Imagine if a local football team beat all of the biggest teams not only in Britain but in the WORLD. This is what Alan Robson has been doing now for decades. Night Owl’s is Britain’s most listened to talk show, beating all comers by a mile.
He began his career in rock bands, doing some stand up comedy too before becoming the North’s best known and most famous broadcaster,
RADIO: Always the market leader with the most dynamic, outrageous and compulsive radio show. The show has won 59 national and international awards. He is the only presenter to win THREE of the world’s biggest awards ‘New York Radio Awards’ for ‘Katarina’s Auschwitz Story’ ‘World’s Best Talk Show’ and ‘Alien Jesus’.
Broadcasting from desecrated cathedrals in Milan, haunted plantations in New Orleans or a Cathedral built with human bones in the Czech Republic, you never know when or where he’ll crop up next.
Other awards have been given from Sounds, Melody Maker, New Musical Express, Kerrang and Metal Hammer. He has won acclaim in the Sydney Radio Festival, Sony Radio Awards, Chat Magazine and many more.
His series ‘Walking In The Footsteps’ saw him shadowing RASPUTIN from Moscow, WILLIAM WALLACE the BRAVEHEART from Stirling, on the streets of London with JACK THE RIPPER and many others.
His ghost hunts taking listeners to the World’s Scariest Places have won him enormous audiences, doing the type of radio that no one else does. His annual show ‘SCARY CHRISTMAS’ airing the voices of the dead, has come from crypts in Paris and from a coffin buried six feet under!
RECORD BREAKER: Alan has broken three World Records, for biggest ghost hunt 2,154 people in 258 different venues simultaneously, later breaking it again with 2,987 in 324 places. He also broke the world kissing record too.
REGRESSIONS: Alan is the only radio presenter in Britain capable of performing regressions without hypnosis.
Recently Alan has begun a series called ‘THE DARK SIDE’ showing the scary and haunted side of famous places including PARIS, BRUSSELS, AMSTERDAM and many more.
TELEVISION: Alan has starred in 15 TV series for Tyne Tees, Yorkshire TV, Granada and BBC 1. ROBSON’S PLACE, ROBSON’S PERSONAL CALL, COLLEGE CUISINE. THE ALAN ROBSON SHOW, GETTING PERSONAL on ITV & SKY. LOST & FOUND and TROUBLE IN STORE both on BBC1.
ALAN is still currently on TV in America networked by FOX & ABC ‘SCARIEST PLACES ON EARTH’ took families to the world’s most terrifying places. His shows ‘THE 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN’ brought the channel it’s biggest viewing figures ever!
BOOKS & THE PRESS
Alan has written four books, two international best sellers.
GRISLY TRAILS & GHOSTLY TALES
NIGHTMARE ON YOUR STREET
SIMPLY THE BEST
THE LIVES & LOVES OF A NIGHT OWL
For eleven years had a full page in THE SUNDAY SUN and at present works freelance for English speaking newspapers across the world. Wrote a rock page for the Hong Kong Star for five years.
LIVE: Has toured with numerous big name acts BON JOVI, TINA TURNER, GUN’S & ROSES, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, QUEEN, DAVID BOWIE and BRYAN ADAMS. Has always been considered king of the roadshow. He starred in and wrote a number of pantomimes’, and appeared in one that broke all records running almost 6 months. He also hosted NEWCASTLE UNITED home games during their most successful period in recent years.
A trustee for Metro Radio’s CASH FOR KINDS, President of Guide Dogs For The Blind, Patron of three Hospices, BODY POSITIVE (AIDS/HIV TRUST) Derwentside MIND and at present 31 others. It is estimated he has raised around £35 MILLION POUNDS.
He was given the very first title of FREEMAN of BENWELL.
He is an AMBASSADOR for HELL in Norway.
He was the only presenter in the history of British Broadcasting to be given TWO places in NATIONAL Hall Of Fame, as LOCAL HERO and BRITAIN’S GREATEST EVER LATE NIGHT RADIO PERSONALITY.
He was presented with an MBE by the QUEEN for services to Broadcasting.
Recently at the National Radio Acadamy he was presented by a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
Not bad for a Benwell lad……the frightening thing is that no one knows what he’ll get up to next!