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Presenter Profile:James Hoggarth

James Hoggarth
James Hoggarth

James' first duties for BBC Radio Humberside were over ten years ago, as a Sunday afternoon broadcast assistant. Since then, he's presented or produced most of the programmes you hear today.

He says: "To be from Hull, I'm really proud to work for the BBC station that serves my home as well as the rest of Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire." You can hear his weekday show from 7.30pm until 10pm.

After several years with Kingstown Hospital Radio in Hull he joined BBC Radio Humberside to answer the 'phones on Sundays (and make a fine cuppa), before progressing to a seven year stint on the production team behind Andy Comfort's weekday breakfast programme.

He welcomed guests to the programme and made sure the programme ran smoothly. According to James: "You eventually get used to the alarm going off at 4.30am."

Prior to joining the BBC, James studied A-Levels and GCSEs at Beverley Grammar School. He's also worked in an office, washed pots in a pub, and even cleaned light fittings in a factory aside from short spells working on a temporary basis with the BBC in Sheffield and Leeds.

These days, you can hear James every night mixing your favourite classic hits with new tracks and chatting to the best stars of music, comedy, sport and celebrity. Alistair Campbell, JLS and Roger Daltry have all joined the Evening Show guest list.

When he's not in the studio, James is the station's head of music (so if you're singing along to your favourite songs during the day, it's his fault), He describes himself as the sensible member of the BBC Radio Humberside sports' team.

Away from work James is a huge Hull City fan. He says: "One of my proudest moments will be watching The Tigers reach the Premier League in the play-off final at Wembley. I'll never forget that day."

He also loves music, and also eating Indian and Italian food. But he's not very good at taking his holidays.


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