James Whale

United Kingdom

Broadcaster, Radio Presenter & contributor to the paper reviews on ITV’s This Morning and SKY News

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Introduction One of the most popular voices on the radio, James was best-known as a shock jock, due to his style of strident and argumentative views. Nowadays, James puts his skills to good use and instead of shocking audiences, he 'Wows' them by using his experience to bring out the best in your panel members and guests, helping you to achieve a positive impact for your event.

Biography 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).

Currently James is presenting on many stations such as The Breakfast Show (BBC Radio Essex) and Something for the weekend (BBC Radio Kent).

The James Whale Radio Show is back, James has teamed up with Rob Oldfield to produce a new online version of the show. The show can be found here www.jameswhaleradio.co.uk .
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.

Credentials 1989 Host of The James Whale Radio Show, a late-night programme aired simultaneously on TV and radio.
1995 – 2008 host of The James Whale Show on talkSPORT
2008 - 2013 Presenter of Drivetime Show on LBC 97.3

2013 – present:
* The James Whale Radio Show
* BBC Essex breakfast programme.
* BBC Radio Kent "Something for the weekend
* Whales Weekly – online Radio
* Appears weekly on Sky News Sunrise reviewing the papers
* Appeared on Vintage Television presenting his vintage tracks

Presented also for
* BBC Radio Berkshire,
* BBC Three Counties Radio,

Charitable work
In 2000, James was diagnosed with kidney cancer and said on air why he would be leaving.
He survived, and says it affected his outlook on life.
Whale founded the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer in 2006 to fund research and raise awareness of the disease.
Through the James Whale Network sufferers or carers can contact and speak to other survivors of kidney cancer.

Whale has often spoken of his dyslexia and is a patron of the National Literacy Association.

Languages English
Speaking Criteria
Speaking styles After Dinner, Chair/Panel member, Conferences, Facilitator, Host, Keynote, Media - Interpretation/Comment, Moderator, Presenter

Speaking categories Communications, Media, After Dinner, Authors, Award Hosts, Cancer Awareness, Chair/Host, Commentators/ Pundits, Dinner Events, Facilitators and Media, Journalism, Media Personalities, Moderator/Q&A, Moderators, Moderators & Presenters, Motivational, Training, Generalist, Interviewer

Industry experience Media, Television, Small Business/SME, Entertainment, Journalism, Broadcast TV, Logistics, Radio

Keywords well-known broadcaster and radio presenter, and contributor to the paper reviews on ITV’s This Morning and SKY News., Broadcaster, Radio Presenter, ITV, Sky News, Well-Known, The Breakfast Show (BBC Radio Essex), The James Whale Radio Show, James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer, talkSPORT, Dry Wit, 'no nonsense' approach, The late night James Whale Radio Show, BBC, Radio, Television, Personality, Dyslexia, National Literacy Association, Voice over work, After Dinner Speaking, Motivational Speaking, Media Training, Opening Ceremonies, Voice Over, After Dinner

Audience sizes 0-10, 10-50, 50-100, 100-250, 250-500, 500-1000, 1000+
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