Janice Long RIP : much loved radio DJ dies after short illnessWe are sorry to hear that the much loved and influential radio DJ  Janice Long who has died after a short illness.

Janice was one of the few radio DJ’s who existed beyond category and played the music she loved. So many musicians owed her so much and her deep enthusiasm and efferfescent personality belied a deep love of music and an instinctive support of many outsiders who would eventually make music that has become part of the music tapestry.

Her radio style was an exact reflection of a genuinely warm and very human person who never lost her musical nous. There were no airs and graces just a genuine warmth and bubbly infectiousness and an unerring instinct to know where the music was and to dare to play it.

Her current show was on BBC Wales and a vital portal for many bands and her death is a shock to the many who genuinely loved her from a radio distance to the many musicians who owe her so much and to the listeners who still thrilled to her genuine passion and friendly nature and deep musical loves.


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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. What a sad day… had the absolute pleasure to meet her many times during my time in the primals… totally funny lady to be around… used to chuckle when i called her “CHEGGERS” whenever we met !!!.a sad loss indeed.


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