East Midlands radio presenter Tony Lyman dies

Former Radio Trent, Leicester Sound, GEM, Century, Saga and Smooth presenter Tony Lyman has died after a short illness.

He died in hospital on Friday after being recently diagnosed with leukaemia.

Tony was 65 and was most recently on BBC Radio Derby, having joined in 2010 to host a daily show. He started his radio life at local hospital radio stations before heading out to the Voice of Peace.

BBC Radio Derby is broadcasting a special tribute show at 6pm today (Sunday).

Executive editor at BBC Radio Derby, Aftab Gulzar told the BBC: “Tony loved playing and talking about music and he managed to do that during an incredible career that’s spanned more than 40 years. His real love was his Sunday show, with music from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

“The ultimate professional and one of the kindest people you could wish to meet.

“The listeners and the team at Radio Derby are really going to miss him.”