Vic Galloway

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Vic Galloway
Vic Galloway in 2009.jpg
Vic Galloway in 2009
Birth name Michael Galloway
Born (1972-08-04) 4 August 1972 (age 42)
Oman
Show BBC Introducing in Scotland
Station(s) BBC Radio 1
Time slot 12-2am Thursday morning
Show The Vic Galloway Show
Station(s) BBC Radio Scotland
Time slot 8-10pm Monday night
Style Disc Jockey
Country United Kingdom
Website Myspace
Twitter site
BBC Radio 1 minisite

Michael "Vic" Galloway (born 4 August 1972, Muscat, Oman) is a DJ on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 1, Galloway presents a self-titled show on Radio Scotland (formerly known as Air) every Monday from 8:05pm-10pm and does the BBC Introducing Scotland Radio 1 programme Wednesday evenings/Thursday mornings from 12:00-2:00am. He presents BBC Scotland's T in the Park television coverage every summer and has also presented the station's The Music Show.

BBC Radio[edit]

In addition to his regular shows which have been running for over 11 years[dated info] on BBC Radio, Galloway has presented 2 series of 'Mouthing Off'[1] and ‘The Big Scottish Adventure',[2] as well as various documentary series including 'Indie-pendent Scotland', 'The Banned History of Rock'n'Roll', ‘Meet the Neighbours’ and ‘School for Genius’. He has broadcast live shows from the 'T in the Park', 'South by South West',[3] Indian Summer, 'Live 8' and ‘Connect' festivals for the BBC. He has also recently[dated info] presented the Radio 1 Rock Show and covered for Marc Riley on BBC 6Music.[4]

BBC Television[edit]

On TV he has presented 5 years of BBC 1 and BBC 2's 'T in the Park' coverage [2], 'The Music Show'[5] on BBC 2, BBC 4’s ‘Caledonia Dreaming’,[6] and Channel 4’s ‘Transmission’.[7]

Media career[edit]

As a freelance journalist, Vic Galloway does regular work for newspapers, magazines and websites, including a weekly music column for ‘A-Listed’. He has also written for The List and contributed articles such as "Why more DJ's must be like Peel" [3] to the Sunday Herald. He is often invited to host and MC events, such as 'Burnsong'[4], 'Ballads of The Book'[8] and 'The Scottish Style Awards'[5] in recent years. He also DJ’s in clubs and universities across the UK and abroad. In 2009-2010 he compered the ‘Waverley Stage’[9] as part of Edinburgh’s legendary Hogmanay Street Party Celebrations. Galloway also writes a weekly column for the website Dear Scotland which features a listing of every Scottish band touring outside the UK that week.[10]

On November 2, 2010, it was announced that Galloway would be leaving the Radio 1 Introducing show,[11] to be replaced by Ally McCrae of Detour Scotland [6].

Personal life[edit]

Galloway grew up in Kingsbarns[12][13] and Haddington and achieved three A-levels, two Highers and eight GCSEs. A member of the National Youth Theatre, he played in the bands Miraclehead, Huckleberry and The Deaf Mutes and has also written for fanzines, worked as lighting director and co-ordinator at The Venue in Edinburgh, helped set up the independent Copper Records, and worked as press and radio promoter for Human Condition Records in Edinburgh. He's currently working as a specialist advisor for the Scottish Arts Council as well as writing, performing and producing music of his own.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 00:30 (2007-06-23). "BBC Radio Scotland - Mouthing Off". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Scotland - SXSW". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Music - Meursault". BBC. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Music Scotland - The Music Show". BBC. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  6. ^ Nicolson, Stuart (2008-02-18). "UK | Scotland | Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West | Defining the sound of young Scotland". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  7. ^ "T-Mobile Transmission". Channel 4. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  8. ^ "Ballads of the Book". Chemikal.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  9. ^ "Edinburgh's Hogmanay - Edinburgh Festival Guide". Edinburghfestivals.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  10. ^ http://dearscotland.com/category/music/this-weeks-gigs-with-vic-galloway/
  11. ^ "Press Office - New talent for Radio 1's Nations shows". BBC. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  12. ^ Pollock, David (2013-08-14). "Vic Galloway presents Songs in the key of Fife | Edinburgh Festival". Edinburghfestival.list.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  13. ^ "Vic Galloway :: Authors :: Birlinn Ltd". Birlinn.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 

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