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Jazz FM and Scala Radio presenter Jamie Crick has died

Broadcaster Jamie Crick has sadly passed away at the age of only 57 following a short illness.

Jamie, who died this morning, was the weekday afternoon host on Jazz FM and weekend presenter on Scala Radio.

He joined Bauer Media UK’s Jazz FM in 2014, first as a guest presenter and then taking on the Jazz FM Breakfast show.  He then moved to the Afternoon Drive slot in 2016 where he has remained at home, regularly presenting the station’s most listened to slot.

Joining Jazz FM’s sister station Scala Radio at launch in 2019, he hosted a programme celebrating his second love – the music of musicals.

Jamie started his radio career in 1988 at Guildford based County Sound in Surrey, then spent a few years in BBC Radio before joining Classic FM in 1993, where he worked for 20 years.

Jamie previously hosted on LBC, he helped set up of the the UK’s first digital stations, Gaydar Radio and was a founder of Encore Radio, a station playing music from the world of theatre.

He also appeared on various on TV panel games and the ITV1 breakfast programme as well as co-hosting live on Sky Arts TV from the Royal Albert Hall.

A spokesperson for Jazz FM and Scala Radio said: “Jamie Crick was a broadcaster through and through and played an integral role on our radio stations.  He was also a great friend to his colleagues at Jazz FM, Scala Radio and the wider Bauer Media teams.

“He will be sorely missed by them all, along with his friends and listeners.  Our radio stations have a big gap to fill and will pay tribute accordingly in the near future, but while they all come to terms with Jamie’s unexpected passing, they will continue to broadcast the music that he loved in his honour every day.  Our deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones at this time.”

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