MBE for Radio Clyde’s Tiger Tim
Radio Clyde?s legendary DJ, ?Tiger? Tim Stevens has been recognised with an MBE for his services to broadcasting and charity in the Queen?s Birthday Honours List 2006 announced at the weekend.
The Tiger started on Radio Clyde in 1974, 6 days after the station went on air and was an instant hit with listeners with his ?Adventures of Tiger Tim? and he quickly established himself as one of Scotland?s most popular celebrities with his mischievous and instantly recognisable on air style.
Tim?s story is one of humour and hope coupled with drama and ?pure brass neck?. The ?Tiger? has an unequalled following through his phenomenally successful Radio Clyde show, where he connects with everyone and has a unique ability to make listeners, young and old feel special.
Nearly twenty years ago, the Tiger was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis and true to form he continues to fight back giving hope and inspiration to the thousands of Scots with this disease. He has participated in countless charity events, most recently helping the children of Greenburn Special Needs School in Calderwood, East Kilbride.
Despite his immense success Tiger Tim has never forgotten his roots in Glasgow?s Easterhouse and still has many pals there but he also counts top pop stars and showbiz icons across the globe such as Simple Minds? Jim Kerr and Midge Ure amongst his best friends.
Tiger Tim said: ?I?m chuffed to bits. It?s a great honour. You don?t expect to get anything back for the work you do for charity. You do it for the kicks and to give something back to people who need it most especially the children.?
Radio Clyde?s Managing Director, Paul Cooney said: ?We are immensely proud that such a special person has been recognised for his unique contribution to life and popular culture in Scotland. I just hope he behaves when he goes to the Palace for his gong !?.