Former Radio 1 and pirate DJ Duncan Johnson dies

Duncan Johnson, well known on pirate stations Radio London and Radio Northsea, has died at the age of 80.

He passed away in West Middlesex Hospital, and tribues are being paid by friends and former colleagues on the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame Facebook page, and on Twitter.

The post says: “I am very sad to report that the owner of one of the most distinctive voices on offshore radio, former Radio London and Radio Northsea International DJ Duncan Johnson, passed away this morning in West Middlesex Hospital at the age of 80. He was a good friend to me and a great help to The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. A tribute to Duncan will appear on the website soon.”

Duncan also worked at Radio 1, Capital, Invicta FM, Radio Luxembourg and Pirate Radio Essex.

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  1. Paul Robinson says

    Sad to hear of Duncan Johnson’s passing away. Aside from being part of the founding team he was also a core part of Capital Radio for many years from the mid 70s on. He was a regular on Night Flight, The Sunday Late Show, as weekend sports reviewer on Fridays in London Today and of course Afternoon Delight in which he followed Kenny on air. A wonderful voice, dry wit and tremendous warmth on air. Rest in peace Duncan.

  2. Paul Graham says

    One of the great voices on radio last met him back in 1997 on a tribute broadcast to Radio London Big L he came back to read news on the ship off of Walton on Naze Essex……wonderful guy.

  3. Pete Samuels says

    So sad to hear that Duncan Johnson is no longer with us. He had the most amazing and distinctive voice and I remember listening to him on ‘London after Midnight’ on Wonderful Radio London back in the 60s. Too few of the pioneering greats of the offshore era are still with us.

  4. Neal says

    Another really sad loss and equally sad there is no talent like them left on the radio these days.Fondly remember in particular Saturday’s Afternoon Delight on the once great Capital Radio. Rest in peace Duncan.

  5. Graham says

    R.I.P Duncan Johnson, I can remember your ” London after Midnight ” so well from the Galaxy, always a good listen. condolences to your Family and Friends.

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