GARY BURTON

Gary Burton joined Leicester Sound in late 1996 as part of the Morning Crew, when Guy Morris moved back to the morning show. He quickly struck up a rapport with Guy Harris and Sara Blizzard, and the show went from strength to strength. Following Guy Harris' departure to 2 TEN FM, the show continued with Gary and Sara. Then Sara left, and was replaced by Pippa Grove. Gary and Pippa also worked well together, and this partnership lasted until Gary left Leicester Sound at the beginning of 1999.

Apart from Leicester Sound, Gary has worked on many radio stations, before and since. He was on Radio Trent in Nottingham from the mid 80's, presenting the Afternoon Show, and most notably, the Breakfast Show for a number of years. After leaving Trent in 1994 he went to Kiss 102 in Manchester for it's launch in September 1994 and presented the Breakfast Show.

Following his time at Leicester Sound, in late 1999 he joined Century 106 as the new Morning Show host, then in early 2000 he became the new breakfast show host. Here, he was teamed up with Sarah Graham, and this combination worked well, although as Gary himself will tell you, I didn't think so at the time! May I take this opportunity to publicly say that I was wrong!!!

Since his departure from Century, Gary spent a short time working at Galaxy 105 in Yorkshire as Programme Controller, and was one of the launch presenters on BBC 6 Music, the new national digital music station from the BBC. He presented overnights and covered for other presenters

Gary has now returned to the area, firstly presenting The Saturday Alternative, Saturdays on Saga 106.6 FM. He then moved to what was 106 Century Fm, presenting a Saturday show with Vicki Blight, and the pair then moved to breakfast on Century, shortly after which the station has now been rebranded as Heart 106

Gary and Vicki then presented weekday afternoons on Heart 106, and then Gary went solo on Heart Drivetime for the remainder of his time there, which ended in March 2007.

Gary then moved to present breakfast on 106.6 Smooth Radio, which Saga became following it's purchase by GMG in late 2006. Gary left Smooth on Christmas Day 2008 to move to the States with his wife

Hear a Gary Burton jingle

Hear Gary in action on Trent FM (124KB)

Hear a Gary Burton jingle from Radio Trent in 1988 (40KB)

Hear a Gary Burton jingle from Trent FM in 1988 (44KB)

Thanks to Kevin Stanley for the following clip

Hear Gary Burton on Radio Trent on 4th October 1988 (427KB)

More jingles to be added soon

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