After two years of interviewing and presenting documentary features, Terry moved to mild leisure as a disc jockey and host of tv quiz and variety shows. His first regular BBC Radio present was Midday Spin and, when Radio 1 began, he presented Late Night Extra for 2 years, flying over from Dublin every weeks. Wogan was inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame at a gala dinner held in his honour on 10 December 2009. Wogan was introduced because the Ultimate Icon of Radio 2, commemorating the station’s fortieth birthday. The shortlist of sixteen candidates had been published on the BBC Radio 2 web site, and the winner was announced live on Radio 2 during a one-off particular edition of Family Favourites by host Michael Aspel on 30 September 2007.
When he was nine he went to Crescent College, Limerick, which was “not really nightmarish but the finish of innocence”, where he was taught by Jesuits. At 15, as a result of his father’s promotion, the family moved to Dublin, the place Terry attended Belvedere school, alma mater of James Joyce. Born in Limerick, Terry was the son of Michael, who labored in a department of the grocers Leverett and Frye, and Rose. Wogan started his broadcasting profession in his native Ireland, but secured his status as a British viewers-magnet with his eponymous tv chat show, which ran for as much as thrice every week for a decade from 1982. His many friends included Rock Hudson, Dolly Parton, Raquel Welch, Lee Marvin, Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
; three August 1938 – 31 January 2016), higher known as Terry Wogan, was a veteran Irish-British radio and television broadcaster, who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom for many of his profession. Before he retired from the weekday breakfast programme Wake Up to Wogan on BBC Radio 2 on 18 December 2009, Wogan had a daily eight million listeners, making him the most listened to radio broadcaster of any European nation. Wogan’s tv profile was boosted considerably when he became the first-ever host of Blankety Blank in 1979.
It can be silly to underestimate the value of such actions to the Irish in Great Britain and to the broader sphere of Anglo-Irish relations. Michael Terence Wogan – identified universally as Terry – was born in Limerick in 1938 and spent a happy childhood shifting between attentive relations in Limerick and Dublin. He attended Crescent and later Belvedere Colleges, the place he excelled at rugby, appearing and, occasionally, Latin. He showed early promise with the Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society and, after a short interlude in banking, he joined RTÉ as a radio presenter first of documentaries and later of quiz and variety reveals.