Peter White (broadcaster)

Peter White (broadcaster)

Peter White (b. Winchester, United Kingdom, 1947) is a British broadcast journalist and DJ. He was a regular presenter on BBC Radio Solent from the station's launch in 1971 until November 2006, when he was one of several long-serving and well-respected presenters who were sacked in an attempt to improve listener figures.

Blind since birth (as was his older brother), he is closely associated with disability issues. He has presented the BBC Radio 4 series "In Touch" since 1974 and was the presenter of both Channel 4's "Same Difference" (1987-1989) and Central Television's "Link" (1989-1991). He was made the BBC's Disability Affairs Correspondent in 1995.

He has also written a column for the Guardian [,,1867374,00.html 'G2' magazine] which appeared on 8 September 2006 and provoked many positive responses.

Peter White was awarded the MBE in 1998 and published an autobiography, "See It My Way", in 1999. He was awarded Sony speech Broadcaster of the Year 2001 and currently presents You and Yours on Radio 4.

He also attended New College Worcester, which was then known as the Worcester College for the Blind.

He was also on BBC News reporting on the 2008 Beijing games.

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