Tributes paid following death of ‘original trailblazer’ Annie Nightingale – Radio 1’s first female DJ

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Broadcast icon Annie Nightingale – Radio 1’s first female DJ – has died, the BBC has said.

Nightingale, who was 83, started presenting on Radio 1 in 1970 and became its longest-serving broadcaster.

She was awarded an MBE in 2002 and a CBE in 2020.

In 2004, Nightingale was the first female DJ from Radio 1 to be inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.

Annie Nightingale arriving for the opening night gala for Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones exhibition held at the Saatchi Gallery,

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