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Giel Beelen during Serious Request 2012
|Birth name||Michiel Antonius Adrianus Beelen|
25 May 1977 |
|Time slot||6:00 - 10:00 a.m.
|Time slot||1:00 - 4:00 a.m.
|Spouse(s)||Marisa Heutink (1999-2008), Giulia Wolthuis (2008-2014)|
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Michiel Antonius Adrianus Beelen, better known as Giel Beelen (born in Haarlem, on 25 May 1977) is a Dutch radio-dj and presentator. Currently he presents the VARA breakfast show GIEL! at 3FM from Monday till Friday between 6:00 and 10:00 am. He is one of the DJ's who presented the Friday night show 'FreakNacht' presents from 1:00 to 4:00 am.
He also presented the VARA extreme participation TV show Factor giel and a TV talk show called GielTV. In one part he and the interviewed person are naked (but largely this amounts to showing the bare shoulders).
From an early age, Beelen was determined to become a disc jockey. When he was just a little kid, he made himself a mock radio station to pretend he was a dj. After starting at a local Haarlem broadcasting company, presenting a show for kids, he soon moved to Radio 10 Gold and later to Radio Noordzee to work as an engineer.
In October 2003 he won a Dutch Marconi Award, for best radiomaker of 2003. He won the award again in 2005, 2006 & 2007.
Since 2004 Giel moved from the NPS, back to the VARA, to presents his breakfast show 'GIEL!' and his Friday Nightshow, Nachtegiel as part of 'The Friday Freak night'. The Friday Freak night has also, Ekdom in de nacht ('Ekdom in the night'), presented by Gerard Ekdom, between 4.00 and 7.00 am.
In 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 he lived in the Glass House (Het Glazen Huis) a week prior to Christmas without anything to eat to collect money for projects supported by the Red Cross in a show called Serious Request.
- Serious Request in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 as Radio DJ.
- Pinkpop in Landgraaf as Radio DJ, Reporter on Radio 3FM and TV Host, on Nederland 3.
- Liberation pop festival on Liberation Day in Haarlem.
- Student demonstration, on 30 November 2007 in Amsterdam.
- Dance4life event 2006.
- Sex Drugs & Rock N Roll High School 2 (in Dutch). Reading Rocks. pp. 230–.