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Carl Emms, known as Carlos, is a long established British disc jockey. He can currently be heard presenting the weekday afternoon show on Smooth Radio.

Early career[edit]

His broadcasting career began at 15 on Wiltshire Radio whilst still at school, presenting an early morning show but still managing to achieve good results in his O Levels. During this time he was a guest on Russell Harty's TV chat show as the youngest radio presenter in the country. In October 1985, when WR merged with Bristol's Radio West to form GWR, Carl presented the first day of test transmissions.

In 1987 he joined Signal Radio in Stoke-on-Trent, where he presented the Drivetime show, still under his real name. He went on to appear on Cardiff's Red Dragon FM, followed by a stint at the Chiltern Radio Network where he presented the late night 10pm-2am show. After this he moved to their breakfast show. When this programme was split from being networked over all three Chiltern Radio Network stations, to local shows, he continued with the Northants 96 Breakfast show, then the drive time.

The Midlands[edit]

He joined Birmingham's BRMB in 1993 following a shake up at the station. There he presented a request show; Call Carlos where listeners were invited to call in with requests for their favourite songs. He was also the host of the station's huge pop concerts. After some years with BRMB, he moved to 100.7 Heart FM, where he hosted the mid-morning show and the station's popular Time Tunnel, where hits from a particular year are played and listeners have to guess the year.


Carlos was removed from the 100.7 Heart FM mid-morning show in May 2005. Station bosses at the time said that they wanted younger presenters, and several of Carlos's colleagues, such as Nick Piercey, Paul Bryant and Ian Danter were also axed that year. Carlos moved to Hampshire where he joined Wave 105 and presented a show on Saturday morning. Around this time, he was also heard on Magic 105.4, where he stood in for presenters who were away. He later took over Wave 105's morning show from Mondays to Saturdays. He achieved record audience ratings for the show prior to his departure in September 2007.

Smooth Radio[edit]

He has been with Smooth Radio since September 2007. As a presenter on the network's 105.7 Smooth Radio in Birmingham, he fronted the weekday afternoon show from 1-4pm, as well as hosting a programme on Saturday between 10am and 1pm. Carlos joined a newly-launched national Smooth Radio station in Manchester in October 2010 as its Drivetime and Saturday afternoon presenter.[1] In April 2012 he moved to present the weekday afternoon show swapping roles with David Jensen who took over Drivetime.[2]


  1. ^ "" (in Dutch). 18 August 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010.  External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Smooth Radio adds Donny Osmond to line-up". Radio Today. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 

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