22 March 1972
|Nationality||Kilkenny - Ireland|
|Occupation||Media content director/Radio personality|
Robin Banksis a TV presenter, narrator and radio DJ originally from Kilkenny, Ireland.
He was the narrator of the British/European version of the popular Discovery Channel show MythBusters , from season 2 to the present day. He has worked as a reporter for the Bravo television show Bravado. He has also presented shows for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky1, Living, on London's Kiss 100 and has reportedly presented several guest shows on Galaxy FM. He has previously had radio shows on Radio Nova, Atlantic 252, Virgin Radio, Beat 106 and Xfm.
On 16 June 2008, Robin Banks joined Leicester radio station Leicester Sound to host the weekday 6 am –10 am breakfast show, but was let go due to financial constraints.[ citation needed ]
On 1 September 2008, Banks appeared on Dragons' Den , under his real name, Christian Richardson, to pitch for investment in the eco-friendly packaging suppliers Tiny Box Company that he helped set up. He and his business partner Rachel Watkyn secured an investment of £60,000 (more than they asked for) from Dragons Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones.
On 7 March 2009, Robin Banks made a post on Discovery Channel UK forums revealing that he will shortly return as the series narrator for MythBusters.He mentioned that it would not be possible without fans supporting him, thus wanting him back. He has narrated MythBusters for 6 series in the UK, Europe and Asia.
From March 2010 he also narrates Dirty Jobs for Discovery Channel.[ citation needed ] Banks presented the weekday evening show for Orion Media's network of West Midlands stations (BRMB, Beacon, Mercia and Wyvern). He left the company in July 2011.
Banks offers Radio Coaching (coaches worldwide), runs Radio Workshops and has consulted for a number of businesses. [ non-primary source needed ]
Between November 2012 and October 2013 he was the Programme Director at Star Radio North East.He has moved onto new projects after fulfilling his brief to revamp the station and improve its audience figures.
At the beginning of March 2014 he joined Jack FM Berkshire, the relaunched Reading 107, to front the breakfast show.
From September 2016, Banks is working as content director with national FMer HiFM in the Sultanate of Oman, including presenting the weekday breakfast show. He is also responsible for all output.[ citation needed ]
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Robin Galloway is a Scottish radio and TV broadcaster currently on air at Pure Radio Scotland as breakfast host. Robin hosts the Robin Galloway Breakfast Show on Pure Radio weekday mornings from 06:00 and is also Group Head Of Radio Presentation for DCT Media which is owned by DC Thomson. Pure Radio Scotland launched on 26 November 2019 on DAB Digital radio, broadcasting to the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh; also available via app and Smart Speaker. From 2014 to 31 May 2019, Robin was the breakfast radio presenter for Heart Scotland. Heart Breakfast with Robin and Adele aired every weekday from 6am-10am. Robin is currently the breakfast host for Pure Radio Scotland since November 2019. The station launched on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 8am. Pure Radio Scotland is available online, on smart speakers and on DAB. Pure Radio Scotland currently has 3 former Heart Scotland presenters including Robin Galloway and Paul Harper and Lynne Hogan
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