Vic Galloway in 2009
|Birth name||Michael Galloway|
4 August 1972 |
|Show||BBC Introducing Scotland|
|Station(s)||BBC Radio Scotland|
|Time slot||9-11pm Monday Night 11pm-1am Thursday Night Friday Morning|
BBC Radio 1 minisite
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 9:00pm-11pm and does the BBC Introducing Scotland Thursday evenings/Friday mornings from 11:00pm–1:00am. He presents BBC Scotland's T in the Park television coverage every summer.
In addition to his regular shows which have been running for over 11 years[dated info] on BBC Radio, Galloway has presented 2 series of 'Mouthing Off' and 'The Big Scottish Adventure', 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', Indian Summer, 'Live 8' and 'Connect' festivals for the BBC. He has also recently[dated info] presented the Radio 1 Rock Show and covered for Marc Riley on BBC 6Music.
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"  to the Sunday Herald. He is often invited to host and MC events, such as 'Burnsong', 'Ballads of The Book' and 'The Scottish Style Awards' in recent years. He also DJ's in clubs and universities across the UK and abroad. In 2009–2010 he compered the 'Waverley Stage' 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.
Galloway grew up in Kingsbarns 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.
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