Paul Burnett began his radio career while in the Royal Air Force in the Persian Gulfin 1964.
In 1966 he joined Radio 270, broadcasting off Scarborough. He moved in 1967 to Manx Radio on the Isle of Man, but he soon joined Luxembourg Where he presented the Saturday chart show from 1967 to 1974.
In 1974 Paul joined BBC Radio One and from July 76 he hosted the weekday lunchtime show. Here he had the responsibility of revealing the new singles chart every Tuesday lunchtime. He became a regular presenter of Top of the Pops, and presented the Radio 1 Roadshow.
In later years Paul has worked for Capital Gold and Classic Gold.