Speakers Profile - Glenn Ridge

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Glenn first became involved in television in 1980, when he joined TV8 (now Southern Cross Broadcasting) in Central Victoria as the Host and Producer of a weekly one hour music video show titled 'Breezin'

In 1985 he left both his radio career and commitments at TV8 to further his television pursuits with full time employment at BTV6 Ballarat (now WIN TV). In 1984 Glenn formed his own production company 'Q Media Productions'. From 1985 to 1989 he produced and presented numerous programs and specials.

In both 1986 and 1987, Glenn was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the Television Society of Australia at the Penguin Awards, and in 1988 The National Jaycees announced him as one of their Most Outstanding Young Australians.

In 1989 Glenn left BTV6 and regional television in general, to further develop the independent activities of Q Media Productions.

However, late in 1989 he ventured into the hospitality business by joining a mate to purchase and manage 'The Mediterranean', one of Mildura's long established hotel/motel/restaurant complex's.

Then in April 1991, in what was seen as a surprise announcement, Glenn joined Jo Bailey as the new hosts of the Nine Networks prime time quiz show 'Sale of the Century', taking over from Tony Barber and Alyce Platt.

He held this role for 11 years until the end of 2001 that made him the longest serving host of 'Sale'.