Tributes to Annie Nightingale

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BBC Radio 1

Director-General, Tim Davie:

"I’m deeply saddened by Annie’s passing and our thoughts are with her family, many friends and the whole of Radio 1.

"Annie was a uniquely gifted broadcaster who blessed us with her love of music and passion for journalism, for over 50 years. As well as being a trailblazer for new music, she was a champion for female broadcasters, supporting and encouraging other women to enter the industry.

"We will all miss her terribly."

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of BBC Radio 1:

"All of us at Radio 1 are devastated to lose Annie, our thoughts are with her family and friends.

"Annie was a world class DJ, broadcaster and journalist, and throughout her entire career was a champion of new music and new artists. She was the first female DJ on Radio 1 and over her 50 years on the station was a pioneer for women in the industry and in dance music.

"We have lost a broadcasting legend and, thanks to Annie, things will never be the same."

Lorna Clarke, BBC Director of Music:

"She was a fierce pioneer for new music and supporting female talent and will be hugely missed by her many supporters from around the world."

Source BBC Radio 1

January 12, 2024 9:00am ET by BBC Radio 1  

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