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Former Radio 390 Announcer, Jonathan Hall, has died

DATELINE   20th  January 2019

Former Radio 390 announcer,Jonathan Hall, died on 20th January 2019, at the age of 80.

Jonathan was born in London, on 22nd September 1938.

After leaving school, he joined the RAF for five years and spent some time with the British Forces Broadcasting Service in Cyprus.

When he left the RAF he spent two years working for the Ford Motor company and joined offshore station, Radio 390,  on 10th August 1966.

After leaving Radio 390, Jonathan went to Anglia TV as Promotion Department Manager and then managed Radio Caribbean International in St. Lucia.

He later worked for BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Solent before becoming a lecturer on business and marketing.. Jonathan was also a voluntary  mentor for the Prince's Trust and was involved in setting up a community radio station in Lincoln.

Using the pseudonym Max Hunloke, he wrote a book about his time in local radio -  Call Me Max: A Life in Radio  - in 2017. Jonathon was also a lifelong car fanatic and chairman of the Three Beacons Motor Club.

Jonathan had been in hospital suffering with pneumonia shortly before his death.

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Jonathan Hall presenting ‘Tea Time Tunes’ on Radio 390

R390 Tea Time Tunes Jonathon Hall.mp3