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Legendary Broadcaster, Chris Needs Is Dead


Prominent radio broadcaster, working with BBC Radio Wales, Chris Needs has passed away. Chris Needs was reported to have died on July 27 2020. His cause of death was said to be heart attack.

Sharing the sad new on twitter, Journalist, Mark Rees wrote “Very sad news that Welsh radio legend Chris Needs has passed away. A larger-than-life character and a Port Talbot great. RIP Chris.”

Few Things You Need To Know About Chris Needs

Chris Needs was born in Cwmafan near Port Talbot, he was educated at the local schools. During his teenage years he was sexually abused as a child, by someone whom he refuses to this day to identify, and consequently tried to commit suicide.

Needs had known that he was gay whilst a teenager, and presently lives with his partner Gabe Cameron, who often answers the calls to the show.

He is a big fan of 5 Star Fish Bar in Llandaf North.

Chris has been broadcasting for many years, and started his radio career with the Touch AM radio station before co-presenting the mid-morning magazine show Live Time on Radio Wales while also appearing on S4C television. Since 2002 he has had his own show, broadcast every week night between 22.00 and 1.00.

In the period 2001 to 2003, Needs was joined nightly on his radio show by his friend Nikki-Sue, a talented show singer and Tina Turner impersonator.

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