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It's disc Jock-ey Brown the new signing.

JOCK Brown has always been known to talk a good game.

From his early days as a football commentator, he was never afraid to shoot from the lip on radio and TV.

Now the sacked general manager of Celtic Football Club is about to impart his wisdom once more on the public after signing with radio station Scot FM.

The 52-year-old former lawyer is joining the Leith-based station as part of its award-winning lunchtime news programme.

Jock will team up with current presenter Glenn Campbell to host a weekday phone-in for the show's 300,000 listeners.

But radio bosses yesterday insisted that he would not be going on air simply to talk about football but a host of national issues, including the new Scottish Parliament, culture and entertainment.

Brown was sacked from Parkhead after a furore over his professional attitude and fans baying for him to quit.

Last night, Jock revealed: "A number of offers had been tabled since I left Celtic but this one really excited me.

"The opportunity to be dealing with current affairs, news and sport was obviously very attractive to me.

"I am sure it is going to be an exciting challenge."

Asked if he feared being verbally abused by Celtic fans on the radio, Jock added: "I don't think there will be any problems.

"The show covers more than just football."

Scot FM chief Mike Bawden said: "Jock's not scared to voice an opinion.

"He's a great talker, but more importantly he'll be a good listener to the people of Scotland."
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Author:Caven, Bill
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 7, 1999
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