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Barry Jay

Barry’s love for radio started back in 1964 when his parents gifted him a 6-watt transistor radio for Christmas! It ran on an Eveready silver PP9 battery, remember those? Before this he listened to the BBC Light Programme, with Jack Jackson. Suddenly, with his tranny, he struck gold! The “Big L Fab 40 chart”, and the number one was the Beatles! He was totally hooked, and the little radio never left his side for years.

Born in London and in the 70s and 80s, Barry ran a mobile disco and had lots of fun but had to stop when we were looking old and decrepit! He was a television engineer for 40 years, but his main interest has always been Radio.

‘I should have done something about it many years ago but I have now at the grand age of 62, and been given a wonderful opportunity to play some of your great musical memories on JukeBox Saturday night, on a radio station that I’m passionate about. It’s as good as “Big L” that I listened to all those years ago. I hope we’ll enjoy our time together.’

Email: barry@solidgoldgemam.co.uk


1960s Café

Barry Jay