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Your tributes to BBC Radio Norfolk's Roy Waller
Roy Waller
Roy Waller was the voice of football on BBC Radio Norfolk for many years

Roy Waller, one of the best-loved voices on BBC Radio Norfolk, has died in hospital aged 69.

Roy Waller began presenting on BBC Radio Norfolk in the 1980s and during his time at the station made many friends both off and on-air.

He was the voice of football for many years as well as presenting his daytime programme and country music show.

If you have a fond memory of Roy that you would like to share, please use the form below.

The board will remain open until the date of his funeral on Friday, 23 July 2010.

Thank you for your tributes to Roy Waller. This tribute board is now closed, but please see your comments posted below.

I literally grew up with Roy with my mother listening to him on BBC Radio Norfolk.

My fondest memories were the Royal Norfolk shows, listening to him on the way in and then seeing him during the day.

He was such a naturally talented person who will be dearly missed!

RIP Roy!
Ashley Cashfield from Dereham

I was the first chief inspector of the newly formed Norfolk Group of the RSPCA.

Roy was my first contact with the media and was immediately supportive of the RSPCA and animal welfare in general. I and the RSPCA owe him a deep debt of gratitude.
Anthony Eden from Halesworth, Suffolk

We were on holiday when we heard the news and could not believe it. We used to love his afternoon show. He will be sadly missed.
Joy Taylor from Ludham

So sad to hear the news of Roy. He was such a wonderful man - always listen to him in the afternoon will be very, very greatly missed. He did love his football.
Tracey Swatman from North Walsham

We are so sorry to hear of Roy's death, he was a well-known voice in our house on a Saturday when he entertained us with his excellent Rodeo Norfolk and up until a few years ago, when he used to present his afternoon show.

We will always remember his individual and familiar voice - he was like one of the family who I grew up with.

We shall remember how he spoke to the many children who used to call in to his show for their birthdays etc. and the many daft comments he came out with.

There will only be one Roy Waller, he will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace and remember the good times and be nice to one another.

All our best wishes to the Sylvie and family and thanks to Roy for the dedications.
Phyllis, Dick and Nicky Rawlings

Roy I will miss your programmes. You are the greatest.

My memories of you are when you were on the flight to Iceland. You asked on Rodeo Norfolk if anyone had any pictures of the day.

You invited me to bring my photos to the Surry Street studio to show you the pictures. I also remember your broadcast we attended at the close of RAF Colishall.

My best thoughts are of you. You never outgrew your shoes. A great man you are.
Chris Fish from Hellesdon

I have only lived in Norfolk for seven years and found your radio station soon after arriving.

Although I have never met him I have always enjoyed Roy's programme and no matter how down I might be feeling, Roy always managed to bring a smile to my face.
Lisa Clarke

Roy, will miss your cheeky smile.

Rest in peace honey, I will be there for your mum. Rosemary Groom and family

It's hard to find the right words to describe someone so popular.

One of my lasting memories will be all the silly phone calls Roy made during his afternoon show.

The number of times I nearly had to stop driving because of the tears streaming down my face, I felt sorry for those he was fooling with.

The airwaves over Norfolk will never be the same.

Roy RIP.
Andy and Vicky from Costessey

Roy was always our unseen friend in our home and no matter how you felt he would always cheer you up.

God bless you Roy for all the happiness you gave to so many people. You will always be remembered with love and affection. Love to Sylvie and all your family.
Rosemary and Philip Pease from Wereham, King's Lynn

Thanks Roy for the hours of entertainment you gave my late mum.

Many a time I would come home from work and have to complete one of your competitions.

Thanks for the wind up phone calls you made to two of my friends. Thanks for the absolute wonderful service you gave when sorting out musical tributes.

There are many more thanks but thanks for being you - full of fun and mischief. Thoughts are with Sylvie and family. Your memory will live on in Norwich and beyond.
Kay Baxter in Poringland

I would very much like to attend the service on 23rd to pay my respects in person to Roy.

However, work commitments at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital mean that it is not practical for me to get away - we are into staff holidays and very busy.

I shall think of Roy on Friday afternoon. Much love to Sylvie.
Jenny Matthew from Norwich

Roy was the voice of Norfolk radio and his gentle humour and generosity of spirit made him beloved by all who heard his programmes.

His stalwart support of country music, particularly the British artists whom he regularly played on his country program, was legend and it was this support and encouragement that has helped the careers of many artists today.

Norfolk and the airwaves will be the poorer for his passing.
Wes Cardy and Jan Mellon from Sudbury

Sylvie, we have such happy memories of our times with you and Roy - please accept our heartfelt condolences, our thought are with you.

Roy was something special and we will miss him so much.

He was such a highly talented broadcaster and over the years had us in stitches with some of the things he got up to.

We followed his football commentaries over the years and loved listening to his Rodeo Norfolk.

We didn't know him personally, but through Radio Norfolk he became one of the family.

The radio waves have lost a legend and he will always be remembered. Our thoughts go to Sylvie and all his family at this very sad time.
Felicity and Vic Peyman from Tilney St Lawrence

Roy was such a lovely man, nothing was too much trouble for him. RIP ROY. You will be sadly missed.
John and Jackie Brown from Caister-on-Sea

I was hugely saddened to hear of Roy's death.

I met Roy a few times in passing but, as many do, felt he was someone I knew through his broadcasts.

Although it didn't apply personally I particularly liked his special 'goodbye' for those listening alone. Now it's Goodbye Roy, and my sympathy to those he has left behind.
Rosemary from Wymondham

I remember how pleased Roy was to meet me when he knew that I was Maureen's husband and also the brother of Bunny (ex Norwich City player).

He remembered when Bunny (in his yellow Ford Consul with black roof - identical to the car Brian Whitehouse had) used to pick his girlfriend up from Caleys Factory.

Roy brought a lot of joy to my wife over the years, involving her in many things on Radio Norfolk and opening a fete with her (her posing as Dolly Parton), and presented a mobility scooter to her friend Carol here in Loddon.

The memories are endless. He was a truly wonderful man and it was a privilege to have known him. He will never be forgotten.
Michael Larkin from Loddon

I'll forever treasure the schoolboy fun we had, sharing my toys! Roy's legacy is one of humanity and joy.
John Fielding from Norwich

Roy has been a great friend and will always be remembered by Eamonn, Brian, Tommy, Kevin, Raymond and Pat.

He was a pleasure to work with and his warm personality had a wonderful effect on all who knew him. May he rest in peace.
The Indians from Ireland

What wonderful tributes to a very special and wonderful man.

Being a Norwich City supporter for some 50 years Roy transmitted the atmosphere of the games into our home.

I have shared Roy's passion for our very special football club, yes I say special because living in the East Midlands surrounded by many football clubs I can honestly say that NCFC is very special and stands out above the rest.

It would be fitting if we made it back to the Premier League this season and I am sure Roy will be watching and kicking every ball.

Thanks for all the memories Roy, my thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues.

God bless you.

PS Hope Neil Adams has still got the blanket!
Ian Douglas from Mansfield

I have very happy memories of listening to Roy commentate on Norwich matches when I was young.

He was a man that had the rare skill of making the most mundane 0 - 0 match sound like the game of the century. Will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.
Oliver from London

Growing up listening to Roy commentate on the football gave me my passion for Norwich City, making the game understandable to me at a young age. Proper legend. RIP.
Chris Clarke from Norwich

We were saddened to hear of the loss of Roy. We first came to know about him when on holiday in Norfolk and used to listen to his afternoon show Tea for Two and a half, while relaxing on Winterton beach… ah bliss.

Roy was so at home talking with local people, ringing someone up and pretending to be someone else. He and Dolores provided us with many a chuckle especially with his superb voice disguises when he phoned people up.

With his lovely sense of humour, he made you feel at home in Norfolk.

Roy was no different when you met him in public as we later did at Surrey Street and later opening the fete at what I think was Ranworth Broad.

There Roy entertained visiting children with his Yes/No game, trying to catch children out by asking them questions and trying to get them to say 'Yes'… a game I have used since then, that has given many children pleasure at school Christmas parties.

Roy didn't mind us ringing his show from Yorkshire as my son found out when taking part in the odd one out game that Roy used to play in the afternoon.

We still have our signed photo of Roy and Sylvie that was sent to us later, to mark the occasion.

A lovely man whose who enriched our lives in so many ways will be sadly missed. Our thoughts go out to Sylvie and family.
P. Taylor from Yorkshire

He brought happiness to so many - was bright, cheerful and always helpful.

Our loss is heaven's gain - am sure he has many fans there - not least my late wife.
Barry King from Norwich

Roy, I will miss your Saturday morning country and western music more than you can ever imagine.

You always had a little banter with everyone that phoned into your show and my toes were always tapping along with the beat.

I hope the harps are tuned to country and western, you will never be forgotten.
Daphne Callaby from Aylsham

We have been frequent visitors to Norfolk for over 25 years. Radio Norfolk is always our station of choice but the highlight was always Roy Waller's show.

We have nothing to match his humour down here. We shall be returning to Norfolk on July 31st but it won't be the same without dear Roy to listen to.

We also had the pleasure of meeting him at Bungay and the real man lived up to the radio persona.

Rest in peace Roy. You've given such pleasure to so many and will never be forgotten.
Jean and Paul Tourle from Heathfield, Sussex

Roy was our first memory of Norfolk. We bought a caravan at Heacham and we always had Radio Norfolk playing as it was so refreshing and homely.

Roy was always the one we waited for and our children loved to hear him ask what's for tea.

A real legend and he will be sadly missed by everyone. RIP ROY.
Michael and Shirley Austin from Tilsworth

Roy took us through all our holidays on the Broads and now we have our own cruiser there, it would be the first thing to do - put the radio on and listen to Roy.

You could hear he was a caring, loving person - it was all there in his voice. God bless him and all his family. We will miss him.
Jacqueline and Len Fuller from Crawley

Roy has been instrumental in shaping our lives and careers in many ways, some of which we hadn't realised until this very sad moment.

It has always been a pleasure to be in his company. Thanks Roy, you will be missed by so many.
Kevin Barry and family from Kessingland

He done several messages for my parents which we all listened to and enjoyed.
Christine Clark from Brandon

For many years I was the Radio Norfolk engineer with many memories working with the great Roy Waller.

Wonderful moments and terrific challenges on outside broadcasts including a three hour live golf OB, which many said couldn't be done on account of no power!

A radio car, two golf buggies and car batteries made it possible for Roy to tee-up and actually play live, still talking to studios back at base with his headphones on, with no wires in sight all 10 years ago!

He was a true gentleman, always grateful for assistance from engineering, and a loveable rascal at times!

Especially on occasions when creeping into the studio to fix something for him on air, him opening the mic and then talking to me (the engineer) whilst under the desk or equipment!!

He was the best part of radio ever and a joy to be with. Our lives are all the better having known him, and poorer now without him. Our love to Sylvie and the family.
Lionel Scott from Shipdham

RIP Roy.

Raffles will never be the same again.
June Banwell from East Winch

We always thought Roy was the voice of Norfolk.

We have close family living away from county and often visit. As soon as we were within range we'd tune to Radio Norfolk and hear Roy's voice - we often sent him a text to say we were back home.

It was lovely to hear his voice. He will very sadly be missed by all.
Sue and John Gardner from Necton

I was a colleague of Roy's when I worked in the newsroom at Radio Norfolk from 1982 to 1987.

I didn't care much for his music (Country and Western) but I did care a lot about Roy. He was quite simply a lovely man, complemented by the equally lovely Sylvie.

Sylvie, my son - now a 29-year-old police sergeant in Sussex - still remembers the blonde lady who used to carry him around the newsroom and give him sweets.

Our thoughts are with you.
Steve Hardy from Truro, Cornwall

He brought many, many of us joy. Many, many thanks Roy, RIP. God bless.
Joan Harrison and family from Irchester

I may have worked at Radio Norfolk many years ago but when I heard about Roy I was deeply saddened.

Roy really was a wonderful man and he had a tone of mischief in him which I loved.

My thoughts are with his 'partner in crime' Sylvie.
Kylie Norman from London

Only met Roy once, he was so funny! RIP Roy.
Mobbsy from Norwich

Roy, you where one in a million and will be sadly missed by all who love you.
Keith and Julie from Carbooke

The voice of my home.
Jo Mulvana from Ayamonte, Spain

My husband Don and I both loved Roy and his programmes. He was a wonderful man with much love, humour and regard for everyone he came into contact with. He is sadly missed.

We wish his dear wife and family our kind regards at this very sad time.
Marie and Don Howell from Potter Heigham

We have holidayed in Norfolk for over 20 years and have looked forward to hearing our 'voice of Norfolk' on the radio. His sense of humour and banter will be sadly missed. Our sympathy goes to his family.
Ian and Carol from Chesterfield

I remember listening to Roy in the late afternoon when my mum had him on the radio. Even as a young man, I still thought he was funny and had a sense of humour that could even be appreciated by the "young and trendy".

God bless him and may God comfort his loved ones.
Ritch Bartlett from Thetford

I only knew your voice on the radio. Was much appreciated and will not be forgotten.
Nigel A Gunn from Xenia, Ohio, USA

Roy Waller interviewed me some years back for Radio Norfolk about the then new Parliamentary Ombudsman's Report into Continuing Care for the Elderly. Subsequently through Radio Norfolk my leaflet was distributed by the BBC.

I remember him for his kindness and also his excellent grasp of the issues involved.

I will miss his voice, and extend my condolences to his family and all his colleagues at this sad time.
Kate Speed from Old Catton

We will all miss a great man who made us laugh and cry, who had a heart of pure gold.
M Amies from Diss

We only met Roy and Sylvie once a few years ago at the Ferry Inn, Horning, and from that day on he gave us the impression of what a wonderful joy he gave to thousands of people who he came into contact with or listened to his radio show.

Although we live outside Norfolk, we tuned in most days, sending texts and joining his quizzes. What a man, he will be sadly missed.

Our hearts go out to Sylvie and her family. Nice meeting you Roy.
Gordon and Phyllis from Mansfield-Woodhouse

Will sadly be missed by everyone in the field of country music. Have great memories of Roy at sunny Hunny and lots of other venues. He could always be relied on to make everybody laugh by the end of the show. Sadly, Saturday mornings will never be the same. RIP Roy.
Ann and Mick Bradfield from Fakenham

Remembering you Roy. Thinking of the times I have listened to you on the radio and you have made me laugh so much with your various antics, funny phone calls and the daft things you used to do. Also the times I have cried listening to you when you were reading out poems sent to you and also chatting sincerely to people.

My thoughts are with Sylvie and your family at this sad time. In Roy's words, "think of the good times".

God bless.
Gillian Mays from Caister-on-Sea

We never met Roy but he seemed like a friend. We will miss you on Saturday mornings. God bless.
Angela and John Saunders from Ormesby St. Margaret

I'm very sad to hear this news - it was due to Roy that I found such wonderful singers in his weekday shows and his Saturday Rodeo show.

I found his shows when I was first doing my work travelling through Norfolk in the '80s, then in 2000 I was again in Norfolk. Always loved to listen to him.

I was lucky to meet him in Soham at a Foster and Allen concert. Such a nice man and I will miss his jokes!

Just to say again, thanks Roy for introducing me to a lot of Irish country singers and a lot of local singers here in the UK.

I wish Sylvie and her family all my best at this sad time. God bless to you all.
Michael Charlton from Rushden

I was so sorry to hear that Roy had passed on recently.

I work in Broadcasting locally here in Nottinghamshire, I was an avid Roy Waller Show Listener on 873 Khz.

Roy was such an inspirational Broadcaster, he had a talent for making people feel at ease when they phoned in and his quirky sense of humour really made the show entertaining, informative, and most of all made the Roy Waller Show compulsive listening.

Roy, you gave to Broadcasting what is so missing in today's radio world - personality and quality in everything you did.

May your god go with you always. My deepest sympathy to Sylvie and all your family.
Graham Collis from Mansfield

Roy always said "remember the good times". Now we must all remember the times Roy made us, who had lost loved ones, feel special.

Sincere condolences to his family and close friends.
Mary from Wicklewood

Roy was that rarity among media celebrities, a genuine guy.

Years ago when he had a singer performing on Fridays, he was kind enough to let some of my songs be performed, including one for Children in Need which he was a wonderful supporter of.

We'd often chat about the Canaries and he loved to have a laugh with his listeners.

My mum used to to send him all sorts of jokes and clippings from the paper. He called her 'mucky Joyce'.

I loved Roy's match commentaries and the way he could barely disguise his complete support for the canaries.

He had a rare ability to connect with people and was a great communicator. Roy was a legend and will be sorely missed.
Keith Gamble from Marsham

My husband and I have holidayed every year on the Norfolk Broads for the past 20 years or more.

While cruising, we always listened to Radio Norfolk and remember listening to Roy Waller. I have just found out about his death so would like to pass on our heartfelt sympathy to his family.

We are just about to drive down to Norfolk for our holiday this year and will still listen to Radio Norfolk on the boat.
Joan and Iain Kemp from Fife, Scotland

I met Roy back in 2004 when filming a promotional video - a genuinely lovely man, with a brilliant sense of humour and a warmth which was obvious within minutes of meeting him. Top bloke, and someone who will always raise a smile whenever he's remembered.
Christopher Smith from King's Lynn

My wife and I send the family our condolences. We will always remember the laughs we had with Roy on the radio. We used to live in Norfolk in the late '90s and always listened to Roy whenever he was on. The best radio presenter ever.
Mr and Mrs Geoff Wise from Southend-on-Sea

Thank you for all your wonderful country music and your caring way with all your listeners. Thanks for the memories. x
Mave Streeter from Barkston

I spent many hours listening to Roy and also met him and Sylvie at Cawston School Fete and at King's Lynn Speedway.

I am very sad that he has passed away. Roy has left everyone who he came across in life with some happy memories of him though, he's left his good mark on the world and can be proud!

My condolences and wishes to Sylvie and his family and close friends. Thanks Roy, you were a good 'un.
Theresa Carman from Cawston

It with the deepest sorrow that I hear of the death of Roy. My heartfelt condolences go to Sylvie and the family at such a great loss.

Roy had a style and a voice that was unique - it immediately made you forget all your troubles and woos.

The afternoons and Saturday mornings will never be the same without him. What a loss.

God bless him and grant him the peace he justly deserves.
Peter Hambelton from Gravesend

Saddened to learn of Roy Waller's passing. Having discovered Rodeo Norfolk two years ago and listening to his programmes when conditions permit from this distance, I have enjoyed them very much and feel a part of your country music community.

My sympathy to his family at their sad loss.
JR from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

God Bless you Roy, you shall be missed. As much a legend as the players who have graced the hallowed turf of Carrow Road. Saturday afternoons wont be the same again. RIP.
Nick Taylor from York

A true Norfolk gentleman who will always be remembered for his wit and sincerity.
Ray and Mary Hazle from Heacham

You'll be sadly missed Roy, especially the way you cheered us all up and made us giggle.

One of my favourite giggles is the time when you were asked about your autobiography you replied, "I'm glad I 'WRIT' that". That my friend, still makes me giggle to this very day.

Thank you for giving my songs a spin over the years appreciated! Believe me you'll never be forgotten by artists and your listeners,
that's for sure.
Pierce Arnopp from Lowestoft

RIP Roy. We will all miss you.
Kirk Betts, grandson of Pat and Bob Stewart from Saxlingham Nethergate

Roy's shows were always excellent and he would always try to do things listeners had asked for. My late wife and myself are good friends of Johnny Logan and after we got in touch with Roy about him, Roy phoned Johnny and talked to him on the radio.

My wife Jane was very pleased when Roy sent us a recording of the interview. Roy will be sadly missed by all.
Paul Bloomfield from New Holkham

He was a lovely man, a very sincere man. If you saw him he would always stop and talk and he did so much for country music.

His radio programmes were a delight and he will be very much missed by so many people.

Our thoughts are with you Sylvie and as Roy would say, "remember the good times".
Pat and Bryan Saddington from Ely

To me he was Radio Norfolk. A local lad made good.
Eric Harrison from Bungay

Remembering Roy. A lovely man who was a friend to all. He will be missed by many.
Brenda Cowen

I only met Roy on a few occasions but he came into my home almost everyday for twenty five years.

The BBC has lost a unique presenter. Norfolk has lost a wonderful personality in the true sense of the word. I have lost my friend.

Rest peacefully Roy. God bless you always.
Marian Gunton from Little Plumstead

Our sincere condolences to Roy's family. He was a wonderful presenter who always made his guests feel at ease - just like talking with an old friend.
Brian and Diana Hallard from Hunstanton

Thanks for many happy years of listening to you on Radio Norfolk. A fine gentleman. Roy, we salute you.

Heartfelt condolences to the family.
Valerie King from Lowestoft

I never knew Roy but my dad used to enjoy listening to him on the Radio.

By reading the obituary in the EDP I imagine he will be greatly missed - a very well respected and loved member of the community.

My condolences to the family. Roy will live on in many peoples hearts. God bless you.
Marcia from Attleborough

It was with great sadness that we learned of Roy's passing. It was a pleasure to listen and to write to Roy every Saturday.

As Roy always said, "remember the good times", and he gave us plenty of those.
John and Irene from Taverham

Sad news about Roy's passing but happy schoolboy memories come flooding back.

Myself and my mate used to call for Roy at his Half Mile Road house on our way to the Norman.

He was truly a great school chum and though living in Yorkshire since 1961, I was glad that whilst holidaying at Caister in the early '90s, I called in at Norfolk House and had a wonderful catch up and chat with him.

God bless him and RIP Roy.
Ron (Buster) Earl from Batley

My first meeting with Roy was during the mid '80s when he often compered the Western Rodeo Band at various theatre and festival venues. He was always immaculately dressed whatever the occasion.

It was in February 1990 that I was engaged to become the country music presenter at BBC Radio Suffolk, due to commence broadcasting in mid April.

After receiving some initial training in Ipswich, Roy, as always, there to help anyone, invited me to sit in on some of his programmes to obtain first hand experience of being on air.

His advice, help and introduction proved invaluable to me when the time came for my big day.

Thank you Roy, it has been a pleasure to have known you and to work with you in whatever capacity.

Sincere condolences to Sylvie and family.
Brian Mann from Ipswich

I have grown up listening to the man who cared not just about Norfolk or the Canaries, but about the people.

I have had the honour of meeting the man who will be so missed by the county.

So many people will miss Roy's caring words, "for all those who listen on their own a special goodnight and god bless".

The only thing that seems right to do is wish all his family the best and deepest sympathy and the people of Norfolk are thinking of you, with a big thank you for Roy for the memories.

Gone but will never forgotten.
Darren Carter from Downham Market

So sorry to hear the sad news. In the olden days before things like internet and satellite, my parents lived in Brunei and I would copy his show onto old fashioned tape cassette for my parents to listen to in the car while they were driving through the jungles to remind them of home.

He'll be hugely missed from far and wide.
Torsten from Swindon

So very sad to learn of the death of Roy, a true Norfolk gentleman who became a legend in his own lifetime.

Sincere condolences to all of Roy's family and colleagues and, as the man himself always said, "remember the good times".
Val and Bob Page from Bungay

I loved the end of his afternoon show when he used to say, "good bye and for all who live on their own, God bless".
Jean Smith from Norwich

Saw Roy at a Daniel O'Donnell concert but unfortunately didn't get a chance to talk to him did speak to him on radio a couple of times and also sent messages via his Saturday morning programme. I also listened to him doing his programmes with the Norwich City commentary.

He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts go out to all his family at this sad time. RIP Roy.
Janet and Derek Cork from Taverham

I have listened to Rodeo Norfolk for about three years each and every week. I am sorry to learn of his passing. He will be missed. Rest in peace.
Rusty Woods from Sabine County, Texas, USA

I moved to Norfolk in 1989 when I was 25 and quickly discovered Radio Norfolk. The first voice I heard was Roy Waller.

Whenever I could after that day, I would have Radio Norfolk on and when Roy was on, it was always a laugh. But there was so much more than the laughter, he was sincere and patient.

I was lucky enough to meet him in person one day, when I went to the studios to collect a prize. He was passing through reception (I didn't recognize him at first) and he stopped to chat for a couple of minutes.

I was a bit nervous when I realised who he was, but he soon had me laughing my head off. I have often thought about that brief meeting as something a bit special, something "uplifting".

I moved away from Norfolk in 2004, one of the things I took with me was my memories of BBC Radio Norfolk and especially the joy that was Roy Waller.
Richard Marriott from Kingston-upon-Hull

Always used to listen to Roy during the afternoons during the '80s when I got in from school. I phoned in for several of his competitions and always managed to get on air and speak to him. He was lovely and used to take the mickey out of me and my two friends mercilessly - we loved it!

Always thought he would go on forever, really sad he's gone. My mum and dad used to listen to Rodeo Norfolk on a Saturday morning and it's something I was brought up with.

We actually had the pleasure of meeting him in person as we went to the studio to see his show. I think it's because me and my friends were always phoning him up to get him to shout 'What's for tea, Mother?' to which we always replied 'Sausages!'.

My thoughts are with his family, he will be missed.
Hayley from King's Lynn

God has received one of the best. It's our sad loss. A true gentleman - a very large hole has been left which cannot be filled.

I haven't laughed so much to his stories with Bubbly Burtie, The Security Guard and all the others. Excellent.

Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Sylvie and family. With love.
Neil from Leiston

Keep it country in heaven Roy.

Fondly remembered.
Mary and Bob Jennings from Hemsby

We were really shocked to hear the sad news about Roy. Radio Norfolk will never be the same. He will be irreplaceable.

A lovely man who helped us a lot with our charity shows a few years ago and we will always be grateful to him for that. Nothing was too much trouble.

Thank you Roy you will be greatly missed. Our condolences go to Sylvie and family.
Wendy and Graham Brown from Tilney St Lawrence

What very sad news. Roy and "Dolores" were the first people to make me laugh out loud after my stroke 12 years ago.

I was supposed to be resting in bed but I couldn't sleep when Roy was on the radio because he made me laugh so much.

I'll always be grateful to Roy for that and will never forget him. My thoughts are also with Sylvie and family.
Norma from Norwich

I first discovered Roy Waller in 1997 when I moved to Norfolk from Ipswich. Radio Norfolk became the only channel I listened to (I had given up TV).

Roy Waller was a brilliant presenter, witty, and really knew and loved his country music. I have never been interested in football until I listened to Roy's commentary one Saturday. I was hooked because his description of what was happening on the pitch was so exciting.

I became a canary supporter there and then (and I'd never watched a match!).

I laughed my socks off once when there was no football and Roy had to commentate at the Newmarket races, it was hilarious.

A sad loss to radio, Norfolk, East Anglia, and the world. You'll never be forgotten Roy.
Robert Bradbeer from Welwyn Garden City

Hey Roy, I just had to put my feelings into words and show how much of a great person you were to everyone and put my own little message of my memories of you on here.

Like a lot of people, I never got the chance to meet you in person, but it felt as if I did know you for over 21 years from when I was in my caravan so many years ago.

When I first heard you on a Saturday commentating the football I was hooked - from your weekday shows such as What's for Tea Mother? to Rodeo Norfolk.

You really did make Radio Norfolk a station to be listened to, not just me but most of my family loved to listen to your shows.

My aunt sadly passed away a day before you. Every day she always listened to you, so hope she finally got to meet you in heaven as I hope to one day.

So for now I'll be listening to Radio Norfolk and always thinking of you and how much of my teenage and later life was touched by you.

Thank you Sir Roy Waller. You truly are missed and as you use to say, "I'm signing off for now" and we will all remember the good times. xxxx
Jenny Yallop from Norwich

I have grown up listening to Roy Waller on the radio. My parents have a boat on the Broads and we have spent years travelling up and down the river listening to him and Dolores.

I was shocked when my parents sent me a message from the boat at the weekend telling me of the news. RIP Roy, you will be missed. xx
Emma from West Yorkshire

We were so sorry to hear of Roy's death and send our sympathy to his wife and family.

Roy will be remembered for the way in which he cheered us all up, and put people of all age groups and walks of life at their ease.

We loved his sense of humour and repartee, and of course the catch phrases, 'Don't what me!', 'mother, what's for tea?' and 'always remember the good times'.

A million thanks and God bless you Roy.
Christine and family from Lowestoft

I am very sad to learn today of the passing of Roy.

Roy's football commentaries were legendary, every word spoken with such passion for Norwich City. For those who couldn't attend the games he had the rare ability of making you feel that you were actually at the game with his vivid description of all around him.

Roy was the voice of Radio Norfolk, a truly special broadcaster who was loved by each generation. Roy's warmth, sense of fun and caring nature always came across over the airwaves and he made each listener feel that they were the focal point of his show.

I had the privilege of helping Roy with his book and from the first time I met him having listened to him on the Radio for years, he was always the same - a genuine and really lovely person. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Roy.

Roy was an extremely modest person who did so much good work for the people of Norfolk which he would never mention. This ranged from visiting people in hospital to opening fetes, all voluntarily in his own time. Roy brought so much happiness to so many and wherever you go in Norfolk you will always meet someone who has been touched by Roy's kindness and caring nature.

Roy was the premier voice of Norfolk, the airwaves will never be the same without him and Norfolk has lost a great ambassador.

Rest in peace Roy. My sincere condolences to Sylvie and the family.
Simon Chapman from Norwich

Rest in peace Roy.
Kirk Green

Thanks Roy for the football commentaries and all your fun on the radio. You brought enjoyment to many. RIP. Keep watching city from above.
Sheila Lester from Narborough

I would just like to say how sad it was when I first heard the devastating news. I was a regular listener to Roy on his show. He was a legend to Norfolk and will be sadly missed by all.

I used to listen when I was a child with my father back in the '80s and all the way through until he stopped his afternoon show recently.

My thoughts are with his wife Sylvie and the rest of his family through this difficult time. We will never forget you Roy. May god be with you.
Philip Adderson from Downham Market

Many years ago, I meet Roy backstage at the Theatre Royal as a friend of mine (Nick Storm) was the supporting act for Sarah Jory.

He was as was charming in the flesh as he came across on the Radio - he was a real gentleman.

My sympathy to Sylvie and his family. Roy will be greatly missed from the airwaves.
Peter B from Norwich

What a lovely man. We should all make the most of what we have as it isn't until it's gone we realise what we had. We will miss you Roy. God bless. Condolences to all your family.
Shirley and David from Norwich

We only heard of Roy's sad passing this afternoon. We usually listened to his Saturday morning country music show whenever we travelled from our part of Derbyshire to the many country music festivals in the Norfolk area, and met him a few times.

Our sincere condolences go to Roy's family.
Phillip and Irene Edenborough from Dronfield

This is truly a sad day for British country music - Roy has done more for promoting home grown talent than anybody I know and he will be sadly missed.

My thoughts are with Sylvie and the family - you must be so proud of all his fantastic achievements - let's remember all the good times. God bless.
Dave Sheriff from Telford

I used to listen to Roy and "Dolores" in the afternoons. Does anyone remember the man who's wife hid his false teeth so he couldn't eat the brazil nuts? And the awful harmonica.

I always supported Ipswich, but Roy was a real star; signing of with, "a special goodnight to those listening on your own". Clearly a very kind and funny man. We will not see his like again. God bless.
Richard from Southwold

Our thoughts are with Sylvie and family at this very sad time. Roy was always a joy to listen to with his country music show and fantastic banter. He will be sadly missed by us and all his listeners. In Roy's own words, "remember the good times". God bless.
Sylvia and Alan Lawson from Long Sutton

When Roy returned to the afternoon show he inherited me as a contributor from Graham Barnard.

I think he felt lumbered at first, but we got to know each other and ended up having a lot of fun on the wireless, discussing archive TV.

Hearing of his death was a shock. He was a good old mate, and he'll be missed.

Perhaps saddest of all, we'll never get to do that harmonica and ukulele duet now. RIP Lord Royston.
Louis Barfe from Lowestoft

A man who had a lovely sense of humour and with all the tributes now being paid, he will certainly have a special place in heaven. Miss you Roy, love to your family.
Maureen Rogers from Bacton

Roy, I never met you but through your radio programmes you came into our lives and brought so much happiness and memories.

Norfolk has lost a local treasure who never ever forgot his roots. He was already missed on the airwaves and he was taken from us too early.

Let's hope he is up there making everyone laugh! My thoughts go to Sylvie and all his family. Rest in peace Roy.
Ann Todd from King's Lynn

We have only just heard the sad news of Roy's death.

On our many trips to Norfolk, we always made sure that we listened to his shows, and we were privileged to sit in one one of them in 2005!

Farewell Roy, a top bloke. You will be sadly missed.

And our condolences and best wishes to all his family and friends.
Martin and Kathy Clark from Northampton

We would like to send our condolences to Sylvie and family as well as all Roy's colleagues at the BBC.

When we moved to Norfolk seven years ago and found Radio Norfolk, Roy was the first presenter we heard and because of him we have stayed with Radio Norfolk.

It will not be the same without him but we are hooked. Sleep pain-free Roy, but keep on making them all laugh in heaven. xxx
Ann and Peter from Potter Heigham

Roy, I will miss you. I loved having Saturday country on when I was on my own. You where funny, kind and caring - it made you feel someone was with you. Football won't be the same. Love to all the family. As Roy said, time's a heeler. Good bye and hugs. x
Clare Arren from Great Yarmouth

The world is now a sadder place. Many is the time I've listened to Roy and been in stitches at some silly joke he made on the radio. My thoughts are with all his family.
Bob Hammond from Lowestoft

When I first moved to Norfolk in 1984 I was without friends, pregnant and very homesick. Whilst my husband was working I grew to look forward to Roy's afternoon show. He always made me laugh and somehow helped to make the Norfolk I now love, my home. Thank you Roy, you won't be forgotten.

Sympathy, prayers and love to his family.
Jacqui Norman from Snettisham

My husband just told me the sad news of Roy's passing. I met him many years ago at Carrow Road when Norwich were in the second division. I was living in Norwich then and when I married and moved away. I always listened to Roy's show, especially "What's for Tea Mother?"

Condolences to all his family and friends.
Christine Snell from Exning

I was so sad to hear the news that Roy had died. It is almost unbelievable that we will never hear him on the airwaves again.

I didn't meet Roy, but like many others, felt that I knew him. His natural wit, wide knowledge of all things Norfolk, and his ability to put people at ease were exceptional and addictive! In fact, when living away from the area, on 'home' visits to the county, I made sure I heard Roy's afternoon shows. They were such fun!

His love of Norwich City FC was such a joy, and I loved to listen to his game commentaries. They were like no others! Roy was a broadcaster extraordinaire and he is a tremendously sad loss to radio, to the county, and most of all to his family.

Thank you for sharing Roy with us - you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Diana Bailey from Leverington

So sorry to learn that Roy will not be with us anymore, but the wonderful memories will always remain.
Margaret and Bill Corley from Beccles

I was very sad to hear the news that Roy passed away. I remember going down my nan and grandad's in the afternoon - they used to always listen to Roy (What's for Tea Mother?). I will always remember that. My thoughts go out to his family. RIP Roy. X
Leisa hunt from Swaffham

My wife and I were so upset to learn the sad news but it's so easy to 'remember the good times', as Roy was always so cheerful and friendly. He leaves so many happy memories for so many; may I mention some of mine?

One of my earliest is of when he gave an AA report and spoke of removing road salt gathering under cars. He told presenter, Ellis Hill, that he'd like to scrape her underside!

He visited me in hospital with receptionist, Sandie Vincent.

I was honoured when he gathered a cast and appeared in a radio pantomime 'wot I writ' called 'Royarella'.

I was in Reception at Surrey Street when he paused while passing through to go up to a lady sitting there. In a hushed tone, he said to her, "Don't worry, Doctor will see you soon".

Chatting to him & Sylvie at a Strawberry Tea he hosted (and broadcast) at the Assembly House.

Thanks for these Roy, as well as the e-mail exchanges and the conversations (mostly on-air!).

Our warmest sympathy goes to his colleagues and all his family, especially Sylvie. What a brave lady.
Mike from Thorpe

Will always remember you Roy. RIP.
Mr and Mrs Utting from Mundford

A well loved man who will be sorely missed by us all. We missed you at Potters this year and send our best wishes to Sylvie and all your family.
The Cooke Family from Briston

Roy Waller was a very kind an considerate man and I'll always remember him and the funny things he did and said. RIP. My deepest sympathy, you will be sadly missed. x
Shell Neal from Boston

Just been watching Roy on the video when he rode a horse and that reminded us of the record he used to play on a Saturday morning called I Ride a Horse - he would have a go at anything. He will be sadly missed by all.
Sue and Paul from Hunstanton

Our condolences to Sylvie and all his family. We spent two weeks with Roy and Sylvie in Canada and remember the consideration that he always had for those in the party who were less able than others and of course, his sense of humour.
Don and Lorna Wright from Foulsham

Couldn't believe the sad news. Love to Sylvie and the rest of the family. I feel honoured to have known him and shared many a show with him. "The song remembers when..." - at least there's another star in the sky.
Steve Foley and family from Manningtree

Thanks for the happy memories you have left behind Roy. We will never forget you. RIP.

Our thoughts are with Sylvie and your family.
Kathy and Norman Shepherd from Docking

To me, Roy was Radio Norfolk. I have such fond memories of listening to him in the afternoon when my children were younger. My Thoughts are with you all at Radio Norfolk and his family.
Linda Giles from King's Lynn

Mr Norfolk, you spread your infectious friendship across the generations. You leave a large gap for many, but have taken up a bigger space with your memories. "Moind how yew go bewty..."
Melanie and Roger Bullock from Stalham

Roy, you taught me how to have fun at work.

With your irreverent sense of humour we could get away with almost anything and often did.

Who else could prance along St Benedict's dressed as a "lady!" and ask the green grocer if he had some nice firm onions?

We even staged "The Roy Norfolk Show" one year while most of the station was at the Royal Norfolk Show. Complete with artificial grass, concrete animals and the most outrageous sound effects to bring it all to life.

It was a privilege to peek into your wonderful world and work with you for two eventful years, there's a special place in my affections for you always.
Amy Barratt from Norwich

A truly sad day for Norfolk. Roy is one of the most inspirational and entertaining presenters one could ever hope to meet.

Our condolences to his family.
The Doggett family from Fakenham

Roy didn't just work for Radio Norfolk, he WAS Norfolk. A true gentleman loved by all. We extend our sympathies to Sylvie and family.
Kay and Dave Cox from Horstead

Thanks for all the superb football commentaries and your wonderful sense of humour. We will miss you.
Annette Legg from Banham

A great guy who will stay in our memories forever. You never forget legends. You had a passion for all you did - football, music, charities and most of all, for anyone you met.

Our sympathies to your wife and family.
Stephen Whitear from Norwich

Although we never met Roy, we loved to listen to him on the radio and such was his charm that we felt that we knew him. He came over as such a genuine, kind, caring man who could relate to everyone.

He will be greatly missed by so many people.

Our thoughts are with his family.
Mandy and Barbara Taylor from Great Yarmouth

When I retired I used to relax in the afternoons listening to Roy. I found him to be a wonderful presenter with an easy going manner. I also met him at the open days so that I could put a face to the voice.

I enjoyed the competitions he used to run and won some very good prizes.

Rest in peace young man, and wherever you are, those around you will have smiles on their faces forever.
Frank Hiscox from Attleborough

I have listened to Roy since he first started on Radio Norfolk. Often in late '80s living in Yorkshire Dales, travelling home I could not wait to get to other side of Sleaford to be able to listen to him.

He would make me laugh so much its a wonder I did not have an accident. What the drivers on the opposite side thought I don't know - this crazy woman in a car on her own laughing to her self!

My thoughts are with his wife Sylvie and their family - a very sad day indeed.
Jackie Ross from Wymondham

Roy was a lovely man. I loved his country music show on Saturday mornings. He was such a happy man making people laugh and smile. We will never forget him. He will be sadly missed. God bless. Love to his wife Sylvie and all his family.
Pat and John Taney from King's Lynn

A lovely man, very funny and one who really cared about people. You will be missed on and off the airways. Rest in peace and may god be with you.
Linda Johnson from King's Lynn

I worked with Roy in the days when his only involvement in broadcasting was football commentary on hospital radio or traffic reports from the AA.

Such a wicked sense of humour - he will long be remembered by many.
Brian Brasher from Ipswich

Whenever I hear a country and western song now, it will remind me of Roy and his Saturday morning radio show and his wit.

Strength to his family and close friends.

Jy is suiwer goud Roy en sal altyd met ons wees.

RIP Son of Norfolk.
Geoff Halstead from Diss

I met Roy a few times at Radio Norfolk and we were honoured and delighted that Roy and Sylvie attended the opening of our new annexe at the Norwich Centre as one of his first official duties as Sherriff. It was a joy to have them both present and we send our condolences to Sylvie.
Caroline Kitcatt from Norwich

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Roy who was a legend in Norfolk. He will be sadly missed, it really is the end of a fantastic era.

Deepest condolences to his wife and family and his friends and colleagues at Radio Norfolk, who will miss him terribly like the rest of his fans.
Nicola Walton from Bowthorpe

RIP Roy. Whenever fishing I would listen your show. You will be sadly missed.
Colin Amey from Lowestoft

Roy will always be remembered for the wonderful county music shows at Hunstanton. Also the afternoon show on Radio Norfolk, we always listened when we came home from work. Roy was funny, a true gent and had time for everyone. Thoughts are with his family.
Ron and Barbara Mould from Ely

I was very shocked when I saw on a news-stand that Roy had passed. I served him several times at my place of work, so had the direct pleasure of talking to him.

He was always such a polite and gentle man. It was always nice to here his comforting voice on the radio and he will be well and truly missed.

My thoughts go out to his wife and family at this very difficult and sad time.
Carla Podolski from Norwich

I had the pleasure of meeting Roy at Carrow Road every home game during my duties at the club as a steward. He always had time to speak to everyone - a true gent, he was the voice of Carrow Road and Norfolk as a whole. He will be greatly missed by all.
Darren Debbage from North Burlingham

Norfolk has lost a very genuine man who was a true entertainer.

Football has never been the same since he stopped commentating, he was so passionate and wonderfully biased towards Norwich.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very sad time.
Jean Besant from Fakenham

My wife and myself moved to Horsford two years ago so we didn't really get to hear Roy, but my brother and his wife have lived in Norwich for over 45 years and they always spoke about a Roy Waller and the fact that his Saturday morning show was one of the best. So on behalf of both my brother and myself, I would like to offer his family and his friends our condolences.
Tom Robinson from Horsford

Roy will always be remembered for remembering us whenever we rang in. He will be sadly missed by us. Please send our best wishes to Sylvie and the family.
Judith, Roy and Lucy Banks from Thetford

The last time I saw Roy a few months ago, he was putting on a brave face but had not lost his wonderful sense of humour. It is still a great shock that he won't be around any more. Such a major part of the success of BBC Radio Norfolk and a real gentleman who had time for everyone.

I had the pleasure of being a guest on a number of his shows and his quick wit and jokes always made the shows entertaining listening.

His in-depth knowledge of country music was impressive. His football commentaries vital for those of us unable to be there.

Love to Sylvie and the family at this difficult time.
Eric White from Norwich

Will be missed by his friends.

Honoured to have known him.
Jim Hardy from Little Dunham

He was a great to listen to on Radio Norfolk for both his love of Country Music and following Norwich City FC.

I will remember him for his love of Norwich City Football Club and brining the match to life for those of us who could not get to the match at Carrow Road or wherever Norwich were playing.

He will be greatly missed, by all of us.
Stephen Newton from Costessey

I've never done this before, but I had to just say that when I was driving to work today, I was listening to Radio Norfolk as usual and heard the news about Roy.

I felt as though I had just heard about the death of a friend. Driving along the A10 and listening to all the lovely memories of people who loved and respected him, made my journey go too quickly and I sat in my car when I got there just to hear them all.

Although I never met him, he had such a lovely nature and Radio Norfolk and Norfolk will never recreate his magic. He made it all look so easy, and really that's the hardest thing to do in life.

So sorry that he has gone, but he will always be remembered with love and affection by so many people, and not many people will be able to say that. God bless to all his family. xx
Jane Jones from Watlington

When I lived alone in the early '90s it was always special to hear Roy say at the end of the afternoon show, 'to all those who live alone, good night and god bless'. It always made me feel special, and I was a young'un! He was a very special broadcaster and the world is poorer without him, but we have been blessed to have shared it with him. RIP.
Chris from King's Lynn

Thank you Roy for all the pleasure you gave us over many years. May you rest in peace. Gone but never forgotten. Thank you.
Michael and Maureen Scammell from Whitstable

Being regular visitors to Norfolk since 1980, mum loved listening to Rodeo Norfolk with Roy, something which was put on in the car on the way down and listened to on the portable radio once we got to out destination.

About five years ago I purchased a Wi-Fi Radio for mum's new kitchen here at home in Leicester and the only radio station too this day that is programmed into it is Radio Norfolk. The Roy Waller show was never missed, nor Rodeo Norfolk.

Roy, you will be very sadly missed in this household - the voice of Radio Norfolk is now broadcasting from an even bigger studio in the sky. RIP old friend.
Glynn Finney and Family from Braunstone Town

My mother returned home to Castle Acre, forty years an ex-pat and gravely ill. Her radio was her lifeline to the world.

Often, I know, she would ring Roy when he was on air and have a chat. I don't think she ever appreciated the whole of Norfolk could hear her saucy remarks.

Roy was a friend to her, always calling her by her christian name, and will be ever grateful to him for his kindness to my mother.
Terry Savage from the Czech Republic

Thank you Roy for your honest and faithful commentary on Norwich City. I loved your honesty and humour, even in our darkest days. Rest in peace, you are a legend to me.
Chris Halls from Littleport

My best memory of Roy was his commentary of the Norwich games, he made them entertaining and fun to listen to. RIP Roy.
Jack Jones from Fakenham

Roy, we have already missed you very much on Saturday mornings, when you regularly transported us back to Ireland with your wonderful country show.

We were also regular listeners to your afternoon show. You brought so much pleasure to so many people and will be fondly remembered by all of us for many years to come.

Rest in peace.

Our sincere condolences to Roy's family and close friends. We will remember you in our prayers during this very sad time.
Vera Turner from Heacham

A very humble likeable man. Made my family very welcome whenever we met at Radio Norfolk studio. Will be sadly missed.

Deepest sympathy to his family. x
Alan Harriman from Bradwell

My thoughts are with Sylvie and all of the family. This is a very sad day for Norfolk. Roy will be very much missed. He was loved by so many people. My own family always loved to chat with Roy on the afternoon show. My youngest son Duncan would often go over and say hello to Roy at Carrow Road on match day. Roy would always take the time to talk with him. Rest in peace Roy.
Mary Nelson from Norwich

He brightened up everyone's life. I travelled a lot and as soon as I could, listened to Radio Norfolk - I laughed my way home with Roy.

I had the privilege to have met him in real life. He was passionate about his audience. We will miss him but tune in to Radio Heaven.
Dave Johnson

Our family have been great fans of Roy for around 27 years and he was one of the kindest, funniest and nicest men you could wish to meet.

Since the chocolate teapot days and What's for Tea Mother? he spread fun and laughter and on the odd occasion tears.

We count ourselves lucky to have known him and send our love to Sylvie and all the family. We will miss you Top Man.
Joan Skeggs and family from Hardingham and Wymondham

I and my late husband Aleyn, listened to Roy regularly and even listened to his football commentaries on a small radio when we were at Carrow Road!

He also interviewed myself and a friend Mark who co-wrote a Norwich City song in 1995 and liked it.

I am lucky enough to have a recording of my late husband's voice, when he was caught out by Roy in October 2002 in a brilliant wind up, for which I am very grateful.

Roy was a lovely warm, humorous, genuine man with a natural talent for Radio in all its forms, be it commentating, introducing country music or just broadcasting his afternoon or morning programmes. Radio Norfolk has truly lost one of its very best broadcasters.

My sympathies go out to his wife Sylvie and their family.
Valerie Jordan from Great Yarmouth

Goodnight Roy, Rodeo Norfolk wont be the same now.
Alan and Betty Beer from Mulbarton

How we will miss our friend, Roy. Happy memories of the Royal Norfolk Show when BBC Radio had a stand next to ours where Roy and I enjoyed bantering across the avenue.

Our sympathy goes to his family.
Robin Smith from Rackheath

Roy will be greatly missed. My husband and I went to America with him on a Radio Norfolk country music trip many years ago, and also joined him on a day at Yarmouth races. We will treasure happy memories of him and his lovely wife, who with his family, are in our thoughts.
Freda Aldous from Norwich

Dear Roy, rest in peace. Your sense of humour will never be forgotten. Thank you for making days much brighter with your radio programmes. You will always be remembered. Sleep peacefully.
Jackie Clayden from Newton Flotman

I had the pleasure of meeting Roy in The Forum in the TIC about eight months ago and found he to be a really lovely and funny person.

I spent about 30 minutes talking to him about Norwich and found every minute to be riveting and he was very knowledgeable about the club and players.

I used to enjoy listening to his commentary of the matches on Radio Norfolk especially when he used to get so excited about each shot even when the ball went out for a goal kick.
Gary Royal from Norwich

Heaven will be a very happy place today. I never spoke to Roy but he taught me to like Country music. I loved hearing him on the Radio when I was at home by myself. He was everyone's friend. He will be sadly missed.

My thoughts go to Sylvie and family.
Leona Pratt from Norwich

I find it very sad - he always made me laugh. He will be sadly missed by everyone.
Mary Willett from Holt

A true gent and one of the best laughs on radio. His humour and our banter over football, my MUFC and his beloved Norwich city will live in my memory forever. Thanks Roy for the memories, all the best.
John Carr and family from Bowthorpe

All the good ones go first. Roy was a lovely man and will be sadly missed. Hope he has his fishing rods with him. Will miss him very much. RIP Roy, love always.
Mr and Mrs Kevin Ampleford from Fring

He was always a good presenter and will be missed by many.
Jamie Skinner from Gorleston

A very sad day for Norfolk to hear of Roy's passing. I have listened to Radio Norfolk for many years and Roy felt like a friend, although we had never met.

Condolences to the family. God bless.
June and Phillip Clarke from Suffield

So sad to hear about Roy. What a lovely cheerful man he was. Will be missed by so many but he lived his life to the full doing what he loved. RIP. xx
Anonymous from Suffolk

We met Roy when he attended the Village Fete in Ranworth having listened to his programmes on the radio for many years. It was wonderful to meet Roy and his wife. My wife was pleased to have her photo taken with his arm round her shoulder.

He was a lovely warm-hearted person who will be truly missed by so many many people who took comfort from his shows. Especially as at the end of each programme he always had a special mention for those amongst us whom listened alone.

If the world were full of Roy Wallers every thing would be perfect. Our thoughts are with his family.
John and Pamela Cotton from Hemsby

Very sad news today by Andie Harper on Radio Cambridgeshire of the death of Roy. I have missed his Saturday country shows and Roy certainly loved his country music. Condolences to Roy's family - he will be sorely missed by so many.
Marion Scott from Cambridgeshire

Roy - simply the best at all he did, presenting, commentating and compering. Sadly missed by so many. Thank you Roy for the very entertaining Children in Need show you put together last year at King's Lynn Corn exchange with Daniel O'Donnell. Our Sympathy goes to Sylvie and all the Waller family.
Beryl Bunning and family from Watton

Roy, a true gentleman, comedian, presenter and compere. One thing for sure, you will be sadly missed on the stage at the Froggie shows introducing the band on stage. Fond memories of the times we shared jokes. Condolences to all the family. Will always be remembered.
Graham Taylor from Hevingham

There's only one Roy Waller. Will be sadly missed by all.
Mark Burrows from Diss

I enjoyed the afternoon show and witty comments. Roy will be sadly missed on this great radio show, one of the best in and around Norwich.

My thoughts are with his family and all you radio presenters at this sad moment. Take care all of you, live life to the full and most important keep up the good work.
Sandra from Hemblington

When I worked in London and returned to Norfolk on a Friday evening the beginning of the weekend was Roy Waller on Rodeo Norfolk. His gentle voice helped me wind-down. My thanks to him and condolences to his family.
Martyn Sloman from Sharrington

I will always remember Roy even though I only met him once in 1990. I am agoraphobiac and I phoned Roy and asked him if I could cut his hair for Children In Need. He laughed and said, "I haven't got a lot!" He had a good sense of humour. He sent a car to mine and brought me to the old studio. I tried to do his hair but I was so nervous it was like hitting a moving target, so it wasn't much of a haircut but he made me laugh. God bless him, he will be so missed by thousand. Rest in peace, Roy.
Christine from Lowestoft

Saturday mornings will never be the same again. Roy will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family. Rest in peace, Roy.
John, Hilary, Rob and Stephen from Aylsham

I did have the pleasure of meeting Roy on a few occasions when I called at the radio station in Surrey Street and The Forum and was very sad to hear of his death this week. One time I took our grandchildren to sit in on his show at The Forum where he took the micky out of their Staffordshire accents. Fond memories. I enjoyed his afternoon show as well and was a listener for many years. Rest in peace, Roy. Our thoughts are with Sylvie (Dolores) and his family.
Pat Low from Oulton Broad

I have been a listener on Radio Norfolk for many years and I will miss Roy very much - the programme will not be the same without him He was a man in a million and he will always be remembered I would send in my requests and his saying was, "Remember the good times." God bless you Roy. Rest in peace.
Enid Prior from Lowestoft

Roy has given everyone so much fun and enjoyment over the years. He was always willing to help people, I have my memories, thanks Roy.

Did the joke book ever get published? We need something to remember him by.
Peter Harrison from Poringland

Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes to Roy's wife Sylvie, family, friends and colleagues.

John interviewed Roy back in the '90s whilst working as a freelance journalist and has said he remembers Roy being extremely open, caring, humorous and passionate about everything he did, also Roy's enthusiasm for his football commentaries, his morning show, country music and in fact anything Roy put his mind to.

Georgia has only listened to Roy for the past two years since moving to the area and loved his unique way of presenting and the way he put old style country and western music with new country music artists like Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood and the like, therefore appealing for all tastes of country music - well that's Roy - he was loved by all kinds of people in this world and he will be sadly missed, "heaven has another special angel".

God bless Roy, rest in peace.
Georgia and John Arnold from Oulton Broad

We were so shocked to hear that Roy had passed away. He will be missed so much on the country scene as a friend and broadcaster. He worked so hard to promote British country music and was a true gentleman.

Our condolences to Sylvie and family at this very sad time.
Dane Stevens and Kathy from Colchester

My wife and I left the Norfolk area for Scotland, however, we continued to listen to Roy via the internet. He gave us a taste of the Norfolk we knew and loved and we will miss his cheery beautiful voice. Say hello to Jim Reeves for me Roy.
Colin Hoggett from Gairloch Scotland

Roy reached a high standard of broadcasting helping to bring Radio Norfolk to its peak and entertaining his audiences like a jolly uncle. He will be sadly missed by all he reached.
Colin and Joan Brown from Bintree

Many years ago, my then four-year-old daughter and I turned up with a bucket of coppers for Children In Need. We were greeted in the reception of Radio Norfolk and on air by the ever-warm Roy Waller. He made my daughter feel at ease even though he was wearing a kilt which she found rather disturbing! Thank you Roy. A great broadcaster.
Mark Ward from Carbrooke

We miss you very much. He is playing his country in the sky. God bless you Roy.
Malcolm Campling from Norwich

The end of an era. Roy was a great broadcaster with listeners far and wide and we are all going to miss him. We will, as he used to say, "remember the good times". RIP Roy.
Derek Green from Boston

Roy will be sadly missed. I listened to Roy's afternoon programme at work. He certainly helped to get through a very boring job. We all enjoyed his banter with Dolores. Condolences to Sylvie and family.
Terrie

We would like to send our condolences to his wife Sylvie and his family - he will be sadly missed.
Vicky and Kenny from Cambridgeshire

Sorry to hear about Roy. I appreciated what he did to help me get on the country music scene up here when he played my disc on Rodeo Norfolk. Our condolences to Sylvie and his family.
Bob and Christine Sloman from Hickling

We can't believe we won't hear Roy again, he was a wonderful kind man. Thank you Roy for the wonderful memories and we will always remember the good times. God bless you Roy.
Diane and Mervyn from Bungay

You will be sadly missed Roy, especially your time on Radio Norfolk. Rest in peace. Deepest sympathy to Sylvie and family.
Mary from Thetford

To a true supporter of all things Norfolk and Norwich City's 12th man. You will be sadly missed by us all Roy. Rest in peace.
Jon Moore from Norwich

I am deeply saddened by Roy's passing. He was such a true gentleman. I was so lucky to have known him. The last time I saw Roy was at King's Lynn Corn Exchange last November for Children In Need, a day I will never forget, so here's thinking of you fondly. My love to Sylvie and family at this sad time. Rest in peace Mr Waller. xx
Julie Dawn and family from Stoke Holy Cross

As a sales representative I visit Norfolk every month. I began listening to Radio Norfolk for road reports.

I became a big fan of the station, listening as much as possible, and when I was working in other areas, the medium wave transmissions came in very useful.

I used to listen to the John Mills consumer programme over lunchtime, and often used to listen to Roy afterwards. I think this was when Roy used to invite listeners to phone in and say where they were and what they are doing.

I used to phone in from a place a long way away from Norfolk and say where I was and added that 'I should be selling kitchenware, not listening to the radio'. On one memorable occasion Roy said 'where on earth is Barton On Humber', and I had to phone back and explain.

There was another occasion when due to freak weather conditions, I'm not technical, I managed to pick up Radio Norfolk on VHF seven miles west of Chesterfield. But all of these for me, are happy memories of a man I admired.

Only recently I have started a career on a community station. I hope that I can entertain my listeners to half the standard Roy entertained me for many years, if I can, I'll be happy.

My thoughts are with Roy's wife and his family at this sad time.
Graham Hall from Skellingthorpe

Saturdays were always Rodeo Norfolk and Roy Waller. From listening with my dad until he sadly passed away, when Roy's always heartfelt sentiment of 'always remember the good times' would bring a smile to oneself.

Roy will be sadly missed but every time my radio is woken with Rodeo Norfolk I shall indeed remember all of those 'good times' that were shared.
Darren Riley from Walton Highway

A great man who gave everyone a sense of fun and happiness. A tribute to 'Dolores' and family for looking after a legend so wonderfully all these months. God bless Roy and he will be cheering all when they meet him further on.
Keith Burgess from Wymondham

Unfortunately we never got to meet Roy, something we would both have loved to do. We always listened to him when he was on the radio, especially Rodeo Norfolk.

Sadly missed, but one more angel in heaven.

Our love goes out to his wife and family and his Radio Norfolk family for their loss.
Ann and Maurice Argent from Erpingham

Shock and sadness. Roy had time for people and I was proud that he took time and talked to me about my love of singing rock 'n' roll, Elvis and Billy Fury.

Twice he gave me time at his studio to chat about the music and events, especially as I too was raising money for local charities.

These times will always be special to me, made me feel part of the Norfolk community and valued.

His interview technique was very professional and interesting to listeners whilst always keeping that friendly and approachable attitude.

I would often urge local charities to give him a ring to ask if he could help promote their charity events, he obliged every time.

At 45 now, I doubt whether Britain will see many more natural broadcasters of Roy's calibre. He will always be in my thoughts and I am grateful to have Known him.

God bless Roy. X
Geoff and family from Norton Subcourse

Roy, you have been missed on the wireless but we will not forget you. As a football commentator legend - "Yes the referee agrees with me." The afternoon show - "and a special good night to all those listening on their own." Rest in peace "my good man."
Len Harvey from Norwich

A really sad day. 'Mr Radio Norfolk' will be greatly missed by us all.
Dennis and Ann Chapman from Southwold

Roy will be sadly missed and my thoughts are with his family. Roy made my daughter his foreign correspondent in Virginia, USA. No one will be able to fill his shoes. Rest in peace Roy.
Jean Sims from Gooderstone





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