Bosses pay tribute to BBC radio presenter Dom Busby Brighton News

A “BRILLIANT” man and popular radio host who worked at the BBC for over 30 years has passed away.

Dom Busby, who worked at BBC Radio Sussex, BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live, has died of a short illness.

Tributes to the 53-year-old have poured in from social media, with many praising his positive nature, generosity and kindness.

BBC Sports News Editor Colin Patterson described him as a man who “loved sports” and had “the perfect job” to match his passion.

He said: “Dom was a great broadcaster and a brilliant man.

“He loved sports and radio, so he had the perfect job.

“You could hear the excitement in his voice as he read the sports news on the air.

“He has had a long and successful career with the BBC – 30 years with many of our local radio stations, and for the past 10 years he has also worked for BBC Sport.

“He will be sadly missed by his colleagues and listeners to BBC radio. Our hearts go out to his family at this terrible time.”

Busby started his BBC career at BBC Radio York and editor Martyn Weston paid tribute to the ‘proud Yorkshireman’.

He said: “He started his career here in 1988 and has been part of our radio family ever since.

“His energy in the newsroom and his passion for radio were infectious.

“We will be eternally grateful for his unique talents, his special voice and the connection he had with listeners.”

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This notice was published: 2021-06-10 15:40:33

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