Annie Nightingale

Annie Nightingale

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Annie Avril Nightingale CBE & MBE (born 1 April 1940) is an English radio and television broadcaster. She was the first female presenter on BBC Radio 1 and is its longest-serving presenter.

Her first broadcast on the BBC was on 14 September 1963 as a panellist on Juke Box Jury, and she contributed to Woman’s Hour in 1964 and hosted programmes on the BBC Light Programme in 1966.

In 2002, Nightingale was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services to radio broadcasting. The award recognised her in-depth coverage of the radio scene. In 2004, she was the first female DJ from Radio 1 to be inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.

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