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Radio DJs praise Carol Vorderman for his “vibrant pioneer” who died at the age of 66

TRIBUTES continues to pour for the late radio DJ Janice Long, who died yesterday at the age of 66.

BBC Star and Former Top of the Pops Host Died of a short illness It was revealed yesterday.

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Donations have been paid since Janice Long died at the age of 66.Credit: PA

Carol Vorderman calls her a “nice and vibrant pioneer” and “Janis is a big star in our BBC Welsh tight knit family ❤️.

“As a woman in the industry, I sincerely admire her as the first woman to broadcast a daily show on Radio One. To be honest, we are in an unbelievable state.”

Coronation Street legend Sally Lindsay tweeted that she was “a pioneer for women on television.”

She writes: “We are all standing on the shoulders of giants like Janice. Rest your legend xx at ease.”

Another Corrie favorite, Craig Charles, tweeted:

“I started my broadcasting career with her in the early 80’s. Radio 1 Platform 9. She was a great woman with one of the best voices on Radio RIP January.”

Elsewhere, Les Dennis called her “a brilliant and innovative talent” and “missed our chat.”

Long lost family star Nikki Campbell simply called her “just a nice person.”

Meanwhile, musician Paul Weller wrote:

“Few people have defended new music as much as Janice, and her death is a huge loss to the music industry. Don’t worry Janice.”

Janice, a sister of the late TV star Keith Chegwin, was best known for her appearances on BBC radio, including Radio 1 and Radio 2.

Growing up in Liverpool, the star was originally trained as a Laker Airways flight attendant before turning to telesales and insurance.

We are all standing on the shoulders of giants like Janice

Sally Lindsay

She became a station assistant at BBC Radio Merseyside in 1979, where her clear hosting talent was discovered-and she was finally given her own show.

Janice hosted Street Life on Sunday morning. There she interviewed Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Paul Ganbachini as part of a local show.

She was later nominated for BBC Radio 1 by broadcaster Paul before making her debut at the 1982 Saturday night show.

The chart show Top of the Pops welcomed her as the first female presenter in 1983 and co-starred with John Peel.

Janice returned to co-announcement of the final show in July 2006 after working with Crash FM, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music for decades.

She also announced a Saturday afternoon timeframe on Greatest Hits Radio four nights a week on BBC Radio Wales until her death.

Posing with his brother Keith Chegwin, who died in 2017

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Posing with his brother Keith Chegwin, who died in 2017Credit: Rex
Janice on the radio for a day with Peter Powell, Steve Wright and Bruno Brooks

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Janice on the radio for a day with Peter Powell, Steve Wright and Bruno BrooksCredit: Rex
Janice Long debuts as the first female moderator of Top of the Pops

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Radio DJs praise Carol Vorderman for his “vibrant pioneer” who died at the age of 66

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