David Hamilton made his broadcasting debut with the British Forces Network in Germany in 1959.
His first UK broadcast was as the host of The Beat Show from the Playhouse Theatre Manchester in 1962. He hosted the show on the BBC Light Programme until 1965.
He was first heard on Radio 1 in November 1967, presenting Family Choice.
In 1973 was offered his own daily show on Radio 1 every weekday afternoon. By 1975 the show was being simultaneously broadcast on Radio 1 and Radio 2 giving it the biggest audience of the day. In December 1977, the show moved to Radio 2 and remained there until the end of 1986 when Hamilton quit the station, complaining of its ‘geriatric’ music policy.
Ever since January 1987 David has been heard on many commercial stations in the UK. He joined Reading’s Radio 210 in 1987 and then joined Capital Gold in November 1988. David has continued to work in radio and is one of the true British radio greats.