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Thanks to Mark Bennett from Alvaston in Derby, who has sent in details of the very popular Adrian Allen.

Adrian's publicity shot for Century - bad hair day?

Profile: Adrian Allen: Mark writes:. 'Another presenter to inherit the late night phone in show from Century 106 in the East Midlands.  He also conducted a lunch time phone-in between 1300 and 1400. The show thrived on drama and controversy and one rumour suggested that the more complaints the shows illicited meant that people were listening.

Adrian continued with the ‘spades a spade’ theme and generally didn’t mince words on any issue, commendably he never swore (on air anyway!)   It is believed that a major clash of personality with a caller led to Adrian having to leave the station.

A couple of his more notable phrases have been ‘Scum sucking pond life’ to describe criminals and others disliked and ‘shandy drinking southerners’ which is an opinion on people south of somewhere (!)

As well as Century 106 Adrian presented on both the Manchester (105.4FM) and Newcastle (100.7 and 101.8) arms of the empire. Added to this he has been at the following – Aire FM, BRMB, Buzz FM, City Radio, Hallam FM, Liberty Radio, BBC Newcastle, Rock FM, TFM and Wear FM.'

From October 2000, Adrian became the late-night talk show host at Real Radio based in South Wales which attracted all kinds of attention.  

UPDATE: 18th April 2002:  Real Radio's Talk Show host Adrian Allen's contract has not been renewed.  Adrian has been with the station since it launched originally in South Wales in October 2000, as Real Radio's late night phone in host, and has gained a loyal following carried over from his work on the East Midlands regional Century 106.

The official line from Real Radio is that his contract has come to and end and they have decided not to renew it. Simon Parkin is currently presenting a music show in the weekday 10pm - 1am slot. A future review will be carried out in due course, as happens on a regular basis with all shows on the station to ensure they are always performing well for both the listeners and advertisers.

Ironically buses in the area were still displaying adverts for the show, advertising The Adrian Allen Late Show from 10 - 1, until they pull the plug - now they have...

Whereabouts: Er ..... time for a new job Adrian .... 

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