Radio and TV Presenter
In May 2018 Jim was recruited as a forces broadcaster to present the Breakfast Show on BFBS Scotland.
Having served time at BBC Radio Scotland, Northsound, Beat 106, Clyde 1, Forth 1 and XFM Scotland, Jim’s played a role in uncovering many of the most important bands around, including Oasis, Snow Patrol and Coldplay. The first person to play the likes of Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic, The Fratellis, Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall on the radio, Coventry’s The Enemy have also credited Jim on several occasions for picking up on them while still unsigned.
In April 2008 he was presented with the Radio Academy’s ‘John Peel Award for contribution to Music Radio’. Previous winners include Kenny Everett, Richard Park, Alan Freeman, Tony Blackburn, Steve Wright, Pete Tong, Chris Tarrant and John Peel himself (the award was renamed after his untimely death).
In May 2010 Jim started doing shows at Clyde 1 (Glasgow & West Central Scotland), and also presents a weekly slot on Amazing Radio (DAB digital radio & online). His In:Demand Uncut show was launched in 2011 and broadcast every Sunday 7-10pm across Scotland on Clyde 1, Forth One, Northsound 1, Radio Borders, Tay FM, West FM & West Sound.
In 2011 STV, Real Radio and The Sun convened a panel of music industry experts to select an initial short list of 60 tracks for the public to choose from for Scotland’s Greatest Album. The panel consisted of Jim, T In the Park supremo Geoff Ellis, SNP MSP Joan McAlpine, Real Radio DJ Steve McKenna, songwriter John McLaughlin, and football pundit and now popular DJ Pat Nevin.
Jim hosts a regular podcast ‘Jim Gellatly’s NEW MUSIC’ (nominated for the 2010 BT Digital Music Awards), writes a weekly new music column for the Scottish Sun, and regularly DJs and hosts events throughout Scotland.