virgin radio,used to listen to him in israel,back in 1994,1995,when he host sunday morning slot 10:00Am-2:00pm,as the show moves than to 22:00pm til 2:00am. the music was classic tracks, and today’s bet music,as it was the slogan of virign radio that days.gary also play new music for the first time, such as monaco “What Do You Want From Me” & others, what a voice, what a show, legend.

  2. john bodman says

    “Ooh! Gary Davies on the radio…”
    Well done Radio 2! Looking forward to going on this musical voyage back to the sounds of the 80s with Gary.

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