Chris was born in London in 1968.
Aged around 10 years old he developed a fascination with radio, purchasing a Russian Selena Vega receiver enabling him to listen to stations around the globe.
With the early 1980s heralding a renaissance of offshore radio with the relaunch of Radio Caroline from the Ross Revenge in 1983 and Laser 558 from the MV Communicator in 1984, Chris spent much of his time avidly listening to these (having missed out on the halcyon days of the 60’s!) and other land based free radio stations, informing his musical influences along the way.
Bitten by the broadcasting bug, Chris finally got the chance to join Laser, a land based station in 1993 (no relation to the offshore project) and went on to work for several other broadcasters including the now defunct Rhythm 365, founded by former BBC presenter Tony Williams.
R365 was one of the first online stations set up in London in 2002 and took advantage of the technology available, incorporating a chat room within the site enabling listeners and presenters to directly interact with each other in real time.
For several years since 2012 he presented a weekly show on the newly licensed community station Susy Radio covering the Redhill and Reigate areas of the UK.
Chris’s musical tastes are wide and varied however he was much influenced in his teenage years by Radio Caroline’s output before it fully transitioned from an album to a singles based format prior to the collapse of the station’s iconic 300ft mast in 1987.
Chris looks forward to joining Andy Miles on Albumheads on Monday 31st May 2021.