Dave Cash – a much better obituary

From http://deadobituary.com/ with thanks to Tina for getting in touch and spotting the error in the article I pasted in and posted. It gave Dave Cash two birth dates. Sorry about that folks! It would be good to have him around still though!

Dave Cash, British radio presenter, Died at 74

David Charles Wish was born on July 18, 1942, and died on October 21, 2016.

He was better known as Dave Cash.

Dave was a veteran British radio presenter

Cash works for BBC Radio Kent, having had previous spells at Radio London, BBC Radio 1, Capital Radio, Radio West (he was launch programme controller at the Bristol station), Country 1035 and PrimeTime Radio.

Dave started his career in broadcasting in Canada, where he had gone with the Merchant Navy, and acquired a North American-sounding accent.

Cash returned to the UK in the 1960s and joined Radio London at the age of 21 after meeting up with the show’s programme director Ben Toney.

However, Toney had persuaded him to join the station as the afternoon DJ and writer for commercials.

Once he was officially on board with Radio London, Cash teamed up with Kenny Everett for the Kenny & Cash Show, amongst the most successful of all pirate radio programmes.

Cash was currently working for the BBC, broadcasting his popular weekend shows on Saturday (vintage charts from the years 1965-1990) and Sunday nights (country and rock’n’roll) to BBC Radio Kent, BBC Sussex, BBC Surrey, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Oxford.

He has hosted a few episodes of BBC TV series Top of the Pops, But due to the BBC’s policy of wiping tapes, only one episode exists in the archives, from 15 February 1968.

Dave co-hosted this edition with Jimmy Savile.

During 1970, Cash wrote and performed The Radio Programme, a 26-part sitcom/music show produced at HTV and sold to the ITV network, NBC, and stations across Europe. Guests included Sammy Davis Jr., Richard Harris and Terry-Thomas.

He appeared as himself in the cult hit Quadrophenia and in that same year, in 1979, Cash took a cameo role alongside Dennis Hopper in The American Way.

During 1988, he co-wrote and produced At Last It’s Hogmanay with Billy Connolly and Robbie Coltrane for Channel 4.

During 1991, his first novel The Rating Game made the best-seller charts in four weeks followed in 1993 by All Night Long, and King of Clubs in 1995.

During 2006, he started working on a book designed to be both an autobiography and a history of pirate radio.

He is also developing the first-ever triography – a biography written by Cash and his two best friends detailing their road trip to Mexico

Cash married Sara Davies (born 1957) on December 4, 2011, in Florida at Anna Maria Island, who appears on his BBC radio show where she is called Emily Email because she answers listeners’ emails.

Together they now live in Hollingbourne, Kent.

He had died suddenly.

Dave Cash passed away at 74 years old.

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2 thoughts on “Dave Cash – a much better obituary

  1. (David Charles Wish was born on July 18, 1942, was born on October 21, 2016.) Your opening line, please proof read before posting, look at your mistake. Did he die yesterday? It reads as if he was reborn!!!

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