Glenn A. Baker is a music expert, intrepid traveler, radio and television presenter, best selling author and effusive enthusiast. Glenn’s capacity to elucidate upon his favourite topics with accuracy and humour has been likened to “talking under wet cement”.
Glenn A. Baker has been active in myriad areas of media and entertainment since beginning his career as a concert promoter and artistic manager in the early 70s. He was Australian editor of the international Billboard magazine for more than 20 years, and he’s written for hundreds of major Australian and international magazines and newspapers. Glenn A. Baker has annotated and/or compiled over 500 anthology albums, scripted radio specials and television documentaries, authored the Rock Academy board game and written fifteen books, his latest titled On The Road To Damascus and Other Fabulous Thoroughfares (Penguin).
A regular on radio and television, Glenn has hosted Baker’s Dozen (Foxtel 2001), After Dark (Channel 7), Beat Club (SBS), Music Video (Ten Network) and appeared regularly on The Midday Show, Good Morning Australia, and Mornings With Kerrie-Anne. On radio he has presented on 2WS, 2BL, Triple M, 2JJ, 2SM and Sky Radio.
Glenn’s diversity is dramatic. In the mid-eighties he thrice won the BBC’s Rock Brain of the Universe title. In 1995 he took out the inaugural Australian Society of Travel Writers’ Travel Writer of the Year award. In 2000 he won the award again and also received a PATA travel writing award and a prestigious China writing award.
As a public speaker, compere, host and presenter, Glenn’s clients include Toyota Australia, Hewlett-Packard, Inter-Continental Hotels, Virgin Records, Malaysia Airlines, Finnish Tourist Board, NRMA Ltd, David Jones, the National Library of Australia, National Trust and Powerhouse Museum. He has anchored seminars for the Australian Society of Travel Writers and has been an annual Australian Day Ambassador. He has been decreed a Life Member of the ASTW, was the recipient of the music industry’s 2000 Golden Stave Award, and was honoured on the Australian music ‘Walk of Fame’ at Velvet Waters in Caloundra, Queensland.
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