British TV and Radio presenter Terry Wogan passes away
Veteran British TV and radio presenter Sir Terry Wogan passed away in London after long battle with cancer. He was 77.
In Britain, he was one of the most popular personalities on both radio and television for several decades and often described his profession as jobbing broadcaster.
About Terry Wogan
- He was born as Michael Terence Wogan on 3 August 1938 in Limerick City, Ireland. He had acquired dual British and Irish citizenship in 2005.
- He had started his career on the Irish national broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann in the 1960s.
- Later, he worked for the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in the United Kingdom for most of his career.
- Prior to his retirement in 2009, his BBC Radio 2 weekday breakfast programme Wake Up to Wogan Before had 8 million regular listeners that made him the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.
- In addition to his weekday radio show, he was also known for his work for television, including the BBC One chat show Wogan, game show Blankety Blank and Come Dancing and BBC commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest from 1971 to 2008.
- Awards and Honours: He was granted a British knighthood (Knight Commander of the British Empire) in 2005. He was also granted Officer of British Empire (OBE) in 1997.