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“He’ll never be forgotten” – tributes to BBC Radio’s Steve Taylor

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The BBC has announced that Steve Taylor, a former Manager of BBC GMR and BBC Radio Lancashire, has died.

More recently he reported on the trials and tribulations of Bury FC for BBC Radio Manchester.

The club said he would never be forgotten:

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Fans responded saying he was “a proper gentleman” and a “fantastic human being who championed the club with passion and class.”

In the 90s he was brought in by BBC Radio Lancashire to help transform its listening figures, which he did over 7 years, putting it ahead of all its other local rivals.

That success took him to BBC Oxford Road and his presence was described, at the time, as being like “a whirlwind” as he removed some of the station’s best known presenters and replaced them with the likes of Michelle Mullane and Diane Oxberry.

It led to the station achieving the best Rajar listening figures in its history.


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