CENTRE RADIO: TIMMY ON THE TRANNY
The promotional budget was obviously small because the first Timmy pic was this black and white photo, which didn't do justice to the purple hair and scarlet spex and T shirt!
Timmy was the first presenter on Centre Radio in Leicester. Typically, he did the very first breakfast show in September 1981 with multi coloured hair, dressed in a dinner jacket and outragous bowtie! It was filmed by a BBC documentary crew (who wanted to learn how it should be done!)
The station was housed at Granville House, Granville Road Leicester and for publicity stunts they called on the unmissable Timmy to roller skate round the town and turn up at schools with his purple hair to scare the teachers and get the kids tuned in!
In the days before AA Roadwatch Timmy's breakfast show traffic reports came from the local taxi firm "It sounded like he had a camera on every street" said the opposition!
Timmy also did Sunday mornings 10-1pm. 6 day weeks was unusual in those days.
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