Robin Banks

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Robin Banks
Born (1972-03-22) 22 March 1972 (age 46)
NationalityIrish
OccupationTelevision presenter, radio DJ
Websitewww.robinbanks.co.uk

Robin Banks (born 22 March 1972)[1] is a TV presenter and radio DJ originally from Kilkenny, Ireland.

Career[edit]

He is the narrator in the British/European version of the popular Discovery Channel show MythBusters, from season 2 to the present day. He has worked as a reporter for the Bravo television show Bravado. He has also presented shows for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky1, Living, on London's Kiss 100 and has reportedly presented several guest shows on Galaxy FM. He has previously had radio shows on Radio Nova, Atlantic 252, Virgin Radio, Beat 106 and Xfm.

On 16 June 2008, Robin Banks joined Leicester radio station Leicester Sound to host the weekday 6 am – 10 am breakfast show, but was let go due to financial constraints.[citation needed]

On 1 September 2008, Banks appeared on Dragons' Den, under his real name, to pitch for investment in The Tiny Box Company that he helped set up. He and his business partner Rachel Watkyn secured an investment of £60,000 (more than they asked for) from Dragons Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones.

On 7 March 2009, Robin Banks made a post on Discovery Channel UK forums revealing that he will shortly return as the series narrator for MythBusters.[2] He mentioned that it would not be possible without fans supporting him, thus wanting him back. He has narrated MythBusters for 6 series in the UK, Europe and Asia.

From March 2010 he also narrates Dirty Jobs for Discovery Channel.[citation needed] Banks presented the weekday evening show for Orion Media's network of West Midlands stations (BRMB, Beacon, Mercia and Wyvern). He left the company in July 2011.

Banks offers Radio Coaching (coaches worldwide), runs Radio Workshops and has consulted for a number of businesses.[3][non-primary source needed]

Between November 2012 and October 2013 he was the Programme Director at Star Radio North East.[4] He has moved onto new projects after fulfilling his brief to revamp the station[5] and improve its audience figures.[6]

At the beginning of March 2014 he joined Jack FM Berkshire, the relaunched Reading 107, to front the breakfast show.[7]

Banks is presently[when?] working with HiFM in the Sultanate of Oman, including presenting the weekday breakfast show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.robinbanks.com/about/
  2. ^ "Please leave Robin banks as narrator on EU disc. /UPDATE> HE's BACK! - Topic Powered by Eve Community". Community.discoverychannel.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 September 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Personal Coaching". Robin Banks. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  4. ^ http://radiotoday.co.uk/2012/11/robin-banks-joins-star-radio-north-east/
  5. ^ http://radiotoday.co.uk/2013/02/and-the-winning-format-for-star-radio-is/
  6. ^ https://media.info/radio/stations/star-radio/listening-figures
  7. ^ Martin, Roy (2014-02-13). "Banks for breakfast at JACK fm Berkshire". Radio Today. Retrieved 2015-12-27.

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