Vic Galloway

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Vic Galloway
Vic Galloway in 2009.jpg
Vic Galloway in 2009
Michael Galloway

(1972-08-04) 4 August 1972 (age 46)
ShowBBC Introducing Scotland
Station(s)BBC Radio Scotland
Time slot9 pm – 11 pm Monday night
11 pm Thursday night – 1 am Friday morning
StyleDisc Jockey

Michael "Vic" Galloway (born 4 August 1972) is a DJ on BBC Radio Scotland. Galloway presents a self-titled show on Radio Scotland every Monday from 9 pm to 11 pm and also the BBC Introducing Scotland Thursday evenings/Friday mornings from 11 pm to 1 am. He presents BBC Scotland's T in the Park television coverage every summer.

BBC Radio[edit]

In addition to his regular shows which have been running for over 11 years[needs update] on BBC Radio, Galloway has presented 2 series of 'Mouthing Off'[1] and 'The Big Scottish Adventure',[2] as well as various documentary series including 'Indie-pendent Scotland', 'The Banned History of Rock'n'Roll', 'Meet the Neighbours' and 'School for Genius'. He has broadcast live shows from the 'T in the Park', 'South by South West',[3] Indian Summer, 'Live 8' and 'Connect' festivals for the BBC. He has also recently[needs update] presented the Radio 1 Rock Show and covered for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 Music.[4]

BBC TV[edit]

On TV he has presented 5 years of BBC One and Two's 'T in the Park' coverage [2], 'The Music Show'[5] on BBC 2, BBC 4's 'Caledonia Dreaming',[6] and Channel 4's 'Transmission'.[7]

Media career[edit]

As a freelance journalist, Vic Galloway does regular work for newspapers, magazines and websites, including a weekly music column for 'A-Listed'. He has also written for The List and contributed articles such as "Why more DJ's must be like Peel" [3] to the Sunday Herald. He is often invited to host and MC events, such as 'Burnsong'[4], 'Ballads of The Book'[8] and 'The Scottish Style Awards'[5] in recent years. He also DJ's in clubs and universities across the UK and abroad. In 2009–2010 he compered the 'Waverley Stage'[9] as part of Edinburgh's legendary Hogmanay Street Party Celebrations. Galloway also writes a weekly column for the website Dear Scotland which features a listing of every Scottish band touring outside the UK that week.[10]

On 2 November 2010, it was announced that Galloway would be leaving the Radio 1 Introducing show,[11] to be replaced by Ally McCrae of Detour Scotland [6].

Personal life[edit]

Galloway grew up in Kingsbarns[12][13] and Haddington and achieved three A-levels, two Highers and eight GCSEs. A member of the National Youth Theatre, he played in the bands Miraclehead, Huckleberry and The Deaf Mutes and has also written for fanzines, worked as lighting director and co-ordinator at The Venue in Edinburgh, helped set up the independent Copper Records, and worked as press and radio promoter for Human Condition Records in Edinburgh. He's currently working as a specialist advisor for the Scottish Arts Council as well as writing, performing and producing music of his own.


  1. ^ "BBC Radio Scotland – Mouthing Off". 23 June 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 23 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Scotland – SXSW". BBC. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Music – Meursault". BBC. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Music Scotland – The Music Show". BBC. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  6. ^ Nicolson, Stuart (18 February 2008). "UK | Scotland | Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West | Defining the sound of young Scotland". BBC News. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  7. ^ "T-Mobile Transmission". Channel 4. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Ballads of the Book". Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Edinburgh's Hogmanay – Edinburgh Festival Guide". Retrieved 25 August 2013.
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  11. ^ "Press Office – New talent for Radio 1's Nations shows". BBC. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  12. ^ Pollock, David (14 August 2013). "Vic Galloway presents Songs in the key of Fife | Edinburgh Festival". Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  13. ^ "Vic Galloway :: Authors :: Birlinn Ltd". Retrieved 25 August 2013.

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