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Steve Penk is a UK radio and TV presenter. Renowned for his wind-up calls he has worked in many national and local radio stations, and is currently at Key 103. He worked at 95.8 Capital FM then moved to Virgin Radio after the departure of Chris Evans.
He also presented a series of "TV's Naughtiest Blunders" on ITV, however his television career has never really progressed any further.
Profile from 6th December 2004
Radio maverick and TV Presenter, Steve Penk began his career at Manchester's Piccadilly Radio in 1978. For his last five years at the station, Penk presented the Breakfast Show, attracting three times as many listeners as his nearest local and national rivals.
He was later head hunted by Capital Radio where Steve quickly became famous for his wind-ups on the unsuspecting public. However, he is most famous for his notorious on-air wind up in 1998 on Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Steve's wind-up caused such a sensation, it was a national news story, breaking on the Nine O'Clock and Ten O'Clock News and making the front pages of all the national newspapers.
Steve now has a mid morning show back on Manchester's Key 103. For those people who do not live in the north west of England and would like to listen to the show just go to www.Key103.co.uk and you can listen to live streaming of the show everyday Monday-Friday 10 - 1, where he continues to be both controversial and entertaining. Features include The Wind Ups, The Penky Playoff and The Top 10 @ 10.
Steve sez..."I'm delighted to be back on the radio in Manchester. It's where my career began and it's where I was given the most freedom to do what I enjoy most- Funny/Lively/ and at the edge radio. I really wanted to return to Key 103 because I love the way they know how to properly use creative talent".
Steve has also made his name in TV as presenter of two prime-time Saturday night shows on ITV1. 'TV's Naughtiest Blunders' is a compilation of the cheekiest out-takes from popular TV shows while 'TV Nightmares' is a compilation of television clips re-showing well known celebrities in embarrassing situations. In addition to these programmes, Steve Penk has also hosted a 40th anniversary 'The Way They Were Coronation Street Special' - 'TV Nightmares', 'The Way They Were', 'When Athletes Attack' also on ITV1.
- TV Nightmares
- Would I Lie To You?
- Russian Roulette
- Blankety Blank
- The Way They Were - Coronation Street Special
- TVs Naughtiest Blunders
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