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Radio personality and Sheffield United matchday announcer Dave Kilner has died aged 48.He had been ill for some time and had been admitted to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.He began his career at Radio Hallam in 1979 as a teenage trainee and his most recent slot was Sunday mornings at Magic FM.After moving to Magic AM after 20 years, he helped launch Peak FM in Chesterfield station was launched.He ventured into television with cameos in Channel 4's Brookside and movies with When Saturday Comes alongside Sean Bean, also taking part in pantomime in his local area.Dave, who lived in Whirlow, died on September 30, 2009.He was survived by his wife Shirley and daughters Rebecca and Nicola.He was matchday announcer at the Blades for 30 years.Corporate director Andy Daykin told the Yorkshire Post: "Dave was respected throughout the city and always a popular character at Bramall Lane."He told the Sheffield Telegraph: "He was a great personality who always had the Blades at heart and was to become a close personal friend. Dave became the voice of Sheffield United and many supporters will remember him as one of the first pitchside match day announcers."He will be sadly missed by many at the home of football and indeed by those whose lives he touched throughout his career."
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Published from: October 07, 2009.
Region: National
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Left by Maria brocklesby :
Would like to say a big thank you to dave for his red rose phone call to my mum, sadly i lost my mum 2yrs ago and i play that phone call and here my mum on that call and it gives me great comfort to here her voice, so a big thank to you and hope u rip x
Left by Maria Brocklesby: 29/08/2017
1981 Rotherham Rocks with Radio Hallam & Prezence won, I was the drummer, Dave interveiwed us & promoted us with all his enthusiasm, over the years I would call him to say hello & was allways inspiring to speak with. I only just found out having been in a wheelchair for two years after a RTA.31st March 2010 RIP Dave & Thank you for all your help & support.Its to Daves credit that my life in music exisists & where I am today.God Bless.Ian ianrobertsofficial
Left by Ian Roberts: 31/03/2010
As a memeber of the Soulmen i came accross Dave many times, alot to do with his fund raising activities. A really nice honest man who always came and said hello and had a chat. I'll never forget his wobbly woman dance (a private joke between us) as we were performing it always creased me up.God Bless Dave
Left by Mick Barnes: 09/10/2009
So sad to hear of Dave Kilner's death at such a young age. His name was synonymous with Hallam FM and Sheffield - he'll be sadly missed.
Left by Janet Allen: 08/10/2009
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