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Rodney Collins

I started out working for local newspapers in Surrey and then the music press as a journalist for Record Retailer (now Music Week) and then as News Editor for Record Mirror. I was the first British journalist to report on, and visit, RNI and was responsible for the supplement on Radio Veronica which added 60,000 to Record Mirror's sales in Europe.

At the end of the 1960's I worked for ATV in their theatre and record divisions before joining BBC Radios 1 and 2 in 1971, working in publicity and presentation and contributing to programmes like "Scene and Heard". Then I joined commercial radio, as Director of News Programming for Radio Luxembourg and - later - as part of the set-up team for Atlantic 252.

I presented Luxembourg's long-running "208 Editorial" programme for ten years and was responsible for live coverage for four general elections.
After a spell as Managing Director of local stations in Glasgow and London, plus some time as Director of Programmes at Manx Radio, I joined Isles FM in Stornoway in 2000.

The current weekly show for Offshore Music Radio features a top 5 fastest selling album or singles list from any month between 1958 - 1976, plus listener requests and dedications.

                                                       

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