Tony Currie (broadcaster)
He began working in radio at KPFK Radio in Los Angeles in 1972 before joining Scotland's first independent local radio station, Radio Clyde, a year later as the first voice on air. In April 1976, he joined Scottish Television as a continuity announcer, after freelancing at the station as a trail voiceover. He became chief announcer, reading news round-ups within the nightly regional news programme, Scotland Today.
After leaving Scottish in January 1987, he became Controller of Programmes for the Cable Authority and latterly, cable programming controller for the Independent Television Commission. After a spell as chief executive of AsiaVision, he set up the Irish satellite television station Tara Television as director of programmes before becoming chairman and chief executive of Cambridge Cafe Radio.
Currie is a television continuity announcer and transmission director for BBC Scotland television, and has occasionally presented and produced an overnight strand, Nightshift. As a continuity announcer, he was the first person to broadcast from the Corporation's new headquarters at Pacific Quay, Glasgow. He is also the managing director of an internet radio station, Radio Six International, presenting various weekly shows including The Tony Currie Show, The Lively Lounge and The Recur Records Show.
In 1993, Currie led a failed bid for Radio Six to win the new regional FM licence for Central Scotland as a 24-hour news and speech station. The consortium lost out to Scot FM (now Real Radio Scotland).
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