Mr D first opened the microphone in 1957 when stationed in Gibraltar with the R.A.F.
Where he presented several shows, including a Breakfast Show, on Forces Radio. He also presented shows on Gibraltar Radio and did voice-overs for the local cinema. He moved from Eastbourne to Australia in 1960, and graduated from the Leigh Murray Radio Academy. He has done several "stints" as guest announcer on commercial radio stations in Victoria and Queensland and presented various shows on four community radio stations in Queensland.