A very important Eurovision personality proves his tremendous work even after his death. Sir Terry Wogan, the former Irish BBC television and radio presenter has been voted as the best radio presenter of all time by his former colleagues, after a poll conducted to celebrate 50 years since the launch of BBC Radio 1 and the creation of Radios 2, 3 and 4.
Talented and devoted to his job
Sir Terry Wogan made his presence felt in the contest for more than 35 years. He had been appointed the position of the radio commentator from 1971 until 1977 and he was commentator for TV in 1973 and from 1978 until 2008, when he retired. Moreover, he hosted (along with Ulrika Jonsson) the latest Eurovision Song Contest which took place in the United Kingdom, in 1998.
As expected, the Eurovision fans acclaimed Wogan as a host and voted for him and Ulrika as the most popular presenters of the 90s.
Except from the Eurovision hosting, Terry Wogan had also presented a number of very successful television and radio programmes, such as Children in Need, Wogan, Wogan’s Perfect Recall, Wake Up to Wogan etc.
He passed away in January 2016 after a short battle with cancer, aged 77. It’s more than sure that his unforgettable humor and his priceless work for Eurovision and beyond will forever remain in our memories.