Mike Marwick

Mike Marwick

Mike Marwick was born in Aberdeen in 1947 but has spent virtually his whole life in Edinburgh where he is a full time lawyer.

His interest in radio grew during the offshore ‘pirate’ era of the 1960s when radio station studios and transmitters were based on ships three miles or more off the coast to avoid territorial limits and the authorities.  Stations like Radio Scotland on 242m and Radio Caroline on 259m inspired him to get involved.

His first programmes aired in Calgary, Alberta in Canada for some five years from 1968.  He also served his apprenticeship in the UK in hospital radio in Paisley, Kirkcaldy and Arbroath.

He joined Paisley based local commercial station Q96 when it launched in September 1992 presenting the “Rock & Roll Revival Show” for three years and stayed there until the station was taken over in 1996.

With the birth of 105.2 Saga FM in Glasgow in September 2004 (which was subsequently bought by GMG in December 2006 and renamed 105.2 Smooth Radio) he continued the rock and roll tradition until spring 2008 when network programming was introduced.

Says Mike: “Rock and Roll was an important part of Glasgow culture in the 1950s and 60s. Following the end of World War 2, Glasgow had more dance halls than any other city in the UK and to this day traditional jive thrives in the west of Scotland. The programme aims to recapture the magic of that era and to support those involved in promoting the culture.”

Mike also presents ‘On The Weekend’ which is a mix of adult contemporary music from singers-songwriters with spice tracks of Cajun, Country and Roots music.

Mike Marwick Rock ‘n’ Roll Saturday on  Saturdays 6.00-8.00pm.
Email Mike Marwick: mike.marwick@celticmusicradio.net

On The Weekend, Sundays 10.00am-12noon with a repeat on Fridays 6.00-8.00pm.

Visit Mike’s Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/Rock-n-Roll-Saturday

Celtic Music Radio, Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XH
Office: 0141 548 3397 | Studio: 0141 548 4041 | Text: 0777 507 9595
Celtic Music Radio is a Charity registered in Scotland, number SC041172

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