Simon Mayo has been awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Simon has worked in the radio industry for nearly 40 years, after starting his career in 1982. He hosted ‘Simon Mayo Drivetime’ on BBC Radio 2, before presenting a revamped drive time show until late 2018, ahead of joining Scala Radio at its launch and recently returned to his Drivetime home on Greatest Hits Radio.
Speaking about receiving an MBE, Simon commented: “I have to admit I am gobsmacked. Totally speechless. Which is a poor show for a broadcaster really.
“I feel very fortunate and privileged to have some of the best and most loyal listeners out there. And all I can promise Greatest Hits Radio and Scala listeners is that we’ll keep the shows coming, that they’ll be as good as ever but now with an extra gong!”
— Greatest Hits Radio (@greatesthitsuk) June 11, 2021
Very happy to accept an MBE tonight. I’m as surprised as you are.
— Simon Mayo (@simonmayo) June 11, 2021