Adam Walton

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Adam Walton (born 31 May 1971 in Davenham, Cheshire) is a radio presenter for BBC Radio Wales. He was brought up in Nannerch, near Mold, North Wales.

Having played in local pop/indie bands in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, such as Metroland and The Immediate, Adam got his first job as a DJ in July 1991 on the now defunct BBC Radio Clwyd, which ran as a six-week pilot. The first record Adam played on that very first show was 'Indian Rope' by The Charlatans. In autumn 1993 he began his career with BBC Radio Wales, presenting 'Revolution', a twice weekly show airing new and alternative music with bands in session. The show was tireless in its aim to be at the front of breaking new bands and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, 60ft Dolls, Catatonia and Stereophonics all received their first airplay or sessions on the show.

In 1999 he set up Whipcord Records and released singles by the bands Out and Big Leaves.

Adam subsequently presented 'The Musical Mystery Tour' moving from weekdays and onto a Sunday night in November 2001. The show's format was similar, but with far more emphasis on finding new Welsh music.

In January 2012, the show moved to Saturday nights on BBC Radio Wales.

Adam conceived BBC Radio Wales Music Day - a day-long celebration of Welsh music across the network. The 1st Radio Wales Music Day was on 1 March 2010.

Adam also presents BBC Radio Wales' 'Science Cafe' programme (a weekly, half-hour science show), has written regularly for the Daily Post and BBC Wales Music blogs. He is a Welsh language learner who was contributed to shows on C2 and S4C. Adam also founded the Crackling Vinyl team of DJ's and music promoters in November 2011. He DJ's every Friday night at Telford's Warehouse in Chester.

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