Wedotalk with David Jaques and Special Guest – Tom Russell
On April 19, 2022, David interviewed disk jockey and radio presenter, Tom Russell.
Tom tells of his early career in the UK Parachute Regiment, before returning to his native Glasgow, where he opened a record shop, which became the first in a chain of stores in Scotland. As an early adopter of rock music, Tom was invited to host a late-night broadcast, “The Friday Night Rock Show” on Radio Clyde, which at the time, had the second highest commercial radio audience figures in the UK, marginally behind Capitol Radio in London. His invitation to host the show for a 6-week pilot period, ran for 22 years. Following on from this he then became the lead daytime presenter on Rock Radio and has also broadcast on many other radio stations throughout the UK. Tom is currently broadcasting on ‘The Max’
During his radio broadcasting career, Tom has interviewed most of rock royalty, such as
Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Guns & Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica and way too many more to mention.