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A tribute to John Evington

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Friends and colleagues pay tribute to radio presenter, programmer and executive John Evington, who died on 4th December 2021.

In this special podcast presented by Stuart Clarkson, you will hear from John himself as well as tributes from: Steve King, David Duffy, Terry Underhill, Phil Trow, Martin Campbell, Trevor Thomas, Jason Hardy, Paul Chantler, Phil England, James Piekos, Paul Carrington, Johnny Beerling, Barry David, Ray Crowther, Jim Davis, Steve Penk and Kelvin MacKenzie.

John's career took in Piccadilly Radio, Centre Radio, Signal Radio and subsequently its parent company The Wireless Group. He also had a brief spell presenting weekend shows at Radio 2 while at Signal during the week. After 22 years with Signal, John went on to programme and manage Original 106, The Revolution and others during a 40+ career in radio, with his later years working as a consultant on various projects including the trial small-scale DAB multiplex in Manchester.

Special thanks to all our contributors and to David Lloyd for allowing us to use the interview with John recorded for the RadioMoments Conversations podcast in 2016. You can listen to the full version at

RIP John Evington 1958-2021

The RadioToday Programme is sponsored by Broadcast Bionics. Processing by Ian Deeley; voiceover by Hannah Patterson; original music by Mcasso.