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John began engineering "And All That Jazz" presented by Alan Gebbie and "Hot Rock with the Doc" hosted by young Doc MacArthur in the summer of 1997. On September 13th that year the show began a 17-week run, then after a break of four months for an expedition to Chile, John returned in April 1998. The show continued until September 1998, when John moved to Aberdeen for a year. In January 2000 the show returned on a Saturday evening until October 2000 when it moved to its current Monday night slot.


J joined the show line-up in late 2000 and was the show's co-host until 2009. J is famous for his late entrances, blunt humour and selection of a number of dodgy tracks.

Uncle Scott

Uncle Scott was a popular co-host in the early days of the show and is responsible for many moments of hysteria in the studio. Listeners will remember the "Mountain Bike Race", "Star Trekkin" and "Ring of Fire" highlights as well as his own short-lived show, "Social Ploys".


Beavis is an irregular visitor to the show and is remembered for his witty observations and monosyllabic grunts, hence the name.



Dave was a regular co-host until moving away from the Oban area. He took over the show in September 1998 and it ran for several months until the now infamous "Boris" incident. Dave returned for cameo appearances in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

Hugh Jarse

Hugh is another infrequent co-host, making occasional cameo non-speaking appearances. Hugh is particularly well-remembered for his "Weather With Hugh" forecasts.

The Narrows

The Narrows is one of the tallest co-hosts in the history of the show, often appearing as a double act with Beavis.

Uncle Lorn

Uncle Lorn is John's brother and has created a number of trailers and jingles for the show in his flat in Glasgow. Uncle Lorn also performed 2 live tracks on the show in February 2008. It can be difficult to tell if John or Uncle Lorn is speaking.

Big Martin

Big Martin is also well over 6' and made a number of low-key appearances in the early days of the show.


Early co-host and contributor of amusing anecdotes and genuine tumbleweed moments.

Calum and Finlay

The next generation of the McLuckie Show.

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