Bruno Brookes (born Trevor Neil Brookes in Stoke-on-Trent, 24th April, 1959) is a British radio presenter who shot to fame in the 1980s. Stoke-on-Trent ( often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city in Staffordshire, England which forms a linear Conurbation almost 12 miles (19 Events 1479 BC - Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989.
Brookes attended Bradwell and Seabridge High Schools. Seabridge is a Suburb of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England. He got into DJing through youth club discos in his home town before he sent a successful tape to his local station, BBC Radio Stoke. A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience A youth club is a place where young people can meet and enjoy activities such as Fooseball, Table tennis, or Video games, and are frequently sponsored by He spent three years there before being recruited by BBC Radio 1, the national pop network, where he worked as a stand-in presenter for Steve Wright before taking over the teatime show from Peter Powell. Steven Wright may refer to Steve Wright (DJ, British radio broadcaster Steve Wright (serial killer, British serial killer Peter Powell may refer to Peter Powell (disc jockey (born 1951 a British DJ Peter Powell (kite, the inventor of a dual-line steerable
This programme proved popular with younger listeners, as Brookes immediately began a career-long association with the UK Top 40 singles chart. The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. In the mid-1980s, the chart was still announced on Tuesday lunchtimes by Gary Davies but kids unable to get to a radio while at school got the chance to hear a re-run of the new countdown with Brookes in the early evening. Gary Davies (born in Manchester on 13 December 1957) was one of the UK's most popular Disc jockeys of the 1980s In 1986, Brookes took over the Sunday afternoon Top 40 show, which at the time was still counting down a chart which had been announced five days earlier and had been used for Top of the Pops the previous Thursday evening. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) From 4th October 1987 onwards, the Top 40 was revealed for the first time by Brookes in its now traditional Sunday afternoon slot, as new technology meant the chart took just hours instead of days to compile. Brookes briefly lost the chart to Mark Goodier in 1990, but then regained it in 1992, though there was never an element of tension or competition between the two DJs, and both were equally proficient at the programme. Mark Goodier (born in Rhodesia on June 28, 1961) is a British Radio Disc jockey. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar)
In 1989, Brookes moved to the weekend breakfast show, co-hosting with Liz Kershaw, and also regularly deputised for Simon Mayo on the weekday breakfast show. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Liz Kershaw (born 30 July, 1958, in Rochdale, Lancashire) is a high-profile female UK music broadcaster Simon Mayo (born 21 September 1958 in Southgate London) is an English radio presenter Three years later he moved to the early breakfast slot, where he remained until he was sacked in 1995 as controller Matthew Bannister continued his cull of older presenters. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 For the New Zealand musician see Matthew Bannister (musician Richard Matthew Bannister (born 1957-03-16) is a British Brookes was referred to by Trevor Dann, Bannister's head of music as 'bestriding the earth like a behemoth, the biggest dinosaur of them all', despite the fact that he was only thirty-six years old (other culled DJs had been in their forties or fifties).
Brookes also infamously played the uncensored version of Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine, which contains 16 instances of "Fuck you I won't do what you tell me" culminating in "motherfucker". " Killing in the Name " is the first single released by Rage Against the Machine from their Rage Against the Machine (sometimes shortened to RATM or Rage) is  This has been and still is referred to by numerous rock media such as Kerrang!. Kerrang! is a weekly rock Magazine published by Bauer Consumer Media in the United Kingdom.
It was announced by BBC Radio 1 in September 2007 that Bruno, along with former chart show colleague Mark Goodier, will return to the station for a one-off Top 40 countdown show on Sunday 30 September 2007, co-hosting the chart with current presenters JK and Joel. JK and Joel ( Jason King - born Jason Griffiths in January 1975 and Joel Ross - born Joel Hogg in May 1977 are a British duo who have co-presented radio shows since This special show forms part of the station's celebrations of the 40th birthday of BBC Radio 1.
During his Radio 1 heyday, Brookes was on the Top Of The Pops host roster and also presented Beat The Teacher on BBC television, a popular teenagers' quiz where pupils would take on teachers in a general knowledge game based on noughts and crosses. Trivia (singular trivium) are unimportant (or "trivial" items especially of information He was the last of three presenters this show had, following Howard Stableford and ex-Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones. Howard Stableford (born April 12 1959) is a Television and Radio presenter This article is about Manfred Mann the band For Manfred Mann the man see Manfred Mann (musician. Paul Jones (born Paul Pond 24 February 1942 in Portsmouth, England) is an English Singer, Actor, Harmonica player and He also hosted the dating show Love At First Sight and the angling show Tight Lines on Sky. British Sky Broadcasting ( BSkyB — Sky Television and BSB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television service in the
After Radio 1, Brookes worked for numerous radio stations, presenting a networked show called Bruno At The Millhouse, while hosting a daily mid-morning slot for Leeds station Radio Aire. Leeds ( is located on the River Aire in West Yorkshire, England 963 Radio Aire is the main Independent Local Radio station broadcasting in Leeds and is the sister station of Magic 828. He ran a DJ school in Newbury, and was Chris Moyles manager for a while. Christopher Moyles (born 22 February 1974 is an English broadcaster from Leeds.
He was also involved in a public spat with ex-Radio 1 colleague Bob Harris, whom Brookes had lent money for a flat. "Whispering" Bob Harris (born Robert Brinley Harris in Northampton, England on 11 April 1946) is a When Harris lost his job and couldn't pay it back, Brookes laid an unsuccessful claim to his extensive and valuable record collection.
In recent years, Brookes has kept a low public profile but has made a fortune with his company Storm, which was the UK's first 24 hour internet radio station, launching in April 2000. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks Storm Radio was renamed Immedia in 2002, and the company floated in December 2003. Brookes' stake was valued at flotation at over £2 million. Immedia supplies instore radio for Lloyds pharmacies, and 2,300 other shops and newsagents. There are also initial services at HSBC, IKEA and other leading retailers.
Brookes appeared on the quiz show 'Through the keyhole' in the late 90s as one of the celebrities whose home is visited by Lloyd Grossman. An unpleasant incident occurred when Brookes was interviewed by David Frost and Frost brought up a quote from Bruno from some years back in which he had boasted about charging his friends money to hear his records. Brookes deflected Frost's verbal jab by claiming it was just a flippant remark but he didn't specifically deny doing it.
Brookes is also known as a supporter of the Conservative Party, and an admirer of Margaret Thatcher. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Margaret Hilda Thatcher Baroness Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925
Brookes was involved for many years with TV presenter Anthea Turner but in a twist of irony, she left him for Peter Powell, the man whose gig had been taken by Brookes when he got his break. Anthea Millicent Turner (born 25 May 1960 in Stoke-on-Trent) is an English television 'personality' He later married model Debbie Brooker. A model is a person who is posed or displayed for the purpose of Art, Fashion, or other products and Advertising.
In May 2006, Brookes suffered a heart attack and was treated at St. Thomas' Hospital, London where he was interviewed by Nadia Sawalha as a patient on BBC One's City Hospital. St Thomas' Hospital is a large NHS Hospital in Lambeth, London, England. Nadia Sawalha (born 18 November 1964) is an English actress and Television presenter of Jordanian British, and For the hospital in Saskatoon see Saskatoon City Hospital. City Hospital was a medical drama series that aired on the CBS television network In the interview he said he would try to give up smoking which he acknowledged as the main reason for his illness. 
Bruno was back on the Radio for one week only as a guest apperance on BBC Radio Berkshire Sunday 18th May 2008
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chart show presenter
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chart show presenter
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