Colin Kelly is available now for music and talk presentation opportunities on your station. Listen to the latest demos here:
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Colin Kelly is an experienced, professional radio presenter with a track record in delivering outstanding results across music and talk formats. An early user of Twitter and an in-demand communications consultant, he is perfectly placed for modern media outlets looking to connect live broadcasts with digital engagement.
He began his career presenting weekend sports bulletins at his local radio station in Paisley. He covered weekend shifts in the news and sports department and provided holiday cover while studying for his journalism degree at Edinburgh Napier University.
After graduating, Colin worked full time as a news and sports reporter for Scot FM covering all the major stories of the day including major election campaigns and the 2005 G8 summit. He regularly deputised as the main presenter on the station’s daily news programme ‘Lunchtime Live’.
Throughout his career, Colin has combined journalism based talk radio with his love of music and after Scot FM was rebranded as Real Radio, balanced a full time role as the station’s Deputy News Editor and voice of weekday breakfast news bulletins, with weekend work presenting the Sunday breakfast programme. This featured a mix of music, in-depth interviews and newspaper reviews.
In 2006, Colin joined Radio Clyde as a journalist, before landing his own daily music programme. Colin spent 4 years hosting the Monday-Friday 10am-2pm slot on Clyde 1 increasing the audience figures from a market share of 13.4% (Rajar, Q1 2007) to a high of 18.8% (Rajar, Q4 2010). The station was named ‘UK Music Week Radio Station Of The Year’ during this period. Colin also won a New York Radio Festival Silver Medal for the station’s live coverage of the Great Scottish Run which he anchored.
Colin joined BBC Radio Scotland as launch presenter for the new ‘Morning Briefing’ programme. A 5.30am transmission time meant a 3.15am alarm call as Colin presented a 30 minute run through the major news, sport and business stories of the day along with travel and weather information. Colin regularly filled in as host of the station’s morning phone in and would go on to become a regular contributor to the programme on subjects including gadgets, technology and social media.
In 2012, Colin stepped away from live broadcasting to raise a young family and grow his training and consultancy business, Comsteria Limited. But, as anyone who has worked in radio will tell you, it gets in your blood and you never leave it entirely. Colin returned to BBC Scotland in 2014 as host of the pop up station ‘Commonwealth Voices’ and covered various shows on Bauer Media Scotland’s ‘Greatest Hits Network’.
Experienced, professional and hugely versatile, Colin is the ideal presenter for radio stations that take pride in their content. He always puts the audience first and has proved himself capable of working across a variety of formats and genres although there is no doubt that breaking news and talk programming is where he excels.