Former Radio 3 DJ popularly known back then during his prime days as PJ or the Radio Driver died in the UK yesterday.
By Liberty Makusha
His eldest son Mark confirmed that the talented DJ died at South London Hospital. He was 60 years old.
“I’m saddened to learn of the death of my childhood friend, colleague at Radio 3 FM and Zimbabwe’s finest DJ Peter Jones, The Radio Driver. Peter had been ill for some time following a triple heart by pass several years ago. PJ was hospitalised in 2019,” posted King Jay.
Another fan of PJ, journalist Nqaba Matshazi said:” PJ your DJ on Radio 3 was pure bliss. I remember the Top 20 countdown which culminated in the Top 100 on New Year’s Day.”
He added:” Don’t get me started on the monthly shows at Visions. You have run your race Peter Jones. Thanks for providing soundtracks to our adolescence R.I.P legend.”
The veteran DJ worked at ZBC during the same time with the likes of Erick Knight who was a popular voice at then Radio 2 housed at Mbare Studios.
PJ joined ZBC Radio 3 in 1981 on part time basis. He hosted a popular show called Monday Mellow Madness and interviewed ragga musician Shaba Ranks when he visited Zimbabwe in the 90s.
Most of talented DJs including PJ left Zimbabwe for the UK because of economic hardships.