Radio 2 DJ to hold talk at city venue

BBC Radio 2 DJ Johnnie Walker will be taking the stage at Lincoln Drill Hall to tell the story of his life in radio in November.

The DJ began his radio career on pirate stations in 1966, called Swinging Radio England and Radio Caroline.

Even when the government called for pirate stations to be stopped, Walker was one of three pirate DJs still broadcasting to 20 million listeners.

He stopped pirating in 1968 after getting a job at BBC Radio 1, where he stayed until 1976. For five years after, he toured stations in the US.

It was in 1997 that he began his Radio 2 career, being offered a permanent job after filling in on documentaries for other presenters. The slot was known as the Drivetime Show.

You can now hear Walker on Sundays, delivering his show Sounds Of The Seventies. He also presents on Thursdays as part of Radio 2’s In Concert.

Walker will be at the Drill Hall on November 3 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £16.50 and can be bought from the Drill Hall Box Office.

Source: Lincoln Drill Hall | Photo: Silverstone