Ian Pope

For over 40 years, I’ve been an obsessive rock music fan. In my mid-teens I became infatuated with the music of Genesis, Led Zeppelin and Yes. My enthusiasm for their music, and of many others, continues to this day.
I have been involved in DJing and presenting radio shows in the last few years. I present a monthly show on a local internet radio station and even produce my own music podcasts. For a while I was a volunteer on the hospital radio and will admit to having played requests for Ed Sheeran! I see presenting these shows as the natural extension of being a music fan and collector.
I am honoured and delighted to join Rock Radio UK to present a show dedicated to progressive music from the Seventies. I call it The 1974 Music Show, which is an ironic reference to view held in certain quarters that no music of value has been made since 1974. I intend to include the whole range of rock music from the 1970s – progressive rock, heavy rock, jazz rock/fusion, folk and other interesting stuff. I hope you will enjoy it too!