David Rodigan has been inducted into the Radio Academy Hall Of Fame. The ceremony took place at the UK Radio Hall Of Fame lunch at the Savoy Hotel in London on Thursday, December 1, 2005. He is joining such luminaries as Peter Sellers, Tony Hancock, John Peel, Kenny Everett and Alan Freeman.
Rodigan said he was “deeply honoured to have received such a prestigious award and to be joining the ranks of such broadcasting icons.”
Rodigan’s career spans over twenty-five years in the British Reggae scene. He is well respected as the top dog in the dancehalls and on the radio. This super icon was born in the British Military Hospital in Hanover, Germany. He moved to Kidlington, England at the tender age of eight and was inspired by Millie Smalls’ musical presence on stage. He quickly developed a love for Reggae music and decided that he wanted to spread the love throughout England. Though he was trained to be an actor, his passion for Reggae couldn’t keep him from being a top notch disc jockey
He began his broadcasting career on BBC Radio in the late seventies, moved on to Capital Radio and now is on Kiss FM in London. Mr. Rodigan is one of the biggest names in the Reggae industry and is known for his deep musical knowledge when playing at public events. One of his more popular gigs was a musical clash in 1985, a rematch with his friend and arch-rival Barry G. Congratulations Mr. Rodigan on this great achievement!