As a former breakfast-show host, what do you wake up to?
I don’t listen to anything in the morning. I prefer to watch TV at that time of day, so I tune in to the BBC breakfast news.
How do you rate current Radio 1 breakfast DJ Chris Moyles?
He’s very good. People call him a shock jock, but I think he’s just a bit outspoken. In the 80s, I was actually a shock jock for Radio London. I was terribly rude to people who phoned in.
What makes you switch off?
People who are terribly opinionated. Particularly some of the girls on radio. I think it’s their stern voices that I don’t like. There are about three of them, but I wouldn’t want to name them.
Have your musical tastes changed as you’ve got older?
Not really. I still love soul music. But I actually think today’s artists are better than those of yesteryear. The Beatles and the Stones just stood there with guitars and sang. These days people like Rihanna can sing, dance and do everything.
Ever google yourself?
Not really. But I am on Twitter and Facebook. I’m really into gadgets. I was one of the first people in the country to have a satellite dish and one of the first to have a sat nav system. No one knows more about this stuff than I do.
Favourite TV shows?
I’m a big one for news programmes. So I never miss Question Time, Panorama and Newsnight. I love everything Jeremy Paxman does. I’m his stalker! I’ve also watched Coronation Street since it began.
Corrie’s Ken Barlow, actor William Roache, claims to have slept with more than 1,000 women. Have you topped that?
No. I did very well, but I couldn’t top that.
Did you get halfway?
Er… yes. I’m not proud of it, but I was single in the 60s. I’m happily married now and never once been unfaithful, so I’ll never top William.
Did pop stars once throw themselves at you?
Well, I did go out with Lynn Paul of the New Seekers. She was very short-sighted, so I had to read the restaurant menu to her. I don’t even think she realised she was out with me.
Who turned you off?
I found Pan’s People unfriendly. I don’t think they were the best dancers in the world, either.
Is it true there was a Radio 1 DJ who had the hots for you?
Yes. We were playing truth or dare at a Diana Dors party and Alan Freeman confessed that the person he most fancied in the room was me. I said, “Fluff, I’m flattered, but I’m just not that way.” I was quite the reverse, more interested in girls.
Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi told RT she was a fan of DLT. Who’s your most unlikely fan?
I’m reliably informed that Prince Charles always listened when I was on Radio London.
Were you offended by the Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse DJ characters, Smashie and Nicey?
No, I loved them. One or two DJs I knew didn’t, as they thought they were based on them. But Paul Whitehouse told me they were modelled on Alan Freeman and me. Some of their expressions I never used – but I do now. Popadoodletastic!
Tony Blackburn presents Pick of the Pops on BBC Radio 2 at 1:00pm.