Pete Snodden

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Pete Snodden
Born Peter Scott Snodden
(1980-06-11) 11 June 1980 (age 37)
Bangor, Northern Ireland
Nationality Northern Irish
Education RBAI, University of Ulster
Occupation Radio host
Years active 1999–present
Home town Bangor
Spouse(s) Julia Snodden (2007-present)
Children 2

Pete Snodden (born Peter Scott Snodden, 11 June 1980) is a radio host on Cool FM from Bangor, Northern Ireland.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Snodden is the son of Jackie Snodden (c1929-2014). Snodden met his future wife at the University of Ulster in Coleraine in 2000 and proposed in 2006 on the London Eye.[2][3] He is married to Julia Snodden and together they have two daughters, Ivana Snodden and Elayna Sophia Snodden. He plays hockey for his hometown, Bangor and enjoys playing football and golf. He is also an ambassador for The Unite Against Hate Campaign, The Prince’s Trust and Action Cancer. In 2012, he carried the Olympic torch for the 2012 Olympics.


From 1999 until 2011 Pete was involved with Cool FM’s specialist music output and hosted various dance music programmes. Snodden began hosting The Pete Snodden Breakfast Show on Cool FM in 2004. The show ran until 2 November 2012, ending as Snodden wanted to spend mornings with his daughter and the fact he needed a new challenge as his show had set numerous records while it was on air. Snodden hosted "Snodden Show" on Cool FM which is in the afternoons from 1pm to 4pm while the Breakfast Show was hosted by Gareth Stewart and Connor Phillips. Snodden returned to the Breakfast Show in 2014 after the departure of Connor Phillips. Snodden hosts the show from 6am to 10am along with Paulo Ross.

Snodden has hosted many high-profile events including the Magners Light Style Awards, In Magazine Glamour Awards, Pepsi Sexiest Man, the Red Bull Soap Box race, Sport Relief, the Christmas Tree lights switch on in Belfast, St Patrick’s and Halloween celebrations in Belfast and broadcast live from the red carpet at the MTV Europe Music Awards.


His programme, ‘The Source’ won the Most Informative Media award at the 2006 NI Dance Music Awards. He was also Media Personality of the Year at the 2008 FATE Awards and Media Personality of the Year at the GO Awards 2009. In addition, Pete was also nominated as a finalist at the 2008 Ulster Tatler People of the Year Awards in the category of Celebrity of the Year, but lost out to actor Jimmy Nesbitt.

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2006 NI Dance Music Awards Most Informative Media Won [4]
2008 FATE Awards Media Personality of the Year Won
Ulster Tatler People of the Year Awards Celebrity of the Year Nominated
2009 GO Awards Media Personality of the Year Won