I have created this site as an interactive CV for my career to date and my future projects ,if you are interested in my work, and I can support your organisation, please Contact Me via box on left of this page,
I am also on Linkedin @ uk.linkedin.com/pub/michael-mcewan/84/a87/ba4
Thanks , Michael
Able Radio – Scottish Correspondent and Presenter - From October 2010
I am Scotland’s only DJ for Welsh Based Disablity online station, Able Radio. I provide regular reports about disability issues in Scotland for their current affairs programme, these can be found under Blog tab above
I host my own show, which airs every Sunday evening from 5-6pm. As the first live station of it’s kind, their remit is to present shows and discuss issues at the heart of the disability community.
Employment Champion -Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability -
December 2009 -July 2013
As part of my role I travelled to different organisations around Scotland , large groups and conferences to give a presentation about my journey into employment , as a rare insight into the barriers faced by those with a disability on their journey into employment. I have also developed and produced SCLD's monthly online podcast, regularly interviewing local council and industry spokespeople, in order to further highlight the issues facing employment for people with learning disabilities.
I am no longer carrying out this role for SCLD , I continue to present on a freelance basis . A recording of my presentation, given at Paisley Museum in 2012, can be found under Videos Tab.
Columnist , Learning Disability Today magazine - from July 2011
I write a monthly column for one of the most prominent UK magazines in the learning disability sector. My articles cover a broad range of contemporary issues in society - from gaining employment ,to dating , and representation of disability rights.
My articles can be found, regularly updated, under Photos section
Co-Founder - Saltire Sounds - from March 2011
We created Saltire Sounds as an online based promotions agency for unsigned artists to have a platform to showcase their music and get live gigs. In July 2011 we provided a stage at Tall Ships Greenock for 16 unsigned acts to play alongside signed acts such as Deacon Blue and Lulu. In October that same year we provided 17 acts for a children's charity fundraiser, Savifest , in Glasgow Barrowlands.
Organiser , Disability Football Events - Barrhead
As part of a small team, I run a weekly five a side event for people with a disability to take part and the aim is to create a local disability team in future to play in regional and national disability football leagues.
Workforce Solutions - DVD in conjuction with SCOTTISH SOCIAL SERVICES COUNCIL -
I played one of the lead roles in an educational DVD as a resource to employers to support disability issues in the community
Comedy Cafe- Radio Scotland – Disability in Media 01/06/12
I was part of discussion panel about the portrayal and representation of the disability community in the media , presented by Janice Forsyth
Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover - Producer / Presenter
In 2009 I spent 9 months making a short film in partnership with Project Ability , a Glasgow based Visual Arts organisation. My film has achieved high critical acclaim, and was short as part of the Disability Film Festival in the Glasgow Film Theatre . I was also nominated for UK based ‘Flash Forward ' award in 2010, and was successful in reaching final three. This film can be found under Videos Tab
Producer /Presenter , Short Film for East Renfrewshire Council
I recently completed a short film commisioned by East Renfrewshire Council, on how they work to support people with learning disabilities to gain employment.
Stage Actor - QFusion Company : I Saw Something Else - August 2012
I performed in a stage play about an issue which is often hidden among people with learning disabilities – sexual abuse . The production was made up of seven actors with learning disabilities, and two professional actors from the QFusion theatre company . We came up with the subject for the play and it's script ourselves within a week , which Colin Healy ,founder of QFusion Company and Events,helped us to write.
We toured with the play to a range of organisations in Scotland , and was also available for use as a workshop or as part of training course.
Our new plays are about Hate Crime against people with a disability , and also issues surrounding self directed support , we are currently touring up to September 2013.
Co Host , Pulse FM - June 2009 TO November 2010
I hosted 2 different programmes at East Renfrewshire based community radio station, Pulse FM - Saturday afternoon live from 3pm to 5pm for a few months, and then I moved to co-presenting their breakfast show from 7:30am to 10am Monday to Friday. The Saturday programme was a music and chat show , where I selected the tracks and ran the mixing desk . The Breakfast Show was very upbeat with music , chat , involved reading the news on the hour , and doing travel updates every 20 minutes.
Presenter , Sunny G Radio , Govan -August 2004 to September 2005
This was the first of my own radio shows. I hosted an hour long music and chat show every Monday, an internet station at that time ( it is FM station). I was responsible for selecting the music , presenting the show, ran the mixing desk,fading in and out the music , with a live news opt in at the top of the hour.
Co Presenter , FPR Radio August 2001 to July 2004
I co presented a 3 hour Live music and chat programme Monday to Friday from 1pm to 4pm, for Ferguslie Park's Radio , a local RSL station. The programme also had interviews with guests in the studio and down the line, phone in requests , competitions and prize giveaways.
I interviewed celebrities , susch as Karen Dunbar, The McDonald Brothers, the Late Kerry McGregor, Paul Coia and dance act, Tippi.
Co presenter and producer , Hospital Radio - January 2001 to December 2009
I worked for Hospital Radio one night a week for 8 years . I started out going around the wards asking for requests and name checks . Then I moved on to producing the sports news. They has two studios where I did training in how to use a mixing desk , presentation and microphone skills.
I've got a passion for radio and music , I've always been into it since I was a wee boy, so working at Hospital Radio was a great opportunity . It gave me my first insight into what it's like to be on the radio and the chance to start developing radio skills and technique.
EDUCATION & TRAINING - Based at Motherwell College
National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Administration - May 2004
Television : Basic Single Camera Operation on Location - Higher - March 2003