I have always had an interest
in radio, and have been a DJ myself;
in 1987, I was on the North Derbyshire pirate station Radio
and in the late 1980s I was to be heard - under the DJ name Al
Capone - on various Birmingham
pirate stations (eg Quest FM
In 1993, I started the Radio
My radio broadcasting involvement seemed to have ended in 1997,
following a DTI raid on Starforce
FM in Clowne.
Below, I list a number of DJs, all with disabilities ...
Started as a DJ on Radio
in the 1950's
Disability: multiple sclerosis, used a wheelchair as a result
Started his broadcasting career on the
offshore pirate radio stations of the 1960's, notably Radio
Disability: Had both breasts removed, to eliminate high risk of breast cancer. (source: NHBC website)
DJ on Chesterfield and North Derbyshire ILR Peak FM
Started his broadcasting career in the USA, back in 1961. First heard in the UK in 1967, when he was a DJ on the offshore pirate Radio London (aka "Big L"). Was on BBC Radio 1 from 1967 until his death in 2004. Well known for his genuine interest in the music, and his willingness to play alternative music on his shows.
Was a DJ on Clyde 2 in Scotland.
Has presented a BBC Scotland children's show.
Had a fashion modelling contract with Ben Sherman.
Disability: dyslexia (source)