biography

 

Stuart began his radio career in 1976 in hospital radio for the Woolwich Hospitals Broadcasting Service, in South London. In the same year, he went to work as a studio assistant for BBC Medway, now known as BBC Kent.

 

In 1979, he joined P&O Cruises as an Entertainment Officer / Disc Jockey, on board SS Oriana and SS Canberra.

Whilst overseas, he was offered freelance work in Gibraltar for the British Forces Broadcasting Service.

He took up their offer and went on to work at BFBS Germany, in the following year.

In 1983, he took up the full-time post of Breakfast Show Presenter with the Commercial Radio Station for Ipswich, then known as Radio Orwell, now absorbed into the Heart network.

 

 

 

At the end of his contract with Orwell, he was offered a full-time freelance position with Radio Wyvern and Radio Tees. BFBS also offered him the role of Presenter/Producer, which would be a staff post, so in 1985 he joined their biggest radio station BFBS Germany, first in the regional studios of Berlin, then in Cologne, as the Network Breakfast Show Presenter with a daily audience of 10 million listeners.

After leaving Germany Stuart travelled the world with BFBS to Gibraltar, Belize, Hong Kong, Paderborn Germany, Brunei, London, Bosnia and Catterick.

During his twelve years with BFBS Stuart held many positions, such as, Presenter, Senior Producer, Music Director, Station Manager, Head of Presentation and Deputy Controller Worldwide Programming BFBS London.

Stuart left BFBS in 1997 as he was very unhappy with the way that broadcasting had changed to a computerised music scheduling format, thus allowing him no opportunity to have any musical input in to his show. Stuart went on to work for KFM Tonbridge, European Klassic Rock via Satellite, Sovereign Radio Eastbourne and BBC World Service in Network Operations.

Currently, Stuart produces shows for several Internet Radio Stations, broadcasting across the world and on the ships of several cruise ship lines.

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