in Canada (1950) and educated there.
Still married to Gudrun (an Icelander) since 1975. Have 3 children
Currently lives in Esher, Surrey
Chairman: Crystal Palace FC Vice-Presidents
Chairman: Croydon Colorectal Cancer Charity
David began broadcasting to the UK via Radio Luxembourg in 1968 after a
couple of years in local Canadian radio (which included stints in the Yukon
Territory and the interior of British Columbia). He acquired the nickname "Kid"
because he was the youngest radio presenter in Europe at the time. He left
Luxembourg in 1975 for Radio Trent in Nottingham.
In 1976, he went to Radio 1, followed by a move to Capital Radio in 1984.
During this time he hosted the Nescafe Network Chart Show for 10 years to the
entire UK Independent Radio Network. In 1998 he accepted an offer to go to
London based Heart 106.2, before moving back to Capital in 2002, this time for
the Capital Gold Network. He continues to broadcast on Capital Gold, Monday -
Saturday from 10AM - 1PM.
|He has also hosted a weekly-networked CBC (Canadian Broadcasting) show from
London and has presented various syndicated documentaries and specials for
hundreds of American stations over the years.
He has won 5 Sony Radio Awards as well as New Spotlight DJ of the year (1972
and 1973), Melody Maker DJ of the year (1983), Variety Magazine for Radio
Personality 1980, British Radio and Television Industry award for Best Radio
Programme1986, Maple Leaf Award for Canadian Contribution to Broadcasting 2002. Radio is only half the story, and the kid is known to a generation from his
time on the small screen. He has presented dozens of networked, syndicated and
local TV shows over the years with formats from Children's to News and Current
Affairs. In 1980, he took a 2 year break from the BBC to go to work in Atlanta as a
news "anchor" for Ted Turner on the Superstation, TBS as well as presenting
documentaries for CNN. This led to an Emmy nomination for the documentary series
TV series in the UK include "Pop Quest" - Yorkshire, "45"- Granada
"Razzmatazz"- Tyne Tees, presented the first 3 annual Brit Awards (known as the
British Rock and Pop Awards"- BBC 1, "World Wise"- TVS, "Afternoon Club"-TVS,
"Central Weekend"-Central, "Relationships"-Anglia, "Top of the Pops"-BBC 1,"The
Number One Show"-TVS, "DJ"-TVS, "Nightline"-Tyne Tees, "Champions of the
Future"- ITV and Ch. 4, "Lumberjacks"- Ch. 4, and hundreds of contributions to
various other shows.
Currently 'fronts' Sky Sports Formula Palmer Audi Championship, occasionally
guests on Sky Sports News and voices the most widely syndicated TV show in the
world, the weekly: "Gillette World Sport". Have worked for a number of F1 teams over the years, David has done a wide
variety of corporate duties encompassing hosting car launches, driver
interviews, presenting paddock club events and looking after sponsors. Closely associated with motor racing having run own team, "Kid Jensen
Racing"- Formula 3000 and Formula Opel. He has appeared on dozens of motor
racing programmes on ITV, Sky Sports and Ch. 4 and his 17 year-old son Viktor is
a highly rated driver, and one to keep an eye out for.
He has hosted general award ceremonies including Travel, Advertising and
Broadcast Awards as well as individual companies' internal or general industry
awards, eg. EMAP, New Scotland Yard Bravery Awards, Formula Renault Championship
etc. This is in addition to parties, discos and discussions on behalf of such
diverse businesses as Debenhams, NABS, The Radio Academy, the Labour Party,
Cedar Software, Palmer Sport, Crystal Holidays, Nescafe, Lola, Caterham Cars,
Icelandair, Faberge, csma, Celtic FC, St. Mirren FC, Crystal Palace FC, Laurent
Perrier and Budweiser. The latter two were sponsors of Kid Jensen Racing.
He has also addressed the Oxford Union and presented school awards and prizes
at various institutions around the UK.