Simon is best-known for his long stint as a BBC Radio 1 DJ and radio presenter on several other stations. He was also an in-vision continuity announcer for ATV (early 1970s) and Thames Television (dates TBC).
Simon’s career spans several decades covering all genres of broadcasting. He started his international broadcasting career in America during the 1960s. He continued to work abroad in New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia before returning to the UK to take up residence as a presenter at the BBC’s news, arts and entertainment station, BBC Radio 4. In the late-1970s he moved to BBC Radio 1 and became a top ‘pop’ disc jockey, presenting the morning show for 17 years and creating the famous Our Tune slot.
He has won several Sony Awards for radio programming including an in-depth look at musician Eric Clapton and his Round the World series. In 1993 he was voted Radio Personality of the Year. Simon has broadcast from over 50 countries and his interest in third world issues has led him to make television programmes on India and Pakistan.
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