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programmes on Borders Rugby Television
at www.BordersRugby.net and has launched Hotdisc Television and Hotdisc Radio,
services which provide sports, music and entertainment content covering events
in the UK, as well as acting as a hub for some of the best television clips
and radio shows from around the world.
Stuart has over 30 years of broadcasting experience starting in 1977 with 12
years at BBC
Radio Oxford followed by six years at Fox FM, helping them to win the Sony Award
in 1990 for Radio Station Of The Year. He has also worked for the legendary Radio Caroline,
CMR Nashville and BBC Radio Thames Valley before stints at Kick FM and Pipeline Radio.
He currently works for Sky Sports,
TalkSPORT, BBC Radio Scotland and RTE (Ireland)
as well as Manx Radio, Sky Radio and Radio Borders as a sports reporter,
commentator and presenter. He covers rugby for the Southern Reporter, The Rugby Paper
and Border Events as well as writing columns for club programmes in Scotland.
He also regularly presents the Sunday Morning programme on Radio Borders as well as
hosting the much acclaimed Hotdisc Top 40 Show on CMR Nashville Radio, which is
syndicated around the world on a number of radio stations.
He will be covering this year's IRB Rugby World Cup for TalkSPORT in New Zealand.
involved with the media following his successful athletics
As a high jumper he was Scottish Under 15 Champion twice, held the
British Age 16 record and was the first 13 year old ever to jump 6 feet in Britain.
He still holds the Oxford City Club U15 High Jump record which he broke in 1975!
After a couple of years in Printing
and Publishing including a stint at the infamous
Sir Robert Maxwell's Pergamon Press, he joined Oxford City Football Club in the
Promotions department. His time spent with English football legend Bobby Moore
and Harry Redknapp (Moore's sidekick at the time) was an amazing experience.
It was Bobby and Harry's first managerial roles and an exciting time for the club.
As a promoter he
has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment
including Boyzone and in a series of major pop concerts he gave many stars their first break.
As a performer with his band he appeared at some of the biggest venues in the UK
including the Liverpool Empire and Oxford's Apollo Theatre and toured with Boyzone and Peter Andre.
Stuart runs a
record label and TV production company called Hotdisc and had a placing in the
Video Charts when he produced and directed the full-length documentary "Dennis Locorriere In Oxford"
featuring the former lead singer with Dr Hook. In front of the cameras he acted in the BBC TV production
of the film "Death Of A Son" starring Lynn Redgrave and "Elizabeth - Virgin Queen"
with Aimee McDuff (also for the BBC) and was presenter of two independent
Television country music shows, "Guitars 'n Cadillacs" and "New Country"
as well as narrating several documentaries shown on national TV in the UK.
His recent TV appearances were on the ITV Drama "Distant Shores" starring Peter Davison
and Samantha Bond, and BBC TV's "55 Degrees North."
As well as
recording he has found more success as narrator of the best
"Truckin' Crazy" and has appeared on many TV and Radio commercials.
He also narrated "Red Sails And The Sunset" which was shown throughout the UK,
originally broadcast on Grampian and Border Television.
In January 2003
he was voted "Overseas Broadcaster Of The Year" - a prestigious
the CMA (Country Music Association) to mark his "Outstanding Contribution
to Country Music". This added to his UK Radio Award in 2001 for "Services to Country Music" and the
"Promoter of the Year" and "European Personality of the Year" accolades in both the
European Country Music Association and Germany's International Country Music
Association Awards for his work in the field of country music.
He has been in charge of the leading European promotional company, Hotdisc, since 1998.
Stuart can be contacted at:
The Old Manse, Hallidays Park, Selkirk TD7 4LA,
Or simply e mail direct by clicking on firstname.lastname@example.org