Gary MacDonald

Gary MacDonald has been with the station since 1992 and, after starting out as most of us do presenting Requests shows, he went “Out and About” reporting on the local entertainment scene and spent several years on the HRR Committee, including spells as Studio Manager and Treasurer. For most of his time with us Gary has opened our live broadcasts at 7pm on Tuesday evenings and that’s when he currently plays hits from across the decades in his “Solid Gold” show as well as hosting “Reggae Bites” on Thursday afternoons. Both those shows give Gary the chance to indulge in his love of 60s and 70s music (especially Elvis, Queen and the Beatles), reggae and ska, as a change from his day job at a plumber’s merchant, and to follow in the footsteps of his broadcasting heroes Tony Blackburn, Kenny Everett and Terry Wogan.


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