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World Radio Day 2021

I wrote this on 13th February on Facebook, just a wee post to mark World Radio Day. It got a ridiculous number of likes and kind comments, so I thought I’d post it here for posterity!

Back in 1977, 14 year old me passed my ‘test tape’ at the local hospital radio station and was awarded my first show. Radio Royal’s “Country Clinic” aired at 7.30pm on Thursdays.

It’s been quite the journey since: BBC Scotland, Forth RFM/ FM, Qfm, Scot FM, Clyde2, Beat 106, Kingdom, Clan, Forth2 and all sorts of deps, network commissions and one offs along the way.

Then there’s the teaching. I thought it would be a bit of supply to augment the radio work for a wee while. 15 years later I’ve still not been found out.

This year saw the 10th World Radio Day and the wheel has turned full circle.

I still do many things for Radio Royal and get to play Country music nationally on Chris Country Radio. (I’m there in the afternoons, by the way)I’m very fortunate to have been involved in the medium I love for 43 of my 57 years. Let’s aim for the half-century and beyond!


Author: johnco

Born in 1963, been involved in radio since 1977.

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