Well known for pioneering social action broadcasting, Ed aims to make a difference and help people. Find out more about Ed...
The Ed Doolan show on BBC WM (95.6 fm, DAB and online: bbc.co.uk/wm) Monday to Friday, 12noon to 2pm.
Ed was born in Sydney, Australia on July 20th, 1941. After a ten year career as a school teacher in Sydney, Edinburgh and London, he moved to Cologne, taking his first step into broadcasting with Radio Deutsche Welle, the German World Service, in 1970.
From 1974 to 1982 Ed was a presenter at Birmingham’s first commercial radio station BRMB, joining BBC WM in 1982.
Between 1982 and 1987, Ed also presented 'Tuesday People' and 'Doolan at Large' on BBC Two, as well as standing in for Jimmy Young and Bryan Hayes on Radio 2 in the 1990's.
Ed began his current consumer programme on BBC WM in 1988. There have been over 5000 programmes over the past 18 years and the programme continues to be one of the most listened-to in the region.
He is well known for pioneering social action broadcasting, tackling dishonest and cavalier traders on behalf of the consumer. Ed also takes on the big utilities, the councils of the West Midlands and even areas of national government if an injustice has been done.
Ed aims to 'make a difference' to the less fortunate and in his radio and charity work he can proudly claim to have had great success, being heavily involved in the many charities carrying his name.
Take a look at some of Ed's proudest moments
Ed has won numerous broadcasting awards and in 2004 became the first BBC Local Radio personality to be inducted in to the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.
He was awarded the MBE in 1998 and was the first person to be awarded Honorary Doctorates by all three Birmingham based Universities.
last updated: 22/06/2009 at 15:35