Tommy Boyd - Magpie, Southern, Talk Radio UK, BBC local radio

Episode 78,   Apr 09, 2019, 09:33 PM

From a spell at BBC local radio whilst at teacher training college, he was to become a household name on children’s TV and one of the UK’s most distinctive radio broadcasters. 

In this hour of #radiomoments ‘Conversations’, the inimitable Tommy Boyd tells of his early days in BBC local radio and LBC - and how he quickly realised a childhood ambition in landing a top job in kids TV at Thames with Magpie. He opens up about the complex times at the original Talk Radio UK – how his programme’s reputation grew - and how that spell there ended.

Tommy tells too about his time at Southern Sound and back in BBC local radio and Talksport. Hear also how he feels about radio management, regulators, callers, industry uncertainty – and about his good luck and those individuals who encouraged him along the way.

In his own words, this is the Tommy Boyd story.

See the whole Conversations series here. Theme music from Larry Bryant.