Adam Alsing

Rolf Adam Engelbrekt Alsing (12 October 1968 – 15 April 2020) was a Swedish television and radio presenter, best known for presenting Big Brother Sweden on Kanal 5. He moved to TV4 in 2005, presenting the Swedish version of Jeopardy!. He also presented his own show Adam Live. He later ventured into radio presenting shows on Rix FM and Mix Megapol.

Adam Alsing
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Alsing on 17 September 2015
Born
Rolf Adam Engelbrekt Alsing

(1968-10-12)12 October 1968
Karlstad, Sweden
Died15 April 2020(2020-04-15) (aged 51)
Stockholm, Sweden
OccupationRadio and television host
Years active1990–2020
Known forBig Brother, Adam Live, Mix Megapol
Spouse(s)Anette
Children2

BiographyEdit

Alsing grew up in Karlstad in Värmland, and Sollefteå in Ångermanland.[1] He worked as a disc jockey during his high school years in Karlstad.[2] He started his career as a presenter for several shows on the Sveriges Radio local broadcasts from Värmland at the time called Radio Värmland.[3]

When TV4 started its broadcasts in 1990 he applied for television presenter work, and debuted as presenter for Twist & Shout.[4] In 1991, he became the presenter of the dating show Tur i kärlek along with Agneta Sjödin, and presented over 100 episodes of the show.[5] In 1993, he moved to TV3 and started presenting his own talk show called Adam.[5] In the mid 1990s, Alsing along with Nikola Söderlund started the production company "Think Big Productions", they produced the shows Utmanarna on TV3, and Måndagsklubben on Kanal 5.[6]

Alsing presented Big Brother between 2000 and 2004 on Kanal 5, as well as the reality series Masterplan in 2005.[7] Between 2006 and 2007, he presented Jeopardy! on TV4 taking over for Magnus Härenstam.[8] Between 2009 and 2011, he presented Sveriges värsta bilförare on TV4.[9]

Between 5 September 2011 and 5 April 2012, Alsing presented Adam Live, a live talkshow on TV3, and in 2014 he presented Big Brother again this time on Kanal 9.[10] Alsing participated as a contestant in På spåret in 2011 along with Stefan Holm; the show is broadcast on SVT.[11] [12]

RadioEdit

Between 2004 and 2011, Alsing along with Gry Forssell and Anders Timell presented the radio show Äntligen morgon on Mix Megapol.[13] From 2012 until his death he presented the podcast Adam & Kompani along with Daniel Breitholtz and Carin da Silva; the trio first met during filming of Adam Live.[14] In 2013 and until 2017, Alsing along with Marko "Markoolio" Lehtosalo and Brita Zackari started presenting the morning show Rix MorronZoo on Rix FM.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Alsing was the son of the former editor in chief of the daily newspaper Aftonbladet, Rolf Alsing.[16] He married his wife Anette and the couple had two sons together.[17]

Alsing died on 15 April 2020, at the age of 51, after suffering from COVID-19.[18][19]

AwardsEdit

Name of the award, year, nominee/work of the award, award category, and the result of the nomination
Award Year Nominee/work Category Result Ref.
Stora radiopriset 2004 Adam Alsings Frukostpass, Radio City 105.9 Morning Show of the Year Won [20]
2010 Adam Alsing Male Host of the Year Won [21]
Äntligen Morgon, Mix Megapol Morning Show of the Year Won
2011 Adam Alsing Male Host of the Year Won [22]
2015 Adam Alsing Male Host of the Year Won [23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olsson, Martin (2 September 2011). ""Man får sällan en sån här chans"" (in Swedish). Värmlands Folkblad. Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Adam och Kompani – podcast". Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  3. ^ Hansson, Marie. "JUST NU: Värmlänningen Adam Alsing har gått bort". Retrieved 15 April 2020 – via Sveriges Radio.
  4. ^ "Adam Alsing i Twist & Shout". Archived from the original on 7 June 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Adam Alsings liv i bilder – från "Tur i kärlek" till "Kändishoppet"". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Adam Alsing är död". gaffa.se. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  7. ^ Björk, Corinna (1 August 2003). "Adam Alsing ska leda nya dokusåpan "Masterplan"" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  8. ^ Lokko, Andres (15 April 2020). "Alsing var en av våra stora lättunderhållare". Retrieved 15 April 2020 – via Svenska Dagbladet.
  9. ^ "I tv fick Adam Alsing allt för sällan utlopp för sin stora begåvning". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  10. ^ Adam Alsing blir Sveriges Letterman Archived 20 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine Aftonbladet Retrieved 15 April 2020
  11. ^ "Adam Alsing var en av nöjesvärldens största". Expressen. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Holm och Alsing i "På spåret"". Retrieved 15 April 2020 – via Sveriges Radio.
  13. ^ "Adam Alsing lämnar "Äntligen morgon"". Expressen. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  14. ^ Brischetto, Lucas (15 April 2020). "Programledaren Adam Alsing död i sviterna av corona". Archived from the original on 15 April 2020. Retrieved 15 April 2020 – via svt.se.
  15. ^ "Roger Nordin ersätter Adam Alsing i radion". Expressen. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  16. ^ Branzell, Karin (December 2006). "Rolf Alsing, journalist" (in Swedish). Karlstads universitet. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Adam Alsing har varit gift med Anette i över 30 år: "Det är en fantastiskt vacker historia"". Hänt.se. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Adam Alsing död i covid-19". 15 April 2020. Retrieved 15 April 2020 – via Svenska Dagbladet.
  19. ^ "Gry Forssell mourns friend Adam Alsing: "Taken away from us"". 15 April 2020. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  20. ^ Radioakademin, Webmaster. "Vinnare 2004 | Radioakademin". radioakademin (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  21. ^ "Dubbelt upp för Adam Alsing på Radiogalan". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). 30 September 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  22. ^ "Vinnarna av Stora radiopriset 2011: Lotta Bromé och Adam Alsing årets programledare". Sveriges Radio (in Swedish). 29 September 2011.
  23. ^ "Alla vinnare på Radiogalan". Dagens media. Retrieved 15 April 2020.

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