Tracks of My Life is a show on RNIB Connect Radio presented and produced by Toby Davey where he invites a guest to take us on a journey through their life, sharing the tracks that mark important moments which bring back memories to them.
Their chosen tracks of their life might include the first track they can remember hearing, the first track they bought, a number of tracks that mark moments in their life and the final track, a track that they would like to pass on which might give people hope for the future.
In this trimmed down podcast version of Tracks of My Life Toby is joined by Steven Scott, who has just hung up his RNIB Connect Radio microphone and headphones to concentrate on other broadcast work and to launch his new channel Blind Guy Talks Tech.
In Steven’s Tracks of My Life we will start with both his love of good quality sounding music and of course technology too with the first audio CD single he was given as a present from his Mum and the first time he really sat down and concentrated hard on listening on headphones to music CDs on his Dad’s HiFi system at his Grand Mother’s house and being blown away by the sound quality of CDs when listening through headphones.
Steven will then share with us what life was like for him growing up in tenements in the east end of Glasgow and how music also played a big part in his early family life.
Then we will come to School life for Steven with his Mum fighting hard at the time for Steven to go to a mainstream Primary School and how she worked hard to support him through those early Primary School days. Next, we will come to High School life for Steven again at a main stream school but this time with a resource centre for visually impaired children. With Steven Recalling how back then if there were classes that were felt not suitable for a visually impaired childlike PE then it was off to the VI resource unit for you. For Steven spending time in the unit gave him the opportunity to start getting into technology, sorting out the unit's computers and finding out how they worked which would prove good for the future. All set against the background of an iconic 1980s album track that Steven and his school friends used to sing along to!
We will then hear the very first track that Steven played out on his first commercial radio show back in 2001 which was the starting point for his radio and broadcasting career and how maybe at that time not having such a very strong Glasgow accent may have helped him a bit to get into radio back then.
Steven will then reflect on his early life growing up with his Mum and sister as a single parent family before at the age of six his Step Dad or as Steven says his ‘real Dad’ came on board and took over. With a favourite track of his Mum’s which was played on the radio back then which may have sowed the seeds for Steven’s love of Country Music later on in his life.
Before we come to Steven’s final track, we will hear an exclusive RNIB Connect Radio recording from a British Country Music band which went on to be a very big hit for them. Over the years when they did hit the big time, Steven did keep in touch with the band and has even been invited backstage to meet up with them again when he has been to see them in concerts.
To find out more about Steven’s new channel Blind Guy Talks Tech do visit the following website -
You can catch the hour-long version of Tracks of My Life with Toby’s guest’s music tracks in full by tuning in to RNIB Connect Radio every Tuesday at 7pm, repeated on Thursday at 1pm and Sunday at 8pm.