South Tyneside DJ David heats up the airwaves in Benidorm

A South Tyneside DJ helped entertain holidaymakers while they basked in the sun '“ after ending up on Spanish radio.

David Johnson was on holiday in Benidorm when he decided to pay the local radio station, Cool FM, a visit.

The 25–year–old is no stranger to the airways, as he hosts shows on Radio South Tyneside three times a week, and he’s been a disc jockey since he was just 16.

Cool FM’s presenter Ashley Price invited him to join the team live on air and introduce some songs across the Costa Blanca.

Ashley said: “It was great to have David as a guest with us, he loves his music and has a great passion for his home back in South Tyneside.

“David will always be welcome to join us when he is back in town here in Benidorm, it was a great thrill to meet up with David and hear him on air.”

Also in the studio that day was Asa Elliott, star of ITV’s comedy programme Benidorm, and Paul “Goffy” Gough of BBC Tees, who was putting an English spin on the news.

David, who has autism and is from Lindisfarne Road in Jarrow, said: “It was such a great experience for me to be able to take part and I’m so pleased the team allowed me to be involved.

“I really enjoyed myself, it was fantastic and I’d love to do it again.”


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The Cool FM radio station is owned by North East-born Gillian Cameron, who has a portfolio of businesses across Spain since arriving there some years ago.

The station, on 97.4 FM, is the area’s most established radio station and very popular with ex-pats and British holidaymakers.