Kevin's first job was as a construction worker on the Humber Bridge. He gained a BA in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, following which he trained as a Studio Manager and started his broadcasting career at the BBC World Service. He spent 2 years on local radio before moving to GLR as a producer in 1989. In 1991 Kevin presented the GLR Breakfast Show and in 1993 moved to Virgin 1215 hosting the afternoon show.
In 1994 Kevin joined Radio 1 to present the weekend breakfast show. This show included regular characters brought with him from his Virgin days; Eric the Gardener with his dog Gripper and Raymond Sinclair - bringing new life and vitality to weekend radio. These were recorded by Andrew McGibbon who is sometimes heard on Radio 4 - and from time to time on Steve Wright's Radio 2 show.
Kevin also fronted several R1 programmes, including 90 From The 90 s, Radio 1 s Top 100 and Easy Night - a programme of easy listening.
Kevin moved to the drive-time slot in February 1997. His show included regular features such as the Joke du Jour, 60 Second Cinema, and the Evening Procession. He loves motorbikes, owns two and speaks both French and German.
Kevin co-presented the Radio 1 breakfast show with Zoe Ball from October 1997 for 12 months, then moved to a Sunday morning show.
On 16 January 2000, Kevin presented his last Radio 1 show - in the last half hour, he played some of the hilarious sketches from his time at Radio One.
He moved on to Radio 5 Live, was heard on both London's XFM and Jazz 102.2 from June 2002, renamed Smooth in May 2005. Join Kevin between 10am and 2pm every day except Saturday on London's 102.2 Smooth FM.
Sadly Kevin Greening died in his sleep on Saturday December 29th 2007, the day before his 45th birthday.
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The clips below are taken from Kevin's Radio 1 Sunday show during April 1995.
Intro to show with Raymond Sinclair 32kbps version
Eric the Gardener asks questions 32kb version
Eric still wonders 32kbps version
Merits of the Labour Party
Don in Batman Suit
The Forgotten Birthday
'Emersion-sy' Services 32kbps version