Pete Brady (presenter)
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1942 (age 75–76)|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Pete Brady (born 1942) is a Canadian radio and television presenter, who has been working in the United Kingdom for over 50 years. He was one of the original lineup of BBC Radio 1 and one of the original presenters of Magpie. He retired early from broadcasting and is now CEO of Crystal Clear Film & Video Ltd.
Brady was born in Montreal and was heavily involved in radio during his teen years. He first joined Radio Jamaica as a stand-in presenter. In 1964 he moved to the UK and joined pirate station Radio London, where he fronted the breakfast show. In 1965 he went freelance and in 1966 he joined the Light Programme where he was heard presenting the daily afternoon show Midday Spin; at the same time he also hosted a record review show on Radio Luxembourg.
Following a similar path to DJs Tony Blackburn, Kenny Everett and Simon Dee, he made the natural progression was to BBC Radio 1 at its launch in September 1967. Brady was given a major six-day-a-week afternoon slot Monday to Saturdays. He played a varied mix of current pop and rock music, new releases as well as big band, jazz and instrumental music. The second half of the show was also carried on BBC Radio 2.
In July 1968 he became one of the original presenters of Thames Television's new youth magazine programme, Magpie. During his time on TV he found difficulty maintaining his Radio 1 shows and left BBC Radio late in 1968. He continued with Magpie until 1971, when he returned to radio hosting the afternoon show on BBC Radio 2, but he left after six months due to disagreements.
Since 1982, Brady is currently Chief Executive at Crystal Clear Film & Video Ltd. Brady has been married to show jumping rider Judith Humble since 1966 and currently lives in London.
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