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British radio broadcaster
Born: April 5, 1955, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Died: December 25, 2021
Spouse: Paul Berry (m. 2017)
Siblings: Keith Chegwin, Jeffrey Chegwin
Children: Fred Berry, Blue Berry
In 1977 Janice married Trevor Long in Liverpool; they divorced in 1982. The couple appeared as winning contestants on the first edition of Yorkshire Television’s game show 3-2-1 in 1978.
From 1987 until her death, she was in a relationship with Paul Berry; they married in September 2017 and had two children.
Long died at home from pneumonia on 25 December 2021, at the age of 66, surrounded by her family.
Many musicians and fellow broadcasters paid tribute to Long.
BBC Radio DJ Greg James said, “She picked the greats and got them in session before other DJs had even heard of them,” while his colleague Adele Roberts said Long had forged a path for women; television presenter Carol Vorderman wrote on Twitter, “Rest In Music lovely vibrant trailblazer Janice Long”.
Peter Hook of the band New Order said she was “always a great friend”, while Tim Burgess, frontman of The Charlatans, praised Long for her support of fledgling bands.
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Janice Long was an English broadcaster best known for her work with BBC Radio, appearing on many of their stations, including BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, and BBC Radio 6 Music.
Until her death, she could be heard four nights a week on BBC Radio Wales, as well as on Saturday afternoons on Greatest Hits Radio. On Radio 2, she presented a weekday nighttime show from 2000 to 2017 from midnight.
Long was presented with a BASCA Gold Badge award on 3 October 2016 for her unique contribution to music.
In 1983, she became the first female presenter on the BBC television music chart program Top of the Pops and remained the only female presenter of the program for the ensuing five years.
In a career that spanned five decades, she was the first woman to have her own daily show on BBC Radio 1.
BBC radio presenter Janice Long died aged 66 on Christmas Day after a short illness.
Her agent Nigel Forsyth broke the sad news on Boxing Day in a statement.
The BBC star leaves behind her husband Paul and their two children.
He said in a statement: “Janice was a wonderful, warm human being and exceptional broadcaster.
“She told a brilliant story and always made you roar with laughter with her sharp wit. She will leave behind her husband Paul and two children who she thought the world of.
“Janice loved the BBC and started her career as a station assistant at BBC Radio Merseyside in 1979 to complete it with the magnificent people at BBC Radio Wales.
“Janice wanted it known she was so thankful to the NHS and all who looked after her there.”
Ms Long had a high-flying career for 40 years.