A 70-year-old Radio DJ is counting down the days until his return to the airwaves this week.

After overcoming a heart attack in 2020, Mike Dillon will be back on the mic at Celtic Music Radio’s new studio based at Braehead this Friday.

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Mike, who lives in Paisley says: “It’s been a long time and I can’t wait to start broadcasting again.

"I’ve missed the excitement of being live on the radio and the relationship you build up with regular listeners, who tune in from all over the world.

“They can be sure I’ll literally be putting my heart and soul into the shows from now on. I’ll be playing some really great songs from artists old and new.”

A former disco DJ and record store owner, Mike will be on air between 10 pm and midnight, playing tracks from his favourite singer-songwriters in the Americana, folk and country genres and classic songs from the Sixties to the present day.

Having made a full recovery after a series of health scares in the past two years, he now hopes that his story will inspire others with heart problems to go on living life to its fullest.

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He said: “The difference made to my life since I got the stent is staggering. From the minute I had it put in all the chest pains and the breathlessness has disappeared.

“People should never give up hope of living a normal life again after having a heart problem if they listen to what the doctors tell them.

“We have some of the best heart specialists in the business in Scotland and I’m eternally grateful to them for saving my life.

“We should always have faith in the NHS and the dedicated staff who work in our hospitals – it’s something I treasure dearly.”

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