LBC’s Steve Allen’s tribute to friend Dale Winton

LBC early morning presenter Steve Allen has dedicated an hour of his radio show to sharing stories and memories of Dale Winton.

Dale died yesterday, aged just 62. He and Steve were close friends from the 1970s when they were both club DJs in London, before going on to work together on the United Biscuits Network station.

Dale went on to work at stations including Trent, Chiltern, Beacon and BBC Radio 2 as well as having a hugely successful TV career.

Listen below to our scoped aircheck from 4-5am today (19th April), where Steve talks openly about their friendship, Dale’s struggles in life and shares stories of eating out and holidaying together.

Later in the morning, Steve appeared with Nick Ferrari on LBC’s breakfast show to talk about Dale Winton – you can watch a video of the interview on the LBC website here.

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  1. Stephen Hall says

    Oh my word, how powerful was that?
    No sugar coating – and I wouldn’t expect any from Steve – but he clearly felt so much for him.

  2. Pauline Hesketh says

    Hi Steve.

    I loved listening to your tribute about Dale. I was a contestant on In It to Win it Series 18 Episode 2. It was filmed on 19th August 2015 – they day of Cilla’s funeral. Dale was upset that he could not attend as he had a full day of In It to Win It shows. He said the press had been nasty about his none attendance.

    He was so kind to all the contestants, including me – Pauline Hesketh.

  3. Lesley Anning says

    Hi Steve, love listening to you each morning from 4.15am ,it sets my day off to a good start always. I was so shocked to hear the sad news of Dale.Your tribute was amazing and if he is looking down he would have been so proud of you.
    Why are you not on of a Saturday morning at the moment if I am allowed to ask.
    Wish you well with your eye operation.

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