Joe Bartolo born on the 25 January 1936 in Ħamrun. Record Librarian at PBS, Actor, Presenter.
Attended Secondary Education, married to Jane and had three children.. Employed with Rediffusion in 1953 at the accounts department, later as a cash collector with same firm.
In 1978 joined the programme department as a record librarian, during this time took the opportunity to own a musical programme thanks to Mr. Emanuel Zammit then Head of Programmes, this was in 1983, five years later in 1988 with Leslie Gladwish a live programme always on Radju Malta this time under the new Head of Programmes Mr. Charles Flores always with Country music.
In the year 2000, some 52 contributors, producers and DJ’s have been stopped and literally thrown out including Lesle and Joe, this time under the new head Sylvana Christina.
As an actor, started in the early 60’s with producer/director the late Joe Muscat Scerri. Regarding television started in the 80’s, took part in several TV plays such as ‘L-Ewwel jien’ by Ġużé Diacono, in 1983 in Francis Ebejer’s ‘Meta Morna tal-Mellieħa’ at San Anton Gardens which was part of Maltafest, ‘Min ifassal u min igarrab’ by Ronald Saliba, and others, participated in several stage and radio plays. In the 90’s also produced radio plays for Radio Malta.
In the early 90’s on TVM produced and presented two serials of ‘Country Saloon’ with local talents and also foreign videos. Other hobbie, photography.