jim gellatly

Jim Gellatly
Amazing Radio/The Scottish Sun

Former presenter of XFM Scotland’s Drivetime show, and hosting a weekly unsigned showcase on Amazing Radio (Digital Radio in Dublin and London & online), Jim’s a well-known face (for the radio?) in the Scottish music scene and beyond.

Dundee-born Jim Gellatly started his presenting career at MFR in Inverness over 20 years ago. Also working for Northsound 1, Beat 106, BBC Radio Scotland and the networked New Music show In:Demand Uncut (Bauer Radio), Jim’s played a role in uncovering many of the most important bands around, including Oasis, Snow Patrol and Coldplay.

The first person to play the likes of Biffy Clyro, The Fratellis, Twin Atlantic, Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall on the radio, Coventry’s The Enemy have also credited Jim on several occasions for picking up on them while still unsigned.

In April 2008, at the O2 in London, he was presented with the Radio Academy’s ‘John Peel Award for contribution to Music Radio’. Previous winners include Kenny Everett, Richard Park, Alan Freeman, Tony Blackburn, Steve Wright, Pete Tong, Chris Tarrant and John Peel himself (the award was renamed after his death).

His weekly podcast ‘Jim Gellatly’s NEW MUSIC’ can be heard through Radio Magnetic and iTunes. The podcast was nominated as “Best Podcast or Radio Show” at the 2010 BT Digital Music Awards alongside Adam & Joe, Scouting For Girls and Jamie Cullum.