Mark Daley

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For those of a similar name, see Mark Daly (disambiguation).

Mark Daley is a Northern Irish-born American broadcaster. He is the American and international host of BRIT40 and the music and pop culture show The Daley Planet on UPOP, XM Satellite Radio and WorldSpace Satellite Radio.

Early career[edit]

Daley’s radio career began at the BBC in Northern Ireland in 1983 as a reporter. He switched channels in 1985 to Downtown Radio where he produced and presented his own nighttime Indie music and talk show—exposing new bands. Moving to London, England in the late 1980s, Daley joined BBC Greater London Radio (GLR), the station whose presenter line-up included Chris Evans, Kevin Greening, Janis Long, and Johnnie Walker MBE. Crossing the Atlantic in 1994, Daley became a Disk Jockey at the influential modern rock station WHFS.

Recent career[edit]

A keen environmentalist, Daley left WHFS in 1999 to create and program Zero24-7 Web Radio,[1] the world’s first internet radio station to mix progressive music with a green progressive message and to be programmed by professional broadcasters. Streaming globally and playing locally, the station was featured in media as diverse as CBS Radio's The Osgood File [2] and CNN.[3] Zero24-7 was awarded the 1999 OMB Watch Grand Prize for "effective use of technology in their public policy activities."[4]

As BBC America’s Music Expert from 1999 to 2003, Daley was at the forefront of exposing UK bands such as The Chemical Brothers, Stereophonics, and The Beta Band to the US audience.

Daley joined WorldSpace Satellite Radio in 2000 working on channels BOB, The System and, most recently, UPOP. He has hosted numerous specials including most recently the 2006 V Festival USA, The Brit Awards 2007, and the UPOP Sessions at Abbey Road 2007 and 2008.

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