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Current track: Brahms 'Symphony No 3 in F Major'
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We have music royalty in The Wireless studio this month.
He’s described as the UK’s greatest hit-maker of all time, and for good reason too. Since the release of his first single Move It in 1958, he has gone on to achieve over 130 UK top 20 hits and global record sales of beyond 250 million. He’s also the first rock star to receive a knighthood, which he was given in 1995 in recognition for his services to music and charity.
However, you won’t find him resting on the back of his success. He has just released his 100th album, The Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Songbook, and is set to entertain fans across Europe on a new tour.
Don't forget to tune-in at 6pm on Saturday 21 December to hear Cliff Richard answer our 20 questions.
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'Radio for grown-ups': The Wireless from Age UK is a brand new online and DAB radio station designed with you in mind, playing 24 hours a day.
Tune in for features, celebrity interviews, expert advice and - of course- plenty of music! From folk to jazz, swing-time to classical, pop to rock - there's a little something for everyone.
Want to hear a specific song played on The Wireless? David Hamilton's Request Hour airs every Friday from 1-2pm - just send an email to email@example.com and your song could well feature!
You can now also listen to The Wireless from Age UK on DAB Radio if you live in London. To tune-in, press autotune, reset or scan to update your digital channels. Scroll through to ‘T’ or ‘W’ for The Wireless from Age UK and select as instructed by your manual!
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“Diddy” David is one of the legends of British Broadcasting. Early in his career he became an in-vision television announcer for ABC TV based in Manchester and appeared with Ken Dodd in the TV series, Doddy's Music Box.
His first UK radio broadcast was as the host of The Beat Show from the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester, on the BBC Light Programme and he presented the final edition of Housewives` Choice . The BBC gave him his own daily show on Radio 1 every weekday afternoon from 2-5.
The show was simultaneously broadcast on Radio 1 and Radio 2 giving it the biggest audience of the day. David has been heard on many commercial stations in the UK including Reading's Radio 210, Capital Gold and Melody FM.
David is a big Fulham FC fan and several years ago was thrilled to be the club’s match day host and announcer, a task he continues to this day.
Graham started his radio career at UBN playing records for the workers of United Biscuits before a short stint at Liverpool’s Radio City as mid-morning host and Head of Presentation.
His big break came with a move to Capital Radio in London where he followed Kenny Everett as the host of the Breakfast Show. During many successful years he famously became Princess Diana’s favourite DJ. The Princess was known to have secretly joined him in the studio on occasion.
After Capital he moved on to Virgin Radio and later he spent four successful years at Magic before returning to the Breakfast slot with a move to London’s Smooth Radio.