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Broadcaster Jon Myers dies aged 52.

Byline: Graham Green

RACING has lost one of its most familiar voices following the death of freelance broadcaster Jon Myers at the age of 52.

Myers, who started out behind the microphone as a disc jockey and newsreader on Radio Caroline under the name of John Tyler and was on the air when another pirate operation, Contact94, was raided by French police, had most recently been employed in Guernsey. He returned to die at his family's home in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, 12 weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Myers, who had a passion for racing, worked for the BBC, Ladbrokes and TurfTV, and was the main presenter for Cheltenham Festival Radio and Badminton Radio.

An accomplished all-rounder, he also had stints with Talk Radio (now TalkSport) and as an agency radio reporter covering Wimbledon, Wembley, Lord's, Twickenham, World Snooker and darts, and even the British angling championships, in addition to all the major race meetings.

Myers was single and lived in London. Funeral arrangements have still to be finalised, but his family are hoping to organise a memorial service in the capital next month.

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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Dec 30, 2015
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