The deal was called off so, left without a job, Ben joined Radio Scotland instead.
He became one of the station's most popular presenters with his shows Rooster Call and Destination Midnight.
He began spinning discs in various venues around town and was voted London's top club DJ three years running, working at the Empire Ballroom in Leicester Square, the Marquee in Soho, The Rainbow Room in Chelsea as well as clubs in Ilford, Leyton and Hammersmith.
Bill only stayed on Radio London for three months before returning to Caroline.
It was on this second spell with the station that he became best-known as the voice of Caroline Cash Casino, a hugely successful competition which went out hourly every morning on both Caroline ships.
He also studied broadcasting and began to work in radio.
In 1964 he headed back to the UK and, after a brief spell with Radio Luxembourg, joined Caroline North in April 1965.