Radio X breakfast presenter Chris Moyles has revealed he once turned down a chance to be in the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.
Speaking on his show today, he revealed he never actually became part of the list because he didn’t want to attend the event ceremony, which previously took place at the Savoy Hotel in London on an annual basis.
“Ben (Cooper) rang me,” Chris said. “They want to induct you into the Radio Hall of Fame”. But Chris could only be part of the list if he agreed to attend the event, to which Chris replied “No I’m alright, I’m not fussed.”
“It wasn’t me being Jonny Big Bananas.. then I met Trevor Dann (Radio Academy Chair at the time) who said it was a big mistake to turn it down.”
Chris then jokingly carried on talking about where the actual Hall of Fame is located, and how the only other person to turn it down was Terry Wogan. Sir Terry later appeared on the list a couple of years later in 2009.
He said “I only get to be in it if I attend the event, otherwise I’m not in,” then highlighted that there are people inducted who are dead, who never went to the ceremony.
The Radio Academy Hall of Fame has over 100 members and recognises the immense contribution celebrated Broadcasters & Presenters have made and continue to make to our sector over the years.
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