Lynn Parsons

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Lynn Parsons is a British disc jockey and current weekend presenter on Smooth Radio, as well as hosting various shows for BBC Radio 2. Having started her broadcasting career in television, Parsons has presented shows on a number of UK stations, including BBC Radio 1, Virgin Radio, and for BBC London.


Having graduated from college with an OND in electronic principles, Parsons started her career working in the television industry, where she was a sound engineer and later a vision mixer. In radio, she joined London's Capital FM in 1987 as a weeknight presenter, before moving to Radio 1 in 1991. Initially she was an overnight presenter, but later hosted other shows, and during her time with the network she became the last person to interview the comedian Peter Cook.<ref name=BBCLynn/> After leaving Radio 1, she joined Virgin Radio in 1996, spending two years as a presenter there.<ref name=BBCLynn/>

In 1998, Parsons joined BBC Radio 2, taking over the Friday and Saturday Overnight slot, where she remained as a full-time presenter until 2003.<ref name=BBCLynn/> She was also briefly a presenter of the weekday late show.<ref name=BBCLynn/> From 2003 she was a stand-in presenter on the network. She had her own early early Sunday morning show on Radio 2 from January to April 2010,<ref>Template:Cite news</ref> and later that year stood in for Sarah Kennedy after Kennedy was absent from her Dawn Patrol programme. It was announced on 3 September that Kennedy would not be returning to the network and that Parsons would continue to present the show until a shake up of the Radio 2 schedule in October.<ref>Template:Cite news</ref> In January 2012 it was confirmed she would provide cover for the 6–8 am Saturday breakfast slot after Zoë Ball announced her decision to leave the show, and until another regular presenter was appointed.<ref>Template:Cite news</ref>

She joined 102.2 Smooth Radio in London following its launch in March 2007,<ref>Template:Cite news</ref> later becoming a presenter on its successor, Smooth Radio. From October 2010 she was the breakfast show presenter on the new national Smooth Radio, a role which was taken over by Simon Bates when Bates joined the network in January 2011.<ref>Template:Cite news</ref> Parsons then returned to the weekend mid-morning show. In October 2012 Parsons was confirmed as the new host of the weekday mid morning show on Smooth, replacing Mark Goodier from December. She would be succeeded as weekend presenter by David Prever, who was previously a stand-in presenter at the network.<ref>Template:Cite news</ref>

Her hobbies and interests include Feng Shui, science, the paranormal, English literature, antiques and swimming. She is a regular participant in the 26 mile moonlight walkathon.<ref name=BBCLynn>Template:Cite web</ref>



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