began his career in 1958 with the British Forces Network in Germany.
In 1964 he returned to Britain and joined Radio Caroline, followed
by Luxembourg and London. He is a founder member of the
I DJ team (1967) and went on to become editor of the award winning
series The Story of Pop.
He moved into commercial radio in 1974
where he spent 21 years as director of Radio Hallam in Sheffield.
Keith began his associations with BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Eastern
Counties in 1995. A former RAF squadron leader, he is the author of
several books and is a Freeman of the City of London. Hobbies
include collecting gramophone records - he has over 250,000 stored
in his home on the Norfolk Broads.
If you are a fan of the Keith Skues late night radio show on
BBC Eastern Counties
and want to enjoy a 'feast of Skues' at any time of the day and
night then this CD is for you.
As well as his much sought-after popular theme tune of Mr Tambourine
Man by the Golden Gate Strings - in stereo for the first time in
this country - this disc includes all the catch phrases and
character of this much loved veteran deejay.
disc is the brain child of 30 year-old Suffolk musician Kevin Dean
who became 'hooked' on Keith's late night radio show after hearing
it for the first time last year.
Kevin, who is always looking for new angles to work on, first
compiled a demo CD in March last year which he sent to Keith to play
on his show between 10pm and 1 am every week day. Lack of time meant
the original disc was never released but Kevin decided a few weeks
ago that it was time to produce a disc to give Keith's loyal fans
from Eastern Counties a chance to buy it for themselves.
'My reason for making it is to capture the vibe and atmosphere of
the Keith Skues Show,' explained Kevin. 'Keith is a true character
who comes across as being very sincere and I think this recording
really captures his personality.'
As well as the popular theme tune this five track recording is a
soliloquy of typical 'Skues' phrases and anecdotes. Keith -
affectionately known as 'Cardboard Shoes' since his days in the RAF.
Easter 2009, Keith Skues MBE, an original radio pirate
and Radio One DJ, notched up 50 years in broadcasting.
the humble days of broadcasting in his garden shed, to
sailing the waves with Radio Caroline - his career went
from strength to strength.
Keith is still gracing the airwaves with his popular
show Pirate Radio Skues in the East of England.
David Clayton, editor of BBC Radio Norfolk, remembers
hearing his special voice for the first time.
I had no idea when I tuned my five quid portable radio
into 'Big L' back in the summer of 1967, that I'd end up
working alongside one of the pirate DJs from that heady
summer of music.
Keith Skues is the broadcaster I wanted to be and I'd
have given anything to be a pirate radio DJ like him and
his DJ mates".
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