John’s broadcasting career began in 1985. Since then he has worked in local and national radio for a variety of stations presenting frontline daytime programmes. Musically he’s presented everything from mainstream commercial to rock music, returning to his home county to work with BBC Radio Northampton in 2009. During the intervening years he did everything from making the coffee to broadcasting from helicopters and hot air balloons. In 2011 John abseiled down all 418 feet of the world’s tallest freestanding abseil tower for the BBC’s Children In Need – recording his experience all the way down. The following year he briefly came out of musical retirement to perform in front of twelve thousand Premiership rugby fans of Northampton Saints at Franklins Gardens as well as simulcasting live on BBC Radio, also for Children In Need. Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” has never sounded quite the same! In sport John has presented bespoke broadcasting for the World Superbike championship as well as motorsport series in Formula 3, The British GT championship and, internationally, the historic Le Mans 24 hour races from France.
Alongside his radio work, John has presented a variety of programmes for local and corporate television. This has included motorsport documentary making, corporate video and live to camera presentation. In 2012 John presented for a 90 minute information and publicity DVD on behalf of the national Lupus charity which was then circulated across the United Kingdom. As a journalist he has contributed to various local and national magazines and continues to do so, including as a weekly newspaper columnist. A commercial writer, John provides solutions to business from formal articles to social media communications.
John continues his enthusiasm for broadcasting – should you be in the market for on-air talent, please do not hesitate to be in touch.