Radio station launching book show

A FORMER Radio Clyde presenter, who has interviewed an estimated 2,000-plus authors, is to host his own book review radio show, starting on Sunday.

Alex Dickson kicks off his show, from 8am-9am on Smooth Radio, by interviewing Scottish novelist, Christopher Brookmyre about his latest book, ‘Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks’.

Says Alex: “There is a synergy between the printed word and radio. You can’t watch television with a book in your lap but radio lends itself to this kind of relaxation, with the station for company. Smooth Radio’s music, catering as it does for a wide range of tastes, is a perfect setting for my book programming. We’ll fit together well.”

Adds Jay Crawford, Smooth Radio programme director: “It’s wonderful to have someone with Alex’s experience joining the team at Smooth Radio. I can’t think of anyone with more class and character in Scottish broadcasting.”