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Joker DJ winds up with ace award.

Joker DJ Robin Galloway is in a spin after landing one of the world's top radio awards.

He was due to head for America this morning to collect the World's Best Local Radio Personality prize.

Robin was given the good news a month ago but was sworn to keep the accolade secret from his Scot FM morning show listeners until today's presentation

The New York Radio Festival gold medal is the highest award in radio broadcasting.

Robin, 33, has helped turn around the fortunes of Scotland's newest radio station.

He said: "I'm thrilled. I've had plenty of training for this gold medal - I only hope I don't fail a dope test afterwards."

Since Robin took over Scot FM's morning show just over a year ago, daily listener figures are up from 19,000 to 50,000.

He is famous for his wind-up calls and caused a storm earlier this year when he fooled Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs into agreeing to star in a British Rail advert.

In March, he was rapped by watchdogs for a hoax call to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, pretending to be a road crash victim.
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Author:Notarangelo, Ray
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 13, 1996
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