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John Ryan

John Ryan is Director of 2ZY, an indie radio producer based in Manchester. Recent productions include the XS Manchester Music Tour with Clint Boon and Knock Knock, a BBC Comedy podcast with Helen Lederer. John also produced the forthcoming ‘Think Like a Spy’ Audible podcast for TBI Media.

2ZY also runs Max, a ’boutique 80s’ station on the Manchester mini DAB. John spent 23 years in the BBC, including seven running Radio Manchester. He also chairs Gaydio, the UK’s LGBT+ radio station. Outside of radio, he’s one of 25 ITG-accredited green badge tour guides of Manchester, qualified to run coach and walking tours around the city.