Former Real Radio Scotland breakfast presenter Robin Galloway is joining Glasgow's Clyde 1 to present the drivetime show.
Robin left the GMG station across the city last year, following an off-air office prank which backfired and saw the suspension then departure of the presenter and his producer.
Robin will start on Clyde this afternoon (Wednesday 5 January 2011) and fill the 2-6pm slot. Current drive host Knoxy moves to mid-mornings.
Bauer tell us that Robin – who's won awards for his radio wind-ups over the last two decades – will bring his own unique mix of witty banter, fun and chat to the drive time slot as well as providing listeners in Glasgow and the West with 'the best hit music, sport, entertainment and travel news to get them home safely every weekday'.
Robin, 48, says: "It’s every DJ's dream to be on Clyde 1 – the offer to be part of a radio giant was a no brainer. I'm following in the footsteps of legends like Tiger Tim, George Bowie and the original, iconic, Super Scoreboard. This is a dream come true for me – it’s like signing for Manchester United. I am so incredibly excited to be joining Glasgow and the West’s undisputed number 1 hit music station. Let the fun begin."
Tracey McNellan, Station Director for Radio Clyde, told RadioToday.co.uk: "We are delighted to welcome Robin to Clyde 1 and are sure he will be a great success with our listeners during drive time. Robin is well-known across Scotland and he is a great addition to our already fantastic team. His appointment also further highlights the ambition of Clyde 1 to secure the greatest talent in Scotland for our audiences."
Robin and former producer Barrie Hodge [link=http://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.6436.12]left Real Radio in November[/link] after the presenter had dared Barrie to streak past a studio where Labour leader Ed Miliband was being interviewed. He'd hosted the Real Breakfast Show in Scotland for the previous 10 years. Prior to that he'd been at Northsound, Key 103, Jazz FM and Real's predecessor Scot FM.