Jimmy Gordon - Radio Clyde - Commercial radio executive

Episode 48,   Apr 09, 2019, 07:45 PM

This is the story of a man who began in television before discovering commercial radio as it launched in his beloved Scotland. 

In this hour of #radiomoments ‘Conversations’, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, now aged 80, tells of the birth of Radio Clyde against a backdrop of failing stations in England. He shares tales of successes and frustrations; his famous ‘mother and chicks’ radio ownership theory; and the acquisitions he tackled as his company grew. He tells too of his other significant roles and taking up his seat in the Lords; and reflects on the challenges ahead for media.

In his own words, this is the Jimmy Gordon story. Jimmy died in April 2020.

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