Alex DykeAlex Dyke (born 19 February 1962) is an English broadcaster and radio presenter on BBC Radio Solent.
1970sDyke started life as a DJ at Shanklin Youth Club in January 1975 at the age of 12. At 16, Dyke had managed to gain work at several night clubs on the Isle of Wight even though he was legally under-aged.
1980sBy the early 1980s, Dyke was working at clubs in the South with some of the top chart stars of the day. He presented showbiz interviews at Portsmouth's local commercial radio station Radio Victory before joining BBC Radio Solent in early 1984 to help out on their youth show Something Else. In 1985, Dyke joined Radio Luxembourg at their Mayfair studios in London taking control of future programme ideas and recording specials and documentaries. In 1986, Dyke moved closer to home to start work at a new station, Ocean Sound where he fronted late nights, afternoons and Drive Time until 1991. During the 1980s and 1990s he also presented shows for Northsound Radio in Scotland, Nova The Power FM and Contact 94 in France.
1990sIn 1990, as part of the ITV Telethon whilst at Ocean Sound, Dyke broadcast a 27-hour non-stop radio show from the TVS television studios in Southampton and was featured in the TV coverage for this event. In 1991, he joined Isle of Wight Radio to present the Midmorning show and in 1992 introduced the daily phone-in which he presented for the next 17 years.
2000sBy the year 2000, 30% of the calls to the daily phone-in came from the UK mainland. His mid-morning show was networked to sister station The Quay in Portsmouth and he co-presented the late night radio show North South Divided with Mike Elliott ("Mike The Mouth") across all 28 radio stations in The Local Radio Company.
After living in the United States for a year in 2009 and presenting programmes in Orlando for News radio 1190am and ESPN 1080am, Dyke returned to the UK to work for BBC Radio Solent.