Former broadcaster and newsreader Andrew Turner has died

Former BBC and commercial radio broadcaster Andrew Turner has passed away.

Andrew’s son, Jamie posted the news in an Atlantic 252 Facebook group, he said: “With immense sadness, I have to inform that Andrew Turner passed away yesterday.

“His fantastic storytelling on and off air, and his booming voice will be so, so missed.

“His last show was with Tony Blackburn on Capital Gold breakfast show, and since then he continued to be a greatly supportive father and gave his weekly prompt phone calls, only like a professional newsreader would.

“I loved hearing stories of his time at Atlantic 252. If you have any stories you’d like to share, please do.”

In addition to his time at Atlantic 252, Andrew also worked at various other radio stations including BBC Radio, Laser Hot Hits and Capital Gold.

At Radio 1, he was a journalist on Newbeat and regularly appeared on the station’s Breakfast Show. During his time at Laser, he was Head of News and occasional DJ, then he moved to Atlantic 252, followed by Capital Gold, where he worked with Tony Blackburn on the Breakfast Show.

On hearing the news, Tony posted on X: “So sorry to hear that Andrew Turner has passed away. We did the breakfast show together on Capital Gold many years ago. R.I.P Andrew.”