Ken Bruce is never short of a good quote.Ken Bruce is never short of a good quote.
Ken Bruce is never short of a good quote.

Ken Bruce in Quotes: Here are 11 interesting and funny quotes from the Scottish broadcaster - on music, PopMaster, radio and more

This week will see Ken Bruce’s last appearance on the weekday mid-morning show he’s helmed on BBC Radio 2 since 1986 (with a short hiatus in 1990)

Born in Glasgow in 1951, Ken Bruce attended Hutchesons' Boys' Grammar School, before training as a chartered accountant.

He always felt most comfortable in a radio studio, starting out with the Hospital Broadcasting Service in Glasgow, before becoming a staff announcer for BBC Radio 4 Scotland.

When Radio Scotland was launched in 1978 he joined as presenter of Nightbeat, as well as presenting a Saturday morning show. Subsequent roles on the channel included the mid-morning slot and a daily afternoon entertainment show.

His Radio 2 career began as presenter of the Ballroom programmes in 1980 and standing in for other broadcasters, but a he landed permanent role on Saturday late night show in 1984. Following a stint on The Radio 2 Breakfast Show, replacing Terry Wogan, he took on the job for which he would become famous in 1990 – hosting the mid-morning slot.

Other than a short-lived move to the early morning slot in 1992, he has remained in the slot until this year when he announced he would be leaving the BBC – taking his PopMaster format with him.

Here are 11 quotes from the master of radio.