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Presenter Profile: Joel Hammer
Joel Hammer

After several years working in a proper job, Joel left the world of banking shortly before the industry imploded on itself.

He graduated from the university of Birmingham, where he read international studies and political science.

Joel is a season ticket holder at Barnet football club, where he is originally from.

But he is also very proud to be an honorary member of OXVOX and can't wait for the Yellow army to get promoted.

Joel loves nothing more than getting up in the middle of the night and thinks everyone should do it, and whilst you're at it he thinks you should stick the radio on, because from 05.00 Joel finds more energy than is normal for a human being, providing you with the very best news, travel, weather and entertainment.

Q & A

1. How did you get into radio?

No small amount of luck, and very little talent. Put it this way, the person most responsible has now fled to Brazil to avoid extradition and punishment.

2. What was your first broadcast?

Sports bulletin - including giving out the name of a horse I thought had won the 3.30 at Chepstow, in fact it's still running!

3. What other jobs have you done besides broadcasting?

I've worked in the china department at Harrods, and if that wasn't boring enough I'm also a fully qualified financial advisor.

4. What would you like to be if you weren't a radio presenter?

Leading goal scorer in the Premiership, and if it wasn't for my distinct lack of talent, fitness and those pesky kids, I might have made it.

5. What would listeners be surprised to learn about you?

My mum thinks that I'm a doctor.

6. Which person would you most enjoy being stuck in a lift with?

An Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman... Something funny is bound to happen.

7. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

I'd iron it and then put the notes in numerical order… Stupid question, I'd spend it.

8. What is your worst habit?

Schadenfreude.

9. Tell us about your 1st:

Car: White Renault Cleo by the name of Lucy - She's only just died.

Job: On my dad's market stall.

Kiss: Karen Conway from Cockfosters.

Record/CD: Fine Young Cannibals.

10.What is your favourite?

Food: Anything my sister's made or Mum's Chicken soup

Sandwich: The 3rd Earl of...

Place in Oxfordshire: King Sized Bagpuss!

Item of clothing: My Barnet scarf.

Song: Country Feedback - R.E.M.

Singer: Stevie Wonder.

Film: Goodfellas.

TV Show: Seinfeld/ Simpsons / Curb Your Enthusiasm/ Flight of the Concords. Now, that was a better question.

Click here to email Joel.




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