DANNY COX

Danny Cox was heard very regularly on Leicester Sound during the late 80's and early 90's.From March 1987 he presented the Afternoon Show on Radio Trent 945 in Derby, but prior to that had made many apperances on the station, usually filling in whilst other DJ's were on holiday. He took over The Weekly Top 30 from John Peters following the launch of GEM AM in October 1988, and early in 1989 was made the new host of Nightlife, the 8pm-midnight show which had previously been presented by Rob Wagstaff. He presented Nightlife for a short period before handing over to Colin Wooley, but continued to present the Weekly Top 30. This continued to be heard on Leicester Sound until the end of 1991 (it was simulcast on Trent FM as well), but following Leicester Sound's switch to sharing evening and weekend programmes with Mercia FM instead of Trent FM, Danny was heard on the station much less.

He continued to present The Weekly Top 30 and a Saturday afternoon show on Trent FM until late 1993, and had the honour of presented the celebratory 18th birthday show for Trent on July 3rd 1993. Later in that year he left to become Station Manager at SGR Colchester, which was being set up at the time, and following SGR's takeover by GWR, Danny left and went to FOX FM in Oxford, where he presented the weekday morning show for a time, and the afternoon show as well as the Saturday brekafast show.

Danny left Fox FM during 2004 and moved to BBC Radio Oxford, where he presented weekday mornings from 10.00am - 1.00pm, and a Sunday afternoon show from 5.00pm - 8.00pm, until he left the station in May 2009

Danny is now Programme Controller at Mix 96, based in Aylesbury

Hear Danny presenting the Weekly Top 30 (52KB)

Another clip of Danny on the Weekly Top 30 (56KB)

Another clip of Danny on the Weekly Top 30 (53KB)

Hear Danny's introduction to the Weekly Top 30

Hear another introduction to the Weekly Top 30

A later introduction to the Weekly Top 30 (87 KB)

Hear some Danny Cox jingles from Radio Trent (88KB)

Hear Danny start an edition of his Afternoon Show on Radio Trent back in 1987 (73KB)

A promo for the pantomime for the Leicester Sound Charity Appeal 1992 (158KB)

Danny on The Weekly Top 30 (465KB)

More of Danny on The Weekly Top 30 (340KB)

Have a golden day with Danny Cox - here on GEM AM

Have a golden night with Danny Cox - here on GEM AM

Danny on BBC Oxford - October 10th 2004

Thanks to Kevin Stanley for the following clips

Hear Danny reading the weather on Radio Trent 945 in 1988 (154KB)

Hear Danny end an edition of his Afternoon Show on Radio Trent back in 1988 (89KB)

Thanks to Martyn Metzner for the following clip

Danny on the test transmissions for Radio Trent 945 (75KB)

Thanks to Dave Smith for the following jingles

Danny Cox in the morning - Trent FM (170KB)

Hear Danny's namecheck (34KB)

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