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2001 was a year to remember; at the height of my career, I was thrilled to be recognized
for the ‘work and achievements in broadcasting in Scotland ‘ I had done and was invited
to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace. It was an amazing day and I will always treasure
Sadly though, 2010 is also a year I remember; this was when I suffered a major Stroke.
The effects left me with slurred speech and unable to walk and at first, I thought,
that’s it, my career and life is over!. Devastating as it was, I will not let it
control my life; I am determined to fight it, and it’s amazing how you can adapt.
“Life after Stroke” is a slow, frustrating process, but so far with the many hours
of speech and physiotherapy, I have managed to recover my voice and walk again, albeit
with the help of a walking aid.
I am determined to “carry on as normal” I even sought to resume my radio career,
but found that certain doors had sadly been closed to me; so, armed with enthusiasm
and an ‘idea’ I converted my garage into a “star-trek themed” radio station… from
which I and a team of volunteer presenters broadcast SCOTPOD RADIO ; a wide variety
of music styles, broadcasting via the Internet as a web based radio station program.
There is something for everyone’s taste in music and entertainment
This part of my journey is still growing and has become an essential part of my ‘recovery
program’ and so I would like to welcome you to SCOTPOD RADIO.
“The Easy Listening Way to Recovery”
determined to “carry on as normal”
SCOTPOD STUDIO ENTRANCE
SCOTPOD Studio Entrance & Welfare Area
STUDIO DECK and MONITORS
STUDIO RECORDING AREA
STUDIO GUEST AREA
Sally Carr - The Middle of the Road singer chats to John Manning about her career
with the band
In the Studio -John Manning talks to June Brown MBE
Karen Boyle Social Media Secretary get to grips with the Mic.
“I began my career as a radio presenter over 30 years ago and have had the privilege
of working at numerous radio stations, such as Westsound, Central FM and BBC Radio
Scotland. As well as radio presenting, I have also had my own cable television show,
which was great fun and you may or may not know, that I regularly featured as the
“desk sergeant” in the TV series Taggart.”