Graeme Smith (radio presenter)

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Graeme Smith
Born (1983-05-16) 16 May 1983 (age 34)
Liverpool, England
Occupation Broadcaster
Employer Global

Graeme Smith is a British broadcaster born in Liverpool, England. He is currently employed by Global Radio, Graeme is a presenter on Capital Liverpool, he currently hosts the Drivetime Show.


He presented his first show in 2001 aged 17 on the new Juice FM in Liverpool. From 2002–2006 he hosted the drivetime show on Galaxy 105 in Leeds aged just 20, it was at Galaxy and on this show in particular that he honed his style on the air; in early 2007 and at the age of 23 he moved to XFM London where he hosted weekday afternoons and then weekends.[1] He left XFM London for Virgin Radio UK and remained on across the transition to Absolute Radio, he also presented various slots on LBC around this time.

On 12 March 2007 he started work on Al Gore owned Current TV which had been on air in the US since 2005 and was the second national roll out of the brand around the world, the channel launched in the UK amidst a blaze of media publicity surrounding a unique user generated content proposition and Graeme was the first person to appear on the UK Network at launch as the presenter of Google Current and later various documentaries on gay rights, global drugs policy and a live daily current affairs and entertainment show.[2][3]

He hosted the breakfast show from 2010 on Rock FM and weekends on Key 103 for two years, he then moved to present on Real Radio across the transition to Heart North West for new owners Global and was subsequently paired with Sarah Story and given the job of launching Capital North West and Wales on breakfast and then sent back to his home city of Liverpool to launch the station he began his career on as Capital Liverpool.

He is an outspoken campaigner on social issues and a member of the Labour Party.


Media offices
Preceded by
Lucio Buffone
Galaxy Yorkshire Drivetime presenter
2003–2006
Succeeded by
Dan O'Connell
Preceded by
Paul Tonkinson
XFM London weekday lunchtimes presenter
2007
Succeeded by
Xu
Preceded by
Claire Sturgess
XFM London weekend afternoons presenter
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Dave Berry
Preceded by
n/a
Current TV Google Current presenter
2007–2008
Succeeded by
n/a
Preceded by
n/a
Virgin Radio weekends and stand in DJ
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Sarah Champion
Preceded by
n/a
Current TV Random Play with Graeme presenter
2008–2009
Succeeded by
n/a
Preceded by
Adam Catterall
97.4 Rock FM The Rock FM breakfast show co-host
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Hywel & Jamie
Preceded by
Hywel & Jamie
97.4 Rock FM Go Home Show Presenter
2011 – April 2012
Succeeded by
Matt Spokes
Preceded by
James Everton
The Hits Radio Breakfast Presenter
April 2012 – January 2013
Succeeded by
Darryl Morris[4]
Preceded by
David Heane
Real Radio UK Network Evening Presenter
March 2014 – April 2014
Succeeded by
Carl Spencer
Preceded by
Glen Hunt
Real Radio North West Breakfast Presenter
April 2014 – May 2014
Succeeded by
Joel Ross and Lorna Bancroft

(on Heart North West)[5]

Preceded by
N/A
Capital North West and Wales Breakfast Presenter
May 2014 – December 2015
Succeeded by
Ben Sheppard
Preceded by
N/A
Capital Liverpool Drivetime Presenter
January 2016 – present
Succeeded by
N/A

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