Ian Waugh

Ian Waugh

Ian David Waugh (born 1954) is a broadcaster, broadcast consultant, founder of Prime Digital Broadcasting Limited, writer and published author.

"Ian Waugh is the third generation in his family connected to broadcasting. He started his wide-ranging career in the early 1970's with Independent Television (ITV) in the UK as a voiceover with Westward Television, Southern Television and HTV. Later he worked for London Weekend Television, TVS, Television South West and the fledgling Sky Channel.

He joined UK commercial radio with the start of DevonAir Radio. He later moved into broadcast management as the station's Head of Presentation and then as a successful international broadcast management consultant.

Prior to current Zimbabwean political crisis Ian worked with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation as an adviser and turned a flagging national radio service (Radio 3) into a profitable and popular station.

Ian was a production and presentation adviser to Malta's national broadcaster, Xandir Malta (now PBS) and was later involved in several projects concerning deregulated broadcasting.

He assisted the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation and helped to establish the country's first all black presentation television news and current affairs programme as well as assisting and developing several major national radio projects. Whilst in Namibia he interviewed The Most Revd. Desmond Mpilo Tutu for NBC TV.

Ian Waugh has been involved in several broadcast ventures and remains a positive force in broadcasting. He is the founder of Prime Digital Broadcasting which is planning and developing digital radio content supply across Europe.

Apart from broadcasting

Ian Waugh is a renowned historic researcher, historian and published author. His extensive research into the life of Victorian murderer and celebrity John Lee resulted in the publication of The Man They Could Not Hang which has been well received and reviewed worldwide.

Ian is a keen follower of disability issues after the onslaught of his own mobility and disability during the 1990's.

He has travelled extensively and continues to enjoy an active and busy life. His "velvet" voice is in demand, he is involved in several broadcast development projects and still finds time for his historic research.

These days Ian lives in the English South East although he still keeps his strong ties with the Westcountry".

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