Stuart is MD of Hotdisc Limited, a media company which produces TV and radio programmes covering sport, music and entertainment for a number of outlets including Borders Rugby Television, Duke Video, Radio Borders and CMR Nashville.
Stuart has over 30 years of broadcasting experience starting in 1977 with 12 years at BBC Radio Oxford followed by six years at Fox FM, helping them to win the Sony Award in 1990 for Radio Station Of The Year. He has also worked for the legendary Radio Caroline, BBC Radio Thames Valley before stints at Kick FM, TD1 Radio and Pipeline Radio.
He freelances for Sky Sports, BBC Radio Scotland, Talksport and RTE Radio (Ireland) as well as Manx Radio, Sky Radio and Radio Borders as a sports reporter, commentator and presenter.
He became involved with the media following his successful athletics career. As a high jumper he was Scottish Champion twice, held the British Age 16 record and was the first 13 year old ever to jump 6 feet in Britain.
After a couple of years in Printing and Publishing including a stint at the infamous Robert Maxwell's Pergamon Press, he joined Oxford City Football Club in the Promotions department. His time spent with the legendary Bobby Moore (England's Football World Cup winning captain from 1966) and Harry Redknapp (Moore's sidekick at the time and now Premiership manager with Spurs) was an amazing experience.
It was Bobby and Harry's first managerial roles and an exciting time for the club.
As a promoter he has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment including Boyzone featuring Ronan Keating and in a series of major pop concerts he gave many stars their first break. As a performer with his band he appeared at some of the biggest venues in the UK including the Liverpool Empire and Oxford's Apollo Theatre and toured with Boyzone and Peter Andre in the UK.
Stuart runs a record label and TV production company and had a placing in the UK Music Video Charts when he produced and directed the full-length documentary "Dennis Locorriere In Oxford" featuring the former lead singer with Dr Hook. In front of the cameras he acted in the BBC TV production of the film "Death Of A Son" starring Lynn Redgrave and "Elizabeth - Virgin Queen" with Aimee McDuff (also for the BBC) and was presenter of two independent Television country music shows, "Guitars 'n Cadillacs" and "New Country" as well as narrating several documentaries shown on national TV in the UK. His most recent TV appearances were on the ITV Drama "Distant Shores" starring Peter Davison and Samantha Bond, and BBC TV's "55 Degrees North."
As well as recording he has found more success as narrator of the best selling video "Truckin' Crazy" and has appeared on many TV and Radio commercials. He also narrated "Red Sails And The Sunset" which was shown throughout the UK, originally broadcast on Grampian and Border Television.
In January 2003 he was voted "Overseas Broadcaster Of The Year" - a prestigious award from the CMA (Country Music Association) to mark his "Outstanding Contribution to Country Music". This added to his UK Radio Award in 2001 for "Services to Country Music" and the "Promoter of the Year" and "European Personality of the Year" accolades in both the European Country Music Association and Germany's International Country Music Association Awards for his work in the field of country music. He has run the leading European promotional company, Hotdisc, since 1999.
Stuart can be heard every Sunday afternoon from Noon with the two hour show, The Hotdisc Top 40, which features the hottest new country tracks as voted for by DJs across Europe. The programme originates on CMR Nashville Radio sponsored by AirPlay Direct and is syndicated on radio stations across the world including Scottish based TD1 Radio, which puts the programme to air every Sunday at 8pm. You can also now catch the show every monday morning at 10 am GMT on CMR Nashville.
You can contact Stuart c/o Hotdisc Studios:
The Old Manse, Hallidays Park, Selkirk TD7 4LA, Scotland
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