Veteran broadcaster John Berks takes a trip down memory lane on 702's birthday

It was on the June 28, 1980 that Radio 702 ( originally called Channel 702 ) first went to air.

In honour of our 36th birthday, veteran broadcaster and former 702 host, John Berks took to the airwaves during his old breakfast slot.

Berks spoke about his on air journey, the popular show "Berksie in the Morn", his famous impersonations, and his memoir What a boyke: The John Berks Story, written by Robin Binckes.

He and current breakfast host John Robbie reminisced about the days gone by and celebrated the power of radio.

John Robbie (a former Ireland, Lions and Transvaal rugby player, who began as a sports news reader) paid homage to his dear friend 'Berksie' for contributing to his big break at the station.

Listen to the full conversation:

Also listen to old recordings from "Berksie in the Morn":


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