Mark Page

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Mark Page (born in Middlesbrough) is an English radio presenter and announcer. Between 1983 and 1986 he was the presenter of the BBC Radio 1 early weekend breakfast show.

Career[edit]

Early Career and BBC Radio 1[edit]

Page started out radio presenting on BBC Radio Cleveland in 1975, he also hosted the breakfast show Radio Tees when it was first launched. When Pat Sharp left radio 1 in 1983, Page was offered the 6-8 am slot on weekend mornings, he titled the show Me Mark Page.[1] The show included humorous chat interspersed with great music of the day. Mark used to say he had been a try-out for Darlington FC. His show featured 'Mark's Goldmine' where he would pick one record out of ten and start it within five seconds. He also did a stint presenting on Friday afternoons while Steve Wright presented on Sunday mornings as well as doing the afternoon show from Monday to Thursday.

In 1986, he left Radio 1 and began working for Independent radio stations.

After Radio 1[edit]

Page returned to Independent radio and began broadcasting for Clyde FM and fronted the weekend breakfast show on Aire FM in Leeds, he was awarded the International Radio Personality of the Year at the New York Radio Awards in 1990 for Clyde FM and the following year he picked up the Sony Gold Award, for Britain's Best Breakfast show - Aire FM in Leeds.

Recent career[edit]

Following a long association with Forces Broadcasting, In 2001 Page founded the army base radio Garrison FM,[2] where he presented the Saturday lunchtime slot until the station was taken over by BFBS in 2013.[3] He has also taken up work as an announcer for the Premiership.

In 2013 Page announced he was seeking backers in local business to support a bid to seek a commercial radio license for Teesside, after TFM closed its Teesside Studio and merged broadcast operations with Sister Station Metro Radio in Newcastle.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Radio 1 People - Me Mark Page". Radio Rewind. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  2. ^ "British Army radio promotes internet use". GOV.UK. 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  3. ^ Post reply. "Mark Page to ask Ofcom for Teesside licence following TFM's closure of local studio (From The Northern Echo)". Thenorthernecho.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  4. ^ "Mark Page plans new Teesside radio station – RadioToday". Radiotoday.co.uk. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2017-06-03.

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