Tony Adams’ earliest ambitions were both diverse and bizarre, ranging from barrister to motorbike mechanic, and taking in pilot and actor along the way. But all of these were eventually forgotten with the discovery of his local radio stations 210 Thames Valley and London’s Capital Radio.
The thought of “I’d really like to have a go at this radio thing” was compounded when the by now student Tony was interviewed by a very young Steve Wright who was working for Radio 210 at the time.
After getting his big radio break on County Sound in Guildford, Tony’s career took him to Peterborough, Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds. Then in 1991 he got the gig he’d aimed for since starting out – and became a DJ on the legendary night time service of Radio Luxembourg.
Having got a taste for the continental lifestyle, Tony’s return home from the Grand Duchy took a detour to the Channel Islands, where commercial radio had just launched. Five years later and a return to the UK also saw a switch from DJ to journalist, starting with the news station LBC. A string of BBC local stations followed – which brings us up to date and a return to the turntables with United DJs, where a chance to work with former colleagues and broadcasting big guns from Radio Luxembourg was just too good a chance to miss!