Piccadilly Radio was one of the first Independent Radio Stations back in the day in the UK. It launched in 1974 and I had the great pleasure of working there between 1978 and 1986. These truly were the formative years of Commercial Radio in the UK and it was a joy to be a part of it.


This April, 2014, Piccadilly Radio will celebrate its 40th Anniversary. I had the great pleasure of working at the Station for 8 years between 1978 and 1986. See some of the articles I have written about the station here.


Piccadilly Radio was probably the best radio station on air in the UK through the 1970s and 80s. These were the early years of Independent Radio in this country and many of the stations on air were experiencing difficulties, financial and otherwise. Piccadilly, under the stewardship of Managing Director Philip Birch and Programme Controller Colin Walters, somehow managed to keep problems away from the station and when there were problems, they were managed in a way which always showed the station in an excellent light.


Piccadilly Radio was probably the best radio station on air in the UK through the 1970s and 80s. These were the early years of Independent Radio in this country and many of the stations on air were experiencing difficulties, financial and otherwise. Piccadilly, under the stewardship of Managing Director Philip Birch and Programme Controller Colin Walters, somehow managed to keep problems away from the station and when there were problems, they were managed in a way which always showed the station in an excellent light.


Piccadilly Radio was probably the best radio station on air in the UK through the 1970s and 80s. These were the early years of Independent Radio in this country and many of the stations on air were experiencing difficulties, financial and otherwise. Piccadilly, under the stewardship of Managing Director Philip Birch and Programme Controller Colin Walters, somehow managed to keep problems away from the station and when there were problems, they were managed in a way which always showed the station in an excellent light.


Well back in 1978, I opened a National Newspaper to read that Andy Peebles was leaving Piccadilly Radio to go to Radio 1. This was the chance I'd been waiting for. Within 45 minutes I was at the station making my case. Eventually I landed my dream job


You have got to love it when a plan comes together. On this page I am going to reflect some of the interactions that we have had over the last few months.


I have to admit that it is always a joyous moment for me when I have a new presenter card in my hand. Over the years there have been a number of these and they rather remind me of very special moments in my life. The latest is from BBC Radio Manchester.


Back in the day the UK Radio industry had a weekly publication called the Radio Magazine. The issue for the week 6th - 12th July 2005 carried an interview with Mike Shaft, then Assistant Editor of BBC GMR/Radio Manchester. I am delighted to reprint that interview here in full. The photos are a new addition.


For the first time ever, the facts about one of the most exciting Radio Stations ever to come on air in the UK. If you are visiting this site from outside the North West of England, then you might not even know about Sunset Radio.