Profile: Brian Tansley: Brian first introduced himself to the radio audience of Derbyshire & East Staffordshire during test transmissions for Radio Trent 945 in early 1987. Together with Viv Evans, he presented the 'Nightshift programme on both the station's frequencies, 102.8FM & 945 AM. The show itself aired from 1:00am-6:00 Monday to Saturday and 2:00am-7:00am on Sundays. The promo for the show started 'If you're within reach of a radio while the rest of the East Midlands sleeps on ...' When the IBA/RA asked for a frequency split, Brian moved to the massively successful, Solid Gold GEM-AM when it was part of the Midlands Radio group. (See below)
He's spent most of his life living
in the West Bridgford area of Nottingham, and this is where he keeps a large
selection of rather loud ties! At the last count he had about 200, buying
them on his travels, so his friends rarely see the same tie twice, although some
are cleared out from time to time (send them to me...Ed) His
favourite, never-to-be-thrown away ties are his Beatles and Notts County ties.
He was born on February 21st, therefore his starsign in Pisces - he enjoys any music in any form, even learning to play the guitar - with his favourite artists being the Beatles, Hollies and Shadows, show tunes and Gilbert & Sullivan. He also enjoys reading, football, cricket, theatre and travel.
Whereabouts: Brian can often be both seen and heard presenting BBC East Midlands TV News late night bulletins, but otherwise has returned to his homeland radio stomping ground on BBC Radio Nottingham (FM 103.8, 95.5 & 1584 AM) where he previously presented the weekday 1:00pm-4:00pm slot. He is believed to be as popular as ever but in a new slot, starting an hour later. 2:00pm -5:00pm pm Mondays to Fridays and Sundays 4:00pm - 6:00pm on Pure Nostalgia. Many thanks to Stuart Keeling for the update.
NB: Midlands Radio Group consisted of BRMB-FM, XTRA-AM, Mercia Sound, Trent-FM (Nottingham), Trent-FM(Derbyshire), Leicester Sound & GEM-AM and the Leicester based Radio Training Unit and was spawned from the success of the launch of the original Radio Trent 301 from Nottingham as one of the first ILR stations in the 1970s.
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