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Popular Radio City presenter dies after long illness as colleagues pay tribute

Liverpool Echo logo Liverpool Echo 9/11/2018 16:14:48 Kate McMullin
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Tributes have been paid to a former Radio City presenter following his death after a long illness.

Neal Atkinson, aged 50, had worked in the industry for three decades and is well remembered for his work at Signal and Radio City in the late 1980s and 90s.

He also worked as a presenter on WISH FM, Juice, Century, Galaxy and 5 Live and was most recently hosting Drive on DAB station Zest Liverpool.

Leading tributes to him on social media, Radio City friend Rick Houghton wrote: "Our friend. My broadcasting brother. The times we had, the laughs and the adventures.

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"I hope you know how loved you were.

"God Rest my mate.

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"Neal Atkinson you will be terribly missed by so many.

"Massive talent on air and one of the nicest colleagues I ever worked with. Goodnight."

Radio City Breakfast host Leanne Campbell also paid tribute to Neal on Twitter.

She wrote: "He was naughty, cheeky, kind and unstoppable!

"A man we all adored.

"Thank you Neal for being you! From that pigs head, to 'get of the ferrrrrniture!' our antics on and off radio will forever make me howl!

"Best of times with a brilliant broadcaster and a great friend x goodnight our Nelly."

Liverpool radio stalwart Pete Price added: "Another very sad day. He was a talented guy with an amazing personality."

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Friend Terry Underhill, who worked with Neal when he joined Signal, said Neal went on to become "an incredibly talented, witty, creative and original radio presenter".

He added: "He was truly one of the nicest people in the world.

"Rest In Peace my dear friend, you'll be missed by us all - a true star who tonight will be playing the tunes and cracking great gags on Radio Heaven xx"

9. marraskuuta 2018 18:14:48 Categories: Liverpool Echo RTBF sport - football

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