Alan was born in Hollywood – the one in Worcestershire. Educated at King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys and Birmingham University, he was originally destined for a career in the law, but it wasn’t long before he was seduced by the world of broadcasting.
Several years on local stations in Birmingham, Plymouth and Exeter were followed by a move to London and national BBC Radio 2, eventually becoming the network’s Chief Announcer. For more than 20 years he joined in the banter with the late, great Sir Terry Wogan on what became the biggest breakfast radio show in Europe – “Wake Up to Wogan”.
In recent years, Alan been using his voice at numerous corporate events across the country. He has even toured with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force as concert host – taking in numerous towns and cities – raising money for the RAF Charitable Trust.
Most recently, he has been heard occasionally hosting the breakfast show on Mellow Magic and he launched his own Sunday lunchtime show featuring classic hits and the best of today on ‘The Wireless’.