Being on the radio was always a boyhood dream for me. Growing up in North West England, I have fond memories of listening to Piccadilly, Radio City and Red Rose through the 70s and 80s. After leaving school and settling for a ‘proper job’, I decided to fill my spare time at my local hospital station, FAB (Friends At your Bedside- see what they did there!). Luckily enough it led to me landing my first full time professional DJ gig on Radio Top Shop, playing records from a perspex bubble suspended from the ceiling of Manchester’s Arndale Centre.
Never quite getting over the vertigo, by late 1990 I’d taken up a new role as Broadcast Assistant with Signal Radio followed by a move to Shropshire to join Sunshine 855 a couple of years later. I then spent some time in Northern Ireland hosting the Breakfast Show on Q102 before travelling back over the Irish Sea for the launch of Silk FM in my native Cheshire, and then to Warwickshire for Rugby FM in 2002.
If that wasn’t enough moving around, I eventually settled for some years at Magic AM in Yorkshire and then more recently High Peak Radio in stunning Derbyshire which I am proud to call home. It’s an absolute privilege and honour to continue doing what I love for a living after 30 years, and to share some of the finest music.