Giles Squire - Metro Radio programmer

Episode 37,   Apr 09, 2019, 07:31 PM

He was the boarding school boy who lied about his age and was to emerge as one of the leading programmers of his generation.

Giles Squire joined a new United Biscuits Network which was to become renowned as a training ground for the new commercial radio network as it made its debut in the early seventies. It was to that network that Giles was appointed as Metro Radio went on-air.

He was to remain within its growing group for 22 changing years, before leaving to play a key role in other companies as they acquired stations. Now semi-retired and relaxing in France, Giles reflects in this hour of 'Conversations' about his successes and heartaches. The bosses who terrified him, the lessons he learned and many pearls of simple programming wisdom along the way.

In his own words, this is the Giles Squire story.

Music by Larry Bryant. The whole 'Conversations' series can be enjoyed here.