Paul Brown - Radio Victory presenter, commercial radio regulator and trade body exec
His calm, firm hand was on the tiller of the radio industry for decades, from both port and starboard.
A military career seemed less appetising once his booming voice was heard behind the BFBS microphone, and he soon returned home to debut on the UK’s fledgling commercial radio stations, progressing from Radio 210 in Reading to BRMB and then to the senior programming role at Radio Victory.
Paul switched to regulation at a time when his industry understanding and intellect were invaluable to a cautious regulator. He identified a route to allow for sponsorship and to license more stations in each market. He then crossed the floor to head the radio industry’s trade body, then AIRC, now Radio Centre, where this Titled gentleman fought to equip this commercial medium to win good business and compete with the BBC in ever-changing times.
In his own words, this is the Paul Brown story.