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BBC Radio 2 to air Janice Long tribute this Sunday

By | Published on Tuesday 18 January 2022

Janice Long

BBC Radio 2 will air a special two hour show paying tribute to presenter Janice Long this Sunday, following her death on Christmas Day.

Long had a presenting career that spanned more than 40 years, largely across a variety of the BBC’s national and local radio stations. Presented by Zoe Ball, the tribute will be simulcast by BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Wales – Long having started her radio career at the former in 1979, and then presented an evening show on the latter in more recent years.

Fans, friends and colleagues set to appear on the show include Paul McCartney, who will speak about his “old Liverpool mate” who was always ”a pleasure to meet”.

Other contributors include Holly Johnson, Elvis Costello, Noddy Holder, Jo Whiley, Sandi Shaw, OMD’s Andy McCluskey, fellow presenter Steve Wright, actor David Morrissey, and writer Pete Paphides.

The show – titled ‘Janice Long: A Life In Music’ – will air this Sunday, 23 Jan, from 7-9pm.