Paul Miller (radio presenter)
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|Station(s)||BBC Local Radio|
The Paul Miller Show 22:00 - 1:00 a.m. WeekdaysThe Paul Miller Soul Show 1:00am - 3:00am Sundays
|Style||Evening/Afternoon Show Host|
|Website||The Paul Miller Show|
Paul James Miller (born July 18, 1966) is a radio presenter who resides in Twickenham, London. He currently presents The Paul Miller Show and The Paul Miller Soul Show on BBC Local Radio in the South of England.
Before his current run on the radio, Miller was offered a job at Channel 4's Big Breakfast, but turned down the offer because of his love for the radio. Miller first appeared on BBC Radio Solent in 1994 as a traffic reporter on the station's morning slot. A couple years later he was given his own show, broadcast on Saturday and Sunday nights, and was simulcast on BBC Southern Counties Radio from September 1997.
Since 1999, he has hosted the late show from 10pm-1am every weekday, which is broadcast to six stations, reaching much of the South of England:
The Paul Miller Show
The Paul Miller Show is primarily phone-in based, with callers contributing to a number of topics each evening.
Since January 2015, each show starts with a game called "I Spy" and invites listeners to phone in and guess the given location's mystery object. The show's most popular feature is a quiz game called "The Bag" in which six questions are asked by the producer, then Paul and a listener give their answers in turn.
Paul used to read the show's news bulletins, until Sarah Lowden joined the team. After midnight the show has a different feature each night and on Friday evenings, the show features its best bits of the week.
Miller previously presented a special music request edition of his show called The Music Club on Sunday evenings and, in September 2003, presented an outside broadcast of this show from the BBC Music Library in London. In September 2015, producer, at the time, Stephen Humphries took Paul Miller to play his first ever game of bingo, with an outside broadcast that took place in an independent hall in Oxfordshire.
The Paul Miller Soul Show
The Paul Miller Soul Show  is primarily music based two hour show with occasional requests made by listeners.
The show is broadcast on Sundays between 1 am and 3 am on BBC Radio Solent, Oxford and Berkshire, and repeated at 9pm on BBC Radio Oxford and Berkshire, and at 5pm on DAB only on BBC Radio Solent. It is generally hosted solo. Music featured includes commercially available jazz and soul music, on occasion Paul Miller specialises in one recently released album or compilation with some interjection of other tracks.
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Miller attended Whitton School in Twickenham. Before working in a shop owned by his uncle, he worked as a croupier and as a nightclub DJ. He used to own a caravan near Bognor beach, and was often teased by listeners for his holidays in his caravan. He has also been teased about his Citroën 2CV which he previously drove, and he now jokes that he drives an "Allepri" (a cut-and-shut version of an Austin Allegro and a Ford Capri). His 2CV was featured in the opening sequence of the BBC television broadcast Antiques Road Show, and it was borrowed by the makers for this purpose.
Miller "does not 'do' ironing", and is highly skilled in aromatherapy – possessing an eclectic selection of oils. He once did an outside broadcast from his oils factory, and even gave some away to lucky listeners.