Billy's tuned in to his roots

Connolly may front radio show

Billy Connolly is set to present a music show to Scottish radio audiences if Virgin Radio wins a licence to broadcast in Glasgow.

Meanwhile, the comic returned to his roots yesterday, making an impromptu appearance at the city's Stand comedy club.

He popped in to watch the Bruce Morton show, and stayed around to chat with the acts backstage.

One observer said Connolly was "just generally having a good time" with the comics.

Connolly is backing the Virgin Radio bid to broadcast to Glasgow, promising to present a rock and roots show if the company wins the licence.

Virgin Radio Glasgow would be rock station, similar to its existing national service but also focusing on local music and featuring a West of Scotland Rock 'n' Roll Football show

Others backing the bid include Colin Macintyre (aka the Mull Historical Society) and the Cosmic Rough Riders.

The company is just one of 11 contenders for the licence, due to be awarded later this year, including an over-50s station, a country music station backed by Texas star Sharleen Spiteri and a hip-hop station.

Published: 3 Jul 2003

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