Release Date: December 23, 2013
As a longtime fan of this man Cruise FM is happy to be associated with the controversial talk show host James Whale. James is the well-known broadcaster and radio presenter, and contributor to the paper reviews on ITV’s This Morning and SKY News.
An ever popular voice on radio James began his career by founding Radio Top Shop, one of the very first in store radio stations, but it was talk radio that really interested James and when the opportunity came up to present his own evening phone in show at Metro Radio in Newcastle he lept at the chance.
The midmorning phone in show at BBC Radio Derby soon followed but it was at Radio Aire and Red Rose Radio that James became better known to a national audience. The late night James Whale Radio Show, broadcast live simultaneously on radio and ITV, took to the airwaves in 1989 and was a hit with James’ dry wit and characteristic no nonsense approach.
James then spent a very successful 13 years at talkSPORT presenting the now iconic 10pm-1am weekday slot.
James presented the drivetime show on LBC 97.3 between 4pm and 7pm every weekday for 4 years. Giving the show its highest ratings (Tripling it). Sadly as LBC’s owners, Global Media, now frequently do they canned his show at this dizzy peak for this slot without notice leaving his fans / listeners very unhappy with this poor handling of a great talent.
Currently James is presenting on many stations such as BBC Radio Kent, BBC Three Counties Radio, and BBC Radio Berksire.
The James Whale Radio Show is back, James has teamed up with Rob Oldfield to produce a new online version of the show.
Having beaten kidney cancer in the early noughties James set up the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer (www.jameswhalefund.org) which is now the leading UK kidney cancer charity. He is also a patron of the National Literacy Association.
Away from broadcasting James likes to spend his time target shooting with his favourite custom made English Long Bow. It’s one of his favourite pastimes along with a passion for Old English and Medieval crafts.
James’ autobiography Almost a Celebrity: A Lifetime of Night-Time was published in 2007, buy it from the link, its a great read and all sales go to help fund the James Whale Radio Show.
I would like to thank James and Rob for helping us to bring this excellent content to our station.
Gary The Bushbaby