Will Kinder

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Will Kinder, also known on the show as 'Greyhead' due to his grey hair, was the producer of The Afternoon Show on BBC Radio 1 from 2000 to 2003.

Early career

William Martin Kinder was born in 1969 in Woking, Surrey. He first got into radio by presenting and producing on local stations County Sound and Radio Mercury. A move to London's Heart 106.2 followed, where Will took up his new role as promotions producer. He was then promoted to produce Heart's Breakfast Show, where he won a Sony Gold award for Best Breakfast & Best Promotion.

Will joined Radio 1 in November 1997 to produce The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. After Zoe's departure, Will piloted and launched the next Breakfast Show with Sara Cox in April 2000. He left the show soon after to produce Emma B and Jamie Theakston at the weekends, before finally joining Chris Moyles' team in winter 2000.

Work with Chris Moyles

He joined the Afternoon Show team in December 2000, replacing Rhys Hughes as producer. Features that he was a major part of included Bang Will's Head Against the Studio Window, Fire at Will, Will Kinder's Friday Night Chuckle and Sports Talk.

Will famously fancied Myleene Klass from the pop band Hear'say, and recorded a duet with her in 2002. His vocal talents were also showcased as MC Greyhead, and as part of the teams Bigger Brovaz rap. Will also had his own theme music, which was then remixed by hundreds of listeners.

Other favourite moments include the time that boy band Busted renamed him Greyhound, and the time Noel Gallagher famously told him to shut up and make Chris a cup of tea.

Will oversaw the teams' roadtrip to America in 2002, and was part of the team that won a Sony Bronze for Daily Music Show of the Year. He left the show on 26 September 2003 to join Tiger Aspect Productions, a television production company based in Soho, London. He couldn't stay away for long though, and rejoined Radio 1 shortly afterwards to be the Day producer on The Chris Moyles Show.

After spending time on the road for the Red Nose Rally, Will left the show again in June 2005 to work on online projects for the BBC - part of a push to improve and deliver better online services to accompany BBC television and radio output.