Kevin Greening, RIP

When it comes to [Kevin Greening](’s sense of humour, one excerpt from his radio career will always stick in my mind. At the time, he was presenting the mid-morning show on [Xfm](, and a woman had emailed in to ask if the webcam was working. “She says, ‘When I click on the webcam icon, all I can see is a little pink square.’ … I think it’s working fine.”

Dry, subtle, not appreciated by everyone, but adored by those on his wavelength, Kev was a natural DJ who loved the medium with all his heart. I’d been a fan of his weekend shows on Radio 1, and when he popped up on Xfm in what (if memory serves) started off as holiday cover and just carried on until a new scheduler decided on a permanent presenter for the slot, I was really chuffed to have his humour permeate into my working day.

I entered a couple of competitions on his show — most notably winning a couple of VIP tickets to the Royal Premiere of _[Die Another Day]( — and from that started a series of correspondence that grew into laughs and drinks with a man who was as warm and intelligent in person as he was on air.

Sadly, after he moved first to an Xfm weekend slot and then to Smooth FM, and as I also changed jobs out of central London, we lost touch. And to hear now that he passed away this weekend is devastating.

See ya, Kev.