Tributes paid to radio presenter and voice-over Bob Stewart
Former Radio Luxembourg and Radio Caroline broadcaster Bob Stewart has died.
Bob was the longest serving presenter at Luxembourg, which he joined in 1969 after working at Radio Caroline. He stayed there until the station went on satellite, hosting a number of programmes including the Country and Western Show on the British Top 30.
He was the distinctive station voice for many years – heard on imaging, announcing the programmes, elements and presenters, along with the opening and closedown sequences.
He was also heard on Jazz FM, Capital Gold, Radio London, Red Rose Gold and many more.
His friends and colleagues are sharing their tributes on Twitter, and David Lloyd has published this blog and audio montage.
— JAN 💘 (@Jan_208) March 28, 2019
RIP Bob Stewart (radio Luxembourg) what a man, what a voice. I was lucky to work with him once at Red Rose. He was a constant smoker. I told him one day to stop smoking in the studio. He said. No fags. No Bob. He carried on. Another legend gone.
— John Myers (@johnmyersteam) March 28, 2019
RIP Radio Luxembourg legend Bob Stewart. I will never forget listening to him and Peter Antony in a tiny Indian village in 1985, on short wave. The transistor radio was powered by a car battery. It was about 8am in India and already 35 plus degrees.
— Fred Marden (@fredmarden) March 28, 2019
— Dave Royal 🎧 (@daveroyaldj) March 28, 2019
RIP Bob Stewart. pic.twitter.com/RwdnHfRzZi
— 𝕆𝕟𝔸𝕚𝕣ℂ𝕠𝕒𝕔𝕙 – The Original Presenter Coach (@onaircoach) March 28, 2019
— Craig Hannington (@MrWOS) March 28, 2019
Another great legend of Radio,
Bob Stewart who we grew up listening to on the Great 208 R.I.P https://t.co/ms1NCOv26x
— John Hughes (@HughesEvents) March 28, 2019
Just heard that the legendary Broadcaster Bob Stewart has passed away, such a dynamic voice he had, remember listening to him on the Great 208 Radio Luxembourg & on London’s 1548 AM Capital Gold pic.twitter.com/f9EcQrR5Yo
— Rob Lubbock (@Rob_Lubbock) March 28, 2019