Commercial radio legend John Myers dies aged 60

Jun 2019  Radio News

John Myers

Commercial radio legend John Myers dies aged 60

We are extremely saddened by the recent news of John Myers’ passing. Myers was a successful presenter, consultant and entrepreneur – a true Commercial Radio legend and one of the most influential people in the business. Rest in peace John, you will be missed.

Read more as friends and colleagues leave tributes to John Myers

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