Robin Galloway, the cheeky radio presenter who was dismissed from his post at Real Radio for a naughty stunt, has got a new job at Radio Clyde.
The Glasgow station has given the popular DJ the vital daily afternoon slot, starting at 2pm today (Wednesday January 5), and running for four hours over the vital early evening drive time slot.
Galloway, known for his on-air wind-ups, got into hot water last year when he arranged for Barrie Hodge, his producer, to walk past in the nude while he was interviewing Labour leader Ed Miliband. Galloway captured the moment on video. His former bosses had little choice but to make an example of him though, in his regular colmn in The Sun newspaper, the DJ susggested that they had a collective sense of humour failure
Galloway, now 48, first sprang to prominence in his hometown of Aberdeen in 1983. CDs based on his wind-ups are best-sellers and he has also won a Sony Radio Award and a coveted New York Gold Award.
He forms part of a new programme schedule on Clyde 1 which sees current drive time host, Knoxy, moving to the 10am mid-morning slot while George Bowie and Suzie McGuire will continue presenting their hugely popular breakfast show.
Galloway said: “It’s every DJ’s dream to be on Clyde 1. This is a dream come true for me – it’s like signing for Manchester United. Let the fun begin.”
He told The Sun that he had demanded a nudity clause in his contract and threatened to present his first show in the nude. Given the weather, that is more likely to be another wind-up.
Tracey McNellan, Station Director for Radio Clyde, said: "We are delighted to welcome Robin to Clyde 1 and are sure he will be a great success with our listeners during drive time.