Vic McGlynn

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Vic McGlynn
Victoria Claire McGlynn

(1978-05-19) 19 May 1978 (age 43)
Cleveleys, Blackpool, Lancashire
Occupationradio presenter, voiceover, disc jockey, actress[1]

Victoria Claire McGlynn, known as Vic McGlynn, (born on (1978-05-19)19 May 1978 in Cleveleys, Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English radio presenter, voiceover and disc jockey (DJ).

She is also a performance DJ, as well as a former comedian,[2] 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.[citation needed]

McGlynn also works as an actress in varied productions.[1]


Vic McGlynn was raised in Blackpool. She attended Montgomery High School in Bispham, and left in 1994.[citation needed] 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.

McGlynn cites her love of 1980s pop band The Smiths, who she became an avid fan of when she was eight years old, as the reason behind her passion for music.[2]


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.[citation needed] 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.[2]

From 1999 to 2000 she worked as a presenter for Virgin Megastore Radio in London.[citation needed] And in 2000 she was co-presenter and producer of the breakfast show on Channel 4 FM, Dubai, UAE.[citation needed] She then moved back to England and worked as a presenter on Juice 107.6 in Liverpool until 2001.[citation needed] 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.[2]

In 2003 McGlynn joined the digital radio station BBC 6 Music, hosting the weekly 6 Music Chart,[3][4] before becoming the presenter of the weekday lunch time radio music show.[2]

In 2006 McGlynn announced that her last afternoon show for BBC 6 Music was to be on 25 August 2006 and then left the BBC to embark on a trip circumnavigating Australia on a tandem bicycle.[5]

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.[citation needed]

Returning to the UK, she freelanced within Commercial Radio, BBC Local Radio, and as a specialist presenter with fellow 6 music presenter Jo Good on Beatwolf Radio.

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.

Personal life[edit]

McGlynn is the granddaughter of professional cricketer William Aubrey Hill[citation needed] who played for Warwickshire County Cricket Club from 1929 to 1948 and who lived in Blackpool and died there in 1995.[6] She is also related to both Nick Banks, the drummer with alternative rock band Pulp, and writer and journalist Victoria Segal.[citation needed]


On Kurt Cobain, McGlynn has said:[7]

Kurt left a legacy of a brutally honest artist who opened up his most personal thoughts and exposed his self-loathing and laid them down for all to see. His music was honest, tortured and vulnerable. He gave his all for his art but left nothing for himself.

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  1. ^ a b "CV: Vic McGlynn" Archived 11 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Spotlight actresses.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Vic McGlynn". somethin' else. Retrieved 15 October 2008.[dead link]
  3. ^ "New chart for lesser-known acts". BBC News. 1 December 2003. Retrieved 15 October 2008.
  4. ^ "6 Music launches new chart". BBC News. 29 November 2003. Retrieved 15 October 2008.
  5. ^ Vic McGlynn's Australian bike tour website: – 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."
  6. ^ "Aubrey Hill". Retrieved 15 October 2008.
  7. ^ "On This Day – Vic McGlynn, 6Music". BBC. Retrieved 15 October 2008.

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