Happy 66th Birthday to the one and only Simon Bates.
Birmingham born-Bates has dedicated most of his life to the radio industry since initially working for stations in Australia and New Zealand as a teenager.
He returned to the UK in 1971, joining BBC Radio 4. Having worked for all five main BBC stations, Bates is probably most remembered for his successful stint presenting the mid-morning show up until 1993.
Having since worked for Gold and Classic FM, Simon now presents the Breakfast Show on Smooth Radio from 6am-10am.
Happy Birthday, Simon!
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