Chris Needs Wiki – Chris Needs Biography
Classic pianist and actor Mr. Needs, who joined BBC Radio Wales in 1996 and hosted the night show for 18 years, died of heart disease on Sunday. Chris Needs was born in Cwmafan near Port Talbot in 1954.
Chris Needs Age
He was 66 years old.
Chris Needs Work & Career
Before joining Welsh Radio, Chris was a six-year star presenter for independent Welsh radio. He created a big and loyal pursuit with a cheerful one-to-one style. In 1996, he won the Sony Silver Award, which was deemed worthy of the Best Regional Server award at the Radio “Oscar”.
Chris joined Radio Wales in August 1996 with a number of new presenters as part of the revitalization of programs. It started by presenting a presentation of the magazine show Live Time in the middle of the morning and the phone show The Network in the afternoon.
Chris then hosted his own night music brand and chatted with The Friendly Garden Program. In 2005, Chris Needs collected this award from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
In 2006, Chris opened to Wales on Sunday, and his 66-year-old mother, Margaret Rose, described how she was exhausted from deep depression when she died in 2001 in a large heart attack in her arms.
Chris Needs Death & Cause
Popular and much loved Welsh radio presenter Chris Needs died after a short period of illness, it was announced.
“After a short period of illness, we were very sad and regretted to confirm the death of the MBE,” said BBC Radio Wales.
“Thanks to the Friend Garden, Chris brought pleasure and comfort to thousands of listeners from all over the world who treated him like a true friend.
“Everyone’s thoughts on BBC Radio Wales are currently Chris’s husband, Gabe, with his family and many friends.”
Tributes are coming for the 66-year-old presenter who revealed her last show on Friday.
So saddened to hear Chris Needs has died. He was much more than a @BBCRadioWales presenter, he was a social service, providing comfort to countless listeners, particularly the elderly. Thinking of Gabe, his family, his producer Llinos & everyone in his legendary Friendly Garden. pic.twitter.com/jpMhg52ygk
— Carolyn Hitt (@carolyn_hitt) July 27, 2020
Colin Paterson, editor at BBC Radio Wales said: “Chris was an amazing character – a one off and an all-round entertainer.
“A giant of Welsh radio, he spent years with the commercial sector before moving to the BBC, where he broadcast in both Welsh and English, on television and radio.
“His contribution to Radio Wales can’t be underestimated, not least in recent months when he has provided comfort and companionship to our listeners.
“And for almost 20 years, the Friendly Garden has brought people together from across Wales and the world, from every walk of life. The ability to bring people together was one of his many strengths and I know the Garden team, along with all of us at Radio Wales will miss him.
“But our thoughts today are with Chris’s husband Gabe, his family and his friends at this incredibly sad time.”
Broadcaster Kev Johns MBE said that Welsh radio has lost a “unique talent”.
“Sad to hear the news that Chris Needs has passed away When it looked like things weren’t going to go well at Swansea Sound just weeks ago Chris was the 1st to call with support and kind words Welsh radio has lost a unique talent, life has lost a kind man Love and prayers to Gabe.”