TO mark Radio Clyde’s 40th anniversary, Clyde 1 has invited station legend, Tiger Tim Stevens, to appear alongside current presenter, George Bowie, in a special Hogmanay broadcast. The celebratory show will marry the old with the new, commemorating Clyde’s heritage, success and looking forward to the future.
When a young Bowie first joined Clyde in 1991, Stevens took the budding presenter under his wing, listening to his demos and providing guidance on working the airwaves. However, this is the first ever time the pair will present a show together – and what a show it looks set to be. The duo will air on Hogmanay between 8-10pm, combining some of Tiger Tim’s classic features and iconic songs with the best of Bowie.
The station has also confirmed a line up of exclusive guests to help the pair commemorate the landmark occasion for Clyde, including Jack McConnell and whole host of Radio Clyde legends including Daybreak’s Ross King
After 37 years of unbroken service to the station, Tiger Tim contributed a great deal to Clyde and his contributions were given due recognition in 2006 when he was awarded an MBE for outstanding service to theGlasgowcommunity.
Despite hanging up his headphones three years ago, Tiger Tim has remained a key member of the Clyde 1 family and was recently appointed the first ambassador of Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids initiative. The station is delighted to welcome one of its most famous and well-loved presenters back.
Brian Paige, regional content director at Bauer Media Scotland, commented: “This Hogmanay is an extremely important day for Radio Clyde and everyone at the station is keen to celebrate 40 years of success. We’re absolutely thrilled that Tim, one of our most famous and well-loved figures, is making an appearance and I know he and George will put on a fantastic show to mark the occasion.”
Echoing Brian’s sentiments, George added: “I’m over the moon to be given the opportunity to work with the legendary Tiger Tim. Tim has played a fundamental part in the success of Radio Clyde and was a fantastic role model in the early stages of my career.”
Tiger Tim said: “I spent 37 years at Radio Clyde and I’m honoured to be invited back to celebrate the 40th anniversary. I’m really looking forward to working with Bowie and cracking out some of the old favourites. I’m sure we’ll do the station justice and put on a great show.”
Clyde1 is confident the Hogmanay show will be a fitting celebration of the station’s 40th anniversary and give listeners a taste of what the station has in store for 2014.
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