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Tony Gosling was born in Gravesend, Kent in 1962 and brought up in Bromley, South London. He ended his formal education at Ilkley College in West Yorkshire with a Humanities degree, specialising in English Literature, from Bradford University. After working for a few years in the family aviation business he decided to have a go at radio journalism.
Volunteering at the GLC funded Radio Thamesmead (now Time FM 106.8) in South East London, he eventually became their full-time volunteer editor of community programmes. RTM applied for, and got, an FM licence from the Radio Authority but as part of the financial deal, manager Bob Smith took many of the best presenters off the air. He left in 1991 for a researchers job at Greater London Radio, the BBC's station for London.
In 1992 Tony moved to BBC Radio Solent as a reporter and then on to BBC Wiltshire Sound, where he worked as Salisbury reporter, relief presenter and documentary maker. When Wiltshire Sound had a 'cash crisis' the BBC decided they no longer required his services. Tony then moved to the Lake District where he took a year before moving to Oxford where he got involved with environmental campaigning, volunteering at The Land Is Ours helping to organise land occupations in the mid to late 1990's.
After moving to Bristol he helped establish i-Contact video network and Ecovillage network UK. He spent a year on the National Executive of the NUJ and eight years as Secretary, then Vice-Chair of the Bristol branch of the National Union of Journalists until the 2009 AGM when he resigned from the Bristol executive.
Since 2009, Tony Gosling has produced this show which until recently was airing on BCFM in Bristol, but is still available online.