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Dougie Donnelly Owes Success to University

10th August 2012

One of the UKs best loved sports presenters Dougie Donnelly has told the Strathclyde Telegraph, his Alma Mater’s paper that he owes much of his professional success to his time at University.

The twice-voted Scottish Radio Personality of the Year said: “I really enjoyed my time at the university and my whole career would not have happened without Strathclyde.”

It was during the second year of his law degree that Dougie became involved with the Student Union and joined the Entertainments Committee.

“I was responsible for booking bands for nights at the Union and I was very lucky because at the time, a lot of the big-name rock and pop stars were still doing live gigs at universities.

“However, one night the DJ we had booked didn’t turn up, and with a 1000 students in the crowd, we had to do something. My friends said because I the one who organised it, I should take his place.”

“I enjoyed it because I made a life-changing discovery,” laughed the presenter.

“I found that when you’re the DJ, women come and speak to you and you don’t need to speak to them, so I thought, I quite fancy this!”

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