Paul Easton Obituary, Death – Workers in the radio industry are spreading the tragic news that Paul Easton, an experienced radio programmer who worked for many years, passed away at the age of 69. Easton was well-known in the industry. A week ago, it was reported that Paul passed away in a calm and peaceful manner while he was sleeping. After spending a number of years working as a volunteer for a hospital radio station, Paul began his professional life in the middle of the 1970s at LBC in London. After putting in a sizeable amount of time as a volunteer operating radio equipment in medical facilities, he came to this realization.
At LBC, where he worked as a studio operator, his responsibilities included the news and phone-in programs in addition to outside broadcasts. He was also responsible for coordinating live events. Following that, Paul worked his way up through the ranks at LBC, eventually becoming the Head of Production, where he was responsible for Station Sound. During the course of his lengthy and eventful radio career, he held positions at a number of stations, including Melody Radio, Capital Radio, BRMB Radio, Ocean Sound Radio, and Music Choice Europe, to name just a few of them.
He has spent the past 20 years working as a freelance programming consultant, and he held a steady position at JACK in Oxford from the day it opened until he left there a year ago. During this time, he also worked there regularly. Prior to that, he worked as the Program Director at Flix Radio, which was one of the first stations to broadcast using the digital audio broadcasting format (DAB). Paul has also held the position of Associate Professor at the London College of Communication, where he was responsible for instructing a range of radio production and journalism courses. Additionally, he has appeared as a guest on the television program known as “Fifteen to One.”
He has been a contributor to RadioToday ever since it was first established, and he was a friend of RadioToday before it was even founded. He wrote a regular column for Radio Magazine that was titled “Programming Points,” and he was a contributor to that publication. In addition to running his own blog, on which he covers subjects such as RAJAR and radio programming, he has contributed his knowledge to a number of internet radio message boards, such as Media UK and the mailing list for Hospital Radio. He has also maintained his own blog, on which he discusses topics such as RAJAR and radio programming. Paul was not well-known to the people who listened to the radio, but within the industry, he was well-known and respected. An honest radio person who will be much missed by anyone who had the chance to learn from him or work alongside him in the past. RIP.