Tony Currie

TONY CURRIE has held a passionate interest in broadcasting since, aged eleven, setting up Radio Six as his attic radio station in 1963.  Ten years later his was the first voice on Radio Clyde, Scotland’s first landbased commercial radio station.  Then, after twelve years as an on-screen announcer with Scottish Television, and a year running Radio Six  as Europe’s first commercial cable radio station, he joined the UK’s Cable Authority in London as Controller of Programmes, overseeing the rapid development of satellite and cable channels in the ‘80s.

He then went on to run a cable TV station for Asians living in Britain; and set up Ireland’s first satellite channel, TARA TV, as its launch Director of Programmes. Consultancy work has included a variety of projects from the creation of the UK’s first secondary school radio station to the launch of commercial broadcasting in Kiev. As a broadcaster he’s appeared on TV and radio stations around the world from C-SPAN to Radio Northsea International, and is currently a television announcer and network director for the BBC, whilst running his own internet radio station, Radio Six International, listened to in 159 countries.

As a journalist and columnist he has contributed extensively to all the major broadcasting publications including Broadcast, The Listener, Radio Times, TV Times, The Guardian, Times Educational Supplement and Television, and currently writes a regular column for Monitoring Monthly.

His first book, The Concise History of British Television was published in 2000, and his second The Radio Times Story came out in 2001.  His tale of the early days at Radio Clyde will be published in October 2009.

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