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Presenter profile: Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson
Phil lives in Hove with his wife Claire and step-daughter Amelia

Phil's insatiable love of music showed up very early indeed. After finding a small transistor radio at the age of seven, countless hours were spent exploring the extraordinary variety of sounds that emanated from that magical blue box.

"A particularly vivid memory was listening to two DJ's on the local rock station talking about a track (it was by Thin Lizzy I think), and I thought to myself- I wanna to that".

His first taste of broadcasting came ten years later regularly guesting on a friend's jazz show on the University's station.

Ten years of travelling significantly broadened Phil's horizons (musically and otherwise) and Phil first pulled into Brighton station on Guy Faulks night near the turn of the century.

His work with BBC Sussex began in 2002 with a weekly "what's on guide" which profiled local bands and music events on the breakfast show.

This developed into the sonic bonanza that is South:Live in November 2004 .

Phil lives in Hove with his wife Claire and step-daughter Amelia along with a cat, four fish and a hamster called Daisy.

Outside of his work as a broadcaster, Phil is deeply involved in music, both as a musician and as a live events organiser.

Other interests include travel, gardening, cooking and good cups of tea.

You can listen to Phil on South: Live on Sunday evenings 7pm until 9pm.


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