03 November 2013
Leighton was born in Australia in 1946. He had his first taste of radio at the age of 15 as a “junior disco jockery” on SCH in Sydney.
Moving to Wellington in 1980 for a one-year stint at 2ZB, Leighton ended up staying for 5 years. After briefly dabbling in radio in Adelaide, Leighton moved to Auckland to work at 1ZB, now renamed Newstalk ZB, and has remained there ever since.
Leighton’s memoir, Beyond The Microphone, goes on sale November 1.