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Former RNI DJ Mike Ross has died

DATELINE     26th June  2017

Former Radio Northsea International (RNI) DJ Mike Ross has died at the age of 70 following a short illness.

Mike's real name was Colin Novelle and he was born in London on 17th March 1947. He worked as a disco DJ before joining RNI  in September 1970, but the station closed (for the first time) a few weeks laterand Mike returned  to club work.

When RNI returned to the air in 1971 he re-joined  in May of that year and remained with the station until January 1974.

As well as working on air Mike was also involved in the technical engineering side of RNI.

After leaving RNI Mike worked variously as a DJ in nightclubs, for the Ministry of Defence and for Texas Instruments. He then purchased and managed a hotel in Great Yarmouth.

Mike  died on 25th June 2017 - he had been suffering from throat cancer.

(Additional information courtesy the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame)


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