During his Radio 1 days (1986)
At Perth FM - 2005
|Mark Page was well known for being an early riser during his days at Radio 1. His was the voice of early weekends in the 1980's. |
A broadcaster since his schooldays on BBC Radio Cleveland, Middlesbrough born Mark hosted the breakfast show on Radio Tees for nearly six years from it's launch in 1975.
In September 1983 he was offered the bleary-eyed slot at Radio 1 following Pat Sharp's departure. Otherwise known as 'Me Mark Page', his show was aired from 6am to 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. The slot included humorous chat interspersed with great music of the day. Mark used to say he had been a try-out for Darlington FC. His show featured 'Mark's Goldmine' where he would pick one record out of ten and start it within five seconds.
He fronted the Radio 1 early show for three years, and during 1986 he additionally hosted the weekend teatime show Saturday Live, a show with news, interviews and coverage of the national and international rock scene.
He has since been heard on various local and national radio stations including Radio Five Live, Scot FM, Aire FM, The Pulse, Clyde 1, Radio Tees, Pool FM, Perth FM and Northallerton FM!
Mark was awarded the International Radio Personality of the Year at the New York Radio Awards in 1990 for Clyde FM and the following year he picked up the Sony Gold Award, for Britain's Best Breakfast show - Aire FM in Leeds.
Following a long association with Forces Broadcasting, Mark is creator, Managing Director and Saturday lunchtime DJ at Garrison Radio, which since 2001 has been the British Army's own radio service broadcasting on Low Power AM to the military community at Aldershot, Catterick, Colchester, Edinburgh, Tidworth, and Bulford.
He has been the Premiership announcer and pitchside DJ at Middlesbrough Football Club since 1994. In February 2004, Mark built up a great warm-up atmosphere at the Millennium Stadium for the Carling Cup final, a match where Middlesbrough won the cup.