Ex Radio One DJ Tony Wyn-Jones died when he was 77 years old.
He was considered a “legend” of the DJ scene and worked from 1969 to 1973 at the BBC. Tony died after a long illness at his home in Neath, Wales.
He was 77 years old.
Before finding success at the BBC, he was once a resident DJ at Swansea’s popular old Top Rank club.
One of his frequent appearances was at the Christmas Day Junior Preference shows, which he did for four years running. Later in life, Tony went on to run several different venues and kept DJing for a long time. At the old home of Swansea City Football Club, The Vetch Ground, he even gave the matchday announcements.
Mr. Wyn-Jones went on to become a member of his local Neath Port Talbot Council for Bryncoch South between 2008 and 2012.
Wife And Children
He is survived by Glenys’ 53-year-old wife and their three sons, David, Andy, and the late Johnathan, along with eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
On Facebook, his son, Andy, broke the news by writing: “Dear friends. This is Tony’s son Andy posting this. Sad to let you all know that my dad passed away early this evening. Funeral details are obviously yet to be confirmed and as you know there will be restrictions due to covid sadly. If I don’t respond to any messages apologies in advance. Thank you all for being amazing friends to my dad and wish you all love and best wishes and good health to you all.”
Dear friends. This is Tony’s son Andy posting this. Sad to let you all know that my dad passed away early this evening….
His wife, Glenys, revealed that, after leaving the BBX, Tony maintained his passion for DJing until he became, She said “He used to go around the holiday camps Djing with Radio 1 and whenever I could get time off I would go with him. It was exciting and he met some big names in music like Cliff Richard, The Fortunes, Badfinger.