Iain Rose presents the weekday Breakfast Show on Quality Radio DAB & 107.5 FM from 7.00am till 10.00am. Iain also can also be heard on Classic Soul every Saturday night between 6.00 and 8.00pm.
Iain has been involved with radio for a number of years now. Here are a few questions Iain answered in order to find out a little bit more about Quality Radio’s daytime presenter.
How did you get into broadcasting?
I was involved as a pupil in starting the first school radio station in Scotland and my interest grew from there. I also started running my own mobile Discotheques at age 15, then progressed to study electronics with a view to working in broadcast engineering. I then joined STV and Radio Clyde working within the engineering departments. Outside broadcasts (OBs) then were in abundance and particularly good fun. I had always wanted to try the on-air stuff opposed to the tech so here we are. I am also experienced now in supporting hospital broadcasting at HBS Glasgow along with other local community radio stations.
Random encounter with any celebrity?
Absolutely! When at STV met Charlton Heston, Sofie Loren, Larry Hagman amongst many local 1970s celebs at STV then – like Mary Marquis, John Toy, Andy Stewart, Fran & Anna, Jack McLaughlin and loads of other Scottish celebs. Radio Clyde allowed me to meet and work with all the “261” DJs at the time in the 1970s, 1980s including Norman Ross.
Music preference is classic soul & disco music, however, I also like smooth rock, smooth jazz and easy listening, you know typical “Ease into Sunday morning” type of music.
Any surprising facts your listeners may not know about you?
As a keen tennis player, I had the chance to play in a tennis tournament at Wimbledon in 2000 and my birthday is on Christmas Day.
Sum up Paisley in a few words?
Beautiful historic town. I have family connections with Paisley, and I spent many years studying for an Electronic Engineering Degree at Paisley College of Technology, now known as UWS.
1st 7″ vinyl record ever bought?
Knock Three Times by Dawn on Bell Records (Remember the Bell silver label?) 1970.
The “chosen few” choice records…
“How Long” by ACE. Favourite soul song is “Baby Don’t Change Your Mind” – Gladys Knight & The Pips. Favourite soul love song is “Sweet Love” – Anita Baker.