The Spencer James Daily
With over 15 years of professional radio experience, Spencer James is back behind the microphone… every weekday!
Join Spencer every day for music and chat, a look at what is going on in the world, and his take on the music he plays.
With a lively mix, and an upbeat presentation style, this is an ideal drive-time or afternoon programme.
Spencer James has been working in the media for over 15 years, and has been broadcasting for over a decade.
In that time he has been the programming controller for the UK’s first bi-lingual student radio station, Production & Promotions Manager for one of Spain’s biggest English radio networks, drive time and breakfast host on stations in the south east of the UK, as well as hosting the globally broadcast Top 4o chart show Airplay40.
His passion for the media started originally in television, where he became a first assistant director for a couple of short films, one of which was BAFTA nominated. It was whilst at university however he truly became involved in radio broadcasting. Starting as a presenter, he worked up the ranks to become the Programme Manager for 2 years whilst also attaining a degree in Film & Television at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Post graduation, he worked abroad, for what was supposed to be a summer break. 3 years later he was still there helping in the running of the station. His return to the UK saw him take a role at AA Roadwatch, reporting travel news across north London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire as one of the flying eyes. He spent his days flying around in a small airplane reporting on accidents and jams. It sounds more glamorous than it was!
In 2003 he started working as a presenter for one of the major radio groups in the South East of the UK, working throughout the schedule from drive time to breakfast show presenter. In the spring of 2008, Spencer hit upon the idea of a chart show for radio stations broadcasting to expatriates, and from that The eXpat Chart was born. Fast forward 3 years, and the show had expanded to a bigger audience than ever before expected. As a result, the name was changed and at the start of 2013, the chart became known as Airplay40.
When Spencer is not behind the microphone, he can be found cheering on the England rugby team, as well as trying to hit a golf ball around the place. He also likes creating and experimenting in the kitchen, trying to invent new and interesting recipes, usually with varying degrees of success.
Free as part of the Hit Music Network
If you are a subscriber to the Hit Music Network, this programme is provided as part of your package.
Cost, Format & Delivery
Prices quoted are for internet stations. We do offer a concession for non profit stations please click here. If you are an FM/Commercial station in the UK and wish to take the show please contact us.
The show is available via Live Feed or Download daily.
The live feed is available between 5pm & 8pm GMT with news headlines provided by FSN on the hour during the show (FSN subscription required). Musical content is a mix of current chart and classic hits (80’S/90’S/00’S).
Please note that this feed does not provide Opt Outs for local advertising etc and will carry generic HitMusic Network Branding and corporate advertising messages (Continuous and direct feed) – £25 per week.
For FM stations broadcasting outside of the UK – £50 Per Week.
Download is available before transmission, via our dedicated secure FTP system. Fully Produced for Download – Provided in 4 blocks per hour totalling approx 57 mins with mix of current chart and classic hits (80’S/90’S/00’S).
Programme duration: 3 Hours.
There is no branding or imaging and the program is delivered in 4 blocks per hour allowing for local imaging and advertising insertion. The show is recorded in a modular fashion so that you can opt for the full three hours or a mix of any three.
Generic Link Service
If you are looking for generic links with no ID, for filling hours: £40 p/w
(40 links updated regularly)
Station Specific links
In addition to the daily generic links a further 5 local links can be provided as per your instruction. These are available as a bolt on in conjunction with full station integration on a link only package and are charged in addition to the standard daily links:
5 Extra local links per day
Affiliated HMN Stations: £20 p/w when Paid before the 1st of the Month
Non Affiliated Stations: £30 p/w when paid before the 1st of the Month
5 Extra local links + Full Station Id into and out of links
Affiliated HMN Stations: £50 p/w when Paid before the 1st of the Month
Non Affiliated Stations: £75 p/w when paid before the 1st of the Month
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