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Stephen Penkethman Net Worth

Stephen Penkethman Net Worth is
$18 Million

Stephen Penkethman Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Steve Penk is a British radio and TV presenter. He was born in Rusholme, Manchester and is renowned for his wind-up calls. Penk has worked for various national and local radio stations. He started his radio career at Piccadilly Radio in 1978 (subsequently rebranded Key 103). He then went on to work at Capital Radio presenting the mid-morning show, and moved to Virgin Radio and presented the breakfast slot after the departure of Chris Evans. Penk increased the audience by 300,000 listeners in the first 3 months.Penk moved to Capital Radio, London in 1997. On his morning programme he regularly did his famous radio wind ups. It was during one of these "wind-up" calls that Penk had the idea to call the then British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. He was able to get through the No.10 switchboard and managed to get Blair on the air for a few minutes. Blair later said he knew he was being hoaxed.In 2000, Penk moved to Virgin Radio where he replaced Chris Evans on the breakfast show and increased the audience by 300,000 listeners in the first 3 months. Penk then returned to Capital FM in 2002 to present a networked late show.After a year presenting the late shift on Capital Radio networked to a number of other stations, Penk returned to Manchester's Key 103, however, he left at the end of 2006. Penk returned to the airwaves on Fox FM in Oxfordshire in March 2007 as its new breakfast show presenter. It was effectively a return to the station as his late show for Capital was simulcast on Fox. However, he announced on 15 January 2008 he would be leaving the station by March 2008 due to 'internal politics'.He also presented TV Nightmares, The Way They Were When Athletes Attack, and made guest appearances on Blankety Blank and a few series of TV's Naughtiest Blunders on ITV1.On Thursday 4 September 2008, it was announced that Penk had bought the entire share capital in the radio station 96.2 The Revolution. Almost immediately after the purchase, Penk made major changes both to the schedule and to the playlist. The changes led to outrage from some listeners to the station and departure of some of the station's DJs. However, since changing the station's format Penk has increased the audience.In January 2010, Penk was condemned by mental health charities for playing Van Halen's "Jump" on 96.2 The Revolution Breakfast Show at the request of a motorist stuck on the M60 due to a suicidal woman on a bridge. Shortly after, the woman jumped 30 ft from the bridge, but only received minor injuries.In December 2012, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge spent three nights in the King Edward VII Hospital in central London being treated for severe pregnancy sickness. Two DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian from 2Day FM, an Australian radio station, made a windup phone call to the hospital, claiming to be the Queen and Prince Charles. Jacintha Saldanha a nurse at the hospital was duped by windup phone call. The prank call was reported world wide. A few days later the nurs
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Date Of BirthSeptember 28, 1961
Place Of BirthManchester, England, UK
ProfessionActor
Star SignLibra

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pepsi Chart Show1998TV SeriesPresenter

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV's Naughtiest Blunders2000-2004TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
19 Keys2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Russian Roulette2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Blankety Blank2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
TV Nightmares1999-2002TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Himself - Host
The Way They Were: Coronation Street2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Way They Were1999TV MovieHimself - Host
Would I Lie to You?1999TV SeriesHimself - Host

Known for movies


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