Victoria Claire McGlynn
19 May 1978
Cleveleys, Blackpool, Lancashire
|Occupation||radio presenter, voiceover, disc jockey, actress|
Victoria Claire McGlynn, known as Vic McGlynn, (born on Cleveleys, Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English radio presenter, voiceover and disc jockey (DJ).19 May 1978 in
She is also a performance DJ, as well as a former comedian, and has performed as an animal mascot as a monkey, shark, lion and rabbit, and on stage with The Flaming Lips at the Manchester Apollo.
McGlynn also works as an actress in varied productions.
Vic McGlynn was raised in Blackpool. She attended Montgomery High School in Bispham, and left in 1994. She began her career in radio at the age of 13 working on her school station before graduating to a voluntary role at local station Radio Wave.
In 1994 McGlynn started working at Blackpool Tower as DJ and compere in the family entertainment room, The Hornpipe Gallery, where she stayed until 1997. She began her broadcasting career at the age of 17 in 1995 starting off as a weekend presenter on Splash FM in Blackpool. In 1997 she worked at Rock FM in Preston as the weekend overnight presenter. Aged 20, she moved to London where she produced and co-hosted the breakfast show as part of "Flynn and McGlynn in the Morning" on Millennium FM.
From 1999 to 2000 she worked as a presenter for Virgin Megastore Radio in London. And in 2000 she was co-presenter and producer of the breakfast show on Channel 4 FM, Dubai, UAE. She then moved back to England and worked as a presenter on Juice 107.6 in Liverpool until 2001. Later that year she moved to Galaxy 102 in Manchester, where she was presented the mid-morning show and the Sunday breakfast show. She also worked as a stand-up comedian on the Manchester Comedy circuit, and was named as "a newcomer to look out for" by BBC Radio Manchester.
In 2007/2008, Vic hosted and produced a weekly show titled 'Oddball' on 'Bondi Fm'. This was a 2-hour show, playing rarities from all genres. She then as part of the Wwoof (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) programme, worked at the Flying Fox Backpackers – managing it for short time – in Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia.
Vic retired from radio in 2017 but continues her voice work and can currently be heard on commercial radio and the BBC. She now resides in Scotland.
McGlynn is the granddaughter of professional cricketer William Aubrey Hill who played for Warwickshire County Cricket Club from 1929 to 1948 and who lived in Blackpool and died there in 1995. She is also related to both Nick Banks, the drummer with alternative rock band Pulp, and writer and journalist Victoria Segal.
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- Vic McGlynn's Australian bike tour website: Flamingsaddles.com – archived 2007. "The decision to do something 'mental' prior to taking life seriously came about Christmas 2005, when both dosed up on blue bols, they found themselves pining for Australasia, where they spent a blink-and-you'll miss it honeymoon the previous year. The decision to travel on sustainable transport came about through the couple's discovery that cycling isn't just cool for 8-year olds with ambitions of cycle by muggings. Add to the mix that they're both a couple of flab cakes, and there you have it…an ill considered adventure to circumnavigate Australia on a tandem."
- "Aubrey Hill". cricinfo.com. Retrieved 15 October 2008.
- "On This Day – Vic McGlynn, 6Music". BBC. Retrieved 15 October 2008.