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"The most exciting radio talent to come out of Leeds since Chris Moyles"

- Judges, O2 Media Awards 2014, Yorkshire & The Humber

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Hi, I'm James - and I've been addicted to radio ever since I spent my school holidays sitting in my bedroom pretending to be a radio presenter.

These days I'm lucky enough to get paid doing what I love. I present "The James Hanson Show" on BBC Radio Bristol every Saturday lunchtime, as well as reporting for the station on the weekday Breakfast Show.

I also have my own YouTube channel "Talking Radio", which I launched with my friend and colleague Andy Bennett in 2016. We produce videos for radio geeks, by radio geeks and feature interviews with the leading lights of the UK radio industry.

When I'm not thinking about radio I love drinking cocktails, watching Liverpool play, or listening to disco, funk and soul music.


Broadcast Presenter of the Year - O2 Media Awards 2014, Yorkshire & The Humber

Kevin Greening Award (Silver) - Student Radio Awards 2014

Nominated, Student Broadcast Journalist of the Year - Guardian Student Media Awards 2014