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When Mike Wade was six and should have been playing cowboys and Indians he was, instead, in a skiffle group
At twelve he had made it to pop bands, a path which eventually led to his group, Wolfe, being signed by Motown Records in the USA. An album and a couple of singles followed, but fame did not.
After years spent as a session drummer, touring drummer, session singer and jingle writer, Mike concentrated entirely on the world of advertising, forming the agency Owen Wade Delmonte. He went on to become Director of Strategy for one of the London’s largest agencies, working with clients such as Renault, MasterCard, ASDA, Army Recruitment, Nestle, Chivas Brothers and Scottish Hydro-Electric.
These days you will mostly find him tucked away in his studio in North Norfolk, from where he has written several books (including Hole In My Pocket, the biography of rock and roll legend, Mickey Jupp), edited the many photographs he takes all around the world (some of which can be found at https://fcahound.picfair.com/) and devotes much time to listening to his collection of over six thousand albums.
Mike Wade’s new radio show ‘The Radio Telescope’ focusses on great music from here, there and everywhere and is broadcast every Saturday evening from 7pm until 9pm.
Radio presenting for 60 North is a particular delight for him as the station had become Mike’s favourite listen, prior to him plucking up sufficient courage to ask if he could have a go himself.
Two hours of music from Tom’s personal collection of CDs, vinyl albums and cassettes, played from the original physical sourcesclose
Pre-recorded radio shows produced in the 60 North Radio studios in Lerwick to support those in the local community, expats abroad and those on our online community with a passion for music to introduce us all to stuff we may have never heard before or simply just needed to be reminded.close