Neil James


Neil’s first love was music, with a huge passion for radio. As an accomplished DJ, his dream came true, playing the UK  circuit since the age of 16, travelling around the country performing in bars, clubs, hotels and residencies, and built a superb understanding of how to play to a crowd. Fast forward just a few years, Neil says “Becoming a presenter on the radio was just another dream come true, something I wanted to do from a very young age”.

Neil lives in Grappenhall in Warrington with his wife Carole and his 2 step sons Jake and Elliot. Neil has 2 sons, Sam 27, and Daniel 24 and runs his own kitchen company with Carole. He loves a loud night out, going to gigs and loves a good holiday or two, with a little bit of skiing thrown in from time to time. Neil says “I wanted to take Carole away for a surprise holiday for her 50th, and wanted to do something the pair of us had never done before, so skiing it was. What were we letting ourselves in for? But wow, what an amazing experience!”

Neil presents TLI Friday every Friday night from 6. Neil says, “I always wanted to present a Friday night show on the radio, one that shouts at you and tells you it’s the weekend, let’s do this!” Neil plays anything from dance, soul, indie and rock, with a little bit of cheese thrown in for good measure. Regular features on the show, include Soul at 7, were Neil dives into the Soul vault and plays 3 classics, Neil’s 7” Box, playing three 45’s from his singles box, The 3 From 1, and the 12” masterpiece. The perfect soundtrack to start your weekend.

You’ll also catch Neil on the Classic Chart Show, Sunday at 6pm. Each week Neil takes you back to a random year from the past 50 years and plays the Top 40 from that week. The show digs deep into the archives of the charts and pulls out some great forgotten gems with loads of great memories. Sunday nights just like they used to be!