Dom Busby: BBC radio presenter, 53, dies after short illness

Busby has worked on many local radio stations throughout his BBC career.

BBC radio host Dom Busby has died at the age of 53 after a brief illness.

Busby worked for the BBC for more than 30 years on many local radio stations, most recently at BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live.

Friends and colleagues on social media have praised his positive nature, generosity, and kindness.

“Dom was a great broadcaster and a brilliant man. He loved sports and radio, so he had the perfect job,” said radio sports news editor Colin Patterson.

“You could hear the excitement in his voice as he read the sports news on the air. He had a long and successful career with the BBC – 30 years on many of our local radio stations, and for the past 10 years” worked for BBC Sport.

“He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and listeners on BBC radio. Our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.”

BBC North West Tonight host Roger Johnson was also among those who paid tribute.


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