Music promoter gets handed mic by new radio station

YOU might have missed this over the festive period: Revamped west of Scotland radio station, 96.3 Rock Radio – formerly known as Q96 FM, until its recent purchase by the owners of Real Radio Scotland – has appointed one of Scotland’s most recognised music promoters to host a Friday night show.

96.3 Rock Radio launches on Monday and Donald MacLeod – owner of CPL Entertainment Group and fundraising chair of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland charity – will be presenting from 6pm-10pm.

Said 96.3 Rock Radio’s programme director, Jay Crawford: “I’ve known Donald since his days in a rock band [he was in First Priority, which was signed to MCA Records and supported acts such as The Clash and Public Image Ltd, and, in 1986, he co-founded The Crows, who signed to EMI Records] and we’re both on the fundraising committee for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland. Donald’s inside information on all things rock in Glasgow will make a great addition to our line up. Plus, he’s ‘aff his heid’.”