Keith Skues began his career in 1958 with the British Forces Network in Germany. In 1964 he returned to Britain and joined Radio Caroline, followed by Luxembourg and London. He is a founder member of the Radio I DJ team (1967) and went on to become editor of the award winning series The Story of Pop.
He moved into commercial radio in 1974 where he spent 21 years as director of Radio Hallam in Sheffield. Keith began his associations with BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Eastern Counties in 1995. A former RAF squadron leader, he is the author of several books and is a Freeman of the City of London. Hobbies include collecting gramophone records - he has over 250,000 stored in his home on the Norfolk Broads.

If you are a fan of the Keith Skues late night radio show on BBC Eastern Counties and want to enjoy a 'feast of Skues' at any time of the day and night then this CD is for you.
As well as his much sought-after popular theme tune of Mr Tambourine Man by the Golden Gate Strings - in stereo for the first time in this country - this disc includes all the catch phrases and character of this much loved veteran deejay. The disc is the brain child of 30 year-old Suffolk musician Kevin Dean who became 'hooked' on Keith's late night radio show after hearing it for the first time last year.
Kevin, who is always looking for new angles to work on, first compiled a demo CD in March last year which he sent to Keith to play on his show between 10pm and 1 am every week day. Lack of time meant the original disc was never released but Kevin decided a few weeks ago that it was time to produce a disc to give Keith's loyal fans from Eastern Counties a chance to buy it for themselves.
'My reason for making it is to capture the vibe and atmosphere of the Keith Skues Show,' explained Kevin. 'Keith is a true character who comes across as being very sincere and I think this recording really captures his personality.'
As well as the popular theme tune this five track recording is a soliloquy of typical 'Skues' phrases and anecdotes. Keith - affectionately known as 'Cardboard Shoes' since his days in the RAF.

During Easter 2009, Keith Skues MBE, an original radio pirate and Radio One DJ, notched up 50 years in broadcasting.

"From the humble days of broadcasting in his garden shed, to sailing the waves with Radio Caroline - his career went from strength to strength.
Keith is still gracing the airwaves with his popular show Pirate Radio Skues in the East of England.
David Clayton, editor of BBC Radio Norfolk, remembers hearing his special voice for the first time.
I had no idea when I tuned my five quid portable radio into 'Big L' back in the summer of 1967, that I'd end up working alongside one of the pirate DJs from that heady summer of music.
Keith Skues is the broadcaster I wanted to be and I'd have given anything to be a pirate radio DJ like him and his DJ mates".

50 Years on the Air
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