BBC Scotland boss reveals career highlights in new memoir

BBC Scotland boss reveals career highlights in new memoir

Scottish independent The Lunicorn Press has acquired an account of 30 years of working in radio by Jeff Zycinski, former head of BBC Radio in Scotland.

One of Zycinski’s first gigs was in a Soho strip club after he was sent to the Raymond Revue Bar by Capital Radio for a programme covering 24 hours in the life of London. He also worked for Moray Firth Radio in Inverness and Radio Clyde in Glasgow and applied for a job at the BBC because a friend told him it was ‘money for old rope’.

He was posted to the BBC's Selkirk office, the home of BBC Radio Tweed, and went on to become a department editor with BBC Radio Scotland and eventually head of Radio Scotland, a post he held until it was scrapped earlier this year.

The book includes accounts of numerous meetings with the rich and famous, including Margaret Thatcher, Richard Brandon and Princess Anne, as well as various director generals of the BBC.

The Red Light Zone is published on 24th January 2019 by The Lunicorn Press, which acquired world rights directly from the author.