|Intro||English radio presenter|
|Birth||28 June 1943, Oxford|
David Symonds (born 28 June 1943) is an English Radio DJ. He was among the original lineup of BBC Radio 1 in 1967 and one of the original Capital Radio DJ’s.
Early life and career
Symonds was born in Oxford and spent a year at university. He then moved to New Zealand and started a career as an actor, but began working for NZBC news reading and general announcing, on TV and radio.
Following his dismissal from Radio 1, Symonds rejoined Radio Luxembourg and eventually was made production manager. Following the approval of commercial radio, Symonds joined the newly formed Capital Radio, where he hosted the stations breakfast show between 1974 and 1978.
In the late seventies, Symonds was Programme Controller of Radio Victory in Portsmouth, as well as serving as a continuity announcer for BBC Radio 4 between 1978 and 1979. He also presented “Into the Music” weekday afternoons on BBC Radio 2. Between 1988 and 1993 he hosted a weekend show for Capital Gold. In 1995 Symonds moved to Cyprus and set up his own radio station Coast FM.
In 2011 he`sold Coast FM in Cyprus and 2013 moved to France with his young Dominican wife Bacilia Symonds. ln France he set up an lnternet Radio station The Roolz