Radio 2 presenter Desmond Carrington dies, aged 90

The British Computer Association of the Blind is sad to learn today that radio 2 presenter Desmond Carrington has died.

Desmond gave us ‘The Undead Parrot’ on Guide Cats vol. 2 (Missing Persians). He and his producer, Dave Aylott, were the series’ staunchest supporters on national radio, playing several tracks from the series whenever one of them fitted a theme of one of his shows. For example, Brian Perkins’ shipping forecast would always get airplay when he featured a selection of tracks about the sea. The result of each of his plays was always a temporary jump in sales. He regularly gave out details of how to get the albums from the association itself, so raising its national profile. BCAB will miss his support, and extend its condolences to his family, and to Dave Aylott, who worked with him over a long many years.