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Your tributes: BBC Radio Norfolk's Roy Waller - page 2
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.

BBC Norfolk has been inundated with messages of condolence from people whose lives he touched.

Having met Roy and his wife on a few occasions, it is with extra sadness I hear of the passing of a good man. He had time for everyone and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. My deepest sympathies to his wife and family. We have all lost a friend.
Dave Veal from Wisbech

Really sorry to hear this news; he made so many happy with his banter on radio, and in life. He will be missed by millions and especially by us. Regards to his family.
Marie and Dave Durston from Bowthorpe

We were lucky enough to host one of Roy's many outside broadcasts. I am sure the listeners enjoyed the fun but nowhere near as much as we did. Roy spread happiness. He was a really genuine gentleman who will be missed by many. All at Three Cottages Fish Restaurant send their sincere condolences to Sylvie and all Roy's family and friends.
Paula, Sam and Dave from North Walsham

Am awfully sad to hear that Roy has died. Back in the '80s a day would not be complete without the fun of his tea-time show. He had fun with everyone he spoke to over the phone. He was wonderful. I still have the tape of when he rung a lady up to get her to speak to a stray dog to ask it, "Are you fair to middlin'?" Sheer brilliance.

Sylvie and his family had to share him with so many people. I loved being on stage with him at the Norfolk Show doing silly plays. (I have photos to cherish.) Move over Morecambe and Wise, Roy is on his way to the great funhouse in the sky!
Pam Flower from Sandbach, Cheshire

We are both so sorry to hear of Roy's death. We met him at a fund-raising event with Sylvie and he was such a pleasure to be around - always making others smile. We also remember bringing clothes and toys to Norfolk Tower for a Radio Norfolk Appeal and Roy dashing out to empty our car of bags and boxes bigger than him with great speed.

He introduced us to the excellent radio station when Radio Norfolk first began and his zany sense of humour had us laughing every day; we just had to listen. Even football, which is not my favourite sport, took on a new and interesting dimension with his commentary. He will be so sadly missed in our household as, I suspect, in many, many more. God Bless you Roy for all the pleasure you brought and our thoughts are with Sylvie and your family.
Moira and Trevor Drew from Dersingham

Sad to hear the news and my condolences go out to his family. Roy was so passionate about the Canaries and some of his commentaries are some of the best I have heard. It will be a big loss to City and the community as a whole.
Mark Parfitt from Dereham

Roy was the country music king of East Anglia. We have been to many of his shows that he presented in the area and he was respected by all performers - for example Daniel O'Donnell. He will be sadly missed and Rodeo Norfolk will not be the same without him. He was a terrific sheriff of Norwich and never a bad word was ever said about him. A genuine guy. Our condolences go out to his wife and family. God Bless you Roy Waller.
Laird Roy and Lady Susan Woods from Scratby

My wife and I were so sad to learn the news, but it's so easy to, "remember the good times", as Roy was ALWAYS so cheerful and friendly. One of my earliest memories of Roy 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 - I was honoured when he gathered a cast for a radio panto, "wot I writ": "Royarella".

Although no sportsman, I listened regularly to Roy's football commentaries: once I was in reception when he came by, paused and confidentially said to a lady sitting there, "Don't worry, Doctor will see you soon".

Thank you, Roy, for exchanging emails and on-air chats and messages in books and cards. Warmest condolences to Sylvie and family, and former colleagues.
Mike Ireland from Thorpe St Andrew

I first heard Roy when I moved back to Norfolk 22 years ago. He made radio so entertaining that all my radios are tuned to Radio Norfolk even though I moved to Cambridgeshire 15 years ago. Condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. RIP Roy.
Dawn Stevenson from Ely

Sadly missed - he was a great man with a lovely sense off humour. Our thoughts are with his family.
David and Cherrie from Swaffham

I once had the privilege to shake Roy's hand after he had been up on the City Hall balcony after Norwich had won promotion to the Premier League. The chant was, "There's only one Roy Waller." He was the voice of Norwich City FC for many years on the radio. Roy - goodnight and God bless.
Marty Howard from Lowestoft

We were so sad to hear the sad news about Roy - we loved hearing him on the radio every afternoon and on a Saturday morning our heartfelt sorrow goes to his family.
Janet and John Presnall from Hemsby

We worked together for over 25 years at the AA. I helped him with his first broadcasts for the hospital radio for Norwich City, before he was really famous. He was best man at our wedding - more nervous than the groom! And godfather to our son Nick and friend to all the family. Our condolences to Sylvie, Mrs Waller snr., Julie, Jane and Paul.
Stephanie and Norman Frost from Great Moulton

I am now 31 and have grown up with Roy on the radio - not knowing the face but knowing the voice. He has become a part of the family. He has been missed on the radio and now will be missed in life.
Claire Tye from Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich

Feeling gutted...what a fantastic man, truly irreplaceable gentlemen, he certainly made us laugh with his fluent Spanish! A great pleasure working with him for his Spanish show down here on the Costa del Sol. With love from all at Yanx.
David Fisher from Marbella, Spain

We loved Roy: football radio and good times at our lovely Princess Theatre in Hunstanton. A great guy. God Bless you all.
Valerie and Barry Kew from Dersingham

My 'fond' memory.... His voice. Warm, friendly and genuine. Whenever I heard him my day became brighter. Thank you Roy.
Glynn Jones from Gillingham

We were so sad to hear that Roy had passed away, he will be greatly missed. Condolences to all his family - Radio Norfolk will never be the same without him, he will be a very hard act to follow. A true gent if ever there was.
Diane - aka 'Norfolk dumpling' - from Hockwold

I worked with Roy's father (Sid Waller) in the '60s delivering laundry to hotels in Gt. Yarmouth. Roy often came along with us on Fridays - we always ended up on Yarmouth market for peas and chips. He was a very quick-witted 12/13 year old with a cheeky grin; he never changed did he? Condolences to his wife, sister, and Doris his lovely mother.
Terry Brock from Norwich

My mum is one of the many people who live on their own and she loved to listen to Roy. He was a truly inspirational person and will be very much missed. My thoughts and prayers go to his family at this time but, as Roy would often say, we have to remember all the good times - and he certainly gave lots of people good times to remember.
Sylvia Daniels from Briston

You brought so much joy to my family when the children were small with your birthday greetings and, "What's for tea Mother?" Thank you Roy!
Margaret Rose from Bunwell

I always enjoyed listening to Roy on Radio Norfolk. I asked him to help us out when Downs Syndrome Norfolk were the host charity at Mannington Hall about 3 years ago. He and Sylvie came and Roy compered the show for us. I think possibly it was the largest gate that Mannington has ever had (an annual event) and I am sure that was mostly due to Roy's popularity and people wanting to meet him 'in the flesh'. He was always such a humble and charismatic man.

Sympathies to Sylvie, Roy's Mom, daughters and all the family and to quote the man himself all I can say is, "Remember the good times." (But I for one will miss him very much.)
Marilyn Farrington from Horstead

This is such a sad loss to both of us who have listened to Roy from the start of Radio Norfolk in 1980. He is sadly missed and will always be remembered for his wit and chats with the children. And of course for, "What's for tea Mother?"

Loved meeting him at his Country Music weekend at Clenchwarton with his line dancing - such fun. Our thoughts are with his family and we offer our sincere condolences.
Edward and Ruth Button from King's Lynn

It may be known throughout the county as Radio Waffle, but Roy Waller brought his sense of daftness to the Norfolk airwaves as no one else could. He will be missed and hopefully never replaced.
Peter Elliott from Downham Market

I was lucky to have met you a few times albeit briefly (at the Norfolk Show). My favourite was when we were both waiting for our people outside Boots in St Stephens (other chemists are available!). You told me that you was a little concerned that you would miss the start of your afternoon programme but your biggest worry was that Sylvie was out with the credit card!!! Thank you for giving us so much pleasure and laughter. My thoughts and love are with your precious wife and family.

(Hello Sylvie, that was my message to Roy. Be strong and 'think of the good times'.)
Gillian Johnson from Norwich

On behalf of all our regulars we would like to send condolences to the Waller family at this sad time. Having spoken to Roy on numerous occasions regarding country music and football we have always found him truthful and constructive. The county of Norfolk is going to miss A Good Ol' Boy. Let's hope St Peter likes harmonica players!
Les and Jean Gaskins, Tony and Diana Cadman and Jill and Brian Pearce, Runcton Holme Country Rebels Country Music Club

Both my and mum's condolences to the Waller family. We wish you all well for the future. May Roy rest in Peace - he did really well on the radio and was such a lovely man. We had a lot of laughs with him. He will be greatly missed.
Tori and Carolyn Stephenson from Potton, Bedfordshire

As a child I would listen to Tea for Three with my grandparents and we'd all try and do the true and false questions. Did anyone ever get 4/4? I called in once to enter the 'sounds like' competition and Roy made me laugh so much on the phone, particularly when he asked my nan "What's for tea mother?"

As a teenager I'd listen to his commentaries on the Norwich games every Saturday, until the day I persuaded my dad to take me to Carrow Road. Even then I had to take my walkman to listen to Roy's commentary.

I've grown up listening to Roy Waller - he's been part of my family life, if only on the other side of the radio. I will miss him.
Vickie Currie, Stoke Holy Cross

Have listened to BBC Radio Norfolk since day one. Roy was my favourite presenter. In his afternoon show we had a bit of banter on the text messages. I offered to give him a bed bath but he wasn't sure if Andie was male or female!

Mum liked Rodeo Norfolk on Saturday mornings, but passed away suddenly eight weeks ago. Maybe Roy can do his show from Heaven now. One more Angel in Heaven. Love to Sylvie and all the family.
Andie, Attleborough

Does him up there really know what he as let himself in for by taking our Roy too early? Heaven must be cracking up by now. What a great man.
Barbara Walden, Holme-next-the-Sea

I had the great honour of making a documentary about this unique man. He was both a broadcasting legend and a Norfolk idol.

I was brought up listening to his football commentaries and although I had met Roy many times before, this was still a man who had been on the radio for 20 years and who I had watched on Blue Peter giving a commentary masterclass to Simon Thomas, he was a pure icon to so many. I was understandably very nervous about making the film. But he was very welcoming and his humour was evident throughout the two days that I spent with Mr Waller.

I will never forget the walk that I took with Roy after the weekend's Norwich City home game. I followed Roy from the little studio in the corner of the Barclay Stand round to the Carrow Road exit in the centre of the city stand. He must have been stopped over 20 times by members of the public, ex-players, distinguished guests and even the club's chairman. He was a true gentleman to all and recognised and engaged with every one of them. Roy will now be missed by many.

My thoughts go out to his wife Sylvie and all his family.
Tom Mallion, Gorleston

We were so sorry to hear the sad news of Roy - he will be missed by all in the world of country and western. Our sympathy goes to his wife and all his family.
Gwen, David, Shaun and Toby, Bradwell

Roy Waller, the people's favourite. You were our daily dose of laughter and squit, "Simply the Best". In our hearts forever.
The Jenkinson Family, Wimbotsham

I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear this sad news. I have a fond memories of Roy when he rang my grandfather on his 60th wedding anniversary and asked how my grandparents had managed to stay together so long, to which my grandfather said it was due to love and kissed my gandmother on air! To which Roy said "steady on", and then he and my grandfather laughed.

Roy also rang to speak to me on my 40th birthday but I was too shy and all that was heard on the radio was me hanging up. I wish now I had done it. Again, what a sad loss to broadcasting - rest in peace Roy.
Jon Benstead, King's Lynn

Very sad to think that Roy is no longer with us. We went back many years and I have very fond memories of him. My thoughts are with his family - God Bless.
Frances, Northern Ireland

So sad to hear the news that Roy is no longer with us. My heartfelt thoughts and best wishes go to Sylvie. I worked for a short while at BBC Radio Norfolk on the reception desk 1989 -1990. Sylvie and Roy became good friends. He invited my father to play Father Christmas twice on his Christmas children's phone-in.

My most outstanding memory is when I had given birth to my son and he and Sylvie came to my house and Roy laid my son on his lap and played with him and told him all my 'secrets'! That son is now 20 years old and has just finished his second year at University - don't think, given the chance, he would fit now!! Best wishes to all his family, such a lovely man.
Jessica, Norwich

Ernie and I always loved country music, but Roy made it special, We hated football but we listen to the Norwich City matches when they play, his commentaries were infectious, as were his programmes. We never met but we felt that he was a friend.

He will be greatly missed. We send our sympathy to Sylvie and family, and of course Roy's mum.
Irene Rycroft, Wisbech

I have known Roy for many years and have admired the way he talks and treats people in all walks of life. My most outstanding memories are when a group of people travelled to Ireland with Roy and Sylvia and visited Daniel O'Donnell's home town, visiting the places where he was a choir boy. Roy sat in the driver's seat of the coach making out he was driving it. I have the this trip on video and will treasure those times for ever.

He could never find his way even with a map, but he always found a place in our hearts. He will not have a route map to heaven, because he doesn't need one. This was a man that had a heart so large it will be beating in our minds for years to come. Thank you Roy. Love to Sylvia and family.
Graham and Margaret, Freethorpe

Will be sadly missed, the airwaves will not be the same now. Loved to hear his happy laugh. Rest in peace.
Elaine and John, Wreningham, Norfolk

Although I now live in Australia, I fondly remember Roy being on the radio whilst travelling home from work daily. His jovial manner and quick wit always made my long journey really enjoyable and I was often laughing so much. I also loved his country music programme.

Thanks for all the laughs Roy, you will be sorely missed. RIP.
Pam Howe, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

I am so sorry to hear of Roy's passing. It was always a pleasure to tune in to a Canaries football match, here in the US, and listen to him broadcast the game. My condolences to his wife and their family and to the many friends whose lives he touched. He will be missed even here in the States.
Ken Wilkinson, Portland, Oregon, USA

Deeply saddened on hearing the sad new of Roy's passing. RIP. Having known Roy in country music for most of my career he was always the gentleman, friendly, helpful and ever the professional as a broadcaster and compeer. He will be sadly missed.
Gerry Ford, Pambula, New South Wales, Australia

Your kindness to everyone, and everything you touched, will be missed sincerely. From my own experience with you sitting many times in Glasswells store in Ber Street having a cup of tea and Sylvia ringing to say you were late at Norfolk Tower, to the kindness shown to me when I tried to start my own shop on Bowthorpe in 1995 and you both came to open it for me with no question of a fee. I for one will miss the radio banter and your totally natural broadcasting as you were on the radio as when out.

Thinking of you Sylvia and all my love to you and your family on this very sad occasion
Malcolm Crane, Norwich

You made us laugh until we cried, and introduced us to country music. Now we will drive carefully, take care and be nice to each other! God bless you Roy, you will be missed so much.
Sandra and Terry West, Gorleston

As a delivery driver, Roy was always fantastic company to me and kept me laughing in the afternoons. Rodeo Norfolk was a must for Saturday mornings too. God bless you Roy and my thoughts are with your family.
Caroline Flint, Walpole St Andrew

What a true gentleman, I used to listen to Roy's football on Radio Norfolk with slightly poor reception, but you could always make out the commentary. I have spent many Saturday afternoons listening to the great man, I was sad when Roy retired from the football. I was lucky to meet him a couple of times, once at the Royal Norfolk Show and then waiting for the Bus Tour to come past during the Championship winning celebrations. My parents who live in West Winch also have met the great man. We are all sad but are privileged to have known Roy.
Nick Pearce, Nottingham

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Roy, he was a broadcasting legend. A great entertainer, and a great ambassador for the city of Norwich, and the county of Norfolk. Roy will be sadly missed by thousands of Radio Norfolk listeners, and will be remembered always. My condolences to Sylvie and all the family.
Keith Basey-Fisher, Hellesdon

I don't think I ever met Roy but I came to live in Norwich, from Surrey, in 1988. What I remember is enjoying Roy's afternoon radio programme on my way home from work, every day. He always made me laugh and was obviously a very special and modest man. Thoughts and prayers to Roy's wife and family.
Eileen McDonald, Norwich

I was never into football, but would often listen to Roy doing his commentaries - and of course on the wireless doing his other shows. A sad loss to us all. Great to have known and worked with you you Roy (Pity about the jokes!).
Stuart Graham, Blofield

Roy you were an absolute star and we will miss you and your humour. I had the pleasure of working with you a couple of times and it was just that! God bless, and our thoughts are with your family.
Bob and Barbara Warnes, Martham

Never got to meet you, but would know that voice anywhere, will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Condolences to his family. Keep that rodeo going Roy.
Patricia Walmsley, Norwich

Roy, you will be missed by all. Your humour brightened up all our lives. Our thoughts go out to Sylvie and all your family.
Daniel Hobbs, Stamford

We knew Roy quite well from his time working for TOC H when he use to broadcast matches from the back of the old South Stand at Carrow Road and also provide the scores when City were playing away. Many a time my mum and dad, who both worked in the refreshment bar below the stand, would make the commentators - of which Roy was one - a cup of tea for half time.

When we lost our dad back on 9th July 1990, I informed Roy on his afternoon show and he gave the most pleasant obituary stating how much he had enjoyed his time at TOC H and the welcome cups of tea. His afternoon Tea for Two show never failed to make me laugh, and it was a must-listen, you also knew when you were back in the county of Norfolk when you retuned the radio and picked up his programme.

But perhaps the greatest memory I have was when he appeared on the balcony of City Hall when City were presented with the Championship Trophy and some fifty thousand people chanting his name. That summed up Roy, a man of all people. Thanks Roy for great memories, we will all miss you. Love to Sylvie and the family.
Nigel Howes, Taverham

What a sad loss this is to BBC Radio Norfolk. This man was a legend, he will live on in people's minds, especially the older and lonely people of Norfolk. He had a one-to-one relationship with them all, and could crack a joke without offending anyone. What a star he was. We shall still see you Roy, up there, as the brightest star of all. A special goodnight Roy. God bless.
Anne and Terry, Thetford

I only met Roy in person once, but listened to him for many years and felt as a friend. The world is a sadder place for his death, but as he might put it: it's a far far better place for his being there for the last 69 years.
Geoff Wilsea, Louth, Lincolnshire

Although I never met Roy, he was always the comfortable voice which accompanied me home from work every weekday evening. I loved his humour and his amazing rapport with people from all walks of life. The heavens have a new star.
Kay, Stoke Ferry

So sorry to read this news. On my three-yearly holidays to Norfolk I always listened to his show, and even though I could not hear him that often I could tell what a lovely, warm and friendly man he was and how lucky Norfolk was to have him. Enjoy broadcasting from the great radio studio in the sky and enjoy the best seat it the house watching Norwich City.
Robert Bramley, Hounslow, West London

So sad to hear of the passing of Roy, he will be sadly missed, a true gentleman.
Bertie Murrell, Hemsby

I first got to hear the sad news of Roy's death on Ronnie Barbour's morning programme on BBC 3CR. Roy had supported Ronnie a lot in the world of broadcasting.

For me, having a holiday home in Norfolk, Roy was everything that is good about the county and its people. I remember when Roy used to stand in for Steve Madden on the regional evening show across the East 7-10pm and his kindness and caring towards everyone he came into contact with was so noticeable.

I would always - when in Norfolk - make a point to switch on Roy and he would always make me laugh. One lasting thought of Roy for me was when he went on Noel's House Party and ended up in the gunge tank for saying tractor drivers should not be on the road, and poor old Roy ended up totally covered in gunge and even then he was laughing.

My thoughts are with Roy's family and all his BBC friends and for me Roy will always be Mr Norfolk.
Paul Wood, Flitwick, Bedfordshire

I shall remember Roy for the regular spots on his show when I was at the airport. His way of getting you involved in conversations and relaxing you was second to none. Made a good friend who will be sadly missed. Condolences to Sylvia.
Trevor Eady, Coltishall

Coming on holiday as we did many years ago we knew we had arrived home when we heard that daft sense of humour. When I lost both my mum and dad (not at the same time), these words helped: "Those we love don't pass away, they walk beside us every day." God bless Roy, you were one of the best.
Jane and Michael, Lowestoft

The Committee and Members of The Silver Dollar Country Music Club, Diss, would like to say how sad and shocked they were to hear of the death of Roy. Rest in Peace.
The Committee of the Silver Dollar Country Music Club, Diss

On behalf of everyone from Dumplin Country we would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Sylvie and their families. Many clubs and bands have Roy to thank for his all his help over the years. Once again thanks Roy and may you rest in peace.
John and Teresa Stannard - Dumplin Country

Was sorry to hear of the passing of Roy Waller on the news last night. Met him once at Radio Norfolk in Norwich, he also called me on many of my birthdays, such a great loss to his family, colleagues and friends, the county of Norfolk and the country as a whole. At the end of every show he always wished everyone who lived alone a special good night. Roy, you were one of the best, may you rest in peace. Finally, would like to offer my sympathies to his wife and his whole family at this very sad time.
Brian Reed, Hunstanton

This is very sad news for Norfolk. Roy was an inspiration to us all in the county, truly a Norfolk Boy.

He will be sadly missed, not only for his work on radio, but for his genuine concern for everyone he met. Roy cared about everyone, and as can be seen from the tributes on this page, we all cared about him. The County Council and all who work for the CC send their sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Tony Tomkinson, Chairman Norfolk County Council

Roy, you were such a special gentleman, touched the hearts of many. You were one in a million and sadly missed. Love and cuddles are always with you, RIP.
Donna Shulver, Harleston

What a sad day for Norfolk, what a sad day for local radio. When my mum died, I went through a really bad time. I wrote to Roy and he wrote back and sent me a tape of music for me to listen too. It's the little things like this that made Roy seem like your best friend - always there in times of need. I first listened to Roy 10 years ago, when I was introduced to Radio Norfolk by my now husband, Ron, and have been a regular of listener of Roy since then. He had a similar sense of humour to mine. Although life goes on, memories are forever.

God Bless Roy, you were a one off. Thoughts and condolences to Sylvie and family.
Helen and Ron, Watton

RIP Roy, such a huge character who loved everything Norwich and Norfolk. You will be greatly missed.
Chris Rush, Attleborough

I would listen every Saturday morning to Roy on his country music show, and every morning when he did the morning show. He will be sadly missed.

My condolences to Roy's family. And as Roy would say "Always remember the good times".
Elizabeth Block, Wretton, near King's Lynn

So sad to hear about Roy, my thoughts and prayers to his family. Roy was the voice of Norwich City, his commentaries were always totally biased - thank goodness. We will miss you, Roy. God bless.
Linda Frost, Fakenham

So sad to hear of Roy's passing, I had the pleasure of working with him a lot. Loved the man. Our love goes out to Sylvia. RIP.
J Stubbs, East Dereham

In 2006 I began a six-month work placement with BBC Radio Norfolk and helped out on many of the programmes. I remember on one occasion helping on the Mid-Mornng Show with Roy and Amy Barratt (producer) at an outdoor broadcast at Downham Market. Roy was walking around generally chatting to people live on the air. He began chatting to one lady who began talking about how she remembered Roy helping out at a charity event and began to describe someone completely different. When the lady had finished he just said "I'll let him know when I see him." Had everyone, including me and Amy, in stitches.
Robert Phillips, Newton Abbot, South Devon

I knew Roy, only having met him on a few occasions, but of course heard him many, many time on the radio. I also met his lovely wife, Sylvia, and I know she will miss him very much. He had a personality that few people could match and a way of talking to you as if he had known you for years, all matched with a sense of humour that in itself was a delight.

Roy, our lives are poorer without you.
Terry and Vera Burchell, Mulbarton

As an "old Norfolk boy" I used to listen to Roy, Keith Skipper and co. in the old days and they reinforced my desire to want to work in radio. I particularly enjoyed the spoof phone calls he used to make in the Afternoon Show and was full of admiration of his easy style. On moving to North Herts I continued to listen to Rodeo Norfolk because he played "proper country" - Foggie, George Jones etc, not this poppy, crossover stuff. Those three hours were a must before starting work on our Saturday Sport show. Many listeners have been in touch and he will be much missed here in Cambs. A broadcaster from the "Old School" in the best possible sense and consequently irreplaceable.
Andie Harper, Mid-Morning Presenter, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Mum, who lived alone a long time, always loved to listen to Roy and was really proud when I was interviewed by him once. Sadly she is now very ill with dementia, but I'm sure she would want me to pass on her wishes to his family and her thanks for keeping her company and making her laugh.
Frances, Cromer

David Clayton asked me to appear on Roy's afternoon show in 2007 to chat about my recently published book "Maid's Head To Hamburg" (I'm just the drummer in the band). Having been a professional musician for a greater part of my life, Roy was fascinated by my tales of Hamburg in the 60s, working alongside many so many well known bands and musicians and of course in Hamburg's legendary Reeperbahn.

I knew Roy of course but had never met him face-to-face, and as we chatted away for almost a half-hour I almost forgot I was appearing on live radio. He was everything I had heard about him - funny, courteous and above all a gentleman and true professional. Roy Waller will be sorely missed by his many listeners, and BBC Radio Norfolk will not be quite the same without his cheery chat. My sympathy to his wife and family.
Rick Meek, King's Lynn

Our offices are next door to BBC Radio Norfolk in King's Lynn, and when he was broadcasting from there he would pop in to see us every week. Roy also did an outside broadcast with both myself and my Managing Director Andrew Johnson at our salt warehouse when it was based in King's Lynn, which was fun and damn cold!

Probably the most memorable thing for me personally was that once a week he used to take my then 5-year-old into the studio after I used to bring her to the office from school and she would go live on air with him - it was so sweet and so typically Roy. As my daughter was a huge fan - moreso in love I think - with Michael Owen, he kindly got him to personally sign her Liverpool top which she cherishes to this day!

I was so very saddened to be told of his passing. Roy, you were a wonderful caring soul, incredibly funny and it was a pleasure for us to see your smiling face every week until you finally moved to Norwich. We have missed you ever since, and the world is now a poorer place without you darling. Rest in peace dear Roy, you are a legend, never to be forgotten.
Susan Blush, King's Lynn

I had the pleasure of Roy's company on many occasions and to say he was a gentleman would be an understatement in the extreme. Roy may have passed, but his warmth and humour as an entertainer and - most importantly - a man will remain in the memories of those lucky enough to have known him for a very long time.

My deepest sympathies to Sylvia and family.
Jamie Thurston, Flitcham

Roy will always be remembered by us, especially for his tea time programme "What's for Tea Mother". We all used to look forward to listening to Roy as he always made us laugh and made each and every one of us feel special. Please accept our condolences.
Janny and Michael Abbs, Rougham near King's Lynn

My first memory of Roy was listening to him one autumn evening in 1998, commentating when Norwich were in the Worthington Cup and Iwan Roberts came on as a substitute in the last few minutes and scored the winning goal. Roy's excitement and enthusiasm was contagious.

From that time forward my wife and I regularly listened to and enjoyed his radio programmes, with his wonderful dry sense of humour. We first saw him in person in Great Yarmouth at a "Should The Team Think" evening. And then he auditioned me on-air for the part of "Zips" in his "Royarella" production a few Christmases ago. (This was his Cinderella take-off). Spending a couple of hours or so in his company, with the rest of the cast, was a privilege I will always treasure.

Dear Roy, we will miss you. To Roy's family, please accept our sincere condolences. You must be grateful for all the happiness and laughter that he brought to so many people and because of this his memory and spirit will live on.
Glenn and Jean Unstead, Thorpe St Andrew

To us Roy was Norfolk. When we first moved to Norfolk from Eastbourne, Roy's voice helped us adjust to the Norfolk way of life.
Gill & Brian Penny, Brundall

I would like to say how much both Roy and Sylvie supported my music-making over the years, and they were both a joy to know ad talk to! I will miss Roy and his wonderful support.

All my love to Sylvie, one of the loveliest people you could wish to meet!
Gary Kennon, Norwich

Roy was a regular customer at a pharmacy I used to manage some 10 years ago. He was the perfect customer - friendly, patient and ready to listen to any advice offered, always with a gentle, kindly manner and - of course - that wonderful sense of humour. He was always welcome in the shop and always brightened our day. A shadow has been cast over Norfolk as we have lost a 'ray of sushine'. Roy, you will live on in the memory of all who met and/or listened to you.
Patricia Clawson, Hempnall

In my eyes he wasn't just Roy Waller but "Uncle Roy". His passing was a terrible shock, and I see it that he has gone to be a brilliant broadcaster and football presenter for Radio Heaven, for which they are very honoured as they've now got our top man.
Maggie McSweeney, Gorleston

Roy was the man, everyone loved him and his unrivalled wit. All ages could associate with Roy, from children right through to to the older generation. In Roy's own words, "Always remember the good times." RIP Roy.
Chris Bunn, King's Lynn

For several years I was a local police beat officer in the city centre. Part of my beat was The Forum. Whenever I did my patrol of the first floor, Roy used to wave at me out of the studio window whilst he was broadcasting! What a gent, he will be really sadly missed.
Paul Young, Rackheath

The last time l saw him was on stage with Daniel O'Donnell in December. We think the only words to say are "Remember the good times."
Hilda & David Moulton, King's Lynn

My earliest childhood football memories are sitting by the wireless listening to Roy's commentary on away games. A true NCFC legend, you will be sorely missed. RIP Roy.
Ross Parkinson, Brighton

Roy was always there chatting away on the radio when I was cleaning, ironing or baking. It seems I have lost a friend, although I never knew him personally! God bless you Roy, keep them laughing up in heaven.... it's our loss and their gain! Deepest sympathy to his family, our thoughts are with them.
Jan Chapman, Hellesdon, Norwich

I met Roy on a number of occasions when I was as a Youth & Community Worker some years ago. He always seemed to find time for everybody, despite having a busy schedule. One of the very few who become "legends" in there own lifetime. "Mr Radio Norfolk" will be remembered with move love.
Brian Colley, Briggate, North Walsham

My dear mother, who died 2006, was a great fan of Roy. I also I spoke to Roy near The Forum just after my mother died he play Silence is Golden by the Tremeloes - it was one of my mother's favourite songs.

I will miss Roy. God bless RIP. Forever in our thoughts. xx
Maire Dewsnap from Mile Cross

Dear Roy, you were like a shaft of light through a dark cloud. You made the radio live for some many people - as if you were in the room with them.

You will be missed by so many people but none more than your dear wife and family, our thoughts and prays are with them.

God bless you son of Norwich. Love from 2 avid listeners.
Irene and Barry Prime from Hethersett

What a sad loss. Whilst Roy was at the AA, we played cricket together, then did hospital football commentaries together from Carrow Road.

He never changed - always a laugh and with an incredible sense of humour.

Since moving here some 20 years ago, we've only periodically been in touch, sometimes during a broadcast, but there was always a story or two to recall.

He'll still be looking down at his favourite team. A privilege to have known you Roy, you are irreplaceable.

My thoughts are with your family.
Ken Baxter from Gemieira, Portugal

Roy... fine broadcaster, but far more important, smashing chap.

It was my pleasure to have known him over many years and it's no exaggeration to say he touched the lives of thousands of people.

Roy, you'll be hugely missed, but never, ever forgotten.
Ian Winter from Lapworth

Roy was the main reason that we listen to Radio Norfolk. His wit and humour were just what you needed if you were feeling low - he spoke just to you.

Radio Norfolk will not be the same without him. Our thoughts are with his wife and family. God bless.
Lyn and David Ivings from Tilney St Lawrence

Never actually met Roy, but always felt I knew him.

He was however, a danger to motorists. Just try concentrating on driving, while laughing your socks off with one of his "phone ins"!

Greatest sympathy must go to Sylvie of course, but he was one man who will always be missed by so many.
Bob Porter from Narborough

A friend to all, an enemy to none.

He brought so much brightness and laughter to so many people.

He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

God bless you Roy.
Joan Gardiner from Great Ellingham

How sad it is to hear the terrible news of Roy's passing. In the 19 and a half years I spent at Norwich City Football Club as Safety Officer, Roy was a true professional, a dedicated supporter of Norwich City and a friend. He will be truly missed by me and I'm sure by many.

Maybe not his 'jokes' so much!

My sincere sympathy goes to Sylvie and family.
Leon Blackburn from Norwich

My memories of Roy will remain forever, a true legend.

Thanks mate for the times that you invited me into the studio when doing a live broadcast. The most important was the day you invited me along when recording an hour long special with singer Sarah Jory, who has now become a much loved family friend.

I'll always remember the day you arranged for me to go into the Mervyn J Futter studio to record 'Danny Boy' for my parents.

I'll also always remember the dreadful jokes you used to come out with when compereing the shows at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton.

My condolences to Sylvie and all the family.

You were a credit to everything you did and to your family and friends.

RIP Plum Plops. xx
Mike Moseley from Heacham

What can I add that hasn't already been said? RIP Roy. Wishes to Sylvie.
Paul Cox from Norwich

My deepest sympathies to Roy's family and work colleagues. I only started listening to his shows a few years ago when I moved down to Norfolk. I always looked forward to his country music show on Saturdays and of course his daily shows in the week. What a lovely warm gentleman - he shall be sorely missed.
Liz Bone from King's Lynn

So sad to hear of the passing of Roy - he will be so missed on Radio Norfolk.

I remember many years ago I won a basket of fruit on his show, and he delivered it to my house. What a surprise to open the door to Roy! My then young daughters and I also sat in on one of his shows too.

My thoughts and sympathy to Sylvie and family.
Jan from Norfolk

Roy you were truly a son of Norfolk; you brought laughter and joy to so many people through the radio. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Now just enjoy God's beautiful garden.
Janet and Gordon Allen from Gorleston

I never met you in person but I did speak to you twice on radio, Roy. You will be sadly missed but always remembered.

To the Waller Family - how lucky you were to have Roy, he was a special kind of person.
Shirley Davies from Mundesley

Roy, you will always be loved and remembered. No need to shout "Where are you?" because you will be in our hearts forever.

Sleep tight, and God bless xxx
Julie Clarke from Hemsby

We have lost a great friend and broadcaster: he will be sadly missed. I consider myself very lucky to have met him, and his dear wife Sylvie. My thoughts are with you Sylvie, RIP dear Roy.
June Williams from Sheringham

On moving to Norfolk Roy was the first voice I heard on the radio. He was good fun and he will be sadly missed.
Patricia Worner from Wroxham

I am incredibly saddened by this as Roy was a legend. My heart goes out to his family. RIP Roy.
Claire Crowther

So sorry to hear of Roy's passing. I worked with Roy from 1969 until 1989 at the AA office on Thorpe Road, and shared with him the early morning broadcasts of roadwork and weather news which we did twice every morning when we were on shift. He was always a joy to work with - you knew you were always in for a feast of witty banter and good humour. I also enjoyed our off-duty rounds of pitch and putt on Mousehold Heath.

As he became more and more involved with his spare-time broadcasting work with Radio Norfolk, you could see that he had the potential to be a real star, which is what he became. I'm sure that I speak for all his old colleagues at the AA when I say God bless you Roy, we have been very proud to have known you.
Brian Childs from Cotgrave in Nottinghamshire

Roy epitomised all that good broadcasting should be. His humour and humanity made him one of those rare individuals that you immediately warmed to. Amongst my many memories one that stands out is the motley crew that he formed into his band of weird instrumental sounds. He was the 'Voice of BBC Radio Norfolk' and like his beloved county's motto he did things differently. It is a wonderful thing to leave this world loved by so many.

Our thoughts are with Sylvia and the family.
Irene and Larry Peters from Downham Market

Such a lovely, funny, talented man; although I never met him, I feel as if I've lost a personal friend. Heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.
Jeanne Vince from Cawston

So sad to hear of Roy's passing. I never met him but felt I had a true friend via BBC Radio Norfolk. A kind and caring man who will be greatly missed in many ways. My condolences to his wife, mum and family. Rest in peace Roy.
Pat from Watton

Always a joy to listen to; he brightened up our day. Heartfelt sympathy to his wife and family.
C Jenkins from King's Lynn

As my husband helps out at the country music festivals we would always see Roy, and what a joy he was - very kind, funny, and he always had time to speak. He was just a wonderful, humorous man, and we will miss him very much. Sleep well Roy.
Jane and Arthur from Hethersett

Roy's family has lost a husband, father, brother and granddad. We have all lost a good friend, and Norfolk has lost another famous son. He will be very sadly missed - rest in peace ol' partner.
Freddie and Suzie Dack from Southery

So very sad to lose 'the voice' of Norwich City. For so many of us our love of the Canaries grew with Roy in our ears and now we continue to follow them with Roy in our hearts.
Leanne Whitmore from Norwich

I grew up listening to Roy's commentaries and you couldn't help but be drawn into a game with his enthusiasm and excitement, and his plain downright bias towards City! Greatest memory of all is Roy going utterly, utterly loopy when Steve Bruce scored that header against Ipswich in the 2nd leg of the Milk Cup semi - radio gold.

I truly hope that between them Radio Norfolk & Norwich City come up with a suitable way of celebrating and remembering one of their greatest assets!
Stuart Sage from Liverpool

Sending thoughts to Sylvie and his family at the sad loss of an amazing radio broadcaster. He will be sadly missed on Saturday mornings.
Keith and Carol Read from Feltwell

Many of those who have passed on have had tributes like "will be sadly missed". In Roy Waller's case, this sentiment is genuine - his contribution to Radio Norfolk will be remembered for many years.
Ron Miller from King's Lynn

I'm sure Roy would have had a chuckle about this score:
Norfolk 0 - Heaven 1
God bless, and RIP.
Peter Dennis

One must do now what Roy always told one to do: just remember the good times.
Derek Lawrence from Bungay

I met Roy twice and frequently listened to Radio Norfolk. He was always unfailingly courteous and pleasant. I shall miss him very much and send my sincere condolences to his many friends at the BBC and to his family.
Malcolm Smith from South Wootton

My wife and I heard the tragic news on BBC News last night. Our hearts go out to Sylvie.

I think Roy was Radio Norfolk and we all expected him to go on forever. I am sure he has met up with dear John Mills - they can run a local radio station in heaven. I can just imagine Roy taking the mickey out of all the angels. God bless.
David and Maureen (Nanny) Johnson from Carbrooke

I am one of Roy's twin daughters, and I live in Australia. I came back to the UK twice in the last few months to spend some time with my Dad, with daily hospital visits to Addenbrooke's Hospital with my sister Jane and Aunt Lynda. He was just so amazing, and although he was suffering he never, ever complained. The last few months, although it was difficult and sad, we spent some quality time with him and he knew that he was much loved by us and everyone else that had the pleasure to know him or even those people who had never met him.

When my sister and I were young, Dad would always drag out the tape recorder - the
old-fashioned ones with the big reels of tape. He would make up spoof radio shows - Jane reading the news, myself reading the weather, and then he would do his 'DJ' bit - it was fun. You were always destined to get behind the microphone, Dad.

I was envious of your career, Dad. You had achieved so much and I remember you once saying that if you do something that you enjoy, it will never seem like work and YOU did it. Then, to top it off, becoming Sheriff of Norwich - what an honour for "My Dad".

I was able to log online to BBC Radio Norfolk yesterday from Australia and listened well into the early hours of the morning to all the fantastic tributes to my Dad. I will miss him more than words can say and my thoughts and prayers at this time are with my Nan, Jane, Lynda, Sylvie, Jodi and all the grandchildren.

Rest in Peace Dad - I will be home soon to your beloved Norwich for your final farewell. XX

Your daughter,
Jules XX

I grew up listening to Roy's football commentary on Radio Norfolk. For many years, when I lived abroad, picking up Roy's commentary over the internet was a weekly slice of home. He kept the commentary entertaining and always a little bit, just a little bit, biased towards Norwich's corner. Quite right too.

He'll be very much missed.
Jonathan Broke from Holme Hale, Norfolk and Hackney, London

We have lost a much-loved person who I had the pleasure to talk too several times at the country and western shows that he compared for Gerry Smith at Theatre Royal.

It's nice to be important but more important to be nice and Roy was just that type of person. From a Suffolk boy, you will be missed by all over the border. God bless you Roy and thoughts are with the family.
Colin and Janet Fordham from Hopton

I ran into Roy in King's Lynn when I was with my friend Luke. I explained to Roy that Luke came from the Ipswich area and he said, "Oh dear George, duff him in quick!" All in good fun, of course.
George Chappell from King's Lynn

We were so sad to hear of the death of Roy. He was such a lovely man, always laughing and making people smile, I used to enter his competitions and it was lovely to speak to him, he always made you feel special. Sincere condolences to Sylvia and his family.
Kaye Hill from King's Lynn

I always enjoyed texting and the banter on Canary Call you gave to your listeners. Maybe Norwich City could have a pre-season annual match in your honour, Roy Waller memorial cup maybe against Ipswich Town or such like team? I am sure you would approve, regards to your family at this sad time.
Philip Dennington from Beccles

Only just heard the sad news last night. Roy was such a lovely man and will be greatly missed. My sympathies are with his wife and family and, of course, his colleagues at Radio Norfolk . RIP Roy.
Hazel Sultano from Saham Toney

All the members of Diss Town Football Club send their condolences to Sylvie and all of Roy's family at this very sad time. Roy visited us many times at sponsor evenings and to open extensions to our clubhouse. He always took time to speak individually to those present and gave witty talks and engage in very humorous question and answer sessions.

We were delighted that he was with us in 1994 at Wembley when we won the FA Vase. We will always remember a good friend. Rest in peace.
Tony Collins from Diss Town FC

Happy memories of days at 'Sunny Hunny' and in particular the Princess Theatre. The laughs and fun we had. The theatre will never be the same without Roy - it was his second home
Rae and Rosemary Steward from Hunstanton

A fun guy whose dulcet tones on the radio I will miss.
Bob McKibbin from Newton Flotman

Roy, you can never be replaced. We will remember the fun and laughter, great times. God bless you.
Jill and Tony from Fakenham

My wife and I are very sorry to hear about Roy Waller's death. We both enjoyed listening to Roy for many years- all of progs that he chaired. Please pass on our sorrow to all who know him - there are no words to say to family, only sorry for their loss.
Julie and William Skinner from Wisbech

I will never forget Roy and the kindness that he showed to me on our holiday with Radio Norfolk listeners to Canada where he and Sylvie got married. I have an artificial leg and Roy helped to push me around the Buchart Gardens on Vancouver Island in a wheelchair, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to see the beautiful gardens because they are so vast.

Both Roy and Sylvie were absolutely wonderful to me and I will always be grateful to them for that. Roy was such a shy and humble person underneath his funny and cheeky face and we all loved him dearly. He always gave a thought to others who were shy or were alone I think he felt an empathy with them. Roy was a lovely human being and will be greatly missed by everyone who new him personally or over the airwaves. Rest in Peace Roy. God Bless.
Peggy Sutton from Hemsby

Roy will be sadly missed but remembered so well for his love of life. He was very kind and thoughtful. A truly genuine man who so enjoyed his life and was very proud to be Sheriff of Norwich in his later life. I most remember him for his football commentary, he was so biased but we loved him for it - Norwich City till he dies! My thoughts are with his family but remember he will live on in our hearts.
Sue Fish from Hethersett

I only met you once, but through the radio you became a good friend with a great sense of Norfolk life and the humour surrounding it. Never liked the music you played - but I never held that against you! Roy Waller - one of the true good guys.
Stephen Copeman from Norwich

I met dear Roy on a trip to England in 1990. He was a great favourite of my late mother who lived in Sheringham. I work for ABC Radio in Australia and I can remember chatting with Roy about the delights of working in broadcasting. He was one of the best. My love to the family.
Andrew Ogilvie from New South Wales, Australia

Roy was a great friend of Jarrolds and would always ensure there was laughter and fun involved in everything we participated in. It could have been War of the Workforce or one of my 'smelly slots', when I would bring in new fragrances to talk about on air. Roy was always the first to try them and loved his little bag of samples I would leave behind. A lovely, warm and sadly missed man.
Suzie Abel from Norwich

I have only lived in Norfolk for four years but listen to Radio Norfolk due to Roy. I loved his afternoon programme and was disappointed when it ended. Also I have no interest in country and western music but listen with Roy in charge. Why - because he was a funny and genuine person, especially when reading people's requests, if it was for someone who was or had been ill. He had such a distinctive voice and you almost felt he was talking just to you.

We will all miss him but not as much as his family my heartfelt condolences go to them, and maybe it will help them in some little way to know people are thinking of them. Goodbye Roy and thank you for being just you.
Mary Fern from Shipdham

Roy also promoted the band I used to be with called Moonshine. He had this young band on his show and always encouraged them on air. Condolences to Roy's family.
John Russell from Norwich

Roy was always very supportive of our sixties band Mervyn & The Starbeats and we always appreciated this. It was always good to meet and talk to him at the Golden Years concerts. We shall miss him.
From Mervyn & The Starbeats

I grew up listening to Roy in the afternoons, my parents would always have him on. When I started working, I'd listen to him on the way home. Being of the digital age, I couldn't resist texting into the show, especially during Name that Tune towards the later years of the afternoon show. Then the call came from Mr Waller himself, would I come live on air and play guess the tune? I used to look forward to my daily phone calls, and the banter we used to have.

Sending my condolences to Sylvie, the family, work colleges and anyone that knew Roy. You are Norfolk's sweetheart. Rest in peace.
Lucy Hibbirt from Elm

I was 15 and walked into a Radio Norfolk open day around 1990 wearing an England shell suit. Roy's first words were "You scruffy beggar" - he winked, smiled and made everyone laugh. I've never forgotten it and when we met again at Norwich City, working for our respective radio stations, he had that same wicked sense of humour and made everyone feel very special. RIP Roy, you will be truly missed.
Jon Dack from Great Yarmouth

A very sincere man who did so much for people without asking what is in it for me. Connected with people in the way that other broadcasters find difficult to do.
Martin and Christine Jermey from Sheringham

A very much loved man, always brightened my darkest days! Will always be missed but never forgotten.
Dean Kemp from Coltishall

A light has gone out for the Norfolk people.
Colin Huxtable from Fakenham

When Roy was on the radio he just made me smile - what more can you ask?
Robert Brown from Aylsham

I always felt I had a lot in common with Roy. My first love in football was Norwich City although I've spent the last 30 years covering Cambridge United and Peterborough United for BBC Radio Canbridgeshire. Like Roy, I've always held a passion for speedway having been introduced to the sport as a youngster at the Firs. And my musical taste was similar with country music being the base with the Irish variety always to the fore.

But apart from this, I always regarded Roy as being one of the most innovative and entertaining presenters on local radio - always out and about among the people where he was always so much at ease. His send-up phone calls and his SAS adventures were compulsive listening.

His absence over the last six months followed by his sad passing leaves a huge gap for BBC Radio Norfolk.
Edwin Overland from Terrington St John

How very sad. As listeners from over the border we sometimes struggled with poor reception but it was worth all the crackling to hear Roy in the afternoon and both my sons' love of Norwich City is due to Roy's commentary on a Saturday.
Leslie from Boston

Thank you Roy for putting a smile on all of my family's faces. Rest In Peace Roy. Condolences to all his family and friends.
Adam Woods from Salhouse

I will remember Roy with great affection, when my son became extremely ill in 2002 Roy was kind enough to send Ed a taped recording of NCFC games. Also Roy and Sylvie supported us with our fundraising efforts for Caroline House. A wonderful man, RIP Roy.
Sandra

Dear Sylvie and girls, please accept my most sincere and deepest condolences at your loss. I was blessed to be one of Roy's many witnesses.
Dr Malcolm Alun William from All Saints

A very sad day. I loved the way he done the football as a little boy listening to the games on my radio when I could not go. And as I got older every game Saturday or midweek I would have him on for the football. Norwich and Norfolk have lost a true gent. He was and still will always be Mr Norwich City.
Stuart Warburton from Norwich

It was privilege to have know Roy and had the honour to fly him to Norwich City matches. He will be missed by so many.
Captain Derek Forster from Blofield

Can't imagine my life without you in it. You were so dignified to the end and fought so hard to stay with us. I will look after mum and your girls for you. Love you always. Hope you and dad are bantering up there like you always used to. Love you always, xxxx
Lynda from Norwich

As a child I grew up with Roy on the radio with his famous catchphrase, "What's for tea, Mother?" He was such a funny guy and he always made me laugh, such a sad loss to radio and the country music scene. With all my best wishes to Roy's family at this time.
Martin Rendle-Hunt from Briningham

A good, kind man, always happy to help anyone. Going to miss his voice in the afternoon radio show - never be the same without him.
Yvonne Armstrong from Upton

RIP Roy. As a kid I grew up listening to the voice of Mr Norfolk and always looked forward to listening to the Norwich City matches. My condolences to the family.
Gary Brown from Bowthorpe

For so many years Roy's voice brought me back to Norfolk even though I'm sat 3,500 miles away. We have lost a real Norfolk boy and I for one shall miss him.
David from Winston Salem, NC, USA

Over the last 10 years of my career, I've been interviewed by Roy on several occasions. An endlessly naughty man, he always made a radio interview a little more bizarre than you could ever expect. Not only has Norfolk lost a wonderful man, but radio in its entirety will never be the same. Rest In Peace Roy, Radio Norfolk won't be the same again! My thoughts are with the Waller family and everyone at the BBC.
Chris Rankin from Norwich

A BBC Radio Norfolk champion. An irreplaceable character who will be missed by all of his fans!
Ben from Cromer

Many happy memories of Roy. My two visits to sit in on the show will never be forgotten and the music quizzes - I still have the mug! Roy lightened everyone's day and will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences to Sylvie and all the family.
Rosie from Denham




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