Graeme Smith (radio presenter)

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Graeme Smith
Born (1983-05-16) 16 May 1983 (age 32)
Liverpool, England
Occupation Broadcaster
Employer Bauer Radio
Global Radio
Current TV

Graeme Smith is a British broadcaster born in Liverpool, England. He is currently employed by Global Radio, Graeme is a presenter on Capital North West and Wales. He currently hosts the breakfast show alongside Sarah Story.

From 2010 – 2012 he worked as breakfast show presenter and then drivetime host at 97.4 Rock FM based in North West England. He used to host weekend afternoons on Key 103 in Manchester and for over a year was the presenter of Sunday mid mornings at the station.[1][2] For a while he presented the weekday breakfast show "Get up with Graeme Smith" (Monday – Friday 7-10am) on Europe's largest commercial national digital radio station The Hits Radio based in Manchester.

In June 2012 he presented and produced a BBC Five Live special for their Men's Hour show about how Britain's HIV rates had reached epidemic proportions. He also reported in a live segment for the programme in July 2012 from a parish church in Glossop in which a vicar was carrying out a simulation of how a full religious gay wedding would sound.

From 2002–2006 he hosted the drivetime show on Galaxy 105 in Leeds starting out aged 20, it was at Galaxy and on this show in particular that he honed his style on the air. In early 2007 he moved to XFM London where he hosted weekday afternoons and then weekends.[3] In early 2008 he moved to Virgin Radio as a cover presenter and host of weekend nights. He remained a presenter during the transition to Absolute Radio and could be heard hosting some shows until March 2010.

He has also done stints as a Radio DJ at Kerrang Radio, Hallam FM, BRMB where he hosted a weekend show across the Orion Media FM Network and as a news and entertainment commentator and phone in host on London's LBC 97.3 where he hosted several weekend night shift phone in programmes as well as covering the Saturday lunchtime slot. He has also hosted shows syndicated nationally on the Big City Network of commercial radio stations in England..

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.[4][5] In May 2009 he became host of nightly show Webmash – a live news and entertainment show with heavy viewer involvement. He hosted the show alongside former CBBC presenter Anne Foy. Current TV stopped broadcasting to the UK on 12 March 2012 after a main financial backers BSkyB decided to pull the plug in the UK and Italy. Many commentators believed this was due to the network's owners upsetting NewsCorp with some of its show signings in the US. Sky maintain the decision to axe all international versions of the network was purely commercial.

Graeme left Real Radio in May 2014 and as of 6 May is the new Breakfast presenter on Capital FM North West & Wales alongside Sarah Story.

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
Daryl Morris
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–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Capital North West and Wales Breakfast Presenter
May 2014–present
Succeeded by
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